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Hartford Global Growth HLS Fund

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Objective

Seeks growth of capital.

Overview

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

Performance (%)
% (as of 3/31/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 3/31/2019)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Global Growth HLS  IA 16.38 7.37 16.02 11.79 15.36 8.63
Benchmark 14.81 6.43 12.38 8.94 13.53 ---
Morningstar World Large Stock Category 12.23 1.77 9.97 5.77 11.59 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 3/31/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 3/31/2019)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Global Growth HLS  IA 16.38 7.37 16.02 11.79 15.36 8.63
Benchmark 14.81 6.43 12.38 8.94 13.53 ---
Morningstar World Large Stock Category 12.23 1.77 9.97 5.77 11.59 ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 09/30/1998
Operating Expenses:   Net  0.81% |  Gross  0.81%

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 3/31/2019)
  • Overall
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    Overall, 5 stars, 3-Year, 5 stars, 5-Year, 5 stars, and 10-Year, 5 stars, rated against 732, 732, 617 and 370 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.
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  • 732 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.

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

Statistics
As of Date 3/31/2019
Net Assets $508 million
# of Holdings 112
% in Equities 99
% in Foreign Equities 27
Beta (3 year) 1.09
R Squared (3 year) 0.96
Standard Deviation 12.64%
Turnover (3/31/2019) 54%
Active Share 64%
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 3/31/2019)
Fund MSCI World Growth Index
Price/Earnings 18.7x 18.1x
Price/Book 5.5x 4.4x
EPS Growth Rate 15.3% 12.7%
Return on Equity 28.9% 25.9%
Asset Weighted Market Cap (billions) $206.7 $215.4
Median Market Cap (billions) $41.7 $12.6
Market Cap Distribution %
(as of 3/31/2019)
Less than $2 billion 0
$2 billion - $5 billion 0
$5 billion - $10 billion 4
Greater than $10 billion 96
Not Classified 0
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 09/30/1998
Symbol HIALX
CUSIP 416528305
Fund Number 2051

Top Holdings

(as of 3/31/2019)
label percentageholding
Amazon.com, Inc. 4.49
Microsoft Corp. 4.38
Alphabet, Inc. 4.12
Facebook, Inc. 2.16
Mastercard, Inc. 1.98
Adobe, Inc. 1.95
PayPal Holdings, Inc. 1.95
Home Depot, Inc. 1.90
salesforce.com, Inc. 1.80
American Tower Corp. 1.70
Total Portfolio % 26.43
(as of 12/31/2018)
label percentageholding
Amazon.com, Inc. 4.31
Alphabet, Inc. 4.25
Microsoft Corp. 4.13
Home Depot, Inc. 2.09
Adobe, Inc. 1.91
Mastercard, Inc. 1.86
PayPal Holdings, Inc. 1.82
American Tower Corp. 1.82
AstraZeneca plc 1.74
NIKE, Inc. 1.71
Total Portfolio % 25.64

Regional Exposure (%)

(as of 3/31/2019)
label value
North America 74
Europe 15
Emerging Markets 7
Japan 3
Asia Pacific ex Japan 1
(as of 12/31/2018)
label value
North America 72
Europe 18
Emerging Markets 5
Japan 4
Asia Pacific ex Japan 1
Sector Characteristics
Sectors 12/31/2018 Fund 3/31/2019 Benchmark 3/31/2019 UNDERWEIGHT / OVERWEIGHT -5 0 5
Information Technology 22 27 24
Overweight 60.0%
Consumer Discretionary 19 17 14
Overweight 60.0%
Financials 9 10 7
Overweight 60.0%
Health Care 18 15 13
Overweight 40.0%
Communication Services 9 12 10
Overweight 40.0%
Energy 2 2 2
Overweight 0.0%
Real Estate 2 2 2
Overweight 0.0%
Utilities 0 0 1
Overweight 20.0%
Materials 2 2 4
Overweight 40.0%
Industrials 12 11 14
Overweight 60.0%
Consumer Staples 5 4 9
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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2019 Outlooks (Wellington) 

12/21/2018
Thought leaders from Wellington Management provide their outlook on issues that may influence markets and portfolios going forward.
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2019 Outlooks (Schroders) 

12/21/2018
Thought leaders from Schroder Investment Management provide their outlook on issues that will influence markets and portfolios going forward.

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Summary Prospectus

05/01/2018 | 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

05/01/2018 | pdf

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

Annual Report

12/31/2018 | pdf

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

SAI

05/01/2018 | 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. The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by allocating assets among different asset classes and/or specialist portfolio managers. 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. • 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 a fund to underperform the broader stock market. The Fund's focus on investments in particular sectors may increase its volatility and risk of loss if adverse developments occur.

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.

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