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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
Cory D. Perry
Managing Director and Fixed Income Portfolio Manager

Key Facts & Trading Details

Key Facts  (as of 7/20/2018)
Ticker HQBD
Inception March 21, 2017
Net Assets $19,617,898.07
Shares Outstanding 400,000
Distributor ALPS Distributors, Inc.
Dividend Frequency Monthly
Trading Details  (as of 7/20/2018)
Ticker HQBD
CUSIP 41653L206
Stock Exchange NYSE Arca
Close $49.06
Change $0.00
Change % 0.00%
Net Asset Value(NAV) $49.04
NAV Change $-0.12
NAV Change % -0.24%
Premium/Discount 0.03%


Performance (%)
% (as of 6/30/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 6/30/2018)
Quality Bond ETF (HQBD, NAV) -0.68 0.14 --- --- 1.28
Quality Bond ETF (HQBD, Market Price) -0.72 0.08 --- --- 1.31
Benchmark (Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index) -1.62 -0.40 1.72 2.27 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 6/30/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 6/30/2018)
Quality Bond ETF (HQBD, NAV) -0.68 0.14 --- --- 1.28
Quality Bond ETF (HQBD, Market Price) -0.72 0.08 --- --- 1.31
Benchmark (Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index) -1.62 -0.40 1.72 2.27 ---

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 6/30/2018)
Number of Holdings 180
Effective Duration 5.37
Years To Worst 10.56
As of Date 6/30/2018
Distribution Yield at NAV 2.86
Trailing 12 Month Yield 2.55
30-Day SEC Yield 2.90
30-Day UNSUB SEC Yield 2.90

Asset Allocation Exposure (%)

(as of 5/31/2018)
label currentpercentage
Mortgage Backed Securities 71.5
Commercial Mortgage Backed Sec 14.3
Asset Backed Securities 6.3
Cash & Cash Offsets 0.3
United States Government 7.7

Top Ten Holdings (%)

(as of 7/20/2018)
US 10yr Note (cbt)sep18 Xcbt 20180919 17.68
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US Ultra Bond Cbt Sep18 Xcbt 20180919 5.52
Tsy Infl Ix N/b 01/26 0.625 4.69
B9d0a33d0 Irs Usd R V 12mfedl 99d0a33e8 Ccpois 4.65
Fhlmc Tba 30 Yr 4 Gold Single Family 4.38
Fed Hm Ln Pc Pool G08795 Fg 01/48 Fixed 3 3.62
B9d08c1q6 Irs Usd R V 03mlibor 99d08c1t0 Ccpvanilla 3.59
US Long Bond(cbt) Sep18 Xcbt 20180919 3.35
Gnma Ii Tba 30 Yr 4.5 Jumbos 3.33
Total of Top Ten Holdings 58.48

Credit Exposure (%)

(as of 6/30/2018)
label value
Aaa/AAA 72.7
Aa/AA 5.4
A 6.9
Baa/BBB 6.6
Ba/BB 1.7
B 4.4
Not Rated 1.6
Cash & Cash Offsets 0.7

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
6/21/2018 6/22/2018 6/26/2018 $0.116893 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.116893
5/21/2018 5/22/2018 5/24/2018 $0.104615 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.104615
4/23/2018 4/24/2018 4/26/2018 $0.115270 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.115270
3/22/2018 3/23/2018 3/27/2018 $0.094516 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.094516
2/22/2018 2/23/2018 2/27/2018 $0.104775 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.104775
1/22/2018 1/23/2018 1/25/2018 $0.097410 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.097410
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

Past distributions are not indicative of future distributions.

Insights & Literature


Client Conversations: Duration Risk Is Rising: Are You Prepared? 

Wed Jul 18 15:13:00 EDT 2018
Rising interest rates may have a significant effect on fixed-income investments.

The 5-Minute Forecast 3Q18 

Wed Jul 18 11:24:00 EDT 2018
A concise summary of the Hartford Funds Multi-Asset Team’s views on the main challenges facing investors: Growth, Income, Volatility, Inflation, and Taxes.

3 Myths About ETF Liquidity 

Thu Mar 01 09:30:00 EST 2018
On the surface, ETFs and mutual funds generally share common characteristics. But underneath the surface, ETF liquidity is significantly different.

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The fund is new and has a limited operating history. Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. There is no guarantee a 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. The Fund's share price may fluctuate due to changes in 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 security risks include credit, liquidity, call, duration, and interest-rate risk. As interest rates rise, bond prices generally fall. 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. The risks associated with mortgage related- and asset-backed securities as well as collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) include credit, interest-rate, prepayment, liquidity, default and extension risk. The purchase of securities in the To-Be-Announced (TBA) market can result in additional price and counterparty risk. Derivatives are generally more volatile and sensitive to changes in market or economic conditions than other securities; their risks include currency, leverage, liquidity, index, pricing, and counterparty risk. Privately placed, restricted (Rule 144A) securities may be more difficult to sell and price than other securities. The main risk of real estate related securities is that the value of the underlying real estate may decrease in value. The use of dollar rolls, repurchase agreements, or reverse repurchase agreements may increase the fund’s risk and volatility. 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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