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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 3/31/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 3/31/2018)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Checks and Balances  I -0.79 8.82 6.43 8.70 6.87 6.08
Benchmark -0.89 9.61 7.45 9.40 7.84 ---
Morningstar Allocation 50-70% Equity Category -1.26 7.66 4.94 6.47 5.50 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 3/31/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 3/31/2018)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Checks and Balances  I -0.79 8.82 6.43 8.70 6.87 6.08
Benchmark -0.89 9.61 7.45 9.40 7.84 ---
Morningstar Allocation 50-70% Equity Category -1.26 7.66 4.94 6.47 5.50 ---
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

(as of 3/31/2018)
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Growth of $10,000

Reflects Class A, excluding sales charges. If sales charges and taxes had been included, the value would have been lower. Results for other classes will vary.

I-Share Morningstar Ratings
(as of 3/31/2018)
  • Overall
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  • Overall Morningstar Rating for Checks and Balances Fund, Class I, as of 3/31/2018 out of 680 products in the Allocation 50-70% Equity Category Based on Risk-Adjusted Returns
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 3/31/2018
Net Assets $1.6 billion
Dividend Frequency Quarterly
Equity Holdings Characteristics
(as of 3/31/2018)
Fund
% in Foreign Equities 11%
Asset Weighted Market Cap $132.5 billion
EPS Growth Rate 12.7%
Median Market Cap $32.4 billion
Price/Earnings 14.6x
Return on Equity 21.1%

Fixed-Income Holdings Characteristics

(as of 3/31/2018)
label fundvalue
# of Issuers 540
Effective Duration 5.25 yrs.
Market Cap Distribution %
(as of 03/31/2018)
Less than $2 billion 0.2
$2 billion - $10 billion 5.0
Greater than $10 billion 94.8
Yields
As of Date 3/31/2018
Distribution Yield at NAV ---
Trailing 12 Month Yield 4.23%
30 Day SEC Yield 2.11%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield 2.11%
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 05/31/2007
Symbol HCKIX
CUSIP 41664L393
Fund Number 1573

Top Holdings (%)

(as of 3/31/2018)
label percentageholding
The Hartford Total Return Bond Fund, 33.72
The Hartford Dividend and Growth Fund, 33.48
The Hartford Capital Appreciation Fund, 33.09
Total Portfolio % 100.29
(as of 12/31/2017)
label percentageholding
The Hartford Dividend and Growth Fund, 33.39
The Hartford Total Return Bond Fund, 33.39
The Hartford Capital Appreciation Fund, 33.31
Total Portfolio % 100.09

Equity Sector Exposure (%)

(as of 3/31/2018)
label currentpercentage
Financials 19.1
Materials 4.9
Industrials 9.9
Real Estate 2.8
Utilities 2.8
Telecommunication Services 2.4
Health Care 12.5
Energy 5.3
Information Technology 23.4
Consumer Discretionary 11.0
Consumer Staples 5.2
(as of 12/31/2017)
label currentpercentage
Financials 20.6
Materials 3.9
Industrials 10.2
Real Estate 2.2
Utilities 2.9
Telecommunication Services 2.1
Health Care 13.2
Energy 5.5
Information Technology 23.5
Consumer Discretionary 10.7
Consumer Staples 4.9

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 3/31/2018)
label currentpercentage
Mortgage Backed Securities 53.1
Investment Grade Credit 26.0
Asset Backed Securities 15.7
U.S. Governments 11.1
Commercial Mortgage Backed Sec 6.3
High Yield Credit 4.6
Bank Loans 2.4
Emerging Market Debt 1.7
Developed Non-US Dollar Denominated 1.0
Preferred Stock 0.4
Equities 0.0
Other Fixed Income -2.4
Cash and Cash Equivalents -19.9
(as of 12/31/2017)
label currentpercentage
Mortgage Backed Securities 41.3
Investment Grade Credit 23.6
Asset Backed Securities 15.5
U.S. Governments 14.6
Commercial Mortgage Backed Sec 6.8
High Yield Credit 2.4
Bank Loans 2.3
Emerging Market Debt 0.3
Developed Non-US Dollar Denominated 1.9
Preferred Stock 0.5
Equities 0.0
Other Fixed Income 0.0
Cash and Cash Equivalents -9.1

Insights

pdf

The 5-Minute Forecast 2Q18 

Wed Apr 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

Shelter From the Storm 

Mon Feb 12 12:42:00 EST 2018
A fixed-income forecast for a rising-rate world
pdf

2018 Outlooks (Schroders) 

Fri Dec 22 14:06:00 EST 2017
Thought leaders from Schroder Investment Management provide their outlook on issues that may influence markets and portfolios going forward.

Literature

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Commentary

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A WORD ABOUT RISK

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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