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Hartford Multifactor US Equity ETF

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Objective

Hartford Multifactor US Equity ETF (”ROUS”) seeks to provide investment results that, before fees and expenses, correspond to the total return performance of Hartford Risk-Optimized Multifactor US Equity Index (Bloomberg Ticker: LROUSLX), which tracks the performance of publicly traded large-cap US equity securities.

Overview

Designed to provide equity exposure to the US market

More About Hartford Multifactor US Equity 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, market cap, 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

Holdings Characteristics
(as of 8/31/2018)
Fund MSCI USA Index
Price-to-Book 2.76 3.51
Price-to-Earnings 15.37 21.37
Return on Equity(%) 16.93 14.30
Debt to Equity 1.06 1.40
Dividend Yield(%) 1.84 1.79
Nominal Countries 1 2
Effective Countries 1 1
Nominal Companies 354 620
Effective Companies 189 115
Return Characteristics
(as of 8/31/2018)
Fund
Standard Deviation 9.52
Alpha -0.51
Beta 0.95
R Squared 89.65
Sharpe Ratio 1.44
Information Ratio -0.48
Up Capture 91.18
Down Capture 94.65

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

Top Ten Holdings (%)

(as of 9/24/2018)
Hp Inc Common Stock Usd.01 1.24
Express Scripts Holding Co Common Stock Usd.01 1.22
Vmware Inc Class A Common Stock Usd.01 1.21
Centene Corp Common Stock Usd.001 1.21
Valero Energy Corp Common Stock Usd.01 1.08
Micron Technology Inc Common Stock Usd.1 1.04
Best Buy Co Inc Common Stock Usd.1 1.00
United Continental Holdings Common Stock Usd.01 0.97
Marathon Petroleum Corp Common Stock 0.96
Sprint Corp Common Stock Usd.01 0.95
Total of Top Ten Holdings 9.67

Holdings are subject to change. Percentages may be rounded.

Market Cap Distribution(%)
(as of 8/31/2018)
Fund MSCI USA Index
Less than $2B 0.2 0.0
$2B - $10B 22.1 3.9
$10B - $100B 61.2 45.5
Greater than $100B 16.5 50.5
Sector Exposure (%)
Sectors 7/31/2018 Fund 8/31/2018 MSCI USA Index 8/31/2018 UNDERWEIGHT / OVERWEIGHT -6 0 6
Financials 16.7 16.4 13.5
Overweight 50.0%
Health Care 16.3 16.8 14.3
Overweight 50.0%
Materials 4.8 4.6 2.6
Overweight 33.333333333333336%
Energy 7.4 7.1 5.8
Overweight 16.666666666666668%
Real-Estate 3.5 3.4 2.8
Overweight 16.666666666666668%
Industrials 9.7 9.6 9.5
Overweight 0.0%
Consumer Staples 6.2 6.3 6.5
Overweight 0.0%
Telecommunication Services 1.4 1.5 2.0
Overweight 16.666666666666668%
Utilities 2.3 2.3 2.8
Overweight 16.666666666666668%
Consumer Discretionary 11.0 11.1 13.3
Overweight 33.333333333333336%
Information Technology 20.8 20.9 26.9
Overweight 100.0%

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
6/21/2018 6/22/2018 6/26/2018 $0.114286 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.114286
3/22/2018 3/23/2018 3/27/2018 $0.098706 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.098706
12/21/2017 12/22/2017 12/29/2017 $0.138877 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.138877
9/25/2017 9/26/2017 9/28/2017 $0.109584 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.109584
6/23/2017 6/27/2017 6/29/2017 $0.109161 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.109161
3/23/2017 3/27/2017 3/29/2017 $0.123768 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.123768
12/23/2016 12/28/2016 12/30/2016 $0.141720 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.141720
9/22/2016 9/26/2016 9/29/2016 $0.108954 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.108954
6/22/2016 6/24/2016 6/29/2016 $0.122848 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.122848
3/23/2016 3/28/2016 3/31/2016 $0.136784 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.136784
12/23/2015 12/28/2015 12/30/2015 $0.137899 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.137899
9/24/2015 9/28/2015 10/1/2015 $0.111086 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.111086

Performance

Performance (%)
% (as of 8/31/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 8/31/2018)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR SI1
Multifactor US Equity ETF (ROUS, NAV) 8.21 21.84 14.44 --- 10.52
Multifactor US Equity ETF (ROUS, Market Price) 8.21 21.88 14.45 --- 10.53
Underlying Index (Hartford Risk-Optimized Multifactor US Equity Index - LROUSLX) 8.32 22.11 14.73 --- 10.72
MSCI USA Index 10.12 19.73 15.92 14.42 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 6/30/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 6/30/2018)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR SI1
Multifactor US Equity ETF (ROUS, NAV) 1.29 15.41 10.67 --- 8.91
Multifactor US Equity ETF (ROUS, Market Price) 1.32 15.23 10.69 --- 8.93
Underlying Index (Hartford Risk-Optimized Multifactor US Equity Index - LROUSLX) 1.36 15.65 10.95 --- 9.11
MSCI USA Index 2.90 14.53 11.73 13.40 ---

SI = Since Inception.
Fund Inception: 02/25/2015
Operating Expenses:  
Net  0.19%  |   Gross  0.19%

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. 

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

Morningstar Rating(as of 7/31/2018)

Overall Morningstar Ratings for the Morningstar Large Value category as-of 07/31/2018: Overall, 4 stars, and 3-Year, 4 stars, rated against 1105 and 1105 funds, respectively. Morningstar Rating™ is calculated for funds 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 fund’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.

©2018 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; may not be copied or distributed; and 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.

Key Facts & Trading Details

Key Facts  (as of 9/24/2018)
Ticker ROUS
Inception February 25, 2015
Underlying Index LROUSLX
Net Assets $172,729,470.62
Shares Outstanding 5,200,000
Distributor ALPS Distributors, Inc.
Trading Details  (as of 9/24/2018)
Ticker ROUS
CUSIP 518416409
IOPV TICKER ROUS.IV
Stock Exchange NYSE Arca
Close $33.22
Change $-0.15
Change % -0.45%
Net Asset Value(NAV) $33.22
NAV Change $-0.14
NAV Change % -0.42%
Premium/Discount 0.01%

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A WORD ABOUT RISK

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. There is no guarantee a fund will achieve its stated objective. Security prices fluctuate in value depending on general market and economic conditions and the prospects of individual companies. ● Small cap securities can have greater risk and volatility than large-cap securities. ● Diversification does not eliminate the risk of experiencing investment losses. ● Due to its investment strategy, the fund may make higher capital gain distributions than other ETFs.

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

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