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Hartford Core Equity Fund

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Objective

Seeks growth of capital.

Overview

A fund that seeks to buy large-cap U.S. stocks with improving quality trends, business momentum, and attractive relative valuations.

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Performance

Performance (%)
% (as of 12/31/2017)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 12/31/2017)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Core Equity  I 22.01 22.01 11.25 16.47 8.45 6.63
Benchmark 21.83 21.83 11.41 15.79 8.50 ---
Morningstar Large Growth Category 27.84 27.84 10.96 15.02 7.62 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 12/31/2017)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 12/31/2017)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Core Equity  I 22.01 22.01 11.25 16.47 8.45 6.63
Benchmark 21.83 21.83 11.41 15.79 8.50 ---
Morningstar Large Growth Category 27.84 27.84 10.96 15.02 7.62 ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 04/30/1998
Operating Expenses:   Net  0.55% |  Gross  0.55%

Share Class Inception: 3/31/15.
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 4/30/98.

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 12/31/2017)
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Growth of $10,000

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

 

 

Morningstar Analyst Rating

Bronze

Morningstar awarded the Fund a Bronze analyst rating on 10/9/171

I-Share Morningstar Ratings
(as of 12/31/2017)
  • Overall
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  • Overall Morningstar Rating for Core Equity Fund, Class I, as of 12/31/2017 out of 1216 products in the Large Growth Category Based on Risk-Adjusted Returns
Calendar Year Returns (%)
Fund Benchmark
2017 22.01 21.83
2016 5.69 11.96
2015 6.77 1.38
2014 15.39 13.69
2013 34.93 32.39
2012 16.81 16.00
2011 0.97 2.11
2010 13.98 15.06
2009 25.38 26.46
2008 -37.74 -37.00

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 12/31/2017
Net Assets $3.2 billion
# of Holdings 74
Beta 0.88
R Squared 0.93
% in Equities 98%
Turnover (12/31/2017) 33%
% in Foreign Equities 0%
Standard Deviation 9.06%
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 12/31/2017)
Fund S&P 500 Index
Asset Weighted Market Cap $156.5 billion $197.0 billion
EPS Growth Rate 12.2% 10.7%
Median Market Cap $51.4 billion $22.2 billion
Price/Book 3.4x 3.5x
Price/Earnings 18.3x 18.0x
Return on Equity 25.4% 23.4%
Return Characteristics
(as of 12/31/2017)
Fund
Alpha 1.89
Down Capture 84.21
Information Ratio 0.38
Sharpe Ratio 1.80
Up Capture 97.85

Top Ten Holdings (%)

(as of 12/31/2017)
label percentageholding
Alphabet, Inc. 3.36
Apple, Inc. 3.11
Bank of America Corp. 2.92
JP Morgan Chase & Co. 2.88
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. 2.45
Facebook, Inc. 2.44
Mastercard, Inc. 2.41
Comcast Corp. 2.28
UnitedHealth Group, Inc. 2.11
NextEra Energy, Inc. 2.04
Total Portfolio % 26.00
(as of 9/30/2017)
label percentageholding
Alphabet, Inc. 3.27
Apple, Inc. 3.13
Facebook, Inc. 2.79
Bank of America Corp. 2.74
JP Morgan Chase & Co. 2.71
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. 2.42
Mastercard, Inc. 2.37
Comcast Corp. 2.31
Chubb Ltd. 2.05
NextEra Energy, Inc. 2.02
Total Portfolio % 25.81
Market Cap Distribution %
(as of 12/31/2017)
Less than $2 billion 0.0
$2 billion - $5 billion 0.0
$5 billion - $10 billion 6.6
Greater than $10 billion 93.4
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 04/30/1998
Symbol HGIIX
CUSIP 41664R192
Fund Number 1704
Sector Exposure
Sectors 09/30/2017 Fund 12/31/2017 Benchmark 12/31/2017 UNDERWEIGHT / OVERWEIGHT -4 0 4
Financials 15.9 16.7 14.8
Overweight 50.0%
Health Care 17.4 15.9 13.8
Overweight 50.0%
Utilities 5.1 5.0 2.9
Overweight 50.0%
Consumer Discretionary 12.6 12.6 12.2
Overweight 25.0%
Industrials 10.5 10.9 10.2
Overweight 25.0%
Materials 3.6 3.5 3.0
Overweight 25.0%
Consumer Staples 8.8 8.3 8.2
Overweight 0.0%
Telecommunication Services 1.6 1.8 2.1
Overweight 0.0%
Information Technology 22.9 23.4 23.9
Overweight 25.0%
Real Estate 0.0 0.0 2.9
Overweight 75.0%
Energy 1.5 1.8 6.1
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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2018 Outlooks (Schroders) 

Fri Dec 22 14:06:00 EST 2017
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1Q 2018 Outlooks (Wellington) 

Thu Dec 21 14:06:00 EST 2017
Thought leaders from Wellington Management provide their outlook on issues that may influence markets and portfolios going forward.
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Hartford Core Equity Fund Outlook & Commentary  

Sat Sep 30 13:55:00 EDT 2017
Portfolio Manager Mammen Chally provides a review of the Fund's 3Q17 performance and outlook.

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A WORD ABOUT RISK

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. Foreign investments can be riskier and more volatile than U.S. investments due to the adverse effects of currency exchange rates, differences in market structure and liquidity, as well as political and economic developments in foreign countries and regions (e.g., "Brexit").

1 The Morningstar Analyst Rating is not a credit or risk rating. It is a subjective evaluation performed by the manager research analysts of Morningstar. Morningstar evaluates funds based on five key pillars, which are process, performance, people, parent, and price. Analysts use this five pillar evaluation to determine how they believe funds are likely to perform over the long term on a risk-adjusted basis. They consider quantitative and qualitative factors in their research, and the weighting of each pillar may vary. The Analyst Rating scale is Gold, Silver, Bronze, Neutral, Negative. A Morningstar Analyst Rating of Gold, Silver, or Bronze reflects an Analyst’s conviction in a fund’s prospects for outperformance. Analyst Ratings are continuously monitored and reevaluated at least every 14 months. The Morningstar Analyst Rating should not be used as the sole basis in evaluating a mutual fund. Morningstar Analyst Ratings involve unknown risks and uncertainties which may cause Morningstar’s expectations not to occur or to differ significantly from what we expected. For more detailed information about Morningstar’s Analyst rating, including its methodology, please go to hartfordfunds.com/MorningstarAnalystMethodology.

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