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Hartford Quality Bond ETF

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The Fund seeks to maximize total return while providing a high level of current income consistent with prudent investment risk.


A conservative, core bond ETF that invests with an emphasis on quality.

More About Hartford Quality Bond Etf 

Michael F. Garrett
Senior Managing Director
Fixed-Income Portfolio Manager
Val Petrov, PhD, CFA
Managing Director
Fixed-Income Portfolio Manager
Brian Conroy, CFA
Managing Director
Fixed-Income Portfolio Manager

Key Facts & Trading Details

Key Facts  (as of 1/19/2018)
Ticker HQBD
Inception March 21, 2017
Net Assets $19,842,718.18
Shares Outstanding 400,000
Distributor ALPS Distributors, Inc.
# of Holdings 173
Dividend Frequency Monthly
Trading Details  (as of 1/19/2018)
Ticker HQBD
CUSIP 41653L206
Stock Exchange NYSE Arca
Close $50.44
Change $0.00
Change % 0.00%
Net Asset Value(NAV) $49.61
NAV Change $-0.04
NAV Change % -0.07%
Premium/Discount 1.68%


Performance (%)
% (as of 12/31/2017)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 12/31/2017)
Quality Bond ETF (HQBD, NAV) --- --- --- --- 2.33
Quality Bond ETF (HQBD, Market Price) --- --- --- --- 2.41
Benchmark (Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index) 3.54 3.54 2.24 2.10 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 12/31/2017)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 12/31/2017)
Quality Bond ETF (HQBD, NAV) --- --- --- --- 2.33
Quality Bond ETF (HQBD, Market Price) --- --- --- --- 2.41
Benchmark (Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index) 3.54 3.54 2.24 2.10 ---

SI = Since Inception.
Fund Inception: 03/21/2017
Operating Expenses:  
Net  0.41%  |   Gross  0.41%

Performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than actual data quoted. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance quoted.

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

ETF Shares are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Total returns are calculated using the daily 4:00pm Eastern Time net asset value (NAV). Market price returns reflect the midpoint of the bid/ask spread as of the close of trading on the exchange where Fund shares are listed. Market price returns do not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times. The Fund is new and has a limited operating history.

Calendar Year Returns(%)
2015 0.00
2014 0.00

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

Holdings Characteristics
(as of 12/31/2017)
Number of Holdings 168
Effective Duration 5.51
Years To Worst 9.56
As of Date 12/31/2017
Distribution Yield at NAV 3.30
Trailing 12 Month Yield 0.00
30-Day SEC Yield 2.27
30-Day UNSUB SEC Yield 2.27

Asset Allocation Exposure (%)

(as of 11/30/2017)
label currentpercentage
Mortgage Backed Securities 73.7
Commercial Mortgage Backed Sec 11.9
Asset Backed Securities 5.8
Cash & Cash Offsets 2.5
United States Government 6.0

Top Ten Holdings (%)

(as of 1/19/2018)
US 10yr Note (cbt)mar18 Xcbt 20180320 17.43
Fhlmc Tba 30 Yr 4.5 Gold Single Family 6.56
B9d08wmw6 Irs Usd R V 03mlibor 99d08wn21 Ccpvanilla 6.53
Fnma Tba 30 Yr 4 Single Family Mortgage 5.93
Gnma Ii Pool Ma4836 G2 11/47 Fixed 3 5.90
US Ultra Bond Cbt Mar18 Xcbt 20180320 5.79
Blackrock Liquidity Fds Fedfund Instl Shs 4.67
Fhlmc Tba 30 Yr 3.5 Gold Single Family 3.82
Fnma Pool Be5651 Fn 02/47 Fixed 3 3.77
Tsy Infl Ix N/b 01/26 0.625 3.75
Total of Top Ten Holdings 372.37

Credit Exposure (%)

(as of 12/31/2017)
label value
Aaa/AAA 76.0
Aa/AA 3.2
A 6.0
Baa/BBB 7.6
Ba/BB 0.8
B 1.8
Not Rated 0.9
Cash & Cash Offsets 3.8

