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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 1/31/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 1/31/2019)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Emerging Markets Equity  I 9.19 -15.30 15.41 4.99 --- 1.23
Benchmark 8.77 -14.24 14.89 4.77 --- ---
Morningstar Diversified Emerging Mkts Category 8.44 -15.11 11.89 3.41 --- ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 12/31/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 12/31/2018)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Emerging Markets Equity  I -16.04 -16.04 9.68 1.94 --- 0.08
Benchmark -14.58 -14.58 9.25 1.65 --- ---
Morningstar Diversified Emerging Mkts Category -16.14 -16.14 6.88 0.43 --- ---
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 (I-Share)

(as of 12/31/2018)
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Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2017","value":"10949.0"},{"date":"Fri Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2017","value":"10309.0"},{"date":"Wed May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2017","value":"10154.0"},{"date":"Sun Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2017","value":"9965.0"},{"date":"Fri Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2017","value":"9751.0"},{"date":"Tue Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2017","value":"9443.0"},{"date":"Tue Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2017","value":"9051.0"},{"date":"Sat Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2016","value":"8446.0"},{"date":"Wed Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2016","value":"8512.0"},{"date":"Mon Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"8933.0"},{"date":"Fri Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"8898.0"},{"date":"Wed Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"8734.0"},{"date":"Sun Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"8582.0"},{"date":"Thu Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"8115.0"},{"date":"Tue May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"7717.0"},{"date":"Sat Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"8021.0"},{"date":"Thu Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"7963.0"},{"date":"Mon Feb 29 00:00:00 EST 2016","value":"7039.0"},{"date":"Sun Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2016","value":"7144.0"},{"date":"Thu Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2015","value":"7623.0"},{"date":"Mon Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2015","value":"7919.0"},{"date":"Sat Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"8200.0"},{"date":"Wed Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"7740.0"},{"date":"Mon Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"7942.0"},{"date":"Fri Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"8604.0"},{"date":"Tue Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"9256.0"},{"date":"Sun May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"9514.0"},{"date":"Thu Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"9863.0"},{"date":"Tue Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"9088.0"},{"date":"Sat Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2015","value":"9200.0"},{"date":"Sat Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2015","value":"8751.0"},{"date":"Wed Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2014","value":"8795.0"},{"date":"Sun Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2014","value":"9264.0"},{"date":"Fri Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"9347.0"},{"date":"Tue Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"9357.0"},{"date":"Sun Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"10077.0"},{"date":"Thu Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"9820.0"},{"date":"Mon Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"9737.0"},{"date":"Sat May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"9422.0"},{"date":"Wed Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"9186.0"},{"date":"Mon Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"9104.0"},{"date":"Fri Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2014","value":"9001.0"},{"date":"Fri Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2014","value":"8611.0"},{"date":"Tue Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2013","value":"9135.0"},{"date":"Sat Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2013","value":"9130.0"},{"date":"Thu Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"9241.0"},{"date":"Mon Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"8766.0"},{"date":"Sat Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"8140.0"},{"date":"Wed Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"8292.0"},{"date":"Sun Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"8120.0"},{"date":"Fri May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"8766.0"},{"date":"Tue Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"8989.0"},{"date":"Sun Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"8857.0"},{"date":"Thu Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2013","value":"9029.0"},{"date":"Thu Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2013","value":"9150.0"},{"date":"Mon Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2012","value":"9009.0"},{"date":"Fri Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2012","value":"8547.0"},{"date":"Wed Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"8467.0"},{"date":"Sun Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"8527.0"},{"date":"Fri Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"8087.0"},{"date":"Tue Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"7986.0"},{"date":"Sat Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"7896.0"},{"date":"Thu May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"7606.0"},{"date":"Mon Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"8517.0"},{"date":"Sat Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"8758.0"},{"date":"Wed Feb 29 00:00:00 EST 2012","value":"8978.0"},{"date":"Tue Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2012","value":"8447.0"},{"date":"Sat Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2011","value":"7616.0"},{"date":"Wed Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2011","value":"7950.0"},{"date":"Mon Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"8230.0"},{"date":"Fri Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"7230.0"},{"date":"Wed Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"8730.0"},{"date":"Sun Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"9690.0"},{"date":"Thu Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"9690.0"},{"date":"Tue May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"10000.0"}]

 
Growth of $10,000

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

I-Share Morningstar Ratings
(as of 1/31/2019)
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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.

Characteristics Holdings are subject to change. Percentages may be rounded.

