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Hartford Balanced HLS Fund

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Objective

Seeks long-term total return.

Overview

A balanced fund designed to shift stock and bond allocations opportunistically based on changing market environments.

Effective 12/31/17, this Fund is closed to certain qualified pension and retirement plans. For more information, please refer to the fund’s statutory prospectus.

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Performance

Performance (%)
% (as of 2/28/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 2/28/2019)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Balanced HLS  IA 7.61 1.48 8.86 6.27 12.14 8.81
Benchmark 7.24 4.27 9.84 7.35 11.42 ---
Morningstar Allocation--50% to 70% Equity Category 7.66 1.72 8.55 4.72 9.89 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 12/31/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 12/31/2018)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Balanced HLS  IA -5.24 -5.24 5.12 5.02 9.94 8.63
Benchmark -2.41 -2.41 6.49 6.14 9.25 ---
Morningstar Allocation--50% to 70% Equity Category -5.86 -5.86 4.60 3.49 7.84 ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 03/31/1983
Operating Expenses:   Net  0.63% |  Gross  0.66%

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.

Calendar Year Returns (%)
Fund Benchmark
2018 -5.24 -2.41
2017 15.59 14.24
2016 6.04 8.33
2015 0.18 1.13
2014 9.79 10.32
2013 21.19 17.55
2012 12.02 11.32
2011 1.86 4.61
2010 12.14 11.81
2009 30.29 17.52

Excludes sales charges. If sales charges and taxes had been included, the value would have been lower.

Characteristics Holdings are subject to change. Percentages may be rounded.

Statistics
As of Date 2/28/2019
Net Assets $2.1 billion
% in Equities 67
% in Bonds 31
% in Cash and Cash Equivalents 2
Beta (3 year) 0.69
R Squared (3 year) 0.98
Turnover (12/31/2018) 31%
Dividend Frequency Semi-Annually
Equity Holdings Characteristics
(as of 2/28/2019)
Fund
# of Equity Holdings 70
Price/Earnings 13.4x
Price/Book 2.9x
EPS Growth Rate 11.8%
Return on Equity 24.9%
Asset Weighted Market Cap (billions) $181.3
Median Market Cap (billions) $61.1
Fixed-Income Holdings Characteristics
(as of 2/28/2019)
Fund
# of Fixed-Income Issuers 207
Effective Duration 6.44 yrs

Equity Sector Exposure (%)

(as of 2/28/2019)
label currentpercentage
Information Technology 19
Health Care 19
Financials 14
Industrials 10
Communication Services 10
Consumer Discretionary 9
Energy 6
Consumer Staples 5
Materials 4
Utilities 2
Real Estate 2
(as of 12/31/2018)
label currentpercentage
Information Technology 19
Health Care 19
Financials 14
Industrials 9
Communication Services 11
Consumer Discretionary 8
Energy 6
Consumer Staples 6
Materials 4
Utilities 2
Real Estate 2
Based on Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS), which was developed by and is the exclusive property and a service mark of MSCI Inc. (MSCI) and Standard & Poor's, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. (S&P). Excludes cash. May not total to 100% due to rounding and/or pooled vehicle allocations.

Top 10 Equity Holdings (%)

(as of 2/28/2019)
label percentageholding
Microsoft Corp. 3.26
Alphabet, Inc. 3.18
JP Morgan Chase & Co. 1.76
Comcast Corp. 1.73
Cisco Systems, Inc. 1.58
Intel Corp. 1.58
Bank of America Corp. 1.54
Verizon Communications, Inc. 1.51
Eli Lilly & Co. 1.39
Citigroup, Inc. 1.37
Total Portfolio % 18.90
(as of 12/31/2018)
label percentageholding
Microsoft Corp. 3.14
Alphabet, Inc. 3.13
JP Morgan Chase & Co. 1.75
Comcast Corp. 1.62
Verizon Communications, Inc. 1.58
Eli Lilly & Co. 1.42
Cisco Systems, Inc. 1.41
UnitedHealth Group, Inc. 1.41
QUALCOMM, Inc. 1.39
Bank of America Corp. 1.38
Total Portfolio % 18.23

