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Hartford Environmental Opportunities Fund

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Objective

Seeks long-term capital appreciation.

Overview

A fund that invests in companies that generate revenue by actively helping to address environmental issues.

More About Environmental Opportunities Fund 

Investing With Your Values

Studies show that individual and institutional investors are increasingly looking for ways to align their personal values with investment strategies. Doing the right things for the environment and planning for your future financial needs are no longer mutually exclusive goals.

Good for the Environment, Good for Your Portfolio?

The Fund invests in companies that are helping to address environmental issues such as energy efficiency, water/waste management, and environmental change. New initiatives may make being green and profitable easier than ever before.

Impact Investing Expertise

Wellington Management, the Fund’s sub-adviser, has a dedicated team that engages with more than 250 companies every year on environmental, social, and governance issues. This internal resource provides integral insights for the portfolio management team who has been investing in an environmentally focused style since 2007.


Alan T. Hsu
Managing Director
Equity Portfolio Manager and Global Industry Analyst
G. Thomas Levering
Senior Managing Director
Equity Portfolio Manager and Global Industry Analyst

Portfolio managers are supported by the full resources of Wellington Management

Performance

Performance (%)
% (as of 3/31/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 3/31/2018)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Environmental Opportunities  I -2.80 11.23 --- --- --- 16.37
Benchmark -0.96 14.85 --- --- --- ---
Morningstar World Small/Mid Stock Category -0.30 17.09 --- --- --- ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 3/31/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 3/31/2018)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Environmental Opportunities  I -2.80 11.23 --- --- --- 16.37
Benchmark -0.96 14.85 --- --- --- ---
Morningstar World Small/Mid Stock Category -0.30 17.09 --- --- --- ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 02/29/2016
Operating Expenses:   Net  0.90% |  Gross  1.35%

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.

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

Statistics
As of Date 3/31/2018
Net Assets $40 million
Dividend Frequency ---
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 02/29/2016
Symbol HEOIX
CUSIP 41664T883
Fund Number 1913

Top Ten Holdings (%)

(as of 3/31/2018)
label percentageholding
Itron, Inc. 4.41
Avangrid, Inc. 3.24
China Longyuan Power Group Corp. Ltd. 3.20
Smart Metering Systems plc 3.19
Edison International 3.18
Iberdrola S.A. 2.99
Cia de Saneamento do Parana 2.97
Huaneng Renewables Corp. Ltd. 2.94
Cie de Saint-Gobain 2.93
Tomra Systems ASA 2.88
Total Portfolio % 31.93
(as of 12/31/2017)
label percentageholding
Itron, Inc. 3.69
Iberdrola S.A. 3.12
Avangrid, Inc. 3.08
China Longyuan Power Group Corp. Ltd. 2.82
NRG Yield, Inc. 2.80
NextEra Energy, Inc. 2.78
Cie de Saint-Gobain 2.71
Waste Management, Inc. 2.64
Clean Harbors, Inc. 2.63
Mueller Water Products, Inc. 2.59
Total Portfolio % 28.86

Insights

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The 5-Minute Forecast 

Wed Apr 18 11:24:00 EDT 2018
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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3 Reasons for the Market Sell-Off 

Thu Feb 08 10:00:00 EST 2018
The market is recalibrating to a new environment.
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A Reboot for International Equities 

Tue Jan 30 12:42:00 EST 2018
Much like popular film franchises often are restarted to renewed popularity, interest in international investing may be poised to be rekindled.

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A WORD ABOUT RISK

 

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. Risks of focusing investments on the utilities and industrials sectors include regulatory and legal developments, competitive pressures, pricing and rate pressures (utilities), rapid technological changes, potential product obsolescence, and liquidity risk. Risks of focusing on investments that involve sustainability and environmentally responsible investment criteria may influence investment performance relative to the fund’s benchmark or competing funds and expose the fund to increased risks related to downturns or other adverse developments in that market segment.

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