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Hartford Multifactor Low Volatility International Equity Index

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Objective

  • Seeks to provide the opportunity to improve returns through a complete market cycle with up to 25% less volatility versus the developed (excluding US) and emerging market capitalization-weighted universe
  • Focuses on selecting stocks with low volatility characteristics while seeking to maintain positive exposure to value, momentum, and quality factors at the index level
  • Risk-balanced sector weighting seeks to improve diversification

Description of Methodology

Hartford Multifactor Low Volatility International Equity Index (LLVINX or the “Index”) seeks to address risks and opportunities within developed (excluding the US) and emerging market stocks by selecting equity securities exhibiting low volatility and constructing the portfolio in a way that is designed to improve overall exposure to value, momentum, quality and size factors. The Index seeks to provide a means of improving returns through a complete market cycle with up to 25% less volatility versus the developed (excluding the US) and emerging market capitalization-weighted universe. The rules-based, proprietary methodology employs a multi-layered risk-controlled approach that seeks to improve diversification, balance risk across sectors by utilizing expected tail loss (ETL) estimations, and reduce volatility through security selection and portfolio composition. Expected tail loss is an estimation process that seeks to measure potential loss during turbulent markets and is based on the relative historical performance of each sector. The methodology utilizes an optimization process to help achieve the desired composition and targeted characteristics.

  Hartford Multifactor Low Volatility Index Methodologies

 

Characteristics Allocations, exposures and holdings are subject to change. Percentages may be rounded.

Country Allocation(%)
(as of 10/31/2018)

Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. JAPAN 16
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. UNITED KINGDOM 12
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. CANADA 10
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. SOUTH KOREA 5
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. TAIWAN 5
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. AUSTRALIA 5
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. HONG KONG 5
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. FRANCE 4
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. CHINA 4
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. GERMANY 3
Total of Top 10 Countries(%) 69
Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. Other (26 countries)
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 10/31/2018)
Index
Price/Earnings 13.8x
Price/Book 1.9x
Return on Equity 14.3%
Nominal Companies 364
Effective Companies 254
Nominal Countries 36
Effective Countries 14
Debt to Equity 88.0%
Index Dividend Yield (%) 3.24

Top Ten Holdings (%)

(as of 10/31/2018)
RELX PLC 0.96
Parkland Fuel Corp 0.59
Sanofi 0.57
Astrazeneca PLC 0.55
Itochu Corp 0.55
Soda Sanayii AS 0.55
Novartis AG 0.55
BP PLC 0.55
S-1 Corp 0.55
Equinor ASA 0.55
Total of Top Ten Holdings 5.97
Market Cap Distribution(%)
(as of 10/31/2018)
Index MSCI ACWI ex USA Index
Less than $2B 11 12
$2B - $10B 35 36
$10B - $100B 47 46
Greater than $100B 7 7
Sector Exposure (%)
Sectors 9/30/2018 10/31/2018
Industrials 17 17
Consumer Discretionary 13 12
Health Care 10 10
Information Technology 10 10
Communication Services 10 10
Consumer Staples 8 9
Materials 9 9
Financials 7 7
Energy 6 6
Real Estate 5 5
Utilities 4 4

Performance

Performance (%)
% (as of 11/30/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 11/30/2018)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR SISI
Hartford Multifactor Low Volatility International Equity Index -5.87 -3.76 --- --- 9.93
Performance (%)
% (as of 9/30/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 9/30/2018)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR SISI
Hartford Multifactor Low Volatility International Equity Index -0.40 5.24 --- --- 14.58

SI = Since Inception.
Index Inception:12/31/2016

Past performance is not indicative of future results.

Indices are unmanaged and not available for direct investment. 

Calendar Year Returns(%)
2017 27.34

Key Facts

Key Facts  (as of 12/11/2018)
Ticker LLVINX Index
Inception December 31, 2016
Current Index Value 1162.52
Last Closing Level 1161.10
Change 1.42
Change % 0.12%
52-Week-High 1337.20
52-Week-Low 1156.91
Number Of Holdings 365

Important Notes

Hartford Multifactor Low Volatility International Equity Index is the exclusive property of Lattice Strategies LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of Hartford Funds Management Company, LLC) which has contracted with Solactive AG to maintain and calculate the Index. Solactive AG uses its best efforts to ensure that the Index is calculated correctly. Irrespective of its obligations towards Lattice Strategies, Solactive AG has no obligation to point out errors in the Index to third parties.

Index returns do not represent actual fund or portfolio returns. A fund or portfolio may differ significantly from the index. The index does not reflect any management fees, transaction fees, brokerage expenses, or other expenses that may reduce returns. Index returns assume that dividends have been reinvested. Investors cannot invest directly in the Index.

A WORD ABOUT RISK

There are risks associated with investing, including the possible loss of principal. There is no assurance that any strategy will achieve its investment objectives. 

Sources for all data: Bloomberg and Hartford Funds.

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