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Hartford Checks and Balances Fund

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Objective

Seeks long-term capital appreciation and income.

Overview

A fund-of-funds that combines an opportunistic stock-picking fund, a dividend-focused fund, and two relatively conservative bond funds.

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Performance

Performance (%)
% (as of 10/31/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 10/31/2018)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Checks and Balances  I -0.07 2.33 6.80 6.84 9.73 5.82
Benchmark 1.14 4.04 7.96 8.05 10.34 ---
Morningstar Allocation--50% to 70% Equity Category -2.12 0.15 5.27 4.84 8.04 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 9/30/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 9/30/2018)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Checks and Balances  I 5.26 9.25 10.65 8.63 8.71 6.36
Benchmark 6.46 11.18 11.78 9.86 9.46 ---
Morningstar Allocation--50% to 70% Equity Category 3.03 6.52 8.70 6.48 7.05 ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 05/31/2007
Operating Expenses:   Net  0.73% |  Gross  0.73%
Share Class Inception: 2/29/08.
Class I-share performance prior to its inception date reflects Class A-share performance (excluding sales charges) and operating expenses. SI performance is calculated from 5/31/07.

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.

Growth of $10,000 (I-Share)

(as of 9/30/2018)
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Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2017","value":"20156.0"},{"date":"Fri Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2017","value":"19974.0"},{"date":"Tue Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2017","value":"19945.0"},{"date":"Tue Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2017","value":"19419.0"},{"date":"Sat Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2016","value":"19116.0"},{"date":"Wed Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2016","value":"18841.0"},{"date":"Mon Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"18503.0"},{"date":"Fri Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"18728.0"},{"date":"Wed Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"18700.0"},{"date":"Sun Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"18663.0"},{"date":"Thu Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"18177.0"},{"date":"Tue May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"18169.0"},{"date":"Sat Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"18039.0"},{"date":"Thu Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"17815.0"},{"date":"Mon Feb 29 00:00:00 EST 2016","value":"16953.0"},{"date":"Sun Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2016","value":"17008.0"},{"date":"Thu Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2015","value":"17751.0"},{"date":"Mon Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2015","value":"18020.0"},{"date":"Sat Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"17970.0"},{"date":"Wed Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"17024.0"},{"date":"Mon Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"17378.0"},{"date":"Fri Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"18188.0"},{"date":"Tue Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"17973.0"},{"date":"Sun May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"18327.0"},{"date":"Thu Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"18178.0"},{"date":"Tue Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"18030.0"},{"date":"Sat Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2015","value":"18136.0"},{"date":"Sat Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2015","value":"17479.0"},{"date":"Wed Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2014","value":"17758.0"},{"date":"Sun Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2014","value":"17846.0"},{"date":"Fri Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"17507.0"},{"date":"Tue Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"17257.0"},{"date":"Sun Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"17583.0"},{"date":"Thu Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"17099.0"},{"date":"Mon Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"17319.0"},{"date":"Sat May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"17020.0"},{"date":"Wed Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"16713.0"},{"date":"Mon Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"16625.0"},{"date":"Fri Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2014","value":"16565.0"},{"date":"Fri Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2014","value":"16070.0"},{"date":"Tue Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2013","value":"16332.0"},{"date":"Sat Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2013","value":"16084.0"},{"date":"Thu Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"15723.0"},{"date":"Mon Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"15243.0"},{"date":"Sat Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"14829.0"},{"date":"Wed Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"15109.0"},{"date":"Sun Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"14602.0"},{"date":"Fri May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"14869.0"},{"date":"Tue Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"14602.0"},{"date":"Sun Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"14322.0"},{"date":"Thu Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2013","value":"13935.0"},{"date":"Thu Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2013","value":"13801.0"},{"date":"Mon Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2012","value":"13307.0"},{"date":"Fri Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2012","value":"13101.0"},{"date":"Wed Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"12978.0"},{"date":"Sun Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"12978.0"},{"date":"Fri Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"12718.0"},{"date":"Tue Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"12497.0"},{"date":"Sat Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"12418.0"},{"date":"Thu May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"12111.0"},{"date":"Mon Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"12682.0"},{"date":"Sat Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"12772.0"},{"date":"Wed Feb 29 00:00:00 EST 2012","value":"12579.0"},{"date":"Tue Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2012","value":"12256.0"},{"date":"Sat Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2011","value":"11688.0"},{"date":"Wed Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2011","value":"11563.0"},{"date":"Mon Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"11723.0"},{"date":"Fri Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"10898.0"},{"date":"Wed Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"11533.0"},{"date":"Sun Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"12064.0"},{"date":"Thu Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"12266.0"},{"date":"Tue May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"12517.0"},{"date":"Sat Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"12643.0"},{"date":"Thu Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"12354.0"},{"date":"Mon Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2011","value":"12381.0"},{"date":"Mon Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2011","value":"12205.0"},{"date":"Fri Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2010","value":"11979.0"},{"date":"Tue Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2010","value":"11465.0"},{"date":"Sun Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2010","value":"11515.0"},{"date":"Thu Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2010","value":"11203.0"},{"date":"Tue Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2010","value":"10633.0"},{"date":"Sat Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2010","value":"10894.0"},{"date":"Wed Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2010","value":"10334.0"},{"date":"Mon May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2010","value":"10624.0"},{"date":"Fri Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2010","value":"11231.0"},{"date":"Wed Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2010","value":"11169.0"},{"date":"Sun Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2010","value":"10744.0"},{"date":"Sun Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2010","value":"10583.0"},{"date":"Thu Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2009","value":"10756.0"},{"date":"Mon Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2009","value":"10636.0"},{"date":"Sat Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2009","value":"10182.0"},{"date":"Wed Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2009","value":"10280.0"},{"date":"Mon Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2009","value":"9995.0"},{"date":"Fri Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2009","value":"9775.0"},{"date":"Tue Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2009","value":"9200.0"},{"date":"Sun May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2009","value":"9257.0"},{"date":"Thu Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2009","value":"8685.0"},{"date":"Tue Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2009","value":"8015.0"},{"date":"Sat Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2009","value":"7523.0"},{"date":"Sat Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2009","value":"8032.0"},{"date":"Wed Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2008","value":"8480.0"},{"date":"Sun Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2008","value":"8258.0"},{"date":"Fri Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2008","value":"8652.0"},{"date":"Tue Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2008","value":"10000.0"}]

