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Hartford International Opportunities HLS Fund


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Seeks long-term growth of capital.


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 (%)
% (as of 8/31/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 8/31/2019)
Hartford International Opportunities HLS  IA 14.82 -2.67 5.40 2.74 6.08 5.80
Benchmark 8.76 -3.27 5.87 1.37 4.71 ---
Morningstar Foreign Large Blend Category 9.20 -4.19 5.02 1.50 4.71 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 6/30/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 6/30/2019)
Hartford International Opportunities HLS  IA 18.76 -0.01 8.02 3.01 7.87 5.96
Benchmark 13.60 1.29 9.39 2.16 6.54 ---
Morningstar Foreign Large Blend Category 13.52 -0.09 8.06 1.93 6.43 ---
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 8/31/2019)
  • Overall
    Overall, 4 stars, 3-Year, 3 stars, 5-Year, 4 stars, and 10-Year, 4 stars, rated against 610, 610, 487 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.
    ©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.
  • 610 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.

CharacteristicsAllocations, exposures and holdings are subject to change. Percentages may be rounded.

Allocations, exposures and holdings are subject to change. Percentages may be rounded.
As of Date 8/31/2019
Net Assets $1.2 billion
# of Holdings 101
% in Equities 97
% in Foreign Equities 97
Beta (3 year) 1.11
R Squared (3 year) 0.96
Standard Deviation 13.08%
Turnover (6/30/2019) 86%
Active Share 80%
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 8/31/2019)
Fund MSCI ACWI ex USA Index
Price/Earnings 15.3x 12.1x
Price/Book 2.2x 1.5x
EPS Growth Rate 11.7% 9.2%
Return on Equity 15.7% 16.2%
Asset Weighted Market Cap (billions) $84.8 $69.5
Median Market Cap (billions) $24.9 $7.8
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 07/02/1990
Symbol HIAOX
CUSIP 416528602
Fund Number 2047

Top Holdings

(as of 8/31/2019)
label percentageholding
Nestle S.A. 3.51
Tencent Holdings Ltd. 2.85
Novartis AG 2.32
Safran S.A. 2.29
Total S.A. 2.24
Canadian National Railway Co. 2.11
Airbus SE 1.91
Koninklijke Philips N.V. 1.87
Alcon, Inc. 1.81
Ping An Insurance Group Co., of China Ltd. 1.78
Total Portfolio % 22.69
(as of 6/30/2019)
label percentageholding
Nestle S.A. 3.33
Tencent Holdings Ltd. 2.88
Total S.A. 2.55
Novartis AG 2.42
Safran S.A. 2.24
Canadian National Railway Co. 2.06
Airbus SE 1.81
Alcon, Inc. 1.78
Allianz SE 1.74
China Tower Corp. Ltd. 1.72
Total Portfolio % 22.53

Regional Exposure (%)

(as of 8/31/2019)
label value
Europe 56
Emerging Markets 23
Japan 12
North America 7
Asia Pacific ex Japan 2
(as of 6/30/2019)
label value
Europe 56
Emerging Markets 22
Japan 14
North America 7
Asia Pacific ex Japan 2
Market Cap Distribution %
(as of 8/31/2019)
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 6/30/2019 Fund 8/31/2019 Benchmark 8/31/2019 UNDERWEIGHT / OVERWEIGHT -5 0 5
Industrials 16 16 12
Overweight 80.0%
Health Care 11 12 9
Overweight 60.0%
Communication Services 9 10 7
Overweight 60.0%
Real Estate 5 5 3
Overweight 40.0%
Consumer Discretionary 11 12 11
Overweight 20.0%
Utilities 5 4 3
Overweight 20.0%
Consumer Staples 9 10 10
Overweight 0.0%
Information Technology 8 8 9
Overweight 20.0%
Energy 6 4 7
Overweight 60.0%
Financials 17 17 21
Overweight 80.0%
Materials 3 2 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.



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Fact Sheet

06/30/2019 | pdf

This Fund Fact Sheet summarizes the Fund's investment approach, portfolio statistics, top holdings, and current performance.

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Expanded Commentary

06/30/2019 | 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.


06/30/2019 | 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.


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.