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Hartford Balanced Income Fund

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Overview

A conservative fund that blends dividend-paying stocks with investment-grade corporate bonds.

Objective

Seeks to provide current income with growth of capital as a secondary objective.

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Performance

Performance (%)
% (as of 5/31/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 5/31/2018)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Balanced Income  F -2.91 3.98 5.83 6.53 7.48 7.15
Benchmark -2.31 3.66 5.08 6.41 6.75 ---
Morningstar Allocation 30-50% Equity Category -0.55 4.18 3.61 4.06 4.25 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 3/31/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 3/31/2018)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Balanced Income  F -2.84 6.05 6.17 6.91 7.68 7.26
Benchmark -2.41 4.71 5.23 6.73 6.99 ---
Morningstar Allocation 30-50% Equity Category -1.21 5.18 3.60 3.98 4.44 ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 07/31/2006
Operating Expenses:   Net  0.61% |  Gross  0.61%

Share Class Inception: 2/28/17
Class F-shares performance prior to 2/28/17 reflects Class I-shares performance and operating expenses, and, prior to 2/26/10, the performance and operating expenses of Class A-shares (excluding sales charges). Performance for Class F-shares prior to its inception date would have differed if Class F- operating expenses had been reflected. Since Inception (SI) performance is calculated from 7/31/06.

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.

Growth of $10,000

(as of 5/31/2018)
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Growth of $10,000

Reflects Class A, excluding sales charges. If sales charges and taxes had been included, the value would have been lower. Results for other classes will vary.

   

Morningstar Analyst Rating

silver

Morningstar awarded the Fund a Silver analyst rating on 11/8/171

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F-Share Morningstar Rating
(as of 5/31/2018)
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Calendar Year Returns (%)
Fund Benchmark
2017 11.93 9.84
2016 11.44 12.02
2015 -0.19 -1.97
2014 7.92 9.84
2013 12.19 12.87
2012 13.07 14.15
2011 8.83 4.77
2010 12.52 12.87
2009 22.42 22.26
2008 -18.53 -21.78

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 5/31/2018
Net Assets $12.1 billion
Beta 0.49
R Squared 0.78
Turnover (3/31/2018) 43%
% in Stocks 45%
% in Bonds 52%
% in Foreign 21%
Cash and Cash Equivalents 3%
Dividend Frequency Quarterly

Top Ten Equity Holdings (%)

(as of 5/31/2018)
label percentageholding
JP Morgan Chase & Co. 2.19
Cisco Systems, Inc. 1.38
Pfizer, Inc. 1.38
Johnson & Johnson 1.34
Suncor Energy, Inc. 1.26
Chevron Corp. 1.21
Verizon Communications, Inc. 1.20
Intel Corp. 1.16
Philip Morris International, Inc. 1.14
Union Pacific Corp. 1.08
Total Portfolio % 13.34
(as of 3/31/2018)
label percentageholding
JP Morgan Chase & Co. 2.30
Cisco Systems, Inc. 1.41
Johnson & Johnson 1.41
Philip Morris International, Inc. 1.40
Pfizer, Inc. 1.35
Verizon Communications, Inc. 1.19
Wells Fargo & Co. 1.19
Intel Corp. 1.08
Suncor Energy, Inc. 1.08
Chevron Corp. 1.05
Total Portfolio % 13.46
Equity Holdings Characteristics
(as of 5/31/2018)
Fund
# of Holdings 74
% in Foreign 16%
Asset Weighted Market Cap $129.0 billion
EPS Growth Rate 10.1%
Median Market Cap $80.1 billion
Price/Earnings 13.8x
Return on Equity 19.5%

Equity Sector Exposure (%)