 
Growth of $10,000

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

I-Share Morningstar Ratings
(as of 10/31/2018)
  • Overall
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Calendar Year Returns (%)
Fund Benchmark
2017 14.61 15.23
2016 7.69 9.19
2015 -0.04 1.02
2014 8.73 10.76
2013 22.73 20.28
2012 13.86 12.23
2011 -2.43 3.94
2010 11.37 13.28
2009 26.83 20.36
2008 -28.53 -24.82

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

Characteristics Holdings are subject to change. Percentages may be rounded.

Statistics
As of Date 9/30/2018
Net Assets $1.6 billion
Dividend Frequency Quarterly
Equity Holdings Characteristics
(as of 9/30/2018)
Fund
Percent In Foreign Equities 9
Price/Earnings (Last 12 Months) 16.0x
EPS Growth Rate (3-Yr Historical) 13.6%
Return on Equity 22.0%
Asset Weighted Market Cap (billions) $149.4
Fixed-Income Holdings Characteristics
(as of 9/30/2018)
Fund
Effective Duration 5.88 yrs
Market Cap Distribution(%)
(as of 9/30/2018)
Less than $2 billion 0
$2 billion - $10 billion 5
Greater than $10 billion 93
Yields
As of Date 10/31/2018
Distribution Yield at NAV ---
Trailing 12 Month Yield ---
30 Day SEC Yield 1.97%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield 1.97%
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 05/31/2007
Symbol HCKIX
CUSIP 41664L393
Fund Number 1573

Top Holdings (%)

(as of 9/30/2018)
label percentageholding
The Hartford Dividend and Growth Fund, 33.58
The Hartford Capital Appreciation Fund, 33.57
The Hartford Total Return Bond Fund, 22.00
Hartford Total Return Bond ETF 10.88
(as of 6/30/2018)
label percentageholding
The Hartford Dividend and Growth Fund, 33.42
The Hartford Total Return Bond Fund, 33.36
The Hartford Capital Appreciation Fund, 33.29

Equity Sector Exposure (%)

(as of 9/30/2018)
label currentpercentage
Information Technology 21
Financials 17
Health Care 15
Consumer Discretionary 11
Industrials 11
Energy 6
Consumer Staples 6
Materials 5
Utilities 3
Real Estate 3
Telecommunication Services 3
(as of 6/30/2018)
label currentpercentage
Information Technology 23
Financials 16
Health Care 13
Consumer Discretionary 11
Industrials 10
Energy 6
Consumer Staples 5
Materials 5
Utilities 3
Real Estate 3
Telecommunication Services 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.

Fixed-Income Sector Exposure (%)

(as of 9/30/2018)
label currentpercentage
Mortgage Backed Securities 53
Investment Grade Credit 29
Asset Backed Securities 16
United States Government 11
Commercial Mortgage Backed Sec 6
High Yield Credit 5
Bank Loans 2
Emerging Market Debt 1
Other 1
Developed Non-US Dollar Denominated 0
Cash & Cash Equivalents -25
(as of 6/30/2018)
label currentpercentage
Mortgage Backed Securities 54
Investment Grade Credit 25
Asset Backed Securities 16
United States Government 9
Commercial Mortgage Backed Sec 8
High Yield Credit 5
Bank Loans 2
Emerging Market Debt 0
Other 0
Developed Non-US Dollar Denominated 0
Cash & Cash Equivalents -19

Insights

pdf

Shelter From the Storm 

Mon Oct 22 12:42:00 EDT 2018
A fixed-income forecast for a rising-rate world.
pdf

The 5-Minute Forecast 4Q18 

Thu Oct 18 11:24:00 EDT 2018
A concise summary of the Hartford Funds Multi-Asset Team’s views on the main challenges facing investors: Growth, Income, Volatility, Inflation, and Taxes.
pdf

The Power of Dividends 

Tue Sep 18 12:42:00 EDT 2018
Is all the talk about dividend-paying stocks just a fad? Or is there real merit to the dividend argument, particularly at this point in market history?

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Important Risks: 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. • The ability of The Fund to meet its investment objective is directly related to the ability of the underlying funds to meet their objectives as well as the investment manager's allocation among those underlying funds. The Fund is subject to the risks of the underlying funds in direct proportion to the amount of assets it invests in each underlying fund. The underlying funds are subject to the risks of the general equity market, small- and mid-cap securities, foreign and emerging-markets securities, fixed-income securities (which carry credit, liquidity, duration, and interest-rate risk), high-yield ("junk") bonds, mortgage related- and asset-backed securities, and derivatives.

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