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Hartford Balanced Income Fund    Share Class - R4 (HBLSX)


MORNINGSTAR RATING:
Overall, 5 stars, 3-Year, 4 stars, 5-Year, 5 stars, and 10-Year, 5 stars, rated against 405, 405, 374 and 277 products, respectively. Morningstar RatingTM is calculated for products with at least a 3-year history, based on a risk-adjusted return measure (excluding any applicable sale charges) and accounts for variations in a product's monthly performance. 5 stars are assigned to the top 10%; 4 stars to the next 22.5%, 3 stars to the next 35%, 2 stars to the next 22.5% and 1 star to the bottom 10%. ETFs and mutual funds are considered a single population. The Overall Rating is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. For more information about these ratings, including their methodology, please go to global.morningstar.com/managerdisclosures . Ratings for other share classes may vary and are subject to change monthly. Past performance is no guarantee of future performance.
©2022 Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/ or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.
overall (as of 10/31/2022)
405 PRODUCTS
Allocation--30% to 50% Equity Category
Based on Risk-Adjusted Returns
MORNINGSTAR RATING:
Overall, 5 stars, 3-Year, 4 stars, 5-Year, 5 stars, and 10-Year, 5 stars, rated against 405, 405, 374 and 277 products, respectively. Morningstar RatingTM is calculated for products with at least a 3-year history, based on a risk-adjusted return measure (excluding any applicable sale charges) and accounts for variations in a product's monthly performance. 5 stars are assigned to the top 10%; 4 stars to the next 22.5%, 3 stars to the next 35%, 2 stars to the next 22.5% and 1 star to the bottom 10%. ETFs and mutual funds are considered a single population. The Overall Rating is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. For more information about these ratings, including their methodology, please go to global.morningstar.com/managerdisclosures . Ratings for other share classes may vary and are subject to change monthly. Past performance is no guarantee of future performance.
©2022 Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/ or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.
overall (as of 10/31/2022)
405 PRODUCTS
Allocation--30% to 50% Equity Category
Based on Risk-Adjusted Returns

A Fund for Whatever Market Comes Next

It’s easy to invest in an up market; it’s much harder to stay invested when the going gets tough. Investing in a mix of quality stocks and bonds can help provide balance in a variety of markets by aiming to provide current income and growth of capital.


Average Returns (%) by Market Environment (2007-2021)

Past performance does not guarantee future results.Down Markets: S&P 500 Index has a negative return in a calendar year. Flat Markets: S&P 500 Index returns between 0% and 4% in a calendar year. Up Markets: S&P 500 Index has a greater than 4% return in a calendar year. The S&P Index is not the Fund's benchmark and is used to represent the US equity market. Indices are unmanaged and not available for direct investment. The S&P 500 Index is a market capitalization-weighted price index composed of 500 widely held common stocks. Source: Morningstar, Hartford Funds, 3/22.

Hartford Balanced Income Fund R4 Share Morningstar Ratings
Morningstar awarded the Fund a
Bronze analyst rating on 10/25/2022
overall
(as of 10/31/2022)
Overall, 5 stars, 3-Year, 4 stars, 5-Year, 5 stars, and 10-Year, 5 stars, rated against 405, 405, 374 and 277 products, respectively. Morningstar RatingTM is calculated for products with at least a 3-year history, based on a risk-adjusted return measure (excluding any applicable sale charges) and accounts for variations in a product's monthly performance. 5 stars are assigned to the top 10%; 4 stars to the next 22.5%, 3 stars to the next 35%, 2 stars to the next 22.5% and 1 star to the bottom 10%. ETFs and mutual funds are considered a single population. The Overall Rating is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. For more information about these ratings, including their methodology, please go to global.morningstar.com/managerdisclosures . Ratings for other share classes may vary and are subject to change monthly. Past performance is no guarantee of future performance.
©2022 Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/ or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.

405 PRODUCTS
|
Allocation--30% to 50% Equity Category
Based on Risk-Adjusted Returns
3 YEAR
(as of 10/31/2022)
Overall, 5 stars, 3-Year, 4 stars, 5-Year, 5 stars, and 10-Year, 5 stars, rated against 405, 405, 374 and 277 products, respectively. Morningstar RatingTM is calculated for products with at least a 3-year history, based on a risk-adjusted return measure (excluding any applicable sale charges) and accounts for variations in a product's monthly performance. 5 stars are assigned to the top 10%; 4 stars to the next 22.5%, 3 stars to the next 35%, 2 stars to the next 22.5% and 1 star to the bottom 10%. ETFs and mutual funds are considered a single population. The Overall Rating is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. For more information about these ratings, including their methodology, please go to global.morningstar.com/managerdisclosures . Ratings for other share classes may vary and are subject to change monthly. Past performance is no guarantee of future performance.
©2022 Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/ or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.

