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Hartford Multifactor US Equity ETF    Ticker - ROUS


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      Effective 9/11/19, the Hartford Multifactor US Equity ETF (Fund) changed its principal investment strategy, custom underlying index and reference index. See the Fund's prospectus for more information.

      Objective

      Hartford Multifactor US Equity ETF ("ROUS") seeks to provide investment results that, before fees and expenses, correspond to the total return performance of an index that tracks the performance of exchange traded U.S. equity securities.

      Overview

      Designed to provide equity exposure to the US market with potentially less volatility over a complete market cycle than traditional capitalization-weighted indices.


      Our systematic, rules-based index methodology is designed to simultaneously address risks while seeking exposures to return-enhancing factors:

      Set Risk Parameters

      Seek to improve diversification versus a cap-weighted benchmark by reducing concentration at the sector, market cap, and individual company levels

      Select Securities

      Seek companies with a favorable combination of low valuation (50%), high momentum (30%), and high quality (20%) investment factors

      Reconstitute and Rebalance

      Reapply the investment process twice a year in March and September to ensure the portfolio stays true to the rules-based index methodology

      Performance

      PERFORMANCE %
       
      CUMULATIVE %
      (as of 8/31/2022)
      AVERAGE ANNUAL TOTAL RETURNS %
      (as of 8/31/2022)
      YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI 1
      Hartford Multifactor US Equity ETF(ROUS, NAV) -11.52 -6.50 9.62 8.74 --- 7.92
      Hartford Multifactor US Equity ETF(ROUS, Market Price) -11.60 -6.45 9.64 8.74 --- 7.92
      Underlying Index (Hartford Multifactor Large Cap Spliced Index) -11.44 -6.32 9.82 8.93 --- ---
      Reference Index -16.90 -12.96 12.14 11.61 12.98 ---
      Morningstar Large Value Category -8.83 -4.79 9.67 8.31 10.22 ---
       
      CUMULATIVE %
      (as of 6/30/2022)
      AVERAGE ANNUAL TOTAL RETURNS %
      (as of 6/30/2022)
      YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI1
      Hartford Multifactor US Equity ETF(ROUS, NAV) -13.88 -4.98 7.96 8.41 --- 7.72
      Hartford Multifactor US Equity ETF(ROUS, Market Price) -13.96 -5.01 7.94 8.36 --- 7.72
      Underlying Index (Hartford Multifactor Large Cap Spliced Index) -13.83 -4.82 8.15 8.60 --- ---
      Reference Index -20.94 -13.04 10.17 11.00 12.82 ---
      Morningstar Large Value Category -11.33 -4.84 7.95 7.84 10.26 ---

      SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 02/25/2015

      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.

      Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs, or expenses.

      Effective 9/11/19, the Fund's custom underlying index changed from the Hartford Risk-Optimized Multifactor US Equity Index ("US Equity Index") to Hartford Multifactor Large Cap Index ("Large Cap Index"). The Hartford Multifactor Large Cap Spliced Index reflects the performance of the US Equity Index through 9/11/19 and the performance of the Large Cap Index thereafter. The Fund’s performance and historical returns shown for the periods prior to 9/11/19 are not necessarily indicative of the performance that the Fund would have generated based on its current custom underlying index.

      ETF shares are bought and sold at market price, not net asset value (NAV). Total returns are calculated using the daily 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time NAV. Market price returns reflect the midpoint of the bid/ask spread as of the close of trading on the exchange where Fund shares are listed. Market price returns do not represent the returns an investor would receive if they traded shares at other times. Brokerage commissions apply and will reduce returns.

      Hartford Multifactor US Equity ETF Morningstar Ratings
      Morningstar awarded the Fund a
      Silver analyst rating on 11/22/2021

      Characteristics

      Fund Essentials (as of 9/28/2022)
      Ticker ROUS
      Underlying Index LROLCX
      Inception Date 02/25/2015
      Net Assets $343,327,755
      Total Operating Expenses 0.19%
      Shares Outstanding 9,450,000
      Distributor ALPS Distributors, Inc.
      Morningstar Category Large Value
      Lipper Classification Multi-Cap Value Funds
      Holdings Characteristics
      FUND Russell 1000 Index
      Price/Book
      3.5x 3.8x
      Price/Earnings
      15.8x 19.3x
      Return on Equity
      34.5% 33.4%
      Nominal Companies
      362 1006
      Effective Companies
      200 82
      Debt to Equity
      192.8% 131.7%
      Market Cap Distribution (%)

