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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.

More About International Opportunities Fund 

Performance

Performance (%)
% (as of 8/31/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 8/31/2018)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford International Opportunities HLS  IA -4.14 1.74 6.60 6.43 5.15 6.12
Benchmark -3.53 3.18 8.08 5.43 3.44 ---
Morningstar Foreign Large Blend Category -2.62 3.31 6.86 5.36 3.26 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 6/30/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 6/30/2018)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford International Opportunities HLS  IA -3.49 5.38 5.25 7.19 4.13 6.18
Benchmark -3.77 7.28 5.07 5.99 2.54 ---
Morningstar Foreign Large Blend Category -2.96 6.29 4.41 5.89 2.31 ---
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 8/31/2018)
  • Overall
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Calendar Year Returns (%)
Fund Benchmark
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
2008 -42.25 -45.53

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 8/31/2018
Net Assets $1.3 billion
# of Holdings 96
Beta 0.97
R Squared 0.95
% in Equities 97%
Turnover (6/30/2018) 85%
Standard Deviation 10.91%
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 8/31/2018)
Fund MSCI AC (All Country) World ex USA Index
Asset Weighted Market Cap $91.2 billion $68.5 billion
EPS Growth Rate 11.8% 10.7%
Median Market Cap $26.6 billion $8.3 billion
Price/Book 2.2x 1.7x
Price/Earnings 13.1x 12.3x
Return on Equity 16.2% 15.9%
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 07/02/1990
Symbol HIAOX
CUSIP 416528602
Fund Number 2047

Top Holdings

(as of 8/31/2018)
label percentageholding
Nestle S.A. 3.41
Tencent Holdings Ltd. 2.64
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. 2.52
Canadian National Railway Co. 2.34
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. 2.31
Safran S.A. 2.12
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 2.06
Koninklijke Philips N.V. 2.04
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. 2.03
Novartis AG 1.94
Total Portfolio % 23.41
(as of 6/30/2018)
label percentageholding
Nestle S.A. 3.08
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. 2.78
Tencent Holdings Ltd. 2.77
Canadian National Railway Co. 2.32
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. 2.23
Rio Tinto plc 2.22
TOTAL S.A. 2.06
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. 2.05
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. 2.03
Safran S.A. 2.00
Total Portfolio % 23.54

Regional Exposure (%)

(as of 8/31/2018)
label value
Europe 49.92
Emerging Markets 23.76
Japan 15.82
North America 7.95
Asia Pacific ex Japan 1.69
Middle East/Developed 0.86
(as of 6/30/2018)
label value
Europe 49.74
Emerging Markets 23.61
Japan 15.71
North America 8.74
Asia Pacific ex Japan 2.20
Market Cap Distribution %
(as of 08/31/2018)
Less than $2 billion 0.2
$2 billion - $5 billion 0.5
$5 billion - $10 billion 5.6
Greater than $10 billion 93.7
Sector Characteristics
Sectors 06/30/2018 Fund 08/31/2018 Benchmark 08/31/2018 UNDERWEIGHT / OVERWEIGHT -6 0 6
Information Technology 17.2 17.4 11.9
Overweight 83.33333333333334%
Industrials 14.6 15.5 11.8
Overweight 66.66666666666667%
Health Care 8.2 12.1 8.5
Overweight 66.66666666666667%
Consumer Discretionary 16.2 13.7 11.0
Overweight 50.0%
Utilities 3.5 3.4 3.0
Overweight 0.0%
Real Estate 2.7 2.5 3.2
Overweight 0.0%
Energy 7.2 5.5 7.4
Overweight 16.666666666666668%
Telecommunication Services 1.7 2.5 3.7
Overweight 16.666666666666668%
Consumer Staples 7.7 7.8 9.6
Overweight 33.333333333333336%
Materials 5.2 3.1 8.0
Overweight 83.33333333333334%
Financials 15.9 16.4 21.9
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

pdf

A Reboot for International Equities 

Thu Aug 02 12:42:00 EDT 2018
Much like popular film franchises often are restarted to renewed popularity, interest in international investing may be poised to be rekindled.
pdf

The 5-Minute Forecast 3Q18 

Wed Jul 18 11:24:00 EDT 2018
A concise summary of the Hartford Funds Multi-Asset Team’s views on the main challenges facing investors: Growth, Income, Volatility, Inflation, and Taxes.

Literature

Fund Literature

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Fact Sheet

06/30/2018 | pdf

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Expanded Commentary

06/30/2018 | pdf

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Summary Prospectus

05/01/2018 | pdf

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Pitchbook

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Semi Annual Report

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Statutory Prospectus

05/01/2018 | pdf

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Annual Report

12/31/2017 | pdf

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SAI

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A WORD ABOUT RISK

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. 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 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.

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