Hartford Funds, a segment of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (HIG), has total assets of $91.5 billion under management (as of Jun 30, 2017). The company claims to manage more than 55 funds across a wide range of styles and asset classes.
Hartford Financial Services was founded in 1810 and is recognized as a renowned insurance company in the United States. The company believes that “human-centric investing can create solutions and advisor tools that not only strengthen bottom lines, but [also] strengthen advisor-client relationships by helping investors better realize their true life goals.”
Below we share with you three top-ranked Hartford mutual funds. Each has earned a Zacks Mutual Fund Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and is expected to outperform its peers in the future. Investors can click here to see the complete list of Hartford funds.
Hartford MidCap HLS IB (HBMCX - Free Report) seeks capital growth for the long run. HBMCX invests the majority of its assets in common stocks of mid-cap companies. These are companies whose market-cap falls within the range of the S&P MidCap 400 and Russell Midcap Indices. HBMCX may also invest up to one-fifth of its assets in securities of foreign issuers and non-dollar securities. Hartford MidCap HLS IB has returned 24.4% over the last year.
Mark Whitaker is one of the fund managers of HBMCX since 2012.
Hartford Small Company HLS Fund IA (HIASX - Free Report) primarily invests its assets in common stocks issued by small capitalization companies. The fund may also invest almost one-fifth of its assets in securities of non-U.S. issuers. Small capitalization companies are those whose market capitalization falls within the collective range of the Russell 2000 and S&P SmallCap 600 indices. HIASX seeks appreciation of capital. Hartford Small Company HLS Fund IA has returned 24.3% in a year.
HIASX has an expense ratio of 0.76% compared with the category average of 1.33%.
Hartford Growth Opportunities R4 (HGOSX - Free Report) seeks appreciation of capital. HGOSX maintains a diversified portfolio by investing in common stocks of a wide variety of mid and large-cap companies, which are expected to have strong growth prospects. HGOSX may also invest up to one-fourth of its assets in securities of foreign issuers and non-dollar securities. Hartford Growth Opportunities R4 has returned 28.3% in a year’s time.
As of September 2017, HGOSX held 102 issues, with 6.31% of its assets invested in Alphabet Inc.
To view the Zacks Rank and past performance of all Hartford mutual funds, investors can click here to see the complete list of funds.
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