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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 a relatively conservative bond fund. 

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Performance

Performance (%)
% (as of 9/30/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 9/30/2019)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Checks and Balances  I 16.98 7.44 9.78 7.50 9.20 6.44
Blended Benchmark 16.52 6.22 9.84 8.37 10.17 ---
Morningstar Allocation--50% to 70% Equity Category 13.16 3.40 6.80 5.27 7.26 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 9/30/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 9/30/2019)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Checks and Balances  I 16.98 7.44 9.78 7.50 9.20 6.44
Blended Benchmark 16.52 6.22 9.84 8.37 10.17 ---
Morningstar Allocation--50% to 70% Equity Category 13.16 3.40 6.80 5.27 7.26 ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 05/31/2007
Operating Expenses:   Net  0.70% |  Gross  0.70%
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 9/30/2019)
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Growth of $10,000
I-Share Morningstar Ratings
(as of 9/30/2019)
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  • 658 Products | Allocation--50% to 70% Equity Category
Based on Risk-Adjusted Returns
Calendar Year Returns (%)
Fund Benchmark
2018 -3.32 -2.95
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

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

CharacteristicsAllocations, exposures and holdings are subject to change. Percentages may be rounded.

Allocations, exposures and holdings are subject to change. Percentages may be rounded.
Statistics
As of Date 9/30/2019
Net Assets $1.6 billion
Dividend Frequency Quarterly
Equity Holdings Characteristics
(as of 9/30/2019)
Fund
Percent In Foreign Equities 5
Price/Earnings (Last 12 Months) 16.1x
EPS Growth Rate (3-Yr Historical) 10.2%
Return on Equity 24.1%
Asset Weighted Market Cap (billions) $164.1
Fixed-Income Holdings Characteristics
(as of 9/30/2019)
Fund
Effective Duration 6.05 yrs
Market Cap Distribution(%)
(as of 9/30/2019)
Fund
Less than $2 billion 1
$2 billion - $10 billion 7
Greater than $10 billion 91
Yields
As of Date 9/30/2019
30 Day SEC Yield 1.78%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield 1.78%
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 05/31/2007
Symbol HCKIX
CUSIP 41664L393
Fund Number 1573

Top Holdings (%)

(as of 9/30/2019)
label percentageholding
Hartford Total Return Bond ETF 33.89
Hartford Dividend and Growth Fund 33.16
Hartford Capital Appreciation Fund 32.69
(as of 6/30/2019)
label percentageholding
Hartford Total Return Bond ETF 33.79
Hartford Capital Appreciation Fund 32.95
Hartford Dividend and Growth Fund 32.94

Equity Sector Exposure (%)

(as of 9/30/2019)
label currentpercentage
Health Care 16
Financials 16
Information Technology 14
Industrials 11
Consumer Discretionary 10
Communication Services 9
Consumer Staples 7
Materials 4
Energy 4
Utilities 4
Real Estate 4
(as of 6/30/2019)
label currentpercentage
Health Care 16
Financials 16
Information Technology 15
Industrials 11
Consumer Discretionary 10
Communication Services 9
Consumer Staples 7
Materials 4
Energy 4
Utilities 4
Real Estate 4

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 9/30/2019)
label currentpercentage
Mortgage Backed Securities 55
Investment Grade Credit 25
United States Government 23
Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities 6
High Yield Credit 6
Asset Backed Securities 5
Bank Loans 4
Developed Government and Related (Non-US $) 2
Emerging Market Debt 2
Other 0
Convertible Bonds 0
Tax Exempt Municipal 0
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Cash Offsets -30
(as of 6/30/2019)
label currentpercentage
Mortgage Backed Securities 54
Investment Grade Credit 27
United States Government 24
Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities 5
High Yield Credit 5
Asset Backed Securities 6
Bank Loans 4
Developed Government and Related (Non-US $) 1
Emerging Market Debt 2
Other 0
Convertible Bonds 0
Tax Exempt Municipal 0
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Cash Offsets -27

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Fact Sheet

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Commentary

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Summary Prospectus

03/01/2019 | pdf

A concise summary of the Fund’s investment strategy, performance, expenses, risks, and management team.

Semi Annual Report

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A semi-annual update on the Fund that includes a manager discussion of the Fund’s performance and financial statements.

Statutory Prospectus

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Important Risks: Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. Security prices fluctuate in value depending on general market and economic conditions and the prospects of individual companies. • Since the Fund is not actively managed, it may underperform actively managed funds during certain markets. • 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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