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Hartford International Opportunities HLS Fund

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Objective

Seeks long-term growth of capital.

Overview

An international stock fund that seeks long-term growth of capital by looking for companies with improving or sustainable returns.

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 4/30/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 4/30/2019)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford International Opportunities HLS  IA 17.54 -4.33 6.82 3.45 8.80 5.96
Benchmark 13.23 -3.23 8.09 2.83 7.75 ---
Morningstar Foreign Large Blend Category 13.28 -3.60 7.02 2.48 7.58 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 3/31/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 3/31/2019)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford International Opportunities HLS  IA 14.02 -7.57 6.23 3.14 9.77 5.86
Benchmark 10.31 -4.22 8.09 2.57 8.85 ---
Morningstar Foreign Large Blend Category 10.23 -5.05 6.62 2.07 8.42 ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 07/02/1990
Operating Expenses:   Net  0.73% |  Gross  0.73%

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 4/30/2019)
  • Overall
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    Overall, 4 stars, 3-Year, 3 stars, 5-Year, 4 stars, and 10-Year, 4 stars, rated against 618, 618, 496 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.
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  • 618 Products | Foreign Large Blend Category
Based on Risk-Adjusted Returns
Calendar Year Returns (%)
Fund Benchmark
2018 -18.74 -14.20
2017 25.25 27.19
2016 1.26 4.50
2015 1.88 -5.66
2014 -3.87 -3.87
2013 21.55 15.29
2012 20.20 16.83
2011 -13.97 -13.71
2010 14.49 11.15
2009 33.46 41.45

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 4/30/2019
Net Assets $1.2 billion
# of Holdings 93
% in Equities 98
% in Foreign Equities 97
Beta (3 year) 1.11
R Squared (3 year) 0.95
Standard Deviation 12.13%
Turnover (3/31/2019) 81%
Active Share 81%
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 4/30/2019)
Fund MSCI ACWI ex USA Index
Price/Earnings 14.3x 12.2x
Price/Book 1.9x 1.6x
EPS Growth Rate 10.1% 9.1%
Return on Equity 15.4% 15.8%
Asset Weighted Market Cap (billions) $96.6 $72.2
Median Market Cap (billions) $25.4 $8.5
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 07/02/1990
Symbol HIAOX
CUSIP 416528602
Fund Number 2047

Top Holdings

(as of 4/30/2019)
label percentageholding
Nestle S.A. 3.19
Tencent Holdings Ltd. 2.88
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. 2.71
TOTAL S.A. 2.63
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. 2.59
Novartis AG 2.08
Vonovia SE 1.98
ING Groep N.V. 1.94
Safran S.A. 1.93
Canadian National Railway Co. 1.89
Total Portfolio % 23.82
(as of 3/31/2019)
label percentageholding
Nestle S.A. 3.47
Novartis AG 3.09
Tencent Holdings Ltd. 2.78
Total S.A. 2.69
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. 2.64
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. 2.53
Rio Tinto plc 2.22
Vonovia SE 2.12
Ping An Insurance Group Co. of China Ltd. 2.10
China Tower Corp. Ltd. 2.05
Total Portfolio % 25.69

Regional Exposure (%)

(as of 4/30/2019)
label value
Europe 56
Emerging Markets 23
Japan 13
North America 6
Asia Pacific ex Japan 1
Middle East/Developed 0
(as of 3/31/2019)
label value
Europe 56
Emerging Markets 23
Japan 13
North America 6
Asia Pacific ex Japan 1
Middle East/Developed 0
Market Cap Distribution %
(as of 4/30/2019)
Less than $2 billion 0
$2 billion - $5 billion 2
$5 billion - $10 billion 8
Greater than $10 billion 90
Not Classified 0
Sector Characteristics
Sectors 3/31/2019 Fund 4/30/2019 Benchmark 4/30/2019 UNDERWEIGHT / OVERWEIGHT -3 0 3
Consumer Discretionary 13 14 11
Overweight 100.0%
Health Care 10 10 8
Overweight 66.66666666666667%
Communication Services 8 9 7
Overweight 66.66666666666667%
Real Estate 6 5 3
Overweight 66.66666666666667%
Industrials 11 13 12
Overweight 33.333333333333336%
Information Technology 8 9 9
Overweight 0.0%
Utilities 4 3 3
Overweight 0.0%
Energy 8 6 7
Overweight 33.333333333333336%
Consumer Staples 9 8 10
Overweight 66.66666666666667%
Financials 19 19 22
Overweight 100.0%
Materials 4 4 7
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

pdf

The 5-Minute Forecast 2Q19 

04/23/2019
A concise summary of the Hartford Funds Investment Consulting Group's views on the main challenges facing investors: Growth, Income, Volatility, Inflation, and Taxes.
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2Q19 Multi-Asset Outlook: What's Really Changed? 

04/15/2019
The big question now is how much higher markets can climb on the back of easier policy given that economic fundamentals continue to deteriorate.
pdf

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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Summary Prospectus

05/01/2019 | pdf

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

Pitchbook

03/31/2019 | pdf

This Pitchbook reviews the Fund's investment approach, investment team, investment process, portfolio statistics, top holdings, and current performance.

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. • 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 risks and volatility than large-cap securities. • The Fund's focus on investments in particular sectors, geographic regions or countries 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.

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. 

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