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Hartford Total Return Bond ETF

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Objective

The Fund seeks a competitive total return, with income as a secondary objective.

Overview

A diversified bond fund that invests in investment grade debt with tactical investments in high yield and non-US dollar bonds.

More About Hartford Total Return Bond ETF 

Joseph F. Marvan, CFA
Senior Managing Director
Fixed-Income Portfolio Manager
Campe Goodman, CFA
Senior Managing Director
Fixed-Income Portfolio Manager
Robert D. Burn, CFA
Managing Director
Fixed-Income Portfolio Manager

The portfolio managers are supported by the full resources of Wellington.

Key Facts & Trading Details

Key Facts  (as of 12/9/2019)
Ticker HTRB
Inception September 27, 2017
Net Assets $627,669,328.49
Shares Outstanding 15,150,000
Distributor ALPS Distributors, Inc.
Dividend Frequency Monthly
Trading Details  (as of 12/9/2019)
Ticker HTRB
CUSIP 41653L305
IOPV TICKER HTRB.IV
Stock Exchange NYSE Arca
Close $41.47
Change $-0.01
Change % -0.02%
Net Asset Value(NAV) $41.43
NAV Change $0.03
NAV Change % 0.07%
Premium/Discount 0.10%

Performance

Performance (%)
% (as of 11/30/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 11/30/2019)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR SI1
Hartford Total Return Bond ETF(HTRB, NAV) 10.31 11.70 --- --- 4.51
Hartford Total Return Bond ETF(HTRB, Market Price) 10.16 11.37 --- --- 4.52
Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index 8.79 10.79 4.10 3.08 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 9/30/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 9/30/2019)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR SI1
Hartford Total Return Bond ETF(HTRB, NAV) 9.76 10.18 --- --- 4.64
Hartford Total Return Bond ETF(HTRB, Market Price) 9.64 10.17 --- --- 4.66
Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index 8.52 10.30 2.92 3.38 ---

SI = Since Inception.
Fund Inception: 09/27/2017
Operating Expenses:  
Net  0.30%  |   Gross  0.30%

Performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. 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 lower or higher than the performance data quoted.

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. Brokerage commissions apply and will reduce returns.

Calendar Year Returns(%)
2018 -0.78

Characteristics

Holdings Characteristics
(as of 10/31/2019)
Fund
# of Holdings 954
Effective Duration 5.93 yrs
Yields(%)
As of Date 11/30/2019
Distribution Yield at NAV 2.69
30-Day SEC Yield 2.58
30-Day UNSUB SEC Yield 2.58

Asset Allocation Exposure (%)

(as of 10/31/2019)
label currentpercentage
Mortgage Backed Securities 60
Investment Grade Credit 25
United States Government 22
Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities 7
Asset Backed Securities 6
High Yield Credit 5
Bank Loans 4
Emerging Market Debt 4
Developed Government and Related (Non-US $) 2
Convertible Bonds 0
Other 0
Tax Exempt Municipal 0
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Cash Offsets -34

Top Ten Holdings (%)

(as of 12/9/2019)
FNMA TBA 30 YR 3 SINGLE FAMILY MORTGAGE 4.91
US TREASURY N/B 02/44 3.625 3.27
GNMA II TBA 30 YR 3 JUMBOS 2.95
GNMA II TBA 30 YR 3 JUMBOS 2.94
FED HM LN PC POOL SD8036 FR 12/49 FIXED 3 2.31
US 2YR NOTE (CBT) MAR20 XCBT 20200331 2.12
B9D09BC10 IRS USD R V 03MLIBOR 99D09BC69 CCPVANILLA 2.04
FNMA TBA 30 YR 4.5 SINGLE FAMILY MORTGAGE 1.76
FNMA TBA 30 YR 3.5 SINGLE FAMILY MORTGAGE 1.70
US TREASURY N/B 08/28 2.875 1.54
Total of Top Ten Holdings 25.54