405 PRODUCTS
|
Allocation--30% to 50% Equity Category
Based on Risk-Adjusted Returns
5 YEAR
(as of 10/31/2022)
Overall, 5 stars, 3-Year, 4 stars, 5-Year, 5 stars, and 10-Year, 5 stars, rated against 405, 405, 374 and 277 products, respectively. Morningstar RatingTM is calculated for products with at least a 3-year history, based on a risk-adjusted return measure (excluding any applicable sale charges) and accounts for variations in a product's monthly performance. 5 stars are assigned to the top 10%; 4 stars to the next 22.5%, 3 stars to the next 35%, 2 stars to the next 22.5% and 1 star to the bottom 10%. ETFs and mutual funds are considered a single population. The Overall Rating is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. For more information about these ratings, including their methodology, please go to global.morningstar.com/managerdisclosures . Ratings for other share classes may vary and are subject to change monthly. Past performance is no guarantee of future performance.
©2022 Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/ or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.

374 PRODUCTS
|
Allocation--30% to 50% Equity Category
Based on Risk-Adjusted Returns
10 YEAR
(as of 10/31/2022)
Overall, 5 stars, 3-Year, 4 stars, 5-Year, 5 stars, and 10-Year, 5 stars, rated against 405, 405, 374 and 277 products, respectively. Morningstar RatingTM is calculated for products with at least a 3-year history, based on a risk-adjusted return measure (excluding any applicable sale charges) and accounts for variations in a product's monthly performance. 5 stars are assigned to the top 10%; 4 stars to the next 22.5%, 3 stars to the next 35%, 2 stars to the next 22.5% and 1 star to the bottom 10%. ETFs and mutual funds are considered a single population. The Overall Rating is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. For more information about these ratings, including their methodology, please go to global.morningstar.com/managerdisclosures . Ratings for other share classes may vary and are subject to change monthly. Past performance is no guarantee of future performance.
©2022 Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/ or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.

277 PRODUCTS
|
Allocation--30% to 50% Equity Category
Based on Risk-Adjusted Returns
Portfolio Management
Senior Managing Director
Fixed-Income Portfolio Manager
16
YRS
MANAGING THIS FUND
19
YRS
AT WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT
28
YRS
EXPERIENCE IN THIS INDUSTRY
Senior Managing Director
Equity Portfolio Manager
3
YRS
MANAGING THIS FUND
18
YRS
AT WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT
25
YRS
EXPERIENCE IN THIS INDUSTRY
Senior Managing Director
Equity Portfolio Manager
3
YRS
MANAGING THIS FUND
17
YRS
AT WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT
25
YRS
EXPERIENCE IN THIS INDUSTRY

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

Performance

PERFORMANCE %
 
CUMULATIVE %
(as of 10/31/2022)
AVERAGE ANNUAL TOTAL RETURNS %
(as of 10/31/2022)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Balanced Income R4 -12.59 -11.71 1.89 3.55 5.72 6.29
Benchmark -15.15 -14.11 1.12 3.16 5.61 ---
Morningstar Allocation--30% to 50% Equity Category -15.38 -14.73 0.60 2.08 3.92 ---
 
CUMULATIVE %
(as of 9/30/2022)
AVERAGE ANNUAL TOTAL RETURNS %
(as of 9/30/2022)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Balanced Income R4 -15.94 -13.13 0.82 2.93 5.37 6.06
Benchmark -18.67 -15.71 0.01 2.40 5.20 ---
Morningstar Allocation--30% to 50% Equity Category -17.26 -14.96 0.12 1.76 3.66 ---

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.

SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 07/31/2006

Share Class Inception: 5/28/10.
Class R4-share performance prior to its inception date reflects Class Y-share performance and operating expenses. SI performance is calculated from 7/31/06.

 

 

 

Characteristics

FUND ESSENTIALS
Inception Date 07/31/2006
Net Assets $13.5 billion
Total Operating Expenses 0.93%
Morningstar Category Allocation--30% to 50% Equity
Lipper Classification Mixed-Asset Target Alloc Moderate Funds
CUSIP 41664M789
Fund Number 1557
FUND STATS
% in Equities
45
% in Bonds
52
Beta (3 year)
0.54
R Squared (3 year)
0.97
Turnover- (9/30/2022)
57%
Dividend Frequency
Quarterly
Equity Holdings Characteristics
Price/Earnings
12.5x
EPS Growth Rate
9.4%
Asset Weighted Market Cap (billions)
$124.2
Median Market Cap (billions)
$76.4
As of Date
10/31/2022
# of Equity Holdings
64
Return on Equity
18.6%
Fixed-Income Holdings Characteristics
Effective Duration
6.77 yrs
% in Foreign
20
# of Fixed-Income Issuers
608
Market Cap Distribution (%)

