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Hartford Emerging Markets Equity Fund

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Objective

Seeks long-term capital appreciation.

Overview

A quantitatively managed fund that seeks to exploit the inefficiencies in emerging market companies by owning attractively valued stocks.

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Performance

Performance (%)
% (as of 8/31/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 8/31/2018)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Emerging Markets Equity  I -7.14 -1.82 11.88 6.44 --- 1.48
Benchmark -7.18 -0.68 11.42 5.04 --- ---
Morningstar Diversified Emerging Markets Category -8.40 -2.76 9.34 4.05 --- ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 6/30/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 6/30/2018)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Emerging Markets Equity  I -6.94 8.13 6.39 6.54 --- 1.54
Benchmark -6.66 8.20 5.60 5.01 --- ---
Morningstar Diversified Emerging Markets Category -7.06 5.96 4.65 4.05 --- ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 05/31/2011
Operating Expenses:   Net  1.21% |  Gross  1.30%

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 8/31/2018)
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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 8/31/2018)
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Calendar Year Returns (%)
Fund Benchmark
2017 41.82 37.28
2016 10.79 11.19
2015 -13.33 -14.92
2014 -3.71 -2.19
2013 1.40 -2.60
2012 18.29 18.22
2011 --- ---
2010 --- ---
2009 --- ---
2008 --- ---

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 8/31/2018
Net Assets $165 million
# of Holdings 233
% in Equities 96%
Turnover (6/30/2018) 88%
% in Foreign Equities 96%
Standard Deviation 14.86%
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 8/31/2018)
Fund MSCI Emerging Markets Index
Asset Weighted Market Cap $76.2 billion $90.8 billion
EPS Growth Rate 13.1% 14.1%
Median Market Cap $7.7 billion $6.2 billion
Price/Book 1.4x 1.8x
Price/Earnings 8.6x 10.4x
Return on Equity 15.9% 17.9%
Return Characteristics
(as of 8/31/2018)
Fund
Alpha 1.44
Down Capture 97.08
Information Ratio 0.50
Sharpe Ratio 0.40
Up Capture 103.86

Top Ten Holdings (%)

(as of 8/31/2018)
label percentageholding
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 5.23
Tencent Holdings Ltd. 3.32
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. 2.39
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. 2.35
SK Hynix, Inc. 2.06
China Mobile Ltd. 1.89
Wal-Mart de Mexico S.A.B. de C.V. 1.49
China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. 1.39
KB Financial Group, Inc. 1.29
Naspers Ltd. 1.28
Total Portfolio % 22.69
(as of 6/30/2018)
label percentageholding
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 4.24
Tencent Holdings Ltd. 3.97
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. 2.69
China Mobile Ltd. 2.11
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. 1.88
Wal-Mart de Mexico S.A.B. de C.V. 1.62
SK Hynix, Inc. 1.49
Bank of Communications Co., Ltd. 1.46
China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. 1.41
Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corp. 1.35
Total Portfolio % 22.22

Regional Exposure (%)

(as of 8/31/2018)
label value
Emerging Markets 100.00
North America 0.00
(as of 6/30/2018)
label value
Emerging Markets 100.00
North America 0.00
Market Cap Distribution %
(as of 08/31/2018)
Less than $2 billion 6.9
$2 billion - $5 billion 15.5
$5 billion - $10 billion 14.0
Greater than $10 billion 63.6
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 05/31/2011
Symbol HERIX
CUSIP 41664M383
Fund Number 1017
Sector Exposure
Sectors 06/30/2018 Fund 08/31/2018 Benchmark 08/31/2018 UNDERWEIGHT / OVERWEIGHT -2 0 2
Materials 9.5 9.8 7.7
Overweight 100.0%
Telecommunication Services 6.2 5.6 4.4
Overweight 100.0%
Information Technology 25.8 28.1 27.5
Overweight 50.0%
Energy 8.6 9.4 7.6
Overweight 50.0%
Financials 24.3 23.1 23.2
Overweight 0.0%
Industrials 3.8 4.8 5.2
Overweight 0.0%
Utilities 2.7 2.3 2.4
Overweight 0.0%
Consumer Discretionary 8.2 7.9 9.3
Overweight 50.0%
Real Estate 2.1 2.4 3.0
Overweight 50.0%
Health Care 2.4 1.5 3.2
Overweight 50.0%
Consumer Staples 6.3 5.1 6.5
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 5-Minute Forecast 3Q18 

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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. • 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 may be greater for investments in emerging markets. • Small- and mid-cap securities can have greater risks and volatility than large-cap securities. • The Fund’s focus on investments in particular sectors may increase its volatility and risk of loss if adverse developments occur.

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