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Domestic Equity fund

Hartford Small Cap Growth Fund   

Domestic Equity fund

Hartford Small Cap Growth Fund   
Share Class - I (HSLIX)

After the close of business on or about September 13, 2024, the Fund’s Class C shares will perform a reverse stock split. The Fund’s Class C reverse stock split will reduce the number of outstanding shares and proportionately increase the net asset value (“NAV”) per share with respect to only Class C shares of the Fund. However, the reverse stock split will not impact a shareholder’s total dollar value of an investment in Class C shares of the Fund. For more information, please see the Fund’s prospectus supplement dated May 15, 2024.

Objective

Seeks long-term capital appreciation.

Overview

A small-cap growth stock fund that focuses on companies with improving quality and improving fundamentals.

Portfolio Management
Managing Director
Equity Portfolio Manager
7
YRS
MANAGING THIS FUND
23
YRS
AT WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT
23
YRS
EXPERIENCE IN THIS INDUSTRY
Senior Managing Director
Equity Portfolio Manager
7
YRS
MANAGING THIS FUND
13
YRS
AT WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT
28
YRS
EXPERIENCE IN THIS INDUSTRY
Senior Managing Director
Equity Portfolio Manager
14
YRS
MANAGING THIS FUND
30
YRS
AT WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT
35
YRS
EXPERIENCE IN THIS INDUSTRY

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

Performance

PERFORMANCE %
 
CUMULATIVE %
(as of 5/31/2024)
AVERAGE ANNUAL TOTAL RETURNS %
(as of 5/31/2024)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Small Cap Growth I 4.64 18.00 -3.58 7.39 7.65 8.31
Benchmark 4.62 18.38 -3.34 7.79 8.06 ---
Morningstar Small Growth Category 5.02 18.22 -3.28 9.04 9.13 ---
 
CUMULATIVE %
(as of 3/31/2024)
AVERAGE ANNUAL TOTAL RETURNS %
(as of 3/31/2024)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Small Cap Growth I 7.61 21.68 -2.73 6.84 7.59 8.51
Benchmark 7.58 20.35 -2.68 7.38 7.89 ---
Morningstar Small Growth Category 7.49 18.05 -1.95 9.06 8.83 ---

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.

SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 01/04/1988

Share Class Inception: 8/31/06.
Class I-share performance prior to its inception date reflects Class A-share performance (excluding sales charges) and operating expenses. SI performance is calculated from 2/19/02.

Hartford Small Cap Growth Fund I Share Morningstar Ratings
Morningstar Medalist RatingTM
4/30/2024

Characteristics

FUND ESSENTIALS
Inception Date 01/04/1988
Net Assets $418 million
Total Operating Expenses 0.94%
Morningstar Category Small Growth
Lipper Classification Small-Cap Growth Funds
CUSIP 416641306
Fund Number 1316
FUND STATS
# of Holdings
152
% in Equities
99
% in Foreign Equities
0
Beta (3 year)
0.90
R Squared (3 year)
0.96
Standard Deviation
21.14%
Turnover
53%
Active Share
71%
Holdings Characteristics
FUND Russell 2000 Growth Index
Price/Earnings
24.4x 26.5x
Price/Book
4.2x 4.5x
EPS Growth Rate
19.8% 17.4%
Asset Weighted Market Cap (billions)
$7.2 $5.9
Return on Equity
3.5% 4.5%
Median Market Cap (billions)
$4.8 $1.3
Top Ten Holdings (%)
Super Micro Computer, Inc. 2.74
FTAI Aviation Ltd. 1.89
Fabrinet 1.72
Cabot Corp. 1.48
Ensign Group, Inc. 1.48
Verra Mobility Corp. 1.48
SPX Technologies, Inc. 1.42
Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. 1.40
elf Beauty, Inc. 1.40
Fluor Corp. 1.29
Total Portfolio % 16.30
Market Cap Distribution (%)

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FUND Russell 2000 Growth Index

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Less than $2 billion 7 22
$2 billion - $5 billion 30 42
$5 billion - $10 billion 54 29
Greater than $10 billion 9 8
Not Classified 0 0
RETURN CHARACTERISTICS
Alpha (5 Year)
-0.11
Down Capture (5 Year)
95.86
Information Ratio (5 Year)
-0.08
Sharpe Ratio (5 Year)
0.33
Up Capture (5 Year)
95.48
Sector Exposure (%)

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FUND
BENCHMARK UNDERWEIGHT / OVERWEIGHT

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3/31/24 5/31/24 5/31/24 -3 0 3
Consumer Discretionary 13 13 10
Health Care 22 23 21
Industrials 21 21 20
Materials 4 5 4
Information Technology 25 24 24
Real Estate 1 1 1
Financials 6 5 6
Energy 5 4 5
Communication Services 1 1 2
Utilities 0 0 1
Consumer Staples 3 3 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
Distribution Date Distribution NAV ordinary income short term capital gains long term capital gains total distribution
12/27/2023 44.83 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0000
12/11/2023 41.20 $0.0000 $0.0000 $1.4017 $1.4017
Past distributions are not indicative of future distributions.

Fund Literature


03/31/2024 - PDF (167 KB)
This Fund Fact Sheet summarizes the Fund's investment approach, portfolio statistics, top holdings, and current performance.
03/31/2024 - PDF (295 KB)
Current quarterly commentary from our sub-adviser, Wellington Management, which includes a performance review, attribution, statistics, and positioning and outlook for the Fund.
03/31/2024 - PDF (240 KB)
Attribution analysis is a method for evaluating the performance of a portfolio compared to the benchmark.
03/31/2024 - PDF (172 KB)
Attribution analysis is a method for evaluating the performance of a portfolio compared to the benchmark.
PDF (161 KB)
A summary of a fund's full-length prospectus that provides key information potential investors should consider before making an investment decision.
03/31/2024 - PDF (504 KB)
This Pitchbook reviews the Fund's 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. • Small-cap securities can have greater risks, including liquidity risk, and volatility than large-cap securities. • Different investment styles may go in and out of favor, which may cause the Fund to underperform the broader stock market. • To the extent the Fund focuses on one or more sectors, the Fund may be subject to increased volatility and risk of loss if adverse developments occur.
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