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Hartford International Opportunities 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.

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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.


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

The portfolio managers are supported by the full resources of Wellington.

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Performance

Performance (%)
% (as of 10/31/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 10/31/2018)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford International Opportunities  F -13.24 -11.72 2.11 2.02 7.37 5.02
Benchmark -10.97 -8.24 4.37 1.63 6.92 ---
Morningstar Foreign Large Blend Category -10.23 -8.17 3.31 1.65 6.42 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 9/30/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 9/30/2018)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford International Opportunities  F -4.04 -0.65 7.59 4.76 6.32 5.51
Benchmark -3.09 1.76 9.97 4.12 5.18 ---
Morningstar Foreign Large Blend Category -2.19 1.68 8.56 4.06 4.80 ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 07/22/1996
Operating Expenses:   Net  0.72% |  Gross  0.72%
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 (I-Share)

(as of 9/30/2018)
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Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2017","value":"16986.0"},{"date":"Fri Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2017","value":"16595.0"},{"date":"Tue Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2017","value":"16042.0"},{"date":"Tue Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2017","value":"15966.0"},{"date":"Sat Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2016","value":"15424.0"},{"date":"Wed Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2016","value":"15040.0"},{"date":"Mon Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"15308.0"},{"date":"Fri Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"15778.0"},{"date":"Wed Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"15404.0"},{"date":"Sun Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"15372.0"},{"date":"Thu Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"14805.0"},{"date":"Tue May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"15094.0"},{"date":"Sat Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"15147.0"},{"date":"Thu Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"14955.0"},{"date":"Mon Feb 29 00:00:00 EST 2016","value":"13993.0"},{"date":"Sun Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2016","value":"14281.0"},{"date":"Thu Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2015","value":"15275.0"},{"date":"Mon Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2015","value":"15581.0"},{"date":"Sat Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"15674.0"},{"date":"Wed Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"14821.0"},{"date":"Mon Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"15321.0"},{"date":"Fri Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"16350.0"},{"date":"Tue Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"16038.0"},{"date":"Sun May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"16423.0"},{"date":"Thu Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"16382.0"},{"date":"Tue Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"15809.0"},{"date":"Sat Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2015","value":"15872.0"},{"date":"Sat Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2015","value":"15144.0"},{"date":"Wed Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2014","value":"15061.0"},{"date":"Sun Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2014","value":"15518.0"},{"date":"Fri Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"15363.0"},{"date":"Tue Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"15372.0"},{"date":"Sun Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"15872.0"},{"date":"Thu Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"15608.0"},{"date":"Mon Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"16199.0"},{"date":"Sat May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"15917.0"},{"date":"Wed Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"15699.0"},{"date":"Mon Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"15472.0"},{"date":"Fri Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2014","value":"15645.0"},{"date":"Fri Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2014","value":"14963.0"},{"date":"Tue Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2013","value":"15708.0"},{"date":"Sat Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2013","value":"15340.0"},{"date":"Thu Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"15098.0"},{"date":"Mon Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"14629.0"},{"date":"Sat Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"13745.0"},{"date":"Wed Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"14066.0"},{"date":"Sun Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"13363.0"},{"date":"Fri May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"13727.0"},{"date":"Tue Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"13866.0"},{"date":"Sun Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"13277.0"},{"date":"Thu Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2013","value":"13190.0"},{"date":"Thu Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2013","value":"13459.0"},{"date":"Mon Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2012","value":"13008.0"},{"date":"Fri Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2012","value":"12601.0"},{"date":"Wed Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"12345.0"},{"date":"Sun Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"12243.0"},{"date":"Fri Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"11875.0"},{"date":"Tue Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"11653.0"},{"date":"Sat Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"11627.0"},{"date":"Thu May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"11166.0"},{"date":"Mon Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"12226.0"},{"date":"Sat Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"12379.0"},{"date":"Wed Feb 29 00:00:00 EST 2012","value":"12285.0"},{"date":"Tue Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2012","value":"11602.0"},{"date":"Sat Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2011","value":"10893.0"},{"date":"Wed Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2011","value":"11180.0"},{"date":"Mon Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"11465.0"},{"date":"Fri Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"10331.0"},{"date":"Wed Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"11675.0"},{"date":"Sun Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"12633.0"},{"date":"Thu Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"12969.0"},{"date":"Tue May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"13137.0"},{"date":"Sat Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"13431.0"},{"date":"Thu Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"12834.0"},{"date":"Mon Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2011","value":"12927.0"},{"date":"Mon Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2011","value":"12633.0"},{"date":"Fri Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2010","value":"12599.0"},{"date":"Tue Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2010","value":"11792.0"},{"date":"Sun Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2010","value":"12261.0"},{"date":"Thu Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2010","value":"11753.0"},{"date":"Tue Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2010","value":"10696.0"},{"date":"Sat Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2010","value":"10979.0"},{"date":"Wed Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2010","value":"9838.0"},{"date":"Mon May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2010","value":"9963.0"},{"date":"Fri Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2010","value":"11145.0"},{"date":"Wed Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2010","value":"11345.0"},{"date":"Sun Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2010","value":"10396.0"},{"date":"Sun Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2010","value":"10404.0"},{"date":"Thu Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2009","value":"10970.0"},{"date":"Mon Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2009","value":"10762.0"},{"date":"Sat Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2009","value":"10390.0"},{"date":"Wed Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2009","value":"10663.0"},{"date":"Mon Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2009","value":"10176.0"},{"date":"Fri Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2009","value":"9920.0"},{"date":"Tue Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2009","value":"8921.0"},{"date":"Sun May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2009","value":"9152.0"},{"date":"Thu Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2009","value":"8071.0"},{"date":"Tue Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2009","value":"7172.0"},{"date":"Sat Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2009","value":"6685.0"},{"date":"Sat Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2009","value":"7320.0"},{"date":"Wed Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2008","value":"8253.0"},{"date":"Sun Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2008","value":"7754.0"},{"date":"Fri Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2008","value":"8193.0"},{"date":"Tue Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2008","value":"10000.0"}]

