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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 12/31/2017)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 12/31/2017)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Small Company HLS  IA 26.36 26.36 5.78 12.84 6.90 9.16
Benchmark 22.17 22.17 10.28 15.21 9.19 ---
Morningstar Small Growth Category 21.75 21.75 9.64 13.74 7.57 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 12/31/2017)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 12/31/2017)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Small Company HLS  IA 26.36 26.36 5.78 12.84 6.90 9.16
Benchmark 22.17 22.17 10.28 15.21 9.19 ---
Morningstar Small Growth Category 21.75 21.75 9.64 13.74 7.57 ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 08/09/1996
Operating Expenses:   Net  0.75% |  Gross  0.75%

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 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
2010 24.13 29.09
2009 29.29 34.47
2008 -40.60 -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 12/31/2017
Net Assets $608 million
# of Holdings 217
% in Equities 99%
Turnover (12/31/2017) 107%
% in Foreign Equities 4%
Standard Deviation 14.97%
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 12/31/2017)
Fund Russell 2000 Growth Index
Asset Weighted Market Cap $4.2 billion $2.7 billion
EPS Growth Rate 18.6% 15.6%
Median Market Cap $2.8 billion $1.0 billion
Price/Book 4.8x 4.9x
Price/Earnings 26.8x 32.4x
Return on Equity -4.0% 6.0%
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 08/09/1996
Symbol HIASX
CUSIP 416528800
Fund Number 2011

Top Holdings

(as of 12/31/2017)
label percentageholding
Planet Fitness, Inc. 2.88
Tower Semiconductor Ltd. 2.74
Rexnord Corp. 2.40
Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. 2.27
Zebra Technologies Corp. 2.25
Insulet Corp. 2.24
Sterling Bancorp 1.99
2U, Inc. 1.94
Carter's, Inc. 1.86
JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. 1.84
Total Portfolio % 22.41
(as of 9/30/2017)
label percentageholding
Insulet Corp. 2.82
Tower Semiconductor Ltd. 2.69
Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings, Inc. 2.31
Planet Fitness, Inc. 2.25
Zebra Technologies Corp. 2.14
Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp. 1.88
Sterling Bancorp 1.88
Fair Isaac Corp. 1.85
2U, Inc. 1.81
Acadia Healthcare Co., Inc. 1.69
Total Portfolio % 21.32
Market Cap Distribution %
(as of 12/31/2017)
Less than $2 billion 13.9
$2 billion - $5 billion 49.5
$5 billion - $10 billion 32.9
Greater than $10 billion 1.3
Sector Characteristics
Sectors 09/30/2017 Fund 12/31/2017 Benchmark 12/31/2017 UNDERWEIGHT / OVERWEIGHT -7 0 7
Consumer Discretionary 13.3 18.9 14.0
Overweight 71.42857142857143%
Information Technology 31.4 27.2 23.8
Overweight 42.85714285714286%
Financials 7.3 7.0 6.1
Overweight 14.285714285714286%
Consumer Staples 3.9 4.0 2.8
Overweight 14.285714285714286%
Industrials 15.2 17.5 18.4
Overweight 0.0%
Real Estate 3.6 3.4 3.3
Overweight 0.0%
Energy 1.4 1.4 1.4
Overweight 0.0%
Telecommunication Services 0.0 0.0 1.0
Overweight 14.285714285714286%
Utilities 0.0 0.0 0.8
Overweight 14.285714285714286%
Materials 2.1 2.8 4.6
Overweight 28.571428571428573%
Health Care 21.6 17.4 23.8
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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A WORD ABOUT RISK

All investments are subject to risk, including the possible loss of principal. There is no guarantee the Fund will achieve its stated objective. The Fund's share price may fluctuate due to market risk and/or security selections that may underperform the market or relevant benchmarks. If the Fund's strategy for allocating assets among different asset classes and/or portfolio management teams does not work as intended, the Fund may not achieve its objective or may underperform other funds with similar investment strategies. Small-cap securities can have greater risk and volatility than large-cap securities. Foreign investments can be riskier than U.S. investments due to the adverse effects of currency exchange rates, differences in market structure and liquidity, as well as political and economic developments in foreign countries and regions (e.g., "Brexit"). The Fund's focus on investments in particular sectors may increase its volatility and risk of loss if there are adverse economic consequences in those sectors. The Fund may have high portfolio turnover, which could increase the Fund's transaction costs. Growth investing may go out of favor, which may cause the Fund to underperform the broader stock market.

Hartford HLS Funds are underwritten and distributed by Hartford Funds Distributors, LLC.

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