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Hartford MidCap HLS Fund

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Objective

Seeks long-term growth of capital.

Overview

A mid-cap fund that invests in “blue-chip” companies that are industry leaders generally with market caps ranging from $2 billion to $10 billion.

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 7/31/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 7/31/2019)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford MidCap HLS  IA 28.22 7.74 15.85 12.09 15.06 13.55
Benchmark 19.38 0.79 9.79 9.23 13.82 ---
Morningstar Mid-Cap Growth Category 26.89 9.27 14.19 10.43 13.29 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 6/30/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 6/30/2019)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford MidCap HLS  IA 26.03 8.50 16.45 10.59 15.65 13.51
Benchmark 17.97 1.36 10.90 8.02 14.64 ---
Morningstar Mid-Cap Growth Category 24.71 9.41 15.24 9.28 13.93 ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 07/14/1997
Operating Expenses:   Net  0.69% |  Gross  0.69%

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 7/31/2019)
  • Overall
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    Overall, 4 stars, 3-Year, 3 stars, 5-Year, 3 stars, and 10-Year, 4 stars, rated against 534, 534, 481 and 369 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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  • 534 Products | Mid-Cap Growth Category
Based on Risk-Adjusted Returns
Calendar Year Returns (%)
Fund Benchmark
2018 -7.44 -11.08
2017 24.47 16.24
2016 11.98 20.74
2015 1.60 -2.18
2014 11.37 9.77
2013 39.82 33.50
2012 19.44 17.88
2011 -7.92 -1.73
2010 23.45 26.64
2009 30.96 37.38

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

Characteristics

Statistics
As of Date 7/31/2019
Net Assets $2.2 billion
# of Holdings 105
% in Equities 100
% in Foreign Equities 0
Beta (3 year) 0.96
R Squared (3 year) 0.94
Standard Deviation 14.94%
Turnover (6/30/2019) 28%
Active Share 85%
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 7/31/2019)
Fund S&P MidCap 400 Index
Price/Earnings 23.9x 15.1x
Price/Book 4.2x 2.4x
EPS Growth Rate 14.2% 10.5%
Return on Equity 16.6% 16.6%
Asset Weighted Market Cap (billions) $10.5 $6.0
Median Market Cap (billions) $8.2 $4.2
Market Cap Distribution %
(as of 7/31/2019)
Fund
Less than $2 billion 2
$2 billion - $5 billion 21
$5 billion - $10 billion 39
Greater than $10 billion 39
Not Classified 0

Top Holdings

(as of 7/31/2019)
label percentageholding
Genpact Ltd. 2.70
WEX, Inc. 2.55
TransUnion 1.98
VeriSign, Inc. 1.74
Ball Corp. 1.73
IDEX Corp. 1.72
Lennox International, Inc. 1.62
Markel Corp. 1.61
CDW Corp. 1.57
Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. 1.57
Total Portfolio % 18.79
(as of 6/30/2019)
label percentageholding
Genpact Ltd. 2.62
WEX, Inc. 2.47
VeriSign, Inc. 2.17
CDW Corp. 1.79
IDEX Corp. 1.78
TransUnion 1.77
Lennox International, Inc. 1.76
Ball Corp. 1.72
Global Payments, Inc. 1.69
Markel Corp. 1.58
Total Portfolio % 19.35
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 07/14/1997
Symbol HIMCX
CUSIP 416528701
Fund Number 2013
Sector Characteristics
Sectors 6/30/2019 Fund 7/31/2019 Benchmark 7/31/2019 UNDERWEIGHT / OVERWEIGHT -13 0 13
Information Technology 29 29 16
Overweight 100.0%
Health Care 20 20 10
Overweight 76.92307692307692%
Industrials 18 18 16
Overweight 15.384615384615385%
Communication Services 2 2 3
Overweight 7.6923076923076925%
Consumer Discretionary 10 10 12
Overweight 15.384615384615385%
Utilities 3 2 4
Overweight 15.384615384615385%
Energy 1 1 3
Overweight 15.384615384615385%
Financials 13 13 16
Overweight 23.076923076923077%
Consumer Staples 0 0 3
Overweight 23.076923076923077%
Materials 3 3 7
Overweight 30.76923076923077%
Real Estate 2 2 10
Overweight 61.53846153846154%
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

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The 5-Minute Forecast 3Q19 

07/16/2019
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.

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Fact Sheet

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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.

Pitchbook

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.

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. • Mid-cap securities can have greater risk and volatility than large-cap securities. • The Fund's focus on investments in particular sectors 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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