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Hartford International Opportunities 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.

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International Diversification

We live globally, buying televisions from Japan, phones from China, wine from Italy, and spending vacations abroad. Growth is increasingly found outside U.S. borders, but our portfolios may not have kept pace. The Hartford International Opportunities Fund can help you diversify beyond the U.S. and take advantage of opportunities anywhere in the international equity universe.

Seeking Companies That Can Stay
One Step Ahead

The portfolio managers look to buy reasonably priced shares of companies based on expectations of both improving returns, such as companies with new management teams, and sustainable returns, such as companies that have enduring competitive advantages.

Historically Consistent and Strong
Track Record

The Fund is a standout among the Morningstar Large Blend Category. It has outperformed its peer group average for the last nine consecutive years—the only actively managed fund in the category to have accomplished this feat.

Nicolas M. Choumenkovitch
Senior Managing Director
Equity Portfolio Manager
Tara C. Stilwell, CFA
Senior Managing Director
Equity Portfolio Manager

Portfolio managers are supported by the full resources of Wellington Management

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Performance (%)
% (as of 1/31/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 1/31/2018)
Hartford International Opportunities  F 7.07 29.00 10.79 8.88 4.70 6.23
Benchmark 5.57 29.68 9.85 7.11 3.44 ---
Morningstar Foreign Large Blend Category 4.96 27.32 9.04 7.28 2.89 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 12/31/2017)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 12/31/2017)
Hartford International Opportunities  F 24.72 24.72 8.50 8.14 2.96 5.92
Benchmark 27.19 27.19 7.83 6.80 1.84 ---
Morningstar Foreign Large Blend Category 25.42 25.42 7.49 7.04 1.46 ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 07/22/1996
Operating Expenses:   Net  0.74% |  Gross  0.74%

Share Class Inception: 2/28/17
Class F-shares performance prior to 2/28/17 reflects Class I-shares performance and operating expenses, and, prior to 5/30/08, the performance and operating expenses of Class A-shares (excluding sales charges). Performance for Class F-shares prior to its inception date would have differed if Class F- operating expenses had been reflected. Since Inception (SI) performance is calculated from 7/22/96.

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.

Growth of $10,000

(as of 1/31/2018)

Growth of $10,000

Excludes sales charges. If sales charges and taxes had been included, the value would have been lower.

Morningstar Analyst Rating


Morningstar awarded the Fund a Bronze analyst rating on 4/21/171

F-Share Morningstar Ratings
(as of 1/31/2018)
  • Overall
  • Overall Morningstar Rating for International Opportunities Fund, Class F, as of 1/31/2018 out of 600 products in the Foreign Large Blend Category Based on Risk-Adjusted Returns
Calendar Year Returns (%)
2017 24.72 27.19
2016 0.97 4.50
2015 1.43 -5.66
2014 -4.12 -3.87
2013 20.76 15.29
2012 19.42 16.83
2011 -13.54 -13.71
2010 14.85 11.15
2009 32.93 41.45
2008 -42.58 -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.

As of Date 1/31/2018
Net Assets $4.0 billion
# of Holdings 110
Beta 0.90
R Squared 0.93
% in Equities 96%
Turnover (12/31/2017) 90%
% in Foreign Equities 96%
Standard Deviation 11.02%
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 1/31/2018)
Fund MSCI AC (All Country) World ex USA Index
Asset Weighted Market Cap $97.9 billion $78.8 billion
EPS Growth Rate 15.3% 14.2%
Median Market Cap $35.7 billion $9.7 billion
Price/Book 2.0x 1.9x
Price/Earnings 14.1x 14.2x
Return on Equity 14.1% 15.6%
Return Characteristics
(as of 1/31/2018)
Alpha 2.63
Down Capture 83.19
Information Ratio 0.51
Sharpe Ratio 0.82
Up Capture 95.89
Market Cap Distribution %
(as of 01/31/2018)
Less than $2 billion 0.2
$2 billion - $5 billion 1.3
$5 billion - $10 billion 7.0
Greater than $10 billion 90.9

Top Ten Holdings (%)

(as of 1/31/2018)
label percentageholding
UBS Group AG 2.78
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. 2.55
Nestle S.A. 2.50
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. 2.41
Novartis AG 2.28
Canadian National Railway Co. 2.07
Airbus SE 2.03
Tencent Holdings Ltd. 1.98
Iberdrola S.A. 1.96
AXA S.A. 1.95
Total Portfolio % 22.51
(as of 12/31/2017)
label percentageholding
Nestle S.A. 2.75
UBS Group AG 2.68
Novartis AG 2.35
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. 2.33
British American Tobacco plc 2.16
Canadian National Railway Co. 2.14
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 2.08
Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. 2.06
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. 2.04
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. 1.94
Total Portfolio % 22.53

Regional Exposure (%)

(as of 1/31/2018)
label value
Europe 46.76
Emerging Markets 26.06
Japan 16.91
North America 8.17
Asia Pacific ex Japan 2.10
(as of 12/31/2017)
label value
Europe 46.72
Emerging Markets 24.90
Japan 17.29
North America 8.65
Asia Pacific ex Japan 2.44
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 07/22/1996
Symbol IHOFX
CUSIP 41664T461
Fund Number 3101
Sector Exposure
Sectors 12/31/2017 Fund 01/31/2018 Benchmark 01/31/2018 UNDERWEIGHT / OVERWEIGHT -4 0 4
Information Technology 14.9 15.8 11.6
Overweight 100.0%
Industrials 14.7 14.8 11.9
Overweight 75.0%
Consumer Discretionary 13.7 13.7 11.3
Overweight 75.0%
Financials 25.9 24.6 23.6
Overweight 25.0%
Utilities 2.9 3.2 2.8
Overweight 0.0%
Real Estate 3.9 3.0 3.2
Overweight 0.0%
Consumer Staples 8.8 7.8 9.2
Overweight 25.0%
Telecommunication Services 2.8 2.6 3.9
Overweight 25.0%
Energy 4.0 4.8 6.7
Overweight 50.0%
Health Care 5.0 4.9 7.5
Overweight 75.0%
Materials 3.0 4.3 8.2
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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All investments are subject to risk, including the possible loss of principal. There is no guarantee the Fund will achieve its stated objective. The Fund's share price may fluctuate due to market risk and/or security selections that may underperform the market or relevant benchmarks. Foreign investments can be riskier and more volatile than U.S. investments due to the adverse effects of currency exchange rates, differences in market structure and liquidity, as well as political and economic developments in foreign countries and regions (e.g., "Brexit"). These risks are generally greater for investments in emerging markets. Mid-cap securities can have greater risk and volatility than large-cap securities. The Fund may have high portfolio turnover, which could increase the Fund's transaction costs and an investor's tax liability. The Fund's focus on investments in particular sectors may increase its volatility and risk of loss if there are adverse economic consequences in those sectors.

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