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Investment Objective

Seeks growth of capital.

Utilize Multiple Active Managers

The Fund utilizes high active share managers with distinct investment approaches, combining their skills and areas of expertise for greater diversification.

Multiple Drivers of Return Blend Complementary Investment Styles

The Investment Oversight Team selects the underlying managers, determines their allocations, and strategically rebalances among these managers based on risk-factor exposures.

Domestic Bias

The Fund maintains a U.S.-centric approach, with at least 65% of the holdings based domestically.

Investment Process (2:10)
Portfolio Manager Kent Stahl

Fund Outlook & Commentary (3:41)
Portfolio Manager Kent Stahl

Portfolio Management

  • Kent M. Stahl, CFA

    Kent M. Stahl, CFA
    Senior Managing Director
    Director of Investments and Risk Management
    Wellington Management
    Professional Experience Since 1985
    BS, Ohio State University
    MBA, University of Chicago

  • Gregg R. Thomas, CFA

    Gregg R. Thomas, CFA
    Senior Managing Director
    Director of Risk Management
    Wellington Management
    Professional Experience Since 2004
    BS, University of Rhode Island

  • Saul J. Pannell, CFA

    Saul J. Pannell, CFA
    Senior Managing Director
    Equity Portfolio Manager
    Wellington Management
    Professional Experience Since 1974
    AB, Harvard College
    MBA, Harvard Business School

  • Frank D. Catrickes, CFA

    Frank D. Catrickes, CFA
    Senior Managing Director
    Equity Portfolio Manager
    Wellington Management
    Professional Experience Since 1998
    BS, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

Portfolio managers are supported by the full resources of Wellington Management.

Average Annual Total Returns
(as of 8/31/2015)
Average Annual Total Returns YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
AT NAV -1.40% -1.67% 17.95% 13.13% 6.92% 12.65%
Benchmark 3.65% 11.28% 18.00% 16.35% 7.90% ---
Peer Group 2.61% 8.63% 16.31% 14.22% 6.65% ---
With 5.5% Max
Sales Charge
--- -7.08% 15.75% 11.86% 6.32% 12.32%
Average Annual Total Returns
(as of )
Average Annual Total Returns YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Benchmark 1.94% 7.29% 17.73% 17.54% 8.15% ---
Peer Group 1.03% 5.13% 16.11% 15.38% 6.87% ---

PERFORMANCE DATA QUOTED REPRESENTS PAST PERFORMANCE AND DOES NOT GUARANTEE FUTURE RESULTS. The investment return and principal value of the investment will fluctuate so that an investors' 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.

Fund Inception: 7/22/96

Operating Expenses

Net  1.10% |  Gross 1.10%  

Calendar Year Returns
Fund Benchmark Peer Group
2014 7.33% 12.56% 10.72%
2013 41.67% 33.55% 31.32%
2012 20.16% 16.42% 14.85%
2011 -15.24% 1.03% -1.40%
2010 12.87% 16.93% 14.18%
2009 42.83% 28.34% 28.15%
2008 -46.09% -37.31% -37.90%
2007 16.18% 5.14% 6.01%
2006 15.66% 15.72% 14.01%
2005 15.10% 6.12% 5.87%

Excludes sales charges. If sales charges and taxes had been included, the value would have been lower.

Growth of $10,000

(as of 7/31/2015)


Excludes sales charges. If sales charges and taxes had been included, the value would have been lower.

A-Share Morningstar Ratings
(as of 7/31/2015)
Overall ---
3 year 1394
5 year 1234
10 year 867

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Morningstar ratings reflect historical risk-adjusted performance as of July 31, 2015 and are subject to change every month. Ratings are based on a risk-adjusted return measure that accounts for variations in monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads and redemption fees), emphasizing downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in a category receive five stars, the next 22.5% receive four stars, the next 35% receive three stars, the next 22.5% receive two stars, and the bottom 10% receive one star. The Overall Rating reflects a weighted average of a fund’s 3-, 5- and 10-year (if applicable) risk-adjusted performance. Morningstar Load-Waived Ratings supplement Morningstar Ratings for Class A shares by recalculating measures that are load-adjusted without the effects of the front-end sales charge. Load-waived ratings should only be considered by investors who are not subject to the Fund's front-end sales charge.

