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Hartford Multifactor Small Cap ETF


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Effective 11/6/19, the Hartford Multifactor Small Cap ETF changed its name, ticker symbol, principal investment strategy, custom underlying index and reference index. See the Fund’s prospectus, as supplemented, for more information.


Hartford Multifactor Small Cap ETF ("ROSC") seeks to provide investment results that, before fees and expenses, correspond to the total return performance of an index that tracks the performance of small capitalization exchange traded equity securities.


Designed to provide equity exposure to small cap markets with potentially less volatility over a complete market cycle than traditional capitalization-weighted indices

More About Hartford Multifactor Small Cap 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 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

CharacteristicsAllocations, exposures and holdings are subject to change. Percentages may be rounded.

Allocations, exposures and holdings are subject to change. Percentages may be rounded.
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 12/31/2019)
Fund Russell 2000 Index
Price/Book 2.0x 2.2x
Price/Earnings 16.3x 19.0x
Return on Equity 14.8% 2.0%
Nominal Companies 352 1989
Effective Companies 191 930
Nominal Countries 1 11
Effective Countries 1 1
Debt to Equity 91.7% 112.3%
Index Dividend Yield (%) 2.00 1.37
Return Characteristics
(as of 12/31/2019)
Standard Deviation (3 Year) 11.64%
Alpha (3 Year) -0.54
Beta (3 Year) 0.90
R Squared (3 Year) 96.96
Information Ratio (3 Year) -0.56
Up Capture (3 Year) 91.97
Sharpe Ratio (3 Year) 0.61
Down Capture (3 Year) 96.29

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

Top Ten Holdings (%)

(as of 1/24/2020)
Total of Top Ten Holdings 11.9
Market Cap Distribution(%)
(as of 12/31/2019)
Fund Russell 2000 Index
Less than $2B 51 43
$2B - $10B 49 57
$10B - $100B 0 0
Greater than $100B 0 0

Sector Exposure (%)

(as of 12/31/2019)
label currentpercentage
Health Care 16
Information Technology 16
Industrials 15
Financials 15
Consumer Discretionary 14
Real Estate 7
Consumer Staples 6
Materials 5
Communication Services 3
Energy 3
Utilities 2

Based on Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS), which was developed by and is the exclusive property and a service mark of MSCI Inc. (MSCI) and Standard & Poor’s, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. (S&P). Excludes cash. May not total to 100% due to rounding and/or pooled vehicle allocations.

Distributions and Capital Gains
Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Payable Date Ordinary Income Short Term Capital Gains Long Term Capital Gains Total Distribution
12/20/2019 12/23/2019 12/26/2019 $0.6000 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.6000
6/25/2019 6/26/2019 6/28/2019 $0.3331 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.3331

Past distributions are not indicative of future distributions.


Performance (%)
% (as of 12/31/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 12/31/2019)
Hartford Multifactor Small Cap ETF(ROSC, NAV) 16.79 16.79 8.36 --- 7.08
Hartford Multifactor Small Cap ETF(ROSC, Market Price) 17.05 17.05 8.55 --- 7.08
Underlying Index (Hartford Multifactor Small Cap Spliced Index) 17.02 17.02 8.73 --- ---
Russell 2000 Index 25.52 25.52 8.59 8.23 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 12/31/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 12/31/2019)
Hartford Multifactor Small Cap ETF(ROSC, NAV) 16.79 16.79 8.36 --- 7.08
Hartford Multifactor Small Cap ETF(ROSC, Market Price) 17.05 17.05 8.55 --- 7.08
Underlying Index (Hartford Multifactor Small Cap Spliced Index) 17.02 17.02 8.73 --- ---
Russell 2000 Index 25.52 25.52 8.59 8.23 ---

SI = Since Inception.
Fund Inception: 03/23/2015
Operating Expenses:  
Net  0.34%  |   Gross  0.34%

Performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. 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 lower or higher than the performance data quoted.

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

Effective 11/6/19, the Fund's custom underlying index changed from the Hartford Risk-Optimized Multifactor Global Small Cap Equity Index ("Global Small Cap Equity Index") to Hartford Multifactor Small Cap Index ("Small Cap Index"). The Hartford Multifactor Small Cap Spliced Index reflects the performance of the Global Small Cap Equity Index through 11/5/19 and the performance of the Small Cap Index thereafter. The Fund’s performance and historical returns shown for the periods prior to 11/6/19 are not necessarily indicative of the performance that the Fund would have generated based on its current custom underlying index.

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. Brokerage commissions apply and will reduce returns.

1 Index "inception" return is based on the fund's inception date.

Morningstar Rating
(as of 12/31/2019)
Overall infoIcon infoIcon Overall, 4 stars and 3-Year, 4 stars, rated against 630 and 630 products, respectively. Morningstar RatingTM is calculated for products with at least a 3-year history, based on a risk-adjusted return measure (excluding any applicable sale charges) and accounts for variations in a product's monthly performance. 5 stars are assigned to the top 10%; 4 stars to the next 22.5%, 3 stars to the next 35%, 2 stars to the next 22.5% and 1 star to the bottom 10%. ETFs and mutual funds are considered a single population. The Overall Rating is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. For more information about these ratings, including their methodology, please go to global.morningstar.com/managerdisclosures . Ratings for other share classes may vary and are subject to change monthly. Past performance is no guarantee of future performance.
©2020 Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/ or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.
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630 Products | Small Blend Category
Based on Risk-Adjusted Returns

Key Facts & Trading Details

Key Facts  (as of 1/24/2020)
Ticker ROSC
Inception March 23, 2015
Underlying Index LROSCX
Net Assets $18,154,868.46
Shares Outstanding 600,000
Distributor ALPS Distributors, Inc.
Trading Details  (as of 1/24/2020)
Ticker ROSC
CUSIP 518416508
Stock Exchange NYSE Arca
Close $30.27
Change $-0.38
Change % -1.24%
Net Asset Value(NAV) $30.26
NAV Change $-0.40
NAV Change % -1.30%
Premium/Discount 0.04%

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Semi Annual Report

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Multifactor Global Small Cap ETF Statutory Prospectus

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An annual update on the Fund that includes information about the Fund’s investment manager, sub-adviser, and operations.

Multifactor Global Small Cap ETF SAI

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A supplementary document to the Fund’s prospectus that includes additional information about the Fund and its operations.  

Important Risks: Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. Security prices fluctuate in value depending on general market and economic conditions and the prospects of individual companies. • Foreign investments may be more volatile and less liquid than U.S. investments and are subject to the risk of currency fluctuations and adverse political and economic developments. These risks may be greater for investments in emerging markets. • Investments focused in a particular sector or industry are subject to greater market volatility risk. The Fund is not actively managed but rather attempts to track the performance of an index. The Fund's returns may diverge from that of the index.

Transactions in ETF shares will result in brokerage commissions and will generate tax consequences.  All regulated investment companies are obliged to distribute portfolio gains to shareholders.

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.

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