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Hartford Healthcare HLS Fund

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Objective

Seeks long-term capital appreciation.

Overview

A stock fund that invests in health care, a sector that is experiencing innovations and breakthroughs across multiple subsectors.

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.

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Performance

Performance (%)
% (as of 10/31/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 10/31/2019)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Healthcare HLS  IA 19.01 12.71 13.66 8.98 16.23 11.96
Benchmark 10.97 7.94 14.34 9.31 15.45 ---
Morningstar Health Category 12.23 4.77 12.77 6.80 14.93 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 9/30/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 9/30/2019)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Healthcare HLS  IA 12.22 -5.29 8.33 9.12 14.93 11.67
Benchmark 5.83 -4.33 9.99 9.43 14.62 ---
Morningstar Health Category 6.37 -11.01 7.38 6.83 13.76 ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 05/01/2000
Operating Expenses:   Net  0.89% |  Gross  0.89%

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.

Prior to 4/1/2016, the Fund's benchmark was the S&P North American Health Care Sector Index.

IA-Share Morningstar Ratings
(as of 10/31/2019)
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    Overall, 4 stars, 3-Year, 3 stars, 5-Year, 4 stars, and 10-Year, 4 stars, rated against 136, 136, 122 and 103 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.
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  • 136 Products | Health Category
Based on Risk-Adjusted Returns
Calendar Year Returns (%)
Fund Benchmark
2018 -2.67 6.71
2017 22.26 22.47
2016 -8.39 -2.05
2015 13.21 7.41
2014 27.39 24.79
2013 51.84 42.19
2012 20.62 18.35
2011 8.54 11.88
2010 7.10 5.20
2009 22.72 20.76

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.
Statistics
As of Date 9/30/2019
Net Assets $201 million
# of Holdings 102
% in Equities 96
% in Foreign Equities 16
Beta (3 year) 1.08
R Squared (3 year) 0.86
Standard Deviation 15.60%
Turnover (9/30/2019) 38%
Active Share 62%
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 9/30/2019)
Fund S&P Composite 1500 Health Care Index
Price/Earnings 33.0x 14.3x
Price/Book 4.3x 4.7x
EPS Growth Rate 12.2% 9.2%
Return on Equity 0.8% 20.6%
Asset Weighted Market Cap (billions) $62.0 $116.4
Median Market Cap (billions) $3.2 $3.6

Subsector Exposure

(as of 9/30/2019)
label currentpercentage
Medical Technology 32
Biopharma Large Cap 21
Biopharma Mid Cap 18
Health Care Services 18
Biopharma Small Cap 11
(as of 6/30/2019)
label currentpercentage
Medical Technology 30
Biopharma Large Cap 21
Biopharma Mid Cap 16
Health Care Services 19
Biopharma Small Cap 14
Based on sub-adviser's classification of health care subsectors, which includes combining biotechnology and pharmaceuticals in terms of capitalization: biopharma small-cap, biopharma mid-cap, and biopharma large-cap. Excludes cash. May not total to 100% due to rounding.

Top Holdings

(as of 9/30/2019)
label percentageholding
Abbott Laboratories 5.06
Medtronic plc 4.66
Pfizer, Inc. 4.60
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. 4.15
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. 3.77
Eli Lilly & Co. 3.55
Anthem, Inc. 3.45
Boston Scientific Corp. 3.45
Danaher Corp. 3.10
AstraZeneca plc 2.85
Total Portfolio % 38.64
(as of 6/30/2019)
label percentageholding
Abbott Laboratories 5.56
Pfizer, Inc. 4.99
UnitedHealth Group, Inc. 4.50
Anthem, Inc. 4.02
Boston Scientific Corp. 3.70
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. 3.70
Medtronic plc 3.45
Danaher Corp. 2.98
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. 2.92
Allergan plc 2.73
Total Portfolio % 38.55
Market Cap Distribution %
(as of 9/30/2019)
Fund
Less than $2 billion 12
$2 billion - $5 billion 13
$5 billion - $10 billion 10
Greater than $10 billion 65
Not Classified 0
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 05/01/2000
Symbol HIAHX
CUSIP 416528719
Fund Number 2055

Insights

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3Q Multi-Asset Outlook: Central Banks to the Rescue? Don't Count on it  

07/15/2019
Regardless of near-term developments on the trade front, I expect growth to slow and think investors should consider more defensive positioning.
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Healthy Skepticism: Is the Market Unfairly Punishing Healthcare Stocks? 

05/15/2019
The political debate over Medicare for All has been a headwind for healthcare stocks and may continue to be in the near term.
pdf

Investable Innovation: Tracking Remarkable Biopharmaceutical Advances 

05/07/2019
In the coming decade, we should witness the arrival of a host of wonderful new drugs and novel treatment modalities.

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Expanded Commentary

09/30/2019 | 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

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

12/31/2018 | pdf

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

SAI

05/01/2019 | 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. Security prices fluctuate in value depending on general market and economic conditions and the prospects of individual companies. • Risks of focusing investments on the healthcare related sector include regulatory and legal developments, patent considerations, intense competitive pressures, rapid technological changes, potential product obsolescence, and liquidity risk. • 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 risk and volatility than large-cap securities.

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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