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Hartford Quality Value Fund

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Prior to 11/1/17, the Fund’s name was The Hartford Value Opportunities Fund. The Fund’s investment objective, principal investment strategy, portfolio management team, and primary benchmark changed to reflect a focus on high-quality, undervalued, large-cap companies. Please see the Fund’s prospectus for more information.

Objective

Seeks long-term capital appreciation.

Overview

A traditional large cap value fund that focuses on investing in high quality, undervalued companies believed to be in out-of-favor industries with less downside risk than the overall market.

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Performance

Performance (%)
% (as of 2/28/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 2/28/2019)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Quality Value  I 11.94 2.19 13.38 6.20 15.84 7.15
Benchmark 11.23 3.16 12.80 8.09 15.39 ---
Morningstar Large Value Category 10.78 1.88 12.43 7.21 14.05 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 12/31/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 12/31/2018)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Quality Value  I -8.89 -8.89 6.19 4.42 12.19 6.51
Benchmark -8.27 -8.27 6.95 5.95 11.18 ---
Morningstar Large Value Category -8.60 -8.60 6.73 5.13 10.45 ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 01/02/1996
Operating Expenses:   Net  0.64% |  Gross  0.64%
Share Class Inception: 8/31/06.
Class I-share performance prior to its inception date reflects Class A-share performance (excluding sales charges) and operating expenses. SI performance is calculated from 2/19/02.

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 11/1/17, the Fund's benchmark was the Russell 3000 Value Index.

Growth of $10,000 (I-Share)

(as of 2/28/2019)
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2014","value":"34220.0"},{"date":"Fri Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"33819.0"},{"date":"Tue Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"33435.0"},{"date":"Sun Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"34738.0"},{"date":"Thu Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"33468.0"},{"date":"Mon Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"34320.0"},{"date":"Sat May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"33485.0"},{"date":"Wed Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"33218.0"},{"date":"Mon Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"32800.0"},{"date":"Fri Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2014","value":"32216.0"},{"date":"Fri Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2014","value":"30496.0"},{"date":"Tue Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2013","value":"31314.0"},{"date":"Sat Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2013","value":"30725.0"},{"date":"Thu Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"30046.0"},{"date":"Mon Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"28902.0"},{"date":"Sat Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"27956.0"},{"date":"Wed Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"29018.0"},{"date":"Sun Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 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Growth of $10,000

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

Calendar Year Returns (%)
Fund Benchmark
2018 -8.89 -8.27
2017 11.66 13.66
2016 17.73 17.34
2015 -4.35 -3.83
2014 8.38 13.45
2013 32.53 32.53
2012 18.27 17.51
2011 -4.76 0.39
2010 17.52 15.51
2009 45.02 19.69

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 2/28/2019
Net Assets $276 million
# of Holdings 69
% in Equities 98
% in Foreign Equities 10
Beta (3 year) 1.08
R Squared (3 year) 0.95
Standard Deviation 12.54%
Turnover (12/31/2018) 27%
Active Share 71%
Dividend Frequency Annually
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 2/28/2019)
Fund Russell 1000 Value Index
Price/Earnings 12.4x 12.8x
Price/Book 2.4x 2.1x
EPS Growth Rate 8.8% 8.7%
Return on Equity 25.6% 14.4%
Asset Weighted Market Cap (billions) $136.8 $124.4
Median Market Cap (billions) $60.3 $9.4
Return Characteristics
(as of 2/28/2019)
Fund
Alpha (5 Year) -2.38
Down Capture (5 Year) 116.53
Information Ratio (5 Year) -0.57
Sharpe Ratio (5 Year) 0.48
Up Capture (5 Year) 100.31

Top Ten Holdings (%)

(as of 2/28/2019)
label percentageholding
Bank of America Corp. 4.51
JP Morgan Chase & Co. 4.28
Merck & Co., Inc. 2.91
Verizon Communications, Inc. 2.88
Intel Corp. 2.78
Citigroup, Inc. 2.76
Chevron Corp. 2.61
Exxon Mobil Corp. 2.19
Philip Morris International, Inc. 2.12
Medtronic plc 2.10
Total Portfolio % 29.14
(as of 12/31/2018)
label percentageholding
JP Morgan Chase & Co. 4.55
Bank of America Corp. 4.34
Verizon Communications, Inc. 3.23
Merck & Co., Inc. 3.11
Chevron Corp. 2.98
Intel Corp. 2.80
Citigroup, Inc. 2.55
Medtronic plc 2.40
Exxon Mobil Corp. 2.14
Comcast Corp. 2.05
Total Portfolio % 30.15
Market Cap Distribution %
(as of 2/28/2019)
Less than $2 billion 0
$2 billion - $5 billion 2
$5 billion - $10 billion 2
Greater than $10 billion 96
Not Classified 0
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 01/02/1996
Symbol HVOIX
CUSIP 416641405
Fund Number 1319
Sector Exposure
Sectors 12/31/2018 Fund 2/28/2019 Benchmark 2/28/2019 UNDERWEIGHT / OVERWEIGHT -3 0 3
Information Technology 12 13 10
Overweight 100.0%
Energy 10 10 9
Overweight 33.333333333333336%
Industrials 9 9 8
Overweight 33.333333333333336%
Financials 23 23 23
Overweight 0.0%
Consumer Staples 8 8 8
Overweight 0.0%
Utilities 7 6 6
Overweight 0.0%
Materials 4 4 4
Overweight 0.0%
Health Care 15 14 15
Overweight 33.333333333333336%
Consumer Discretionary 5 4 5
Overweight 33.333333333333336%
Communication Services 5 5 7
Overweight 66.66666666666667%
Real Estate 3 3 5
Overweight 66.66666666666667%
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 5-Minute Forecast 1Q19 

Tue Jan 22 11:24:00 EST 2019
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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2019 Outlooks (Wellington) 

Fri Dec 21 14:06:00 EST 2018
Thought leaders from Wellington Management provide their outlook on issues that may influence markets and portfolios going forward.
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2019 Outlooks (Schroders) 

Fri Dec 21 14:06:00 EST 2018
Thought leaders from Schroder Investment Management provide their outlook on issues that will influence markets and portfolios going forward.

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This Pitchbook reviews the Funds' investment approach, investment team, investment process, and general portfolio parameters.

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

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A supplementary document to the Fund’s prospectus that includes additional information about the Fund and its operations.  

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. • For dividend-paying stocks, dividends are not guaranteed and may decrease without notice. • 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.

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