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Hartford Capital Appreciation HLS Fund

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Objective

Seeks growth of capital.

Overview

A flexible, opportunistic stock fund that combines the skills and expertise of multiple active managers to invest across sectors, market caps, and investment styles.

Effective 12/31/17, this Fund is closed to certain qualified pension and retirement plans. For more information, please refer to the fund’s statutory prospectus.

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Performance

Performance (%)
% (as of 4/30/2020)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 4/30/2020)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Capital Appreciation HLS  IA -10.34 -2.10 7.30 6.35 9.40 12.49
Benchmark -10.42 -1.04 8.02 8.33 11.29 ---
Morningstar Large Growth Category -3.48 5.34 12.72 10.51 12.28 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 3/31/2020)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 3/31/2020)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Capital Appreciation HLS  IA -19.98 -9.39 3.64 4.20 8.22 12.16
Benchmark -20.90 -9.13 4.00 5.77 10.15 ---
Morningstar Large Growth Category -15.54 -3.81 8.60 7.52 10.52 ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 04/02/1984
Operating Expenses:   Net  0.67% |  Gross  0.67%

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.

Calendar Year Returns (%)
Fund Benchmark
2019 31.28 31.02
2018 -6.96 -5.24
2017 22.14 21.13
2016 5.52 12.74
2015 1.02 0.48
2014 7.31 12.56
2013 39.08 33.55
2012 18.34 16.42
2011 -11.41 1.03
2010 16.50 16.93

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 4/30/2020
Net Assets $3.7 billion
# of Holdings 252
% in Equities 98
% in Foreign Equities 6
Beta (3 year) 0.96
R Squared (3 year) 0.98
Standard Deviation 17.02%
Turnover (3/31/2020) 65%
Active Share 64%
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 4/30/2020)
Fund Russell 3000 Index
Price/Earnings 16.7x 17.1x
Price/Book 3.0x 3.1x
EPS Growth Rate 14.2% 11.7%
Return on Equity 19.3% 26.1%
Asset Weighted Market Cap (billions) $144.1 $286.6
Median Market Cap (billions) $25.4 $1.3
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 04/02/1984
Symbol HIACX
CUSIP 416528107
Fund Number 2005

Top Holdings

(as of 4/30/2020)
label percentageholding
Amazon.com, Inc. 2.15
Johnson & Johnson 1.81
Apple, Inc. 1.72
TJX Cos., Inc. 1.54
UnitedHealth Group, Inc. 1.36
Medtronic plc 1.25
McDonald's Corp. 1.09
Coca-Cola Co. 1.07
Insulet Corp. 1.03
PepsiCo., Inc. 0.97
Total Portfolio % 13.99
(as of 3/31/2020)
label percentageholding
Amazon.com, Inc. 1.92
Johnson & Johnson 1.71
TJX Cos., Inc. 1.47
UnitedHealth Group, Inc. 1.44
Medtronic plc 1.21
McDonald's Corp. 1.13
Intuitive Surgical, Inc. 1.12
Coca-Cola Co. 1.10
NIKE, Inc. 1.03
T-Mobile US, Inc. 1.03
Total Portfolio % 13.16
Market Cap Distribution %
(as of 4/30/2020)
Fund
Less than $2 billion 1
$2 billion - $5 billion 3
$5 billion - $10 billion 11
Greater than $10 billion 85
Not Classified 1
Sector Characteristics
Sectors 3/31/2020 Fund 4/30/2020 Benchmark 4/30/2020 UNDERWEIGHT / OVERWEIGHT -6 0 6
Health Care 20 19 16
Overweight 50.0%
Consumer Staples 8 9 7
Overweight 33.333333333333336%
Consumer Discretionary 12 12 11
Overweight 16.666666666666668%
Industrials 11 10 9
Overweight 16.666666666666668%
Real Estate 5 5 4
Overweight 16.666666666666668%
Utilities 4 3 3
Overweight 0.0%
Communication Services 9 9 10
Overweight 16.666666666666668%
Materials 2 2 3
Overweight 16.666666666666668%
Financials 10 9 11
Overweight 33.333333333333336%
Energy 1 1 3
Overweight 33.333333333333336%
Information Technology 18 19 25
Overweight 100.0%
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.

Insights

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The Cyclical Nature of Active & Passive Investing 

02/21/2020
Recent performance has favored passive investing. But a look at the big picture shows how performance moves in cycles and reveals why active management isn't dead.

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Expanded Commentary

03/31/2020 | pdf

Current quarterly commentary from our sub-adviser, Wellington Management, which includes a performance review, attribution, statistics, and positioning and outlook for the Fund.

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Summary Prospectus

05/01/2019 | pdf

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

Capital Appreciation HLS Fund Institutional Pitchbook

03/31/2020 | pdf

This Pitchbook reviews the Fund's investment approach, investment team, investment process, portfolio statistics, top holdings, and current performance.

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Semi Annual Report

06/30/2019 | pdf

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

Statutory Prospectus

05/01/2020 | pdf

An annual update on the Fund that includes information about the Fund’s investment manager, sub-adviser, and operations.

Annual Report

12/31/2019 | pdf

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

SAI

05/01/2020 | pdf

A supplementary document to the Fund’s prospectus that includes additional information about the Fund and its operations.

Important Risks: Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. The Fund's strategy for allocating assets among portfolio management teams may not work as intended. Security prices fluctuate in value depending on general market and economic conditions and the prospects of individual companies. • Small- and mid-cap securities can have greater risks and volatility than large-cap securities. • Foreign investments may be more volatile and less liquid than U.S. investments and are subject to the risk of currency fluctuations and adverse political and economic developments. These risks are generally greater for investments in emerging markets. • The Fund's focus on investments in particular sectors may increase its volatility and risk of loss if adverse developments occur.

Hartford HLS Funds are distributed by Hartford Funds Distributors, LLC (HFD), Member FINRA. Advisory services are provided by Hartford Funds Management Company, LLC (HFMC). The Funds are sub-advised by Wellington Management Company LLP, which is not affiliated with HFD or HFMC.

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