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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.

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 (2:12)
Investment Director Luke Stellini

Portfolio Management

  • Kent M. Stahl, CFA

    Kent M. Stahl, CFA
    Senior Managing Director
    Director, Investment Strategy and Risk
    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
    Associate Director, Investment Strategy and Risk
    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 4/30/2016)
Average Annual Total Returns YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
AT NAV -1.57% -4.39% 9.83% 7.96% 5.21% 12.27%
Benchmark 1.59% -0.18% 10.77% 10.50% 6.85% ---
Peer Group 0.80% -2.38% 8.76% 8.51% 5.42% ---
With 5.5% Max
Sales Charge
--- -9.65% 7.78% 6.74% 4.62% 11.95%
Average Annual Total Returns
(as of 3/31/2016)
Average Annual Total Returns YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
AT NAV -2.92% -4.81% 10.11% 8.26% 5.35% 12.25%
Benchmark 0.97% -0.34% 11.15% 11.01% 6.90% ---
Peer Group 0.30% -2.27% 9.19% 9.03% 5.50% ---
With 5.5% Max
Sales Charge
--- -10.05% 8.06% 7.05% 4.75% 11.92%

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. For more current performance information to the most recent month ended, please visit hartfordfunds.com.

Fund Inception: 7/22/96

Operating Expenses

Net  1.09% |  Gross 1.09%  

Calendar Year Returns
Fund Benchmark Peer Group
2015 1.33% 0.48% -1.46%
2014 7.33% 12.56% 10.73%
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%

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

Growth of $10,000

(as of 4/30/2016)


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

A-Share Morningstar Ratings
(as of 4/30/2016)
Overall ---
3 year 1374
5 year 1202
10 year 880

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Morningstar ratings reflect historical risk-adjusted performance as of April 30, 2016 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 4/30/2016)
Holdings Characteristics Fund Russell 3000 Index1
Asset Weighted Market Cap $71.2 billion $111.2 billion
EPS Growth Rate 12.6% 11.2%
Median Market Cap $12.0 billion $1.5 billion
Price/Book 2.5x 2.7x
Price/Earnings 14.0x 15.3x
Return on Equity 19.9% 24.5%

Top Five Countries (%)

(as of 4/30/2016)
label percentage
United States
United Kingdom
(as of 3/31/2016)
label percentage
United States
United Kingdom
Market Cap Distribution(as of 04/30/2016)
Less than $2B 2.8
$2B - $10B 21.1
Greater than $10B 72.9

Top Ten Holdings (%)

(as of 4/30/2016)
label percentageholding
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. 3.56
Merck & Co., Inc. 2.74
JP Morgan Chase & Co. 2.30
Chubb Ltd. 1.94
Alphabet, Inc. 1.81
Facebook, Inc. 1.50
HCA Holdings, Inc. 1.34
Allergan plc 1.27
Intel Corp. 1.25
Global Payments, Inc. 1.22
Total Portfolio % 18.93
(as of 3/31/2016)
label percentageholding
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. 3.15
Merck & Co., Inc. 2.71
JP Morgan Chase & Co. 2.13
Alphabet, Inc. 1.99
Chubb Ltd. 1.94
Microsoft Corp. 1.91
Facebook, Inc. 1.48
Intel Corp. 1.31
HCA Holdings, Inc. 1.28
Adobe Systems, Inc. 1.15
Total Portfolio % 19.05
Return Characteristics(as of 4/30/2016)
Return Characteristics Fund
Alpha -3.42
Down Capture 127.34
Information Ratio -0.44
Sharpe Ratio 0.54
Up Capture 112.87

Sector Exposure
Sectors 03/31/2016 Fund 04/30/2016 Benchmark 04/30/2016 UNDERWEIGHT / OVERWEIGHT -4 0 4
Health Care 17.2 18.3 14.0
Overweight 100.0%
Information Technology 23.3 22.1 19.0
Overweight 75.0%
Materials 4.1 5.7 3.4
Overweight 75.0%
Industrials 12.3 10.9 10.9
Overweight 0.0%
Consumer Discretionary 13.6 12.2 13.5
Overweight 25.0%
Financials 16.3 16.6 17.6
Overweight 25.0%
Telecommunication Services 0.7 0.7 2.4
Overweight 25.0%
Utilities 2.3 2.2 3.4
Overweight 25.0%
Consumer Staples 6.9 7.2 9.0
Overweight 50.0%
Energy 2.9 4.1 6.7
Overweight 75.0%
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All investments are subject to risk, including the possible loss of principal. There is no guarantee the Fund will achieve its stated objective. 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 Fund’s strategy for allocating assets among different asset classes and/or portfolio management teams does not work as intended, the Fund may not achieve its objective or may underperform other funds with similar investment strategies. Mid-cap securities can have greater risk and volatility than large-cap securities. Foreign investments can be riskier than U.S. investments due to the adverse effects of currency exchange rates, differences in market structure and liquidity, as well as specific country, regional, and economic developments. These risks are generally greater for investments in emerging markets. The Fund may have high portfolio turnover, which could increase the Fund’s transaction costs and an investor’s tax liability.

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


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.