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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 9/30/2020)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 9/30/2020)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford SmallCap Growth HLS  IA 1.08 14.35 7.92 11.28 13.31 9.79
Benchmark 3.88 15.71 8.18 11.42 12.34 ---
Morningstar Small Growth Category 8.41 18.73 11.08 12.88 12.63 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 9/30/2020)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 9/30/2020)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford SmallCap Growth HLS  IA 1.08 14.35 7.92 11.28 13.31 9.79
Benchmark 3.88 15.71 8.18 11.42 12.34 ---
Morningstar Small Growth Category 8.41 18.73 11.08 12.88 12.63 ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 05/02/1994
Operating Expenses:   Net  0.66% |  Gross  0.66%

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.

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 9/30/2020
Net Assets $1.1 billion
# of Holdings 164
% in Equities 99
% in Foreign Equities 0
Standard Deviation 23.62%
Turnover (9/30/2020) 61%
Active Share 78%
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 9/30/2020)
Fund Russell 2000 Growth Index
Price/Earnings 39.2x 64.9x
Price/Book 3.5x 5.0x
EPS Growth Rate 26.8% 18.9%
Return on Equity 0.4% -0.9%
Asset Weighted Market Cap (billions) $3.7 $3.0
Median Market Cap (billions) $3.1 $0.9
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 05/02/1994
Symbol HISCX
CUSIP 416528289
Fund Number 2025

Top Holdings

(as of 9/30/2020)
label percentageholding
TopBuild Corp. 1.56
Penn National Gaming, Inc. 1.45
Omnicell, Inc. 1.28
LHC Group, Inc. 1.15
Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. 1.14
MyoKardia, Inc. 1.14
Churchill Downs, Inc. 1.09
Deckers Outdoor Corp. 1.09
R1 RCM, Inc. 1.08
Freshpet, Inc. 1.06
Total Portfolio % 12.04
(as of 6/30/2020)
label percentageholding
Five9, Inc. 1.22
SVMK, Inc. 1.18
TopBuild Corp. 1.15
Omnicell, Inc. 1.14
Wingstop, Inc. 1.09
Everbridge, Inc. 1.06
Exponent, Inc. 1.05
LHC Group, Inc. 1.05
Deckers Outdoor Corp. 1.04
Science Applications International Corp. 1.02
Total Portfolio % 11.00
Market Cap Distribution %
(as of 9/30/2020)
Fund
Less than $2 billion 26
$2 billion - $5 billion 49
$5 billion - $10 billion 23
Greater than $10 billion 1
Not Classified 0
Sector Characteristics
Sectors 6/30/2020 Fund 9/30/2020 Benchmark 9/30/2020 UNDERWEIGHT / OVERWEIGHT -2 0 2
Financials 6 6 4
Overweight 100.0%
Information Technology 21 21 20
Overweight 50.0%
Consumer Staples 4 4 3
Overweight 50.0%
Consumer Discretionary 13 14 14
Overweight 0.0%
Industrials 15 14 14
Overweight 0.0%
Materials 3 3 3
Overweight 0.0%
Communication Services 1 2 2
Overweight 0.0%
Energy 0 0 0
Overweight 0.0%
Real Estate 3 3 4
Overweight 50.0%
Health Care 34 33 35
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.

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Expanded Commentary

06/30/2020 | 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

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A concise summary of the Fund’s investment strategy, performance, expenses, risks, and management team.

Small Cap Growth HLS Fund Institutional Pitchbook

09/30/2020 | 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

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

Statutory Prospectus

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An annual update on the Fund that includes information about the Fund’s investment manager, sub-adviser, and operations.

Annual Report

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

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SAI

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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 risks and volatility than large-cap securities. • Different investment styles may go in and out favor, which may cause the Fund to underperform the broader stock market. • 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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