 
Growth of $10,000

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

Morningstar Analyst Rating

Bronze

Morningstar awarded the Fund a Bronze analyst rating on 4/16/181

F-Share Morningstar Ratings
(as of 10/31/2018)
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Calendar Year Returns (%)
Fund BENCHMARK
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.

Statistics
As of Date 9/30/2018
Net Assets $4.0 billion
# of Holdings 96
% in Equities 97
% in Foreign Equities 96
Beta (3 year) 0.97
R Squared (3 year) 0.94
Standard Deviation 10.51%
Turnover (9/30/2018) 73%
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 9/30/2018)
Fund MSCI ACWI ex USA Index
Price/Earnings 13.2x 12.4x
Price/Book 2.3x 1.8x
EPS Growth Rate 11.5% 10.5%
Return on Equity 16.0% 15.7%
Asset Weighted Market Cap (billions) $91.0 $68.4
Median Market Cap (billions) $27.2 $8.4
Return Characteristics
(as of 9/30/2018)
Fund
Alpha (5 Year) 1.00
Down Capture (5 Year) 84.42
Information Ratio (5 Year) 0.16
Sharpe Ratio (5 Year) 0.45
Up Capture (5 Year) 91.09
Market Cap Distribution %
(as of 9/30/2018)
Less than $2 billion 0
$2 billion - $5 billion 1
$5 billion - $10 billion 7
Greater than $10 billion 91
Not Classified 1

Top Ten Holdings (%)

(as of 9/30/2018)
label percentageholding
Nestle S.A. 3.54
Tencent Holdings Ltd. 2.61
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. 2.36
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. 2.35
Canadian National Railway Co. 2.30
Novartis AG 2.18
Safran S.A. 2.14
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. 2.14
Rio Tinto plc 2.03
UBS Group AG 2.01
Total Portfolio % 23.66
(as of 6/30/2018)
label percentageholding
Nestle S.A. 3.09
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. 2.80
Tencent Holdings Ltd. 2.74
Rio Tinto plc 2.24
Canadian National Railway Co. 2.23
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. 2.20
TOTAL S.A. 2.03
Safran S.A. 2.01
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. 1.97
British American Tobacco plc 1.86
Total Portfolio % 23.17

Regional Exposure (%)

(as of 9/30/2018)
label value
Europe 50
Emerging Markets 24
Japan 16
North America 9
Asia Pacific ex Japan 1
Middle East/Developed 1
(as of 6/30/2018)
label value
Europe 50
Emerging Markets 23
Japan 16
North America 9
Asia Pacific ex Japan 2
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 07/22/1996
Symbol IHOFX
CUSIP 41664T461
Fund Number 3101
Sector Exposure
Sectors 6/30/2018 Fund 9/30/2018 Benchmark 9/30/2018 UNDERWEIGHT / OVERWEIGHT -5 0 5
Information Technology 17 17 12
Overweight 100.0%
Health Care 8 13 8
Overweight 100.0%
Industrials 15 15 12
Overweight 60.0%
Consumer Discretionary 16 13 11
Overweight 40.0%
Real Estate 3 3 3
Overweight 0.0%
Utilities 3 3 3
Overweight 0.0%
Consumer Staples 8 8 10
Overweight 40.0%
Energy 7 6 8
Overweight 40.0%
Telecommunication Services 2 2 4
Overweight 40.0%
Materials 5 4 8
Overweight 80.0%
Financials 16 17 22
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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The 5-Minute Forecast 4Q18 

Thu Oct 18 11:24:00 EDT 2018
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