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Hartford Multifactor Developed Markets (ex-US) ETF

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Objective

Hartford Multifactor Developed Markets (ex-US) ETF (”RODM”) seeks to provide investment results that, before fees and expenses, correspond to the total return performance of the Hartford Risk-Optimized Multifactor Developed Markets (ex-US) Index (Bloomberg Ticker: LRODMX), which tracks the performance of companies located in major developed markets of Europe, Canada, and the Pacific Region.

Overview

Designed to provide equity exposure to developed markets (ex-US) with potentially less volatility over a complete market cycle than traditional capitalization-weighted indices

More about Hartford Multifactor Developed Markets (ex-US) ETF 

Our systematic, rules-based index methodology is designed to simultaneously address risks while seeking exposures to return-enhancing factors:

Set Risk Parameters

Seek to improve diversification versus a cap-weighted benchmark by reducing concentration at the country, sector, and individual company levels

Select Securities

Seek companies with a favorable combination of low valuation (50%), high momentum (30%), and high quality (20%) investment factors

Reconstitute and Rebalance

Reapply the investment process twice a year in March and September to ensure the portfolio stays true to the rules-based index methodology

Characteristics

Country Allocation(%)
(as of 5/31/2017)

RODM
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. Japan 19.77
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. Canada 10.95
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. United Kingdom 10.54
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. France 8.23
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. Switzerland 6.98
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. Australia 6.54
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. Germany 6.06
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. Hong Kong 5.63
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. Netherlands 4.44
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. Singapore 3.29
Total of Top 10 Countries(%) 82.42
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. Other (12 countries)
MSCI World ex USA Index
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. Japan 21.14
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. United Kingdom 16.41
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. France 9.69
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. Germany 8.76
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. Switzerland 8.20
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. Canada 8.13
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. Australia 6.23
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. Netherlands 3.25
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. Hong Kong 3.22
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. Spain 3.20
Total of Top 10 Countries(%) 88.21
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. Other (13 countries)

Country allocations are subject to change.

Holdings Characteristics
(as of 5/31/2017)
Fund MSCI World ex USA Index
Price-to-Book 1.79 1.74
Price-to-Earnings 16.49 21.10
Return on Equity(%) 11.35 8.52
Debt to Equity 0.80 1.73
Dividend Yield(%) 3.06 3.04
30-Day SEC Yield(%) 2.41 -
Nominal Countries 22 23
Effective Countries 11 9
Nominal Companies 489 1009
Effective Companies 297 298
Return Characteristics
(as of 5/31/2017)
Fund MSCI World ex USA Index
Standard Deviation (last 12-months)(%) 11.64 13.56

Fundamental characteristics are based on industry-standard calculation methodologies and determined by Hartford Funds.

Top Ten Holdings (%)

(as of 6/26/2017)
Philips Lighting Nv Common Stock 0.99
Asr Nederland Nv Common Stock Eur.16 0.87
Aroundtown Property Holdings Common Stock 0.82
Link Reit Reit 0.78
Swiss Life Holding Ag Reg Common Stock Chf5.1 0.75
Air New Zealand Ltd Common Stock 0.74
Champion Reit Reit 0.71
Icon Plc Common Stock Eur.06 0.70
Nn Group Nv Common Stock 0.68
Recruit Holdings Co Ltd Common Stock 0.64
Total of Top Ten Holdings 7.68

Holdings are subject to change. Percentages may be rounded.

Market Cap Distribution(%)
(as of 5/31/2017)
Fund MSCI World ex USA Index
Less than $2B 0.7 0.0
$2B - $10B 46.9 15.0
$10B - $100B 49.1 67.3
Greater than $100B 3.3 17.7
Sector Exposure (%)
Sectors 4/30/2017 Fund 5/31/2017 MSCI World ex USA Index 5/31/2017 UNDERWEIGHT / OVERWEIGHT -3 0 3
Real-Estate 5.8 5.8 3.4
Overweight 66.66666666666667%
Utilities 5.2 5.4 3.3
Overweight 66.66666666666667%
Health Care 12.0 11.5 10.1
Overweight 33.333333333333336%
Telecommunication Services 5.4 5.5 4.3
Overweight 33.333333333333336%
Consumer Discretionary 12.3 12.0 11.6
Overweight 0.0%
Information Technology 5.6 5.9 5.7
Overweight 0.0%
Industrials 13.5 13.9 13.9
Overweight 0.0%
Consumer Staples 10.3 10.4 11.2
Overweight 33.333333333333336%
Materials 6.2 5.8 7.8
Overweight 66.66666666666667%
Energy 4.1 4.1 6.3
Overweight 66.66666666666667%
Financials 19.6 19.4 22.4
Overweight 100.0%
Distributions and Capital Gains
Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Payable Date Ordinary Income Short Term Capital Gains Long Term Capital Gains Total Distribution
6/23/2017 6/27/2017 6/29/2017 $0.346066 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.346066
12/23/2016 12/28/2016 12/30/2016 $0.385744 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.385744
6/22/2016 6/24/2016 6/29/2016 $0.377470 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.377470
12/23/2015 12/28/2015 12/30/2015 $0.261138 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.261138
6/24/2015 6/26/2015 6/30/2015 $0.355512 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.355512

