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Hartford Multifactor US Equity ETF

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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.


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


Holdings Characteristics
(as of 10/31/2017)
Fund MSCI USA Index
Price-to-Book 2.58 3.21
Price-to-Earnings 16.64 22.08
Return on Equity(%) 14.69 13.42
Debt to Equity 1.22 1.39
Dividend Yield(%) 1.98 1.91
30-Day SEC Yield(%) 1.84 -
Nominal Countries 1 1
Effective Countries 1 1
Nominal Companies 340 626
Effective Companies 193 135
Return Characteristics
(as of 10/31/2017)
Fund MSCI USA Index
Standard Deviation (last 12-months)(%) 8.74 7.29

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

Top Ten Holdings (%)

(as of 11/17/2017)
Valero Energy Corp Common Stock Usd.01 1.42
Hp Inc Common Stock Usd.01 1.38
Marathon Petroleum Corp Common Stock 1.30
Best Buy Co Inc Common Stock Usd.1 1.22
Vmware Inc Class A Common Stock Usd.01 1.21
Prudential Financial Inc Common Stock Usd.01 1.06
Jpmorgan Chase + Co Common Stock Usd1.0 1.05
Micron Technology Inc Common Stock Usd.1 0.99
Wal Mart Stores Inc Common Stock Usd.1 0.99
Anthem Inc Common Stock Usd.01 0.96
Total of Top Ten Holdings 11.58

Holdings are subject to change. Percentages may be rounded.

Market Cap Distribution(%)
(as of 10/31/2017)
Fund MSCI USA Index
Less than $2B 0.3 0.0
$2B - $10B 27.1 5.4
$10B - $100B 56.5 49.7
Greater than $100B 16.1 44.9
Sector Exposure (%)
Sectors 9/30/2017 Fund 10/31/2017 MSCI USA Index 10/31/2017 UNDERWEIGHT / OVERWEIGHT -3 0 3
Financials 17.7 18.0 14.6
Overweight 100.0%
Materials 5.1 5.2 3.1
Overweight 66.66666666666667%
Industrials 11.0 10.9 9.7
Overweight 33.333333333333336%
Health Care 15.4 14.8 13.8
Overweight 33.333333333333336%
Real-Estate 3.7 3.7 3.0
Overweight 33.333333333333336%
Telecommunication Services 1.8 1.5 2.0
Overweight 33.333333333333336%
Utilities 2.5 2.5 3.1
Overweight 33.333333333333336%
Energy 5.2 5.3 5.9
Overweight 33.333333333333336%
Consumer Staples 6.2 6.3 7.8
Overweight 66.66666666666667%
Consumer Discretionary 10.8 10.5 12.4
Overweight 66.66666666666667%
Information Technology 20.6 21.4 24.6
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
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
6/24/2015 6/26/2015 6/30/2015 $0.135400 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.135400


Performance (%)
% (as of 10/31/2017)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 10/31/2017)
Multifactor US Equity ETF (ROUS, NAV) 15.84 25.20 --- --- 8.39
Multifactor US Equity ETF (ROUS, Market Price) 15.84 25.24 --- --- 8.41
Underlying Index (Hartford Risk-Optimized Multifactor US Equity Index - LROUSLX) 16.00 25.47 --- --- 8.59
Reference Index (MSCI USA Index) 17.03 23.52 10.64 15.12 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 9/30/2017)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 9/30/2017)
Multifactor US Equity ETF (ROUS, NAV) 12.82 19.84 --- --- 7.58
Multifactor US Equity ETF (ROUS, Market Price) 12.70 19.71 --- --- 7.55
Underlying Index (Hartford Risk-Optimized Multifactor US Equity Index - LROUSLX) 12.93 20.05 --- --- 7.76
Reference Index (MSCI USA Index) 14.41 18.47 10.68 14.18 ---

SI = Since Inception.
Fund Inception: 02/25/2015
Operating Expenses:  
Net  0.29%  |   Gross  0.29%

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 11/17/2017)
Ticker ROUS
Inception February 25, 2015
Underlying Index LROUSLX
Net Assets $35,769,523.16
Shares Outstanding 1,200,000
Distributor ALPS Distributors, Inc.
Trading Details  (as of 11/17/2017)
Ticker ROUS
CUSIP 518416409
Stock Exchange NYSE Arca
Close $29.86
Change $0.01
Change % 0.03%
Net Asset Value(NAV) $29.81
NAV Change $-0.01
NAV Change % -0.04%
Premium/Discount 0.17%

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