Market Cap Header3

Less than $2 billion 0
$2 billion - $5 billion 0
$5 billion - $10 billion 0
Greater than $10 billion 100
Not Classified 0
Fixed-Income Sector Exposure (%)
Investment Grade Credit 79
High Yield Credit 11
United States Government 6
Emerging Market Debt 4
Other 1
Developed Government and Related (Non-US $) 0
Bank Loans 0
Asset Backed Securities 0
Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities 0
Mortgage Backed Securities 0
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Cash Offsets -1
Investment Grade Credit 77
High Yield Credit 12
United States Government 6
Emerging Market Debt 4
Other 1
Developed Government and Related (Non-US $) 0
Bank Loans 0
Asset Backed Securities 0
Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities 0
Mortgage Backed Securities 0
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Cash Offsets 0
Top Ten Equity Holdings (%)
Johnson & Johnson 1.55
Pfizer, Inc. 1.51
Merck & Co., Inc. 1.49
ConocoPhillips 1.37
MetLife, Inc. 1.23
Morgan Stanley 1.20
Home Depot, Inc. 1.15
JP Morgan Chase & Co. 1.13
Cisco Systems, Inc. 1.08
EOG Resources, Inc. 0.93
Total Portfolio % 12.64
Johnson & Johnson 1.55
Pfizer, Inc. 1.51
Merck & Co., Inc. 1.36
Morgan Stanley 1.23
ConocoPhillips 1.20
Home Depot, Inc. 1.15
MetLife, Inc. 1.09
Cisco Systems, Inc. 1.02
Exelon Corp. 0.92
Unilever plc 0.85
Total Portfolio % 11.88
Top Ten Fixed-Income Issuers (%)
U.S. Treasury Notes 2.31
JP Morgan Chase & Co. 1.14
Bank of America Corp. 1.12
U.S. Treasury Bonds 1.00
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. 0.93
Citigroup, Inc. 0.86
Wells Fargo & Co. 0.81
HSBC Holdings plc 0.74
Morgan Stanley 0.70
Oracle Corp. 0.65
Total Portfolio % 10.26
U.S. Treasury Notes 2.18
Bank of America Corp. 1.21
JP Morgan Chase & Co. 1.20
U.S. Treasury Bonds 1.08
Citigroup, Inc. 0.97
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. 0.97
Wells Fargo & Co. 0.88
HSBC Holdings plc 0.82
Morgan Stanley 0.79
AT&T, Inc. 0.59
Total Portfolio % 10.69
Yields (%) (as of 10/31/22)
Distribution Yield at NAV
2.68
Trailing 12 Month Yield
2.59
30-Day SEC Yield
3.81
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield
3.81
Equity Sector Exposure (%)
Financials 20
Health Care 17
Industrials 12
Information Technology 10
Consumer Staples 9
Energy 9
Utilities 8
Consumer Discretionary 5
Real Estate 4
Materials 4
Communication Services 1
Financials 19
Health Care 17
Industrials 12
Consumer Staples 10
Information Technology 10
Energy 8
Utilities 8
Consumer Discretionary 6
Real Estate 4
Materials 4
Communication Services 1
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.
distributions and capital gains
Distribution Date Distribution NAV ordinary income short term capital gains long term capital gains total distribution
9/29/2022 13.51 $0.0927 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0927
6/29/2022 14.09 $0.0891 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0891
3/30/2022 15.51 $0.0777 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0777
12/30/2021 16.06 $0.0989 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0989
12/20/2021 15.98 $0.0000 $0.1269 $0.6335 $0.7604
Past distributions are not indicative of future distributions.

Fund Literature


09/30/2022 - PDF (207 KB)
This Fund Fact Sheet summarizes the Fund's investment approach, portfolio statistics, top holdings, and current performance.
09/30/2022 - PDF (278 KB)
This Fund Story outlines three distinguishing characteristics to help investors better understand the Fund.
09/30/2022 - PDF (192 KB)
This flyer highlights the importance of assessing investments based on their performance and volatility relative to the market.
09/30/2022 - PDF (559 KB)
Hartford Funds offers multiple value strategies for investors interested in taking advantage of the opportunities in value investing.
09/30/2022 - PDF (278 KB)
Current quarterly commentary from our sub-adviser, Wellington Management, which includes a performance review, attribution, statistics, and positioning and outlook for the fund.
09/30/2022 - PDF (284 KB)
Current quarterly commentary from our sub-adviser, Wellington Management, which includes a performance review, attribution, statistics, and positioning and outlook for the Fund.
This brochure explains the benefits of using a balanced strategy that combines stocks and bonds in pursuit of upside potential and lower relative volatility.
PDF (143 KB)
A summary of a fund's full-length prospectus that provides key information potential investors should consider before making an investment decision.
09/30/2022 - PDF (837 KB)
This Pitchbook reviews the Fund's investment approach, investment team, investment process, and general portfolio parameters.
PDF (2 KB)
An unaudited financial report, which includes a fund's financial statements. These reports are intended for shareholders and others who have reviewed the fund's prospectus.
PDF (2 KB)
An audited financial report, which includes a fund's financial statements. These reports are intended for shareholders and others who have reviewed the fund's prospectus.
PDF (13 KB)
A document that supplements the fund's prospectus with additional information about the fund including its operations and risks.
Important Risks: Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. Security prices fluctuate in value depending on general market and economic conditions and the prospects of individual companies. 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. • For dividend-paying stocks, dividends are not guaranteed and may decrease without notice. • Different investment styles may go in and out of favor, which may cause the Fund to underperform the broader stock market. • 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, economic and regulatory developments.

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