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Hartford Small/Mid Cap Equity HLS Fund

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Objective

Seeks long-term capital appreciation.

Overview

A small- and mid-cap stock fund that combines fundamental and quantitative research to select stocks.

Effective 11/1/18, this name, principal investment strategy, portfolio manager and benchmark of the Hartford Small/Mid Cap Equity HLS Fund will change. Please refer to the prospectus supplement dated 8/9/18 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 9/30/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 9/30/2018)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Small/Mid Cap Equity HLS  IA 8.51 14.63 13.81 9.95 12.00 7.37
Benchmark 10.41 16.19 16.13 11.37 12.02 ---
Morningstar Small Blend Category 8.27 12.08 14.65 9.52 10.34 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 9/30/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 9/30/2018)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Small/Mid Cap Equity HLS  IA 8.51 14.63 13.81 9.95 12.00 7.37
Benchmark 10.41 16.19 16.13 11.37 12.02 ---
Morningstar Small Blend Category 8.27 12.08 14.65 9.52 10.34 ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 05/01/1998
Operating Expenses:   Net  0.92% |  Gross  0.92%

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 9/30/2018)
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Calendar Year Returns (%)
Fund Benchmark
2017 14.43 16.81
2016 16.48 17.59
2015 -4.73 -2.90
2014 5.22 7.07
2013 37.51 36.80
2012 15.87 17.88
2011 -1.13 -2.51
2010 25.83 26.71
2009 47.87 34.39
2008 -46.85 -36.79

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 9/30/2018
Net Assets $96 million
# of Holdings 280
% in Foreign Equities 1
Standard Deviation 11.70%
Turnover (9/30/2018) 84%
Dividend Frequency Semi-Annually
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 9/30/2018)
Fund Russell 2500 Index
Price/Earnings 16.2x 18.6x
Price/Book 2.3x 2.7x
EPS Growth Rate 12.9% 14.6%
Asset Weighted Market Cap (billions) $4.7 $5.4
Median Market Cap (billions) $2.0 $1.3
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 05/01/1998
Symbol HMCSX
CUSIP 416528354
Fund Number 2032

Top Ten Holdings (%)

(as of 9/30/2018)
label percentageholding
Fortinet, Inc. 1.58
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. 1.49
Popular, Inc. 1.38
Pinnacle West Capital Corp. 1.22
International Speedway Corp. 1.13
National Fuel Gas Co. 1.09
Brixmor Property Group, Inc. 1.05
Haemonetics Corp. 1.03
j2 Global, Inc. 1.03
Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. 1.01
Total Portfolio % 12.01
(as of 6/30/2018)
label percentageholding
Fortinet, Inc. 1.40
Spirit Aerosystems Holdings, Inc. 1.39
Popular, Inc. 1.29
Pinnacle West Capital Corp. 1.25
Medifast, Inc. 1.23
Lear Corp. 1.18
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. 1.16
International Speedway Corp. 1.16
E*TRADE Financial Corp. 1.10
Brixmor Property Group, Inc. 1.05
Total Portfolio % 12.21
Market Cap Distribution %
(as of 9/30/2018)
Less than $2 billion 33
$2 billion - $5 billion 34
$5 billion - $10 billion 21
Greater than $10 billion 12
Not Classified 0
Sector Exposure
Sectors 6/30/2018 Fund 9/30/2018 Benchmark 9/30/2018 UNDERWEIGHT / OVERWEIGHT -2 0 2
Information Technology 16 19 17
Overweight 100.0%
Health Care 13 15 14
Overweight 50.0%
Utilities 5 4 3
Overweight 50.0%
Consumer Discretionary 14 13 13
Overweight 0.0%
Energy 6 5 5
Overweight 0.0%
Materials 4 5 5
Overweight 0.0%
Consumer Staples 4 3 3
Overweight 0.0%
Telecommunication Services 1 1 1
Overweight 0.0%
Financials 14 14 15
Overweight 50.0%
Industrials 13 14 15
Overweight 50.0%
Real Estate 11 8 9
Overweight 50.0%
Based on the Russell Global Sectors classification (RGS) system. May not total to 100% due to rounding.

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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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 risks and volatility than large-cap securities. • 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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