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Hartford MidCap Growth HLS Fund

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Objective

Seeks long-term capital appreciation.

Effective 11/1/18, the Fund (formerly known as the Hartford Small/Mid Cap Equity HLS Fund) changed its name, principal investment strategy, portfolio manager and benchmark. Results prior to 11/1/18 reflect the performance of the Fund’s prior strategies. Please see the Fund’s prospectus for more information.

Effective 12/31/17, this Fund is closed to certain qualified pension and retirement plans. For more information, please refer to the fund's statutory prospectus.  

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Performance

Performance (%)
% (as of 10/31/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 10/31/2019)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford MidCap Growth HLS  IA 31.57 20.18 14.79 8.97 13.24 7.42
Benchmark 27.56 18.93 16.81 10.92 14.76 ---
Morningstar Mid-Cap Growth Category 24.06 13.94 14.77 9.03 12.58 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 9/30/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 9/30/2019)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford MidCap Growth HLS  IA 28.49 6.51 12.39 9.40 12.45 7.33
Benchmark 25.23 5.20 14.50 11.12 14.08 ---
Morningstar Mid-Cap Growth Category 22.44 0.89 12.76 9.39 11.93 ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 05/01/1998
Operating Expenses:   Net  0.91% |  Gross  0.91%

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.

Prior to 11/1/18, the Fund’s benchmark was the Russell 2500 Index. Indices are unmanaged and not available for direct investment.

Calendar Year Returns (%)
Fund Benchmark
2018 -10.05 -4.75
2017 14.43 25.27
2016 16.48 7.33
2015 -4.73 -0.20
2014 5.22 11.90
2013 37.51 35.74
2012 15.87 15.81
2011 -1.13 -1.65
2010 25.83 26.38
2009 47.87 46.29

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 9/30/2019
Net Assets $95 million
# of Holdings 62
% in Equities 99
% in Foreign Equities 2
Standard Deviation 15.12%
Turnover (9/30/2019) 135%
Active Share 81%
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 9/30/2019)
Fund Russell MidCap Growth Index
Price/Earnings 24.5x 23.1x
Price/Book 6.2x 7.4x
EPS Growth Rate 13.9% 15.7%
Asset Weighted Market Cap (billions) $13.8 $18.4
Median Market Cap (billions) $10.8 $8.7
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 05/01/1998
Symbol HMCSX
CUSIP 416528354
Fund Number 2032

Top Ten Holdings (%)

(as of 9/30/2019)
label percentageholding
Gartner, Inc. 4.32
IHS Markit Ltd. 3.71
Expedia Group, Inc. 3.46
SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. 3.30
Burlington Stores, Inc. 3.22
Aramark 3.13
Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc. 3.08
Global Payments, Inc. 2.98
Hexcel Corp. 2.64
BWX Technologies, Inc. 2.58
Total Portfolio % 32.42
(as of 6/30/2019)
label percentageholding
Gartner, Inc. 3.99
Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc. 3.35
Global Payments, Inc. 3.17
Aramark 3.16
IHS Markit Ltd. 3.09
Elanco Animal Health, Inc. 3.02
SBA Communications Corp. 2.94
Burlington Stores, Inc. 2.88
Expedia Group, Inc. 2.86
Hexcel Corp. 2.59
Total Portfolio % 31.05
Market Cap Distribution %
(as of 9/30/2019)
Fund
Less than $2 billion 0
$2 billion - $5 billion 9
$5 billion - $10 billion 33
Greater than $10 billion 58
Not Classified 0
Sector Exposure
Sectors 6/30/2019 Fund 9/30/2019 Benchmark 9/30/2019 UNDERWEIGHT / OVERWEIGHT -10 0 10
Consumer Discretionary 24 25 15
Overweight 100.0%
Information Technology 35 38 33
Overweight 50.0%
Communication Services 4 5 5
Overweight 0.0%
Utilities 0 0 0
Overweight 0.0%
Financials 3 3 4
Overweight 10.0%
Real Estate 3 2 3
Overweight 10.0%
Energy 0 0 1
Overweight 10.0%
Health Care 18 13 15
Overweight 20.0%
Industrials 14 14 17
Overweight 30.0%
Consumer Staples 0 0 3
Overweight 30.0%
Materials 0 0 3
Overweight 30.0%
Based on the Russell Global Sectors classification (RGS) system. May not total to 100% due to rounding.

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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.

Annual Report

12/31/2018 | pdf

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

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 • Mid-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 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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