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Hartford Risk-Optimized Multifactor US Equity Index

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Objective

  • De-concentrate individual company exposures in large cap US equities
  • Seek improved returns and similar risk (relative to traditional capitalization-weighted US large-cap equity indices) over a complete market cycle.

Description of Methodology

The rules-based, proprietary methodology employs a multi-layered risk-controlled approach that seeks to lower concentration among individual stocks and enhance returns by emphasizing companies with favorable diversified risk premia expression, including valuation, momentum, and quality characteristics. The Index seeks to harvest risk premia factors through systematic risk- and factor-weighting twice annually, with a reconstitution occurring in March and September.

  Hartford Multifactor Index Methodologies

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

Allocations, exposures and holdings are subject to change. Percentages may be rounded.
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 7/31/2019)
Fund
Price/Earnings 13.8x
Price/Book 2.4x
Return on Equity 14.5%
Nominal Companies 334
Effective Companies 198
Debt to Equity 146.4%
Index Dividend Yield (%) 2.50
Market Cap Distribution(%)
(as of 7/31/2019)
Index
Less than $2B 1
$2B - $10B 26
$10B - $100B 57
Greater than $100B 17

Top Ten Holdings (%)

(as of 7/31/2019)
VMware Inc 1.37
HP Inc 1.28
Sprint Corp 1.27
Micron Technology Inc. 1.14
United Airlines Holdings Inc 1.10
Metlife Inc. 1.02
Verizon Communications Inc 0.95
Ciena Corp 0.87
Prudential Financial Inc 0.86
Centene Corp 0.84
Total of Top Ten Holdings 10.70
Sector Exposure (%)
Sectors 6/30/2019 7/31/2019
Information Technology 19 19
Financials 17 17
Health Care 16 15
Consumer Discretionary 10 10
Industrials 10 10
Communication Services 8 8
Consumer Staples 6 6
Energy 6 6
Materials 4 4
Utilities 3 3
Real Estate 2 2

Performance

Performance (%)
% (as of 8/31/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 8/31/2019)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR SI1
Hartford Risk-Optimized Multifactor US Equity Index 12.71 -5.14 10.44 7.53 8.62
Performance (%)
% (as of 3/31/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 3/31/2019)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR SI1
Hartford Risk-Optimized Multifactor US Equity Index 11.49 1.73 11.45 9.03 9.11

SI = Since Inception.
Index Inception:12/31/2013

Past performance is not indicative of future results.

Performance reflects cumulative total returns for periods of less than one year and average annual total returns for periods of one year or greater.

Indices are unmanaged and not available for direct investment. 

Calendar Year Returns(%)
2018 -8.83
2017 22.81
2016 11.86
2015 -1.10
2014 14.39

Key Facts

Key Facts  (as of 9/10/2019)
Ticker LROUSLX Index
Inception December 31, 2013
Current Index Value 1655.11
Last Closing Level 1643.65
Change 11.46
Change % 0.69%
52-Week-High 1687.30
52-Week-Low 1329.45
Number Of Holdings 332

Important Notes

Hartford Risk-Optimized Multifactor US 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

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal.

Sources for all data: Bloomberg and Hartford Funds.

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