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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 9/30/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 9/30/2019)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Emerging Markets Equity  I 5.76 -3.43 6.13 2.60 --- 0.74
Benchmark 5.90 -2.02 5.97 2.33 --- ---
Morningstar Diversified Emerging Mkts Category 7.92 -0.13 4.88 1.54 --- ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 9/30/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 9/30/2019)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Emerging Markets Equity  I 5.76 -3.43 6.13 2.60 --- 0.74
Benchmark 5.90 -2.02 5.97 2.33 --- ---
Morningstar Diversified Emerging Mkts Category 7.92 -0.13 4.88 1.54 --- ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 05/31/2011
Operating Expenses:   Net  1.21% |  Gross  1.25%

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
Calendar Year Returns (%)
Fund Benchmark
2018 -16.04 -14.58
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

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 $304 million
# of Holdings 233
% in Equities 97
% in Foreign Equities 97
Beta (3 year) 1.02
R Squared (3 year) 0.98
Standard Deviation 14.55%
Turnover (9/30/2019) 57%
Active Share 64%
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 9/30/2019)
Fund MSCI Emerging Markets Index
Price/Earnings 8.9x 10.6x
Price/Book 1.3x 1.6x
EPS Growth Rate 13.7% 13.2%
Return on Equity 16.0% 17.2%
Asset Weighted Market Cap (billions) $69.7 $88.1
Median Market Cap (billions) $6.1 $6.2
Return Characteristics
(as of 9/30/2019)
Fund
Alpha (5 Year) 0.30
Down Capture (5 Year) 100.56
Information Ratio (5 Year) 0.10
Sharpe Ratio (5 Year) 0.18
Up Capture (5 Year) 101.73

Top Ten Holdings (%)

(as of 9/30/2019)
label percentageholding
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 3.71
Tencent Holdings Ltd. 3.13
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. 3.11
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. 2.51
LUKOIL PJSC 1.93
Bank of China Ltd. 1.80
China Construction Bank Corp. 1.63
Yum China Holdings, Inc. 1.62
MMC Norilsk Nickel PJSC 1.42
Kia Motors Corp. 1.36
Total Portfolio % 22.22
(as of 6/30/2019)
label percentageholding
Tencent Holdings Ltd. 3.41
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 2.89
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. 2.74
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. 2.04
China Construction Bank Corp. 1.91
Yum China Holdings, Inc. 1.72
Bank of China Ltd. 1.69
Bajaj Finance Ltd. 1.40
Kia Motors Corp. 1.35
PTT Exploration & Production PCL 1.35
Total Portfolio % 20.50

Regional Exposure (%)

(as of 9/30/2019)
label value
Emerging Markets 100
North America 0
(as of 6/30/2019)
label value
Emerging Markets 100
North America 0
Market Cap Distribution %
(as of 9/30/2019)
Fund
Less than $2 billion 7
$2 billion - $5 billion 16
$5 billion - $10 billion 13
Greater than $10 billion 64
Not Classified 0
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 05/31/2011
Symbol HERIX
CUSIP 41664M383
Fund Number 1017
Sector Exposure
Sectors 6/30/2019 Fund 9/30/2019 Benchmark 9/30/2019 UNDERWEIGHT / OVERWEIGHT -2 0 2
Consumer Discretionary 14 15 13
Overweight 100.0%
Materials 9 9 7
Overweight 100.0%
Consumer Staples 8 8 7
Overweight 50.0%
Industrials 6 6 5
Overweight 50.0%
Energy 8 8 8
Overweight 0.0%
Financials 25 24 25
Overweight 50.0%
Information Technology 12 14 15
Overweight 50.0%
Health Care 1 2 3
Overweight 50.0%
Real Estate 3 2 3
Overweight 50.0%
Utilities 2 2 3
Overweight 50.0%
Communication Services 12 10 12
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.

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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.

Pitchbook

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This Pitchbook reviews the Funds' investment approach, investment team, investment process, and general portfolio parameters.

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. • 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 or if the Fund focuses in a particular geographic region or country. • 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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