Top 10 Fixed Income Holdings (%)

(as of 2/28/2019)
label percentageholding
U.S. Treasury Notes 4.49
U.S. Treasury Bonds 4.17
FHLMC Mortgage Backed Securities (POOLS) 0.54
BPCE S.A. 0.39
Bank of America Corp. 0.37
Postal Square L.P. 0.33
CVS Health Corp. 0.32
Qatar Government International Bond 0.32
Verizon Communications, Inc. 0.30
SCANA Corp. 0.29
Total Portfolio % 11.52
(as of 12/31/2018)
label percentageholding
U.S. Treasury Bonds 4.22
U.S. Treasury Notes 4.13
FHLMC Mortgage Backed Securities (POOLS) 0.57
Morgan Stanley 0.47
BPCE S.A. 0.40
Bank of America Corp. 0.38
Qatar Government International Bond 0.37
Postal Square L.P. 0.36
CVS Health Corp. 0.33
Verizon Communications, Inc. 0.31
Total Portfolio % 11.54
Market Cap Distribution %
(as of 2/28/2019)
Less than $2 billion 0
$2 billion - $5 billion 1
$5 billion - $10 billion 6
Greater than $10 billion 92
Not Classified 1
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 03/31/1983
Symbol HADAX
CUSIP 416528875
Fund Number 2045

Fixed-Income Sector Exposure (%)

(as of 2/28/2019)
label currentpercentage
Investment Grade Credit 57
United States Government 27
Asset Backed Securities 6
Mortgage Backed Securities 5
Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities 2
High Yield Credit 1
Bank Loans 0
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Cash Offsets 0
Convertible Bonds 0
Developed Government and Related (Non-US $) 0
Emerging Market Debt 0
Other 0
Tax Exempt Municipal 0
(as of 12/31/2018)
label currentpercentage
Investment Grade Credit 57
United States Government 25
Asset Backed Securities 7
Mortgage Backed Securities 5
Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities 2
High Yield Credit 1
Bank Loans 0
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Cash Offsets 2
Convertible Bonds 0
Developed Government and Related (Non-US $) 0
Emerging Market Debt 0
Other 0
Tax Exempt Municipal 0

Insights

pdf

The 5-Minute Forecast 1Q19 

Tue Jan 22 11:24:00 EST 2019
A concise summary of the Hartford Funds Multi-Asset Team’s views on the main challenges facing investors: Growth, Income, Volatility, Inflation, and Taxes.
pdf

2019 Outlooks (Wellington) 

Fri Dec 21 14:06:00 EST 2018
Thought leaders from Wellington Management provide their outlook on issues that may influence markets and portfolios going forward.
pdf

2019 Outlooks (Schroders) 

Fri Dec 21 14:06:00 EST 2018
Thought leaders from Schroder Investment Management provide their outlook on issues that will influence markets and portfolios going forward.

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Summary Prospectus

05/01/2018 | pdf

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

Semi Annual Report

06/30/2018 | pdf

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

Statutory Prospectus

05/01/2018 | pdf

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

Annual Report

12/31/2018 | pdf

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

SAI

05/01/2018 | pdf

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

Important Risks: Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by allocating assets among different asset classes. There is no guarantee a fund will achieve its stated objective. Security prices fluctuate in value depending on general market and economic conditions and the prospects of individual companies. • 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. • Fixed income security risks include credit, liquidity, call, duration, and interest-rate risk. As interest rates rise, bond prices generally fall. • Mortgage related- and asset-backed securities' risks include credit, interest-rate, prepayment, and extension risk. • 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.

Hartford HLS Funds are distributed by Hartford Funds Distributors, LLC (HFD), Member FINRA. Advisory services are provided by Hartford Funds Management Company, LLC (HFMC). The Funds are sub-advised by Wellington Management Company LLP, which is not affiliated with HFD or HFMC.

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