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Hartford Small Company HLS Fund

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Hartford Small Company HLS Fund closed to new investors on June 26, 2015. Please see the Fund's prospectus for additional information.

Objective

Seeks growth of capital.

Overview

A fund that combines complementary and distinct investment styles in search of small-cap growth stocks.

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Performance

Performance (%)
% (as of 5/31/2021)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 5/31/2021)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Small Company HLS  IA 0.15 55.97 22.07 23.01 13.71 11.01
Benchmark 4.10 50.14 14.48 17.57 12.76 ---
Morningstar Small Growth Category 8.94 56.58 18.48 19.86 13.37 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 3/31/2021)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 3/31/2021)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Small Company HLS  IA 1.93 110.50 26.16 24.26 14.27 11.17
Benchmark 4.88 90.20 17.16 18.61 13.02 ---
Morningstar Small Growth Category 6.93 95.97 20.49 20.46 13.43 ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 08/09/1996
Operating Expenses:   Net  0.81% |  Gross  0.81%

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 5/31/2021)
  • Overall
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    Overall, 4 stars, 3-Year, 4 stars, 5-Year, 4 stars, and 10-Year, 3 stars, rated against 582, 582, 506 and 385 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.
    ©2021 Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/ or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.
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  • 582 Products | Small Growth Category
Based on Risk-Adjusted Returns
Calendar Year Returns (%)
Fund Benchmark
2020 55.52 34.63
2019 37.00 28.48
2018 -4.23 -9.31
2017 26.36 22.17
2016 2.04 11.32
2015 -8.21 -1.38
2014 7.07 5.60
2013 44.38 43.30
2012 15.64 14.59
2011 -3.36 -2.91

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 5/31/2021
Net Assets $577 million
# of Holdings 117
% in Equities 98
% in Foreign Equities 4
Standard Deviation 26.38%
Turnover (3/31/2021) 115%
Active Share 88%
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 5/31/2021)
Fund Russell 2000 Growth Index
Price/Earnings 53.9x 51.8x
Price/Book 5.3x 5.7x
EPS Growth Rate 22.9% 26.2%
Return on Equity 4.3% 1.6%
Asset Weighted Market Cap (billions) $5.1 $4.3
Median Market Cap (billions) $3.7 $1.3
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 08/09/1996
Symbol HIASX
CUSIP 416528800
Fund Number 2011

Top Holdings

(as of 5/31/2021)
label percentageholding
Rapid7, Inc. 1.93
Planet Fitness, Inc. 1.91
Ollie's Bargain Outlet Holdings, Inc. 1.89
Perficient, Inc. 1.80
Chegg, Inc. 1.78
Varonis Systems, Inc. 1.77
II-VI, Inc. 1.73
Five Below, Inc. 1.69
Digital Turbine, Inc. 1.68
Tower Semiconductor Ltd. 1.64
Total Portfolio % 17.82
(as of 3/31/2021)
label percentageholding
Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. 1.90
Middleby Corp. 1.88
Curtiss-Wright Corp. 1.72
II-VI, Inc. 1.69
Ollie's Bargain Outlet Holdings, Inc. 1.67
Planet Fitness, Inc. 1.61
Rapid7, Inc. 1.61
Tower Semiconductor Ltd. 1.61
j2 Global, Inc. 1.59
Wolverine World Wide, Inc. 1.58
Total Portfolio % 16.86
Market Cap Distribution(%)
(as of 5/31/2021)
Fund
Less than $2 billion 9
$2 billion - $5 billion 46
$5 billion - $10 billion 34
Greater than $10 billion 10
Not Classified 1
Sector Characteristics
Sectors 3/31/2021 Fund 5/31/2021 Benchmark 5/31/2021 UNDERWEIGHT / OVERWEIGHT -7 0 7
Consumer Discretionary 21 23 16
Overweight 100.0%
Information Technology 23 25 20
Overweight 71.42857142857143%
Communication Services 1 3 2
Overweight 14.285714285714286%
Financials 5 4 4
Overweight 0.0%
Real Estate 3 4 4
Overweight 0.0%
Energy 0 0 0
Overweight 0.0%
Consumer Staples 2 2 3
Overweight 14.285714285714286%
Materials 1 1 3
Overweight 28.571428571428573%
Utilities 0 0 2
Overweight 28.571428571428573%
Industrials 14 12 15
Overweight 42.85714285714286%
Health Care 30 26 32
Overweight 85.71428571428572%
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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The Cyclical Nature of Active & Passive Investing 

03/18/2021
Recent performance has favored passive investing. But a look at the big picture shows how performance moves in cycles and reveals why active management isn't dead.
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2021 Outlooks (Wellington) 

12/14/2020
Thought leaders from Wellington Management provide their outlook on issues that may influence markets and portfolios going forward.
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Coronavirus Update Center 

11/16/2020
Collected insights on the impact of coronavirus.

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Commentary

03/31/2021 | pdf

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Summary Prospectus

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Small Company HLS Fund Institutional Pitchbook

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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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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. • 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.

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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