The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (HIG - Free Report) 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 strengthen advisor-client relationships by helping investors better realize their true-life goals.”
Hartford Funds — a segment of Hartford Financial Services — had total assets of $121.1 billion under management as of Sep 30, 2018. The company claims that it manages more than 50 mutual funds across a wide range of styles and asset classes.
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 Small Company HLS (HDMBX - Free Report) invests in common stocks of companies that have strong capital growth potential. HDMBX’s sub-adviser, Wellington Management Company, LLP, invests a huge chunk of its assets in common stocks of companies that fall within the range of both the S&P SmallCap 600 and Russell 2000 indices. The fund may also invest around one-fifth of its assets in foreign companies. Hartford Small Company HLS has three-year annualized returns of 10.7%.
As of October 2018, HDMBX held 122 issues, with 2.21% of its assets invested in Insulet Corp.
Hartford Global Growth HLS Fund IA (HIALX - Free Report) seeks capital growth. HIALX invests more than 65% of its assets in common stocks of growth companies based in different countries, including the United States. The fund may also invest almost one-fourth of its assets in securities of companies located in emerging markets. Hartford Global Growth HLS Fund IA has three-year annualized returns of 11.8%.
Matthew D. Hudson is one of the fund managers of HIALX since 2007.
Hartford Small Cap Growth HLS IB (HBSGX - Free Report) invests a chunk of its assets in common stocks of small-cap companies. HBSGX seeks companies that are expected to have above-average growth prospects. The fund focuses on small-cap companies included on the S&P SmallCap 600 and Russell 2000 indices. Hartford Small Cap Growth HLS IB has three-year annualized returns of 8.7%.
HBSGX has an expense ratio of 0.90% compared with the category average of 1.23%.
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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