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Hartford Global Growth HLS Fund


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Seeks growth of capital.


A global stock fund that invests in large- and mid-cap companies that are considered leaders in their industries and growing on a global basis.

Effective 12/31/17, this Fund is closed to certain qualified pension and retirement plans.  For more information, please refer to the fund's statutory prospectus. 

More About Global Growth HLS Fund 

John A. Boselli, CFA
Senior Managing Director
Equity Portfolio Manager
Matthew D. Hudson, CFA
Managing Director
Equity Portfolio Manager

The portfolio managers are supported by the full resources of Wellington.


Performance (%)
% (as of 11/30/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 11/30/2019)
Hartford Global Growth HLS  IA 28.43 18.44 17.94 12.04 12.61 8.86
Benchmark 29.85 20.22 16.24 10.07 11.04 ---
Morningstar World Large Stock Category 21.59 12.89 11.38 6.84 8.40 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 9/30/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 9/30/2019)
Hartford Global Growth HLS  IA 21.48 2.76 14.59 11.91 12.31 8.64
Benchmark 21.80 3.00 12.63 9.53 10.69 ---
Morningstar World Large Stock Category 15.87 0.90 8.92 6.28 8.10 ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 09/30/1998
Operating Expenses:   Net  0.80% |  Gross  0.80%

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.

IA-Share Morningstar Ratings
(as of 11/30/2019)
  • Overall
    Overall, 5 stars, 3-Year, 5 stars, 5-Year, 5 stars, and 10-Year, 5 stars, rated against 725, 725, 599 and 365 products, respectively. Morningstar RatingTM is calculated for products with at least a 3-year history, based on a risk-adjusted return measure (excluding any applicable sale charges) and accounts for variations in a product's monthly performance. 5 stars are assigned to the top 10%; 4 stars to the next 22.5%, 3 stars to the next 35%, 2 stars to the next 22.5% and 1 star to the bottom 10%. ETFs and mutual funds are considered a single population. The Overall Rating is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. For more information about these ratings, including their methodology, please go to global.morningstar.com/managerdisclosures. Ratings for other share classes may vary and are subject to change monthly. Past performance is no guarantee of future performance.
    ©2019 Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/ or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.
  • 725 Products | World Large Stock Category
Based on Risk-Adjusted Returns
Calendar Year Returns (%)
Fund Benchmark
2018 -3.81 -6.74
2017 32.73 28.01
2016 1.95 2.80
2015 8.04 3.11
2014 6.79 6.14
2013 36.30 26.73
2012 23.41 16.12
2011 -13.89 -5.49
2010 14.25 14.50
2009 35.64 33.27

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.
As of Date 10/31/2019
Net Assets $499 million
# of Holdings 112
% in Equities 98
% in Foreign Equities 30
Beta (3 year) 1.08
R Squared (3 year) 0.96
Standard Deviation 13.37%
Turnover (9/30/2019) 52%
Active Share 63%
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 10/31/2019)
Fund MSCI World Growth Index
Price/Earnings 21.9x 20.5x
Price/Book 6.7x 4.9x
EPS Growth Rate 15.0% 12.4%
Return on Equity 31.8% 27.1%
Asset Weighted Market Cap (billions) $211.6 $253.5
Median Market Cap (billions) $50.3 $13.5
Market Cap Distribution %
(as of 10/31/2019)
Less than $2 billion 0
$2 billion - $5 billion 0
$5 billion - $10 billion 2
Greater than $10 billion 97
Not Classified 0
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 09/30/1998
Symbol HIALX
CUSIP 416528305
Fund Number 2051

Top Holdings

(as of 10/31/2019)
label percentageholding
Microsoft Corp. 5.22
Alphabet, Inc. 3.54
Facebook, Inc. 2.86
Home Depot, Inc. 2.17
Mastercard, Inc. 2.13
Amazon.com, Inc. 2.06
salesforce.com, Inc. 1.88
AstraZeneca plc 1.86
Adobe, Inc. 1.85
PayPal Holdings, Inc. 1.73
Total Portfolio % 25.30
(as of 9/30/2019)
label percentageholding
Microsoft Corp. 5.17
Amazon.com, Inc. 3.66
Alphabet, Inc. 3.49
Facebook, Inc. 2.64
Home Depot, Inc. 2.20
Mastercard, Inc. 2.14
Adobe, Inc. 1.89
salesforce.com, Inc. 1.86
Lockheed Martin Corp. 1.80
PayPal Holdings, Inc. 1.78
Total Portfolio % 26.63

Regional Exposure (%)

(as of 10/31/2019)
label value
North America 71
Europe 18
Emerging Markets 7
Japan 2
Asia Pacific ex Japan 1
(as of 9/30/2019)
label value
North America 73
Europe 17
Emerging Markets 7
Japan 2
Asia Pacific ex Japan 1
Sector Characteristics
Sectors 9/30/2019 Fund 10/31/2019 Benchmark 10/31/2019 UNDERWEIGHT / OVERWEIGHT -4 0 4
Information Technology 30 30 26
Overweight 100.0%
Communication Services 13 13 9
Overweight 100.0%
Financials 9 9 7
Overweight 50.0%
Consumer Discretionary 17 15 14
Overweight 25.0%
Real Estate 2 2 2
Overweight 0.0%
Health Care 13 12 13
Overweight 25.0%
Energy 1 1 2
Overweight 25.0%
Utilities 0 0 1
Overweight 25.0%
Consumer Staples 6 7 9
Overweight 50.0%
Materials 1 1 4
Overweight 75.0%
Industrials 9 10 14
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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Summary Prospectus

05/01/2019 | pdf

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

Semi Annual Report

06/30/2018 | pdf

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

Statutory Prospectus

05/01/2019 | pdf

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

Annual Report

12/02/2019 | pdf

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


05/01/2019 | 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. The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by allocating assets among different portfolio management teams. 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. • Mid-cap securities can have greater risk and volatility than large-cap securities. • Different investment styles may go in and out favor, which may cause the Fund to underperform the broader stock market.

Hartford HLS Funds are distributed by Hartford Funds Distributors, LLC (HFD), Member FINRA. Advisory services are provided by Hartford Funds Management Company, LLC (HFMC). The Funds are sub-advised by Wellington Management Company LLP, which is not affiliated with HFD or HFMC.

Neither MSCI nor any other party involved in or related to compiling, computing or creating the MSCI data makes any express or implied warranties or representations with respect to such data (or the results to be obtained by the use thereof), and all such parties hereby expressly disclaim all warranties of originality, accuracy, completeness, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose with respect to any of such data. Without limiting any of the foregoing, in no event shall MSCI, any of its affiliates or any third party involved in or related to compiling, computing or creating the data have any liability for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, consequential or any other damages (including lost profits) even if notified of the possibility of such damages. No further distribution or dissemination of the MSCI data is permitted without MSCI's express written consent.