Credit exposure is the credit ratings for the underlying securities of the Fund as provided by Standard and Poor's (S&P), Moody's Investors Service, or Fitch and typically range from AAA/Aaa (highest) to C/D (lowest). If S&P, Moody's, and Fitch assign different ratings, the median rating is used. If only two agencies assign ratings, the lower rating is used. Securities that are not rated by any of the three agencies are listed as "Not Rated." S&P, Moody’s, and Fitch study the financial condition of an entity to ascertain its creditworthiness. The credit ratings reflect the rating agency's opinion of the holdings financial condition and histories. Ratings do not apply to the Fund itself or to Fund shares. Ratings may change.

Distributions and Capital Gains
Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Payable Date Ordinary Income Short-Term Capital Gain Long-Term Capital Gain Total DIstribution
12/21/2017 12/22/2017 12/29/2017 $0.137500 $0.269400 $0.087200 $0.494051
11/21/2017 11/22/2017 11/29/2017 $0.096882 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.096882
10/24/2017 10/25/2017 10/27/2017 $0.094575 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.094575
9/25/2017 9/26/2017 9/28/2017 $0.103792 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.103792
8/23/2017 8/25/2017 8/29/2017 $0.063955 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.063955
7/21/2017 7/25/2017 7/28/2017 $0.120894 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.120894
6/23/2017 6/27/2017 6/29/2017 $0.061596 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.061596
5/23/2017 5/25/2017 5/26/2017 $0.079776 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.079776
4/21/2017 4/25/2017 4/26/2017 $0.035980 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.035980

Past distributions are not indicative of future distributions.

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The Fund is new and has a limited operating history. All investments are subject to risk, including the possible loss of principal. There is no guarantee the Fund will achieve its stated objective. The net asset value (NAV) of the Fund's shares may fluctuate due to changes in the market value of the Fund's holdings, as well as the relative supply of and demand for the shares on an exchange. The Fund is actively managed and does not seek to replicate the performance of a specified index. Fixed Income risks include credit, liquidity, call, duration, and interest-rate risk. As interest rates rise, bond prices generally fall; these risks are currently heightened because interest rates are at, or near, historical lows. The Fund may have high portfolio turnover, which could increase the Fund's transaction costs and an investor's tax liability. Obligations of U.S. Government agencies are supported by varying degrees of credit but are generally not backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government. Mortgage- and asset-backed securities' risks include credit, interest-rate, prepayment, and extension risk. Privately placed, restricted (Rule 144A) securities may be more difficult to sell and value than publicly traded securities, thus they may be potentially illiquid. The main risk of real estate related securities is that the value of the underlying real estate may decrease in value. Derivatives may be riskier or more volatile than other types of investments because they are generally more sensitive to changes in market or economic conditions; risks include currency, leverage, liquidity, index, pricing, and counterparty risk. The Fund may use dollar rolls, repurchase agreements, or reverse repurchase agreements, which can increase risk and volatility. The purchase of securities in the To-Be-Announced (TBA) market can result in additional price and counterparty risk. In certain instances, unlike other ETFs, the Fund may effect creations and redemptions partly or wholly for cash, rather than in-kind, which may make the fund less tax-efficient and incur more fees than a more conventional ETF.

Transactions in ETF shares will result in brokerage commissions and will generate tax consequences.  All regulated investment companies are obliged to distribute portfolio gains to shareholders.

IOPV, or Indicative Optimized Portfolio Value, is a calculation disseminated by the stock exchange that approximates the Fund’s NAV every fifteen seconds throughout the trading day.

Premium/discount reflects the relationship between an ETF’s market price and its net asset value (NAV). Because ETFs are traded on an exchange, their market prices are in part driven by supply and demand dynamics. The ETF’s market price may be above its NAV (reflecting a premium) or below its NAV (reflecting a discount).

Investors may acquire ETF Shares and tender them for redemption through the Fund in Creation Unit Aggregations only. Please see the prospectus for more details.

Sources for all data: Hartford Funds and Wellington Management.

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