      Market Cap Header

      FUND Russell 1000 Index

      Market Cap Header3

      Less than $2B 0 0
      $2B - $10B 16 6
      $10B - $100B 50 38
      Greater than $100B 34 56
      TRADING DETAILS (as of 9/28/2022)
      Ticker ROUS
      CUSIP 518416409
      IOPV TICKER ROUS.IV
      Stock Exchange NYSE Arca
      Close $36.32
      Change $0.64
      Change % 1.79%
      Net Asset Value(NAV) $36.33
      NAV Change $0.67
      NAV Change % 1.87%
      Premium/Discount -0.03%
      30 Day Median Bid/Ask Spread
      0.13%
      Top Ten Holdings (%) (as of 9/29/2022)
      VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC COMMON STOCK USD.1 1.40
      MERCK + CO. INC. COMMON STOCK USD.5 1.26
      JOHNSON + JOHNSON COMMON STOCK USD1.0 1.21
      PFIZER INC COMMON STOCK USD.05 1.19
      ELI LILLY + CO COMMON STOCK 1.15
      ABBVIE INC COMMON STOCK USD.01 1.14
      MICROSOFT CORP COMMON STOCK USD.00000625 1.02
      APPLE INC COMMON STOCK USD.00001 0.98
      BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC CL B COMMON STOCK USD.0033 0.94
      ACCENTURE PLC CL A COMMON STOCK USD.0000225 0.94
      Total of Top Ten Holdings % 11.23
      Sector Exposure (%)

      Exposure Chart Header

      FUND
      REFERENCE INDEX UNDERWEIGHT / OVERWEIGHT

      Exposure Chart Header2

      6/30/22 8/31/22 8/31/22 -3 0 3
      Industrials 11 11 9
      Consumer Staples 8 8 6
      Utilities 5 5 3
      Health Care 16 15 14
      Real Estate 4 4 3
      Consumer Discretionary 11 11 11
      Materials 3 3 3
      Information Technology 24 25 27
      Financials 9 9 11
      Communication Services 7 6 8
      Energy 2 2 5
      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.
      distributions and capital gains
      Ex-dividend date record date payable date ordinary income short term capital gains long term capital gains total distribution
      9/27/2022 9/28/2022 9/30/2022 $0.1820 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.1820
      6/27/2022 6/28/2022 6/30/2022 $0.1387 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.1387
      3/25/2022 3/28/2022 3/30/2022 $0.1744 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.1744
      12/22/2021 12/23/2021 12/28/2021 $0.2039 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.2039
      Past distributions are not indicative of future distributions.

      Fund Literature


      06/30/2022 - PDF (262 KB)
      This Fact Sheet summarizes the ETF's investment approach, portfolio statistics, top holdings, and current performance.
      06/30/2022 - PDF (1 MB)
      Hartford Multifactor US Equity ETF attribution report.
      06/30/2022 - PDF (584 KB)
      Hartford Multifactor ETFs are designed for growth and structured for resilience.
      09/08/2022 - PDF (589 KB)
      How to pursue better trade execution
      06/30/2022 - PDF (527 KB)
      Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) designed by Hartford Funds - both strategic beta and actively managed - seek to provide investors with the tools to take greater control over the risks and opportunities in their portfolios.
      A summary of a fund's full-length prospectus that provides key information potential investors should consider before making an investment decision.
      A summary of a fund's full-length prospectus that provides key information potential investors should consider before making an investment decision.
      This Pitchbook reviews the ETF's investment approach, investment team, investment process, and general portfolio parameters.
      06/30/2022 - PDF (1 MB)
      This Pitchbook reviews the ETFs' investment approach, investment team, investment process, and general portfolio parameters.
      This Pitchbook reviews the ETFs' investment approach, investment team, investment process, and general portfolio parameters.
      PDF (3 KB)
      An unaudited financial report, which includes a fund's financial statements. These reports are intended for shareholders and others who have reviewed the fund's prospectus.
      PDF (13 KB)
      A legal document that discloses essential information about a fund, including investment objectives, risks, fees, expenses, fund manager background and other information.
      PDF (3 KB)
      An audited financial report, which includes a fund's financial statements. These reports are intended for shareholders and others who have reviewed the fund's prospectus.
      PDF (13 KB)
      A document that supplements the fund's prospectus with additional information about the fund including its operations and risks.
      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. • The Fund is not actively managed but rather attempts to track the performance of an index. The Fund's returns may diverge from that of the index. • Investments focused in a sector, industry or group of industries may increase volatility and risk.
      Transactions in ETF shares will result in brokerage commissions and will generate tax consequences. All regulated investment companies are obliged to distribute portfolio gains to shareholders.
      IOPV, or Indicative Optimized Portfolio Value, is a calculation disseminated by the stock exchange that approximates the Fund's NAV every fifteen seconds throughout the trading day.
      Premium/discount reflects the relationship between an ETF's market price and its net asset value (NAV). Because ETFs are traded on an exchange, their market prices are in part driven by supply and demand dynamics. The ETF's market price may be above its NAV (reflecting a premium) or below its NAV (reflecting a discount).
      Sources for all data: Bloomberg, MSCI, and Hartford Funds.
      227098 LAT002209

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