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Hartford SmallCap Growth HLS Fund

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Effective as of the close of business on March 6, 2015, Hartford Small Cap Growth HLS Fund was closed to new investors. Please see the Fund’s prospectus for additional information.

Objective

Seeks long-term capital appreciation.

Overview

A small-cap stock fund that combines a fundamentally driven core with quantitatively driven, complementary selections.

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Performance

Performance (%)
% (as of 12/31/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 12/31/2019)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford SmallCap Growth HLS  IA 35.81 35.81 12.92 9.98 14.90 10.05
Benchmark 28.48 28.48 12.49 9.34 13.01 ---
Morningstar Small Growth Category 27.66 27.66 13.49 9.61 12.21 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 12/31/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 12/31/2019)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford SmallCap Growth HLS  IA 35.81 35.81 12.92 9.98 14.90 10.05
Benchmark 28.48 28.48 12.49 9.34 13.01 ---
Morningstar Small Growth Category 27.66 27.66 13.49 9.61 12.21 ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 05/02/1994
Operating Expenses:   Net  0.65% |  Gross  0.65%

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 12/31/2019)
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    Overall, 4 stars, 3-Year, 3 stars, 5-Year, 3 stars, and 10-Year, 4 stars, rated against 571, 571, 505 and 379 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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  • 571 Products | Small Growth Category
Based on Risk-Adjusted Returns
Calendar Year Returns (%)
Fund Benchmark
2019 35.81 28.48
2018 -11.70 -9.31
2017 20.07 22.17
2016 12.37 11.32
2015 -0.55 -1.38
2014 5.83 5.60
2013 44.87 43.30
2012 17.40 14.59
2011 1.42 -2.91
2010 36.56 29.09

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

CharacteristicsAllocations, exposures and holdings are subject to change. Percentages may be rounded.

Allocations, exposures and holdings are subject to change. Percentages may be rounded.
Statistics
As of Date 12/31/2019
Net Assets $1.3 billion
# of Holdings 164
% in Equities 98
% in Foreign Equities 0
Standard Deviation 17.10%
Turnover (12/31/2019) 42%
Active Share 78%
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 12/31/2019)
Fund Russell 2000 Growth Index
Price/Earnings 32.8x 42.7x
Price/Book 3.7x 4.8x
EPS Growth Rate 13.8% 15.6%
Return on Equity 1.3% 2.3%
Asset Weighted Market Cap (billions) $3.4 $2.8
Median Market Cap (billions) $2.8 $1.0
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 05/02/1994
Symbol HISCX
CUSIP 416528289
Fund Number 2025

Top Holdings

(as of 12/31/2019)
label percentageholding
Science Applications International Corp. 1.31
Five9, Inc. 1.29
Steven Madden Ltd. 1.24
Omnicell, Inc. 1.23
Performance Food Group Co. 1.21
ASGN, Inc. 1.18
John Bean Technologies Corp. 1.16
Wolverine World Wide, Inc. 1.11
TopBuild Corp. 1.10
Globus Medical, Inc. 1.08
Total Portfolio % 11.91
(as of 9/30/2019)
label percentageholding
Science Applications International Corp. 1.39
TopBuild Corp. 1.29
Steven Madden Ltd. 1.27
Performance Food Group Co. 1.22
Omnicell, Inc. 1.21
Haemonetics Corp. 1.18
Blackbaud, Inc. 1.17
Wolverine World Wide, Inc. 1.16
Entegris, Inc. 1.15
ASGN, Inc. 1.14
Total Portfolio % 12.18
Market Cap Distribution %
(as of 12/31/2019)
Fund
Less than $2 billion 25
$2 billion - $5 billion 54
$5 billion - $10 billion 21
Greater than $10 billion 0
Not Classified 0
Sector Characteristics
Sectors 9/30/2019 Fund 12/31/2019 Benchmark 12/31/2019 UNDERWEIGHT / OVERWEIGHT -2 0 2
Consumer Discretionary 15 14 12
Overweight 100.0%
Financials 8 8 6
Overweight 100.0%
Consumer Staples 4 4 3
Overweight 50.0%
Materials 4 4 3
Overweight 50.0%
Industrials 20 19 19
Overweight 0.0%
Information Technology 18 17 17
Overweight 0.0%
Energy 1 1 1
Overweight 0.0%
Health Care 26 30 31
Overweight 50.0%
Communication Services 1 1 2
Overweight 50.0%
Real Estate 3 3 5
Overweight 100.0%
Utilities 0 0 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.

Insights

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2020 Outlooks (Wellington) 

12/18/2019
Thought leaders from Wellington Management provide their outlook on issues that may influence markets and portfolios going forward.
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2020 Outlook: Optimism With a Pinch of Realism 

12/15/2019
While tail risks could re-emerge, our outlook has brightened enough to consider less defensive positioning.

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Expanded Commentary

09/30/2019 | 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

12/31/2019 | pdf

This Pitchbook reviews the Fund's investment approach, investment team, investment process, portfolio statistics, top holdings, and current performance.

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Semi Annual Report

12/02/2019 | 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

03/19/2019 | pdf

An annual update on the Fund that includes a manager discussion of the Fund’s performance and financial statements.

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SAI

05/01/2019 | pdf

A supplementary document to the Fund's prospectus that includes additional information about the Fund and its operations.

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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 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. • Different investment styles may go in and out favor, which may cause the Fund to underperform the broader stock market.

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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