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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 11/30/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 11/30/2018)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford SmallCap Growth HLS  IA -0.02 1.12 8.96 7.64 16.99 9.70
Benchmark 2.69 2.81 9.97 8.22 15.55 ---
Morningstar Small Growth Category 6.10 6.35 11.13 8.02 14.77 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 9/30/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 9/30/2018)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford SmallCap Growth HLS  IA 13.64 17.82 16.95 11.95 14.28 10.34
Benchmark 15.76 21.06 17.98 12.14 12.65 ---
Morningstar Small Growth Category 18.75 24.33 18.18 11.66 11.98 ---
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
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
2009 35.39 34.47
2008 -37.42 -38.54

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

Characteristics Holdings are subject to change. Percentages may be rounded.

Statistics
As of Date 10/31/2018
Net Assets $1.3 billion
# of Holdings 175
% in Equities 99
% in Foreign Equities 0
Standard Deviation 14.87%
Turnover (9/30/2018) 72%
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 10/31/2018)
Fund Russell 2000 Growth Index
Price/Earnings 25.4x 29.1x
Price/Book 3.5x 4.5x
EPS Growth Rate 14.5% 18.3%
Return on Equity -0.1% 3.9%
Asset Weighted Market Cap (billions) $2.9 $2.4
Median Market Cap (billions) $2.3 $0.9
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 05/02/1994
Symbol HISCX
CUSIP 416528289
Fund Number 2025

Top Holdings

(as of 10/31/2018)
label percentageholding
iShares Russell 2000 Growth ETF 2.40
Omnicell, Inc. 1.26
Wolverine World Wide, Inc. 1.25
John Bean Technologies Corp. 1.22
Globus Medical, Inc. 1.22
Steven Madden Ltd. 1.14
Merit Medical Systems, Inc. 1.09
HMS Holdings Corp. 1.00
Insulet Corp. 1.00
Loxo Oncology, Inc. 0.99
Total Portfolio % 12.57
(as of 9/30/2018)
label percentageholding
iShares Russell 2000 Growth ETF 2.40
John Bean Technologies Corp. 1.22
Wolverine World Wide, Inc. 1.21
Omnicell, Inc. 1.16
Globus Medical, Inc. 1.14
Steven Madden Ltd. 1.12
Wingstop, Inc. 1.11
Insulet Corp. 1.05
Etsy, Inc. 1.05
Merit Medical Systems, Inc. 1.02
Total Portfolio % 12.48
Market Cap Distribution %
(as of 10/31/2018)
Less than $2 billion 30
$2 billion - $5 billion 55
$5 billion - $10 billion 13
Greater than $10 billion 0
Not Classified 2
Sector Characteristics
Sectors 9/30/2018 Fund 10/31/2018 Benchmark 10/31/2018 UNDERWEIGHT / OVERWEIGHT -2 0 2
Information Technology 21 19 17
Overweight 100.0%
Health Care 27 27 26
Overweight 50.0%
Financials 8 8 7
Overweight 50.0%
Consumer Staples 4 4 3
Overweight 50.0%
Real Estate 2 3 3
Overweight 0.0%
Energy 2 2 2
Overweight 0.0%
Telecommunication Services 1 0 0
Overweight 0.0%
Utilities 0 0 0
Overweight 0.0%
Materials 3 3 4
Overweight 50.0%
Industrials 17 16 18
Overweight 100.0%
Consumer Discretionary 13 13 15
Overweight 100.0%
Communication Services 0 2 4
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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The 5-Minute Forecast 4Q18 

Thu Oct 18 11:24:00 EDT 2018
A concise summary of the Hartford Funds Multi-Asset Team’s views on the main challenges facing investors: Growth, Income, Volatility, Inflation, and Taxes.

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Expanded Commentary

09/30/2018 | 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

05/01/2018 | pdf

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

Pitchbook

09/30/2018 | 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

05/01/2018 | pdf

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

Annual Report

12/31/2017 | 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

05/01/2018 | 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. There is no guarantee a fund will achieve its stated objective. 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. • Foreign investments may be more volatile and less liquid than U.S. investments and are subject to the risk of currency fluctuations and adverse political and economic developments. • 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 a 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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