Holdings are subject to change. Percentages may be rounded.
Holdings Characteristics(as of 7/31/2015)
Holdings Characteristics Fund Russell 3000 Index1
Asset Weighted Market Cap $82.8 billion $112.4 billion
EPS Growth Rate 14.2% 11.2%
Median Market Cap $12.1 billion $1.6 billion
Price/Book 2.7x 2.8x
Price/Earnings 15.2x 15.9x
Return on Equity 17.2% 21.6%

Top Five Countries (%)

label percentage
United States
United Kingdom
label percentage
United States
United Kingdom
Market Cap Distribution(as of 7/31/2015)
Small Cap (<$2B) 2.6%
Mid Cap ($2B - $10B) 19.9%
Large Cap (>$10B) 74.7%

Top Ten Holdings (%)

(as of 7/31/2015)
label percentageholding
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. 3.35
Allergan plc 2.78
Merck & Co., Inc. 2.49
JP Morgan Chase & Co. 1.91
Google, Inc. 1.84
American International Group, Inc. 1.75
Facebook, Inc. 1.43
Activision Blizzard, Inc. 1.40
Microsoft Corp. 1.35
Citigroup, Inc. 1.34
Total Portfolio % 19.64
(as of 6/30/2015)
label percentageholding
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. 3.45
Allergan plc 2.73
Merck & Co., Inc. 2.45
JP Morgan Chase & Co. 1.87
Google, Inc. 1.83
American International Group, Inc. 1.80
Apple, Inc. 1.74
Microsoft Corp. 1.49
Facebook, Inc. 1.40
Intel Corp. 1.38
Total Portfolio % 20.14
Sector Exposure
Sectors 6/30/2015 Fund 7/31/2015 Benchmark 7/31/2015 UNDERWEIGHT / OVERWEIGHT -4 0 4
Consumer Discretionary 17.6 17.9 13.5
Overweight 100.0%
Health Care 19.4 18.9 15.3
Overweight 100.0%
Information Technology 23.5 22.9 19.1
Overweight 100.0%
Financials 16.6 17.5 18.2
Overweight 0.0%
Industrials 10.9 10.8 10.7
Overweight 0.0%
Materials 2.6 2.9 3.3
Overweight 0.0%
Telecommunication Services 0.4 0.4 2.1
Overweight 50.0%
Utilities 1.2 1.5 2.9
Overweight 50.0%
Consumer Staples 4.1 3.7 8.4
Overweight 100.0%
Energy 3.8 3.4 6.5
Overweight 100.0%
Global Economic Outlook 3Q15: Will Greece and China Sap the Energy of a Reviving World Economy?

The turmoil in Greece likely won't derail the European recovery. Meanwhile, Japan’s economy is strengthening, as is the US. The downturn in China should ease and we expect improvement in other emerging markets.

Global Equity Outlook 3Q15: Global Small Caps: Diversity Provides Opportunity

Small caps are just as attractive as they have been historically, and active managers still have scope to deliver strong potential returns over the long term.

Global Economic Outlook 2Q15: A Divergent World Waits on the Fed

Low oil prices have provided a significant windfall for the world economy, but there is little evidence of a positive growth response. That may change in late 2015.

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Active-Trading Risk: Actively trading investments may result in higher costs and higher taxable income.

Asset-Allocation Strategy Risk: The portfolio managers’ asset-allocation strategy may not always work as intended, and asset allocation does not guarantee better performance or reduce the risk of investment loss. The investment styles employed by the portfolio managers may not be complementary, which could adversely affect the performance of the Fund.

Foreign Investment & Emerging Markets Risk: Investments in foreign securities may be riskier than investments in U.S. securities. Potential risks include the risks of illiquidity, increased price volatility, less government regulation, less extensive and less frequent accounting and other reporting requirements, unfavorable changes in currency exchange rates, and economic and political disruptions. These risks are generally greater for investments in emerging markets.

Market, Selection, and Strategy Risk: The Fund’s share price may fluctuate due to market risk and/or security selections that may underperform the market or relevant benchmarks. If the sub-adviser’s investment strategy does not perform as expected, the Fund could underperform its peers or lose money. There is no guarantee the Fund will achieve its stated objective.

Mid-cap Stock Risk: Mid-cap stocks are generally more volatile and risky and may be less liquid than large-cap stocks because they may have limited operating histories, narrow product lines, and focus on niche markets.

Active Share is the percentage of a portfolio that differs from a benchmark index. High active share indicates a high degree of active management.

Asset Weighted Market Cap is the value of a corporation as determined by the number of outstanding shares of common stock multiplied by the price per share.

Beta is a measure of the volatility of a portfolio relative to a benchmark. A beta of less than 1.00 indicates lower risk than the market; a beta of greater than 1.00 indicates higher risk than the market.

EPS Growth Rate is the projected growth rate in earnings per share for the next five years.

Price/Book is the ratio of a stock’s price to its book value per share.

Price/Earnings is the ratio of a stock’s price to its earnings per share based on 12-month forward projections.

R Squared represents the percentage of the portfolio’s movement that can be explained by the market.

Return on Equity is the average amount of net income returned as a percentage of shareholder’s equity over the past five years.

Standard Deviation is a measure of the portfolio’s total-return volatility over the last three years. A higher standard deviation indicates greater historical volatility.


Effective September 30, 2009, Class B shares of The Hartford Funds closed to new investors, and no new or additional investments, including investments through a systematic investment plan, will be allowed in Class B shares, except for permitted exchanges. For additional information about your privileges with respect to Class B shares, please refer to your prospectus and its supplements.