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We believe now is a time of great transition for asset allocators. With regime changes challenging the status quo across global markets, asset classes, and sectors, should allocators be questioning many of the assumptions that have underpinned portfolio decision-making for the past two decades? We think so—at least from an equity standpoint. In our view, thematic investing can help allocators navigate this evolving landscape. 




Important Risks: Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. • A climate focus may result in foregoing certain investments and underperformance comparative to funds that do not have a similar focus. Certain climate-focused investments may be dependent on government policies and subsidies. • Integration of environmental, social, and/or governance (ESG) characteristics into the investment process may not work as intended. • Risks of focusing investments on the healthcare related sector include regulatory and legal developments, changes in funding or subsidies, patent and intellectual property considerations, intense competitive pressures, rapid technological changes, long and costly process for obtaining product approval by government agencies, potential product obsolescence, rising cost of medical products and services, and liquidity risk. 

The views expressed herein are those of Wellington Management, are for informational purposes only, and are subject to change based on prevailing market, economic, and other conditions. The views expressed may not reflect the opinions of Hartford Funds or any other sub-adviser to our funds. They should not be construed as research or investment advice nor should they be considered an offer or solicitation to buy or sell any security. This information is current at the time of writing and may not be reproduced or distributed in whole or in part, for any purpose, without the express written consent of Wellington Management or Hartford Funds.

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