Performance

Performance (%)
% (as of 5/31/2017)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 5/31/2017)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR SI1
Multifactor Developed Markets (ex-US) ETF (RODM, NAV) 14.14 14.75 --- --- 6.16
Multifactor Developed Markets (ex-US) ETF (RODM, Market Price) 14.33 15.27 --- --- 6.43
Underlying Index (Hartford Risk-Optimized Developed Markets (ex-US) Strategy Index - LRODMX) 14.18 15.02 --- --- 6.42
Reference Index (MSCI World ex USA Index) 12.72 15.75 1.12 9.51 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 3/31/2017)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 3/31/2017)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR SI1
Multifactor Developed Markets (ex-US) ETF (RODM, NAV) 7.09 9.19 --- --- 3.47
Multifactor Developed Markets (ex-US) ETF (RODM, Market Price) 7.15 9.60 --- --- 3.70
Underlying Index (Hartford Risk-Optimized Developed Markets (ex-US) Strategy Index - LRODMX) 7.17 9.44 --- --- 3.77
Reference Index (MSCI World ex USA Index) 6.81 11.93 0.35 5.38 ---

SI = Since Inception.
Fund Inception: 02/25/2015
Operating Expenses:  
Net  0.39%  |   Gross  0.39%

Performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than actual data quoted. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance quoted.

Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs, or expenses.

Hartford Multifactor ETF Shares are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Total returns are calculated using the daily 4:00pm Eastern Time net asset value (NAV). Market price returns reflect the midpoint of the bid/ask spread as of the close of trading on the exchange where Fund shares are listed. Market price returns do not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times. The Fund is new and has a limited operating history.

1 For comparison purposes, index "inception" return is based on the fund's inception date. 

Key Facts & Trading Details

Key Facts  (as of 6/26/2017)
Ticker RODM
Inception February 25, 2015
Underlying Index LRODMX
Net Assets $72,872,166.37
Shares Outstanding 2,700,000
Distributor ALPS Distributors, Inc.
Trading Details  (as of 6/26/2017)
Ticker RODM
CUSIP 518416102
IOPV TICKER RODM.IV
Stock Exchange NYSE Arca
Close $27.09
Change $0.10
Change % 0.37%
Net Asset Value(NAV) $26.99
NAV Change $0.07
NAV Change % 0.26%
Premium/Discount 0.37%

Insights & Literature

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A WORD ABOUT RISK

All investments are subject to risk, including the possible loss of principal. There is no guarantee the Fund will achieve its stated objective. Foreign investing involves special risks, such as risk of loss from currency fluctuation or political or economic uncertainty. Diversification does not eliminate the risk of experiencing investment losses. Due to the investment strategy of this Fund it may make higher capital gain distributions than other ETFs. Please read the Fund’s prospectus for specific details regarding the Fund’s risk profile.

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IOPV, or Indicative Optimized Portfolio Value, is a calculation disseminated by the stock exchange that approximates the Fund’s NAV every fifteen seconds throughout the trading day.

Premium/discount reflects the relationship between an ETF’s market price and its net asset value (NAV). Because ETFs are traded on an exchange, their market prices are in part driven by supply and demand dynamics. The ETF’s market price may be above its NAV (reflecting a premium) or below its NAV (reflecting a discount).

Investors may acquire ETF Shares and tender them for redemption through the Fund in Creation Unit Aggregations only. Please see the prospectus for more details.

The MSCI information may only be used for your internal use, may not be reproduced or re-disseminated in any form and may not be used as a basis for or a component of any financial instruments or products or indices. None of the MSCI information is intended to constitute investment advice or a recommendation to make (or refrain from making) any kind of investment decision and may not be relied on as such. Historical data and analysis should not be taken as an indication or guarantee of any future performance analysis, forecast or prediction. The MSCI information is provided on an “as is” basis and the user of this information assumes the entire risk of any use made of this information. MSCI, each of its affiliates and each other person involved in or related to compiling, computing or creating any MSCI information (collectively, the “MSCI Parties”) expressly disclaims all warranties (including, without limitation, any warranties or originality, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, non-infringement, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose) with respect to this information. Without limiting any of the foregoing, in no event shall any MSCI Party have any liability for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, punitive, consequential (including, without limitation, lost profits) or any other damages. (www. msci.com)

Sources for all data: Bloomberg, MSCI and Hartford Funds.

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