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Domestic Equity fund

Hartford Growth Opportunities Fund    Share Class - R6 (HGOVX)


Objective

Seeks capital appreciation.

Overview

An opportunistic, multi-cap growth fund that looks for early signs of accelerating fundamentals.


Growth Through Flexibility

The Fund has the flexibility to look for growth anywhere. The team searches for companies of all sizes, regardless of geography or sector, that exhibit early signs of earnings momentum.

Differentiated by Discipline

While many growth funds focus exclusively on upside potential, the Fund’s unique valuation discipline also factors in loss potential to help manage risk.

Performance Through Active Management

The Fund’s highly active approach has helped it deliver strong returns in a variety of market environments. Unlike passive approaches, this seeks to provide investors with the potential for market-beating returns.

Portfolio Management
Senior Managing Director
Equity Portfolio Manager
12
YRS
MANAGING THIS FUND
21
YRS
AT WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT
26
YRS
EXPERIENCE IN THIS INDUSTRY
Senior Managing Director
Equity Research Analyst
16
YRS
MANAGING THIS FUND
21
YRS
AT WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT
28
YRS
EXPERIENCE IN THIS INDUSTRY

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

FUND PROCESS VIDEO
Hartford Growth Opportunities Fund Process Video


Stephen Mortimer

Senior Managing Director, Equity Portfolio Manager

Stephen Mortimer video

Performance

PERFORMANCE %
 
CUMULATIVE %
(as of 10/31/2022)
AVERAGE ANNUAL TOTAL RETURNS %
(as of 10/31/2022)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Growth Opportunities R6 -35.56 -38.25 6.23 8.23 12.94 9.86
Benchmark -26.36 -24.67 11.31 12.07 14.37 ---
Morningstar Large Growth Category -28.23 -28.11 8.07 9.51 12.37 ---
 
CUMULATIVE %
(as of 9/30/2022)
AVERAGE ANNUAL TOTAL RETURNS %
(as of 9/30/2022)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Growth Opportunities R6 -39.13 -39.24 4.91 7.90 12.03 9.60
Benchmark -30.57 -23.01 10.16 11.57 13.36 ---
Morningstar Large Growth Category -32.09 -27.10 6.77 8.95 11.36 ---

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.

SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 03/31/1963

Share Class Inception: 11/7/14.
Class R6-share performance prior to its inception date reflects Y-share performance and operating expenses. SI performance is calculated from 02/19/02.

The Fund’s Class R6 shares have not been in operation for 10 years. Therefore, the Calendar Year Returns (R6 Shares) chart includes performance and operating expenses of another class. For more information, see the prospectus.

Characteristics

FUND ESSENTIALS
Inception Date 03/31/1963
Net Assets $4.2 billion
Total Operating Expenses 0.73%
Morningstar Category Large Growth
Lipper Classification Multi-Cap Growth Funds
CUSIP 416641785
Fund Number 1696
FUND STATS
# of Holdings
59
% in Equities
98
% in Foreign Equities
1
Beta (3 year)
1.07
R Squared (3 year)
0.91
Standard Deviation
26.10%
Turnover- (9/30/2022)
108%
Active Share
77%
Holdings Characteristics
FUND Russell 3000 Growth Index
As of Date
10/31/2022 ---
Price/Earnings
23.5x 21.2x
Price/Book
5.5x 9.2x
EPS Growth Rate
20.7% 15.1%
Asset Weighted Market Cap (billions)
$297.0 $685.3
Return on Equity
18.3% 42.0%
Median Market Cap (billions)
$33.7 $2.3
Top Ten Holdings (%)
Amazon.com, Inc. 7.26
Alphabet, Inc. 4.77
Mastercard, Inc. 4.56
Microsoft Corp. 4.56
Workday, Inc. 3.29
Netflix, Inc. 3.13
Eli Lilly & Co. 3.11
Arista Networks, Inc. 2.99
Insulet Corp. 2.65
Palo Alto Networks, Inc. 2.56
Total Portfolio % 38.88
Amazon.com, Inc. 8.31
Alphabet, Inc. 5.01
Microsoft Corp. 4.74
Mastercard, Inc. 4.10
Arista Networks, Inc. 3.38
Workday, Inc. 3.33
Eli Lilly & Co. 2.88
Netflix, Inc. 2.62
Palo Alto Networks, Inc. 2.53
Lululemon Athletica, Inc. 2.50
Total Portfolio % 39.40
Market Cap Distribution (%)

Market Cap Header3

Less than $2 billion 0
$2 billion - $5 billion 3
$5 billion - $10 billion 4
Greater than $10 billion 90
Not Classified 3
RETURN CHARACTERISTICS
Alpha (5 Year)
-4.01
Down Capture (5 Year)
113.22
Information Ratio (5 Year)
-0.53
Sharpe Ratio (5 Year)
0.40
Up Capture (5 Year)
98.84
Sector Exposure (%)

Exposure Chart Header

FUND
BENCHMARK UNDERWEIGHT / OVERWEIGHT

Exposure Chart Header2

9/30/22 10/31/22 10/31/22 -13 0 13
Communication Services 16 15 7
Health Care 17 19 13
Consumer Discretionary 20 19 15
Materials 3 3 2
Financials 3 3 3
Energy 3 2 2
Utilities 0 0 0
Real Estate 1 1 2
Industrials 5 6 8
Consumer Staples 1 1 6
Information Technology 29 29 42
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.
distributions and capital gains
Distribution Date Distribution NAV ordinary income short term capital gains long term capital gains total distribution
12/30/2021 59.70 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0000
12/13/2021 59.10 $0.0000 $4.8083 $7.1500 $11.9583
Past distributions are not indicative of future distributions.

Fund Literature


09/30/2022 - PDF (230 KB)
This Fund Fact Sheet summarizes the Fund's investment approach, portfolio statistics, top holdings, and current performance.
09/30/2022 - PDF (280 KB)
This Fund Story outlines three distinguishing characteristics to help investors better understand the Fund.
09/30/2022 - PDF (128 KB)
Current quarterly commentary from our sub-adviser, Wellington Management, which includes a performance review, attribution, statistics, and positioning and outlook for the Fund.
09/30/2022 - PDF (323 KB)
Current quarterly commentary from our sub-adviser, Wellington Management, which includes a performance review, attribution, statistics, and positioning and outlook for the Fund.
PDF (139 KB)
A summary of a fund's full-length prospectus that provides key information potential investors should consider before making an investment decision.
09/30/2022 - PDF (570 KB)
This Pitchbook reviews the Fund's investment approach, investment team, investment process, and general portfolio parameters.
PDF (3 KB)
An unaudited financial report, which includes a fund's financial statements. These reports are intended for shareholders and others who have reviewed the fund's prospectus.
PDF (13 KB)
A legal document that discloses essential information about a fund, including investment objectives, risks, fees, expenses, fund manager background and other information.
PDF (3 KB)
An audited financial report, which includes a fund's financial statements. These reports are intended for shareholders and others who have reviewed the fund's prospectus.
PDF (13 KB)
A document that supplements the fund's prospectus with additional information about the fund including its operations and risks.
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. • Mid-cap securities can have greater risks and volatility than large-cap securities. • Different investment styles may go in and out of favor, which may cause the Fund to underperform the broader stock market. • To the extent the Fund focuses on one or more sectors, the Fund may be subject to increased volatility and risk of loss if adverse developments occur. • 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, economic and regulatory developments. • The Fund may have high portfolio turnover, which could increase its transaction costs and an investor's tax liability.
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