(as of 5/31/2018)
label currentpercentage
Energy 15.2
Consumer Staples 10.2
Health Care 16.4
Utilities 8.4
Materials 5.0
Information Technology 10.4
Telecommunication Services 3.6
Industrials 7.8
Consumer Discretionary 3.4
Real Estate 1.2
Financials 18.4
(as of 3/31/2018)
label currentpercentage
Energy 14.1
Consumer Staples 11.0
Health Care 16.3
Utilities 8.5
Materials 4.8
Information Technology 10.1
Telecommunication Services 3.6
Industrials 7.6
Consumer Discretionary 3.6
Real Estate 1.2
Financials 19.3

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 Ten Fixed-Income Issuers (%)

(as of 5/31/2018)
label percentageholding
Bank of America Corp. 1.43
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. 1.40
Citigroup, Inc. 1.33
Morgan Stanley 1.33
JP Morgan Chase & Co. 1.22
Wells Fargo & Co. 0.86
Verizon Communications, Inc. 0.81
AT&T, Inc. 0.80
CVS Health Corp. 0.77
Broadcom Corp. / Broadcom Cayman Finance Ltd. 0.65
Total Portfolio % 10.60
(as of 3/31/2018)
label percentageholding
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. 1.39
Bank of America Corp. 1.36
Citigroup, Inc. 1.23
Morgan Stanley 1.22
JP Morgan Chase & Co. 1.10
AT&T, Inc. 1.00
Wells Fargo & Co. 0.92
Verizon Communications, Inc. 0.84
CVS Health Corp. 0.70
Constellation Brands, Inc. 0.62
Total Portfolio % 10.38

Fixed-Income Holdings Characteristics

(as of 5/31/2018)
label fundvalue
# of Issuers 599
% Foreign 26%
% Non-Investment Grade 14.37%
Effective Duration 6.66 yrs.

Fixed-Income Sector Exposure (%)

(as of 5/31/2018)
label currentpercentage
Emerging Market Debt 10.7
Other 1.5
Commercial Mortgages 0.6
US Mortgage-Backed 0.6
Asset-Backed 0.3
US Government & Agencies 0.3
Investment Grade Credit 0.0
Non-Investment Grade 0.0
Non-US$ Investment Grade 0.0
US Asset-Backed 0.0
High Yield 8.0
Corporate 78.1
(as of 3/31/2018)
label currentpercentage
Emerging Market Debt 11.0
Other 2.2
Commercial Mortgages 0.7
US Mortgage-Backed 0.6
Asset-Backed 0.3
US Government & Agencies 0.4
Investment Grade Credit 0.0
Non-Investment Grade 0.0
Non-US$ Investment Grade 0.0
US Asset-Backed 0.0
High Yield 9.3
Corporate 75.7
Market Cap Distribution %
(as of 05/31/2018)
Less than $2 billion 0.0
$2 billion - $5 billion 0.0
$5 billion - $10 billion 0.0
Greater than $10 billion 100.0
Yields
As of Date 5/31/2018
Distribution Yield at NAV 2.93%
Trailing 12 Month Yield 2.85%
30 Day SEC Yield 3.16%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield 3.16%
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 07/31/2006
Symbol HBLFX
CUSIP 41664T727
Fund Number 3120

Insights

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Shelter From the Storm 

Tue Apr 24 12:42:00 EDT 2018
A fixed-income forecast for a rising-rate world.
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The 5-Minute Forecast 2Q18 

Wed Apr 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.
pdf

Hartford Balanced Income Fund Outlook & Commentary 

Sat Mar 31 14:02:00 EDT 2018
Equity Portfolio Manager, Michael Reckmeyer and Senior Managing Director, Tim Hurley provide a review of the Fund's 1Q18 performance and outlook.

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A WORD ABOUT RISK

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by allocating assets among different asset classes and/or specialist portfolio managers. 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. Fixed income security risks include credit, liquidity, call, duration, and interest-rate risk. As interest rates rise, bond prices generally fall. For dividend-paying stocks, dividends are not guaranteed and may decrease without notice. 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. Different investment styles may go in and out favor, which may cause a fund to underperform the broader stock market.
 

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