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Whether you expect market volatility to continue or are optimistic the worst is over, you can help prepare for a shifting investment landscape with Hartford Multifactor US Equity ETF (ROUS). ROUS is designed to provide US equity exposure with potentially less volatility over a complete market cycle relative to traditional cap-weighted indices. The ETF seeks this goal with a “low, low, low” approach.


1 Since the ETF’s index change on 9/11/2019. The Fund’s custom underlying index changed from the Hartford Risk-Optimized Multifactor US Equity Index (“US Equity Index”) to Hartford Multifactor Large Cap Index (“Large Cap Index”).

2 As of 12/31/23: Mid-cap exposure: ROUS 17.2%, Russell 1000 Index 4.7%. >$100 billion exposure: ROUS 37.1%, Russell 1000 Index 61.7%. 

3 Source: Hartford Funds as of 12/31/22.Most recent data available.

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Important risks: Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. The net asset value (NAV) of the Fund’s shares may fluctuate due to changes in the market value of the Fund’s holdings which may in-turn fluctuate due to market and economic conditions. The market prices of the Fund’s shares will generally fluctuate due to changes in the relative supply of and demand for the shares on an exchange. • The Fund is not actively managed but rather attempts to track the performance of an index. The Fund’s returns may diverge from that of the index. • Investments focused in an industry or group of industries may increase volatility and risk.Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against a loss in a declining market.

Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against a loss in a declining market.

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