Credit Exposure (%)

(as of 10/31/2019)
label value
Aaa/AAA 87
Aa/AA 2
A 13
Baa/BBB 19
Ba/BB 5
B 5
Caa/CCC or lower 0
Not Rated 4
Cash & Cash Offsets -36
Distributions and Capital Gains
Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Payable Date Ordinary Income Short-Term Capital Gain Long-Term Capital Gain Total Distribution
11/27/2019 11/29/2019 12/3/2019 $0.0929 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0929
10/30/2019 10/31/2019 11/4/2019 $0.1130 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.1130
9/27/2019 9/30/2019 10/2/2019 $0.1067 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.1067
8/29/2019 8/30/2019 9/4/2019 $0.1281 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.1281
7/30/2019 7/31/2019 8/2/2019 $0.1213 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.1213
6/27/2019 6/28/2019 7/2/2019 $0.1398 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.1398
5/23/2019 5/24/2019 5/29/2019 $0.1147 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.1147
4/24/2019 4/25/2019 4/29/2019 $0.1167 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.1167
3/25/2019 3/26/2019 3/28/2019 $0.1001 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.1001
2/25/2019 2/26/2019 2/28/2019 $0.1073 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.1073
1/24/2019 1/25/2019 1/29/2019 $0.0757 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0757
12/20/2018 12/21/2018 12/26/2018 $0.1244 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.1244

Past distributions are not indicative of future distributions.

Insights & Literature

pdf

Core Fixed Income and the Pursuit of Alpha 

11/07/2019
A changing fixed-income landscape may call for a specialized approach to core fixed income as managers seek alpha, the excess return over benchmarks.
pdf

The 5-Minute Forecast 4Q19 

10/16/2019
A concise summary of the Hartford Funds Investment Consulting Group's views on the main challenges facing investors: Growth, Income, Volatility, Inflation, and Taxes.
pdf

3 Myths About ETF Liquidity 

02/15/2019
On the surface, ETFs and mutual funds generally share common characteristics. But underneath the surface, ETF liquidity is significantly different.

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Total Return Bond ETF Summary Prospectus

11/28/2018 | pdf

A concise summary of the Fund’s investment strategy, performance, expenses, risks, and management team.

Semi Annual Report

01/31/2019 | pdf

A semi-annual update on the Fund that includes a manager discussion of the Fund’s performance and financial statements.

Annual Report

07/31/2019 | pdf

An annual update on the Fund that includes a manager discussion of the Fund’s performance and financial statements.

Total Return Bond ETF SAI

11/27/2019 | pdf

A supplementary document to the Fund’s prospectus that includes additional information about the Fund and its operations.  

Total Return Bond ETF Statutory Prospectus

11/27/2019 | pdf

An annual update on the Fund that includes information about the Fund’s investment manager, sub-adviser, and operations.

Hartford Funds ETF Flyer

11/01/2019 | pdf

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) designed by Hartford Funds - both strategic beta and actively managed - seek to provide investors with the tools to take greater control over the risks and opportunities in their portfolios.

Hartford Total Return Bond ETF Pitchbook

09/30/2019 | pdf

This Pitchbook reviews the ETFs investment approach, investment team, investment process, and general portfolio parameters.

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. 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. The Fund may allocate a portion of its assets to specialist portfolio managers, which may not work as intended. • Fixed income security risks include credit, liquidity, call, duration, and interest-rate risk. As interest rates rise, bond prices generally fall. • The risks associated with mortgage related- and asset-backed securities 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. • Foreign investments may be more volatile and less liquid than U.S. investments and are subject to the risk of currency fluctuations and adverse political and economic developments. These risks may be greater for investments in emerging markets • High-yield ("junk") bonds involve greater risk of price volatility, illiquidity, and default than higher-rated debt securities. • 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. • Restricted securities may be more difficult to sell and price than other securities. • 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 an ETF that primarily or wholly effects creations and redemptions in-kind.

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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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