Statistics
As of Date 12/31/2018
Net Assets $130 million
# of Holdings 211
% in Equities 96
% in Foreign Equities 95
Beta (3 year) 1.03
R Squared (3 year) 0.98
Standard Deviation 15.20%
Turnover (12/31/2018) 94%
Active Share 63%
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 12/31/2018)
Fund MSCI Emerging Markets Index
Price/Earnings 7.7x 10.1x
Price/Book 1.2x 1.6x
EPS Growth Rate 12.4% 14.3%
Return on Equity 15.6% 17.8%
Asset Weighted Market Cap (billions) $69.0 $78.4
Median Market Cap (billions) $7.1 $5.8
Return Characteristics
(as of 12/31/2018)
Fund
Alpha (5 Year) 0.33
Down Capture (5 Year) 99.02
Information Ratio (5 Year) 0.10
Sharpe Ratio (5 Year) 0.16
Up Capture (5 Year) 100.43

Top Ten Holdings (%)

(as of 12/31/2018)
label percentageholding
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 4.74
Tencent Holdings Ltd. 3.27
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. 2.38
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. 2.27
China Mobile Ltd. 2.17
Bank of China Ltd. 1.88
Wal-Mart de Mexico S.A.B. de C.V. 1.73
Bank of Communications Co., Ltd. 1.66
Grupo Financiero Banorte S.A.B. de C.V. 1.60
Banco do Brasil S.A. 1.59
Total Portfolio % 23.29
(as of 9/30/2018)
label percentageholding
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 5.23
Tencent Holdings Ltd. 3.22
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. 2.58
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. 2.29
China Mobile Ltd. 2.02
SK Hynix, Inc. 1.86
Wal-Mart de Mexico S.A.B. de C.V. 1.67
Grupo Financiero Banorte S.A.B. de C.V. 1.50
Vale S.A. 1.43
China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. 1.41
Total Portfolio % 23.21

Regional Exposure (%)

(as of 12/31/2018)
label value
Emerging Markets 99
North America 1
(as of 9/30/2018)
label value
Emerging Markets 100
North America 0
Market Cap Distribution %
(as of 12/31/2018)
Less than $2 billion 6
$2 billion - $5 billion 15
$5 billion - $10 billion 15
Greater than $10 billion 63
Not Classified 1
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 05/31/2011
Symbol HERIX
CUSIP 41664M383
Fund Number 1017
Sector Exposure
Sectors 9/30/2018 Fund 12/31/2018 Benchmark 12/31/2018 UNDERWEIGHT / OVERWEIGHT -2 0 2
Financials 23 27 25
Overweight 100.0%
Energy 10 9 8
Overweight 50.0%
Materials 10 9 8
Overweight 50.0%
Information Technology 27 14 14
Overweight 0.0%
Industrials 5 6 6
Overweight 0.0%
Utilities 2 3 3
Overweight 0.0%
Telecommunication Services 5 0 0
Overweight 0.0%
Communication Services 0 13 14
Overweight 50.0%
Consumer Discretionary 8 9 10
Overweight 50.0%
Consumer Staples 5 6 7
Overweight 50.0%
Real Estate 3 2 3
Overweight 50.0%
Health Care 2 1 3
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 1Q19 

Tue Jan 22 11:24:00 EST 2019
A concise summary of the Hartford Funds Multi-Asset Team’s views on the main challenges facing investors: Growth, Income, Volatility, Inflation, and Taxes.
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2019 Outlooks (Schroders) 

Fri Dec 21 14:06:00 EST 2018
Thought leaders from Schroder Investment Management provide their outlook on issues that will influence markets and portfolios going forward.
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2019 Outlooks (Wellington) 

Fri Dec 21 14:06:00 EST 2018
Thought leaders from Wellington Management provide their outlook on issues that may influence markets and portfolios going forward.

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Fact Sheet

12/31/2018 | pdf

This Fund Fact Sheet summarizes the Fund's investment approach, portfolio statistics, top holdings, and current performance.

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Commentary

12/31/2018 | 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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Expanded Commentary

12/31/2018 | 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

03/01/2018 | pdf

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

Pitchbook

12/31/2018 | pdf

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

Semi Annual Report

04/30/2018 | pdf

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

Statutory Prospectus

03/01/2018 | pdf

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

Annual Report

10/31/2018 | pdf

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

SAI

03/01/2018 | 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. 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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