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Hartford Floating Rate Fund

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Objective

Seeks to provide high current income and long-term total return.

Overview

A fund that typically invests in floating-rate loans and securities that are below-investment-grade.

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Performance

Performance (%)
% (as of 9/30/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 9/30/2019)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Floating Rate  I 6.68 2.35 4.49 3.64 5.05 4.08
Benchmark 6.79 3.13 4.53 3.98 5.22 ---
Morningstar Bank Loan Category 5.83 2.31 3.67 3.18 4.64 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 9/30/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 9/30/2019)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Floating Rate  I 6.68 2.35 4.49 3.64 5.05 4.08
Benchmark 6.79 3.13 4.53 3.98 5.22 ---
Morningstar Bank Loan Category 5.83 2.31 3.67 3.18 4.64 ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 04/29/2005
Operating Expenses:   Net  0.72% |  Gross  0.72%
Share Class Inception: 8/31/06.
Class I-share performance prior to its inception date reflects Class A-share performance (excluding sales charges) and operating expenses. SI performance is calculated from 4/29/05.

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 (I-Share)

(as of 9/30/2019)
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Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2018","value":"15729.0"},{"date":"Sat Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2018","value":"15637.0"},{"date":"Wed Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2018","value":"15601.0"},{"date":"Wed Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2018","value":"15605.0"},{"date":"Sun Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2017","value":"15445.0"},{"date":"Thu Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2017","value":"15377.0"},{"date":"Tue Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2017","value":"15380.0"},{"date":"Sat Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2017","value":"15277.0"},{"date":"Thu Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2017","value":"15193.0"},{"date":"Mon Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2017","value":"15213.0"},{"date":"Fri Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2017","value":"15093.0"},{"date":"Wed May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2017","value":"15115.0"},{"date":"Sun Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2017","value":"15048.0"},{"date":"Fri Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2017","value":"14967.0"},{"date":"Tue Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2017","value":"14971.0"},{"date":"Tue Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2017","value":"14859.0"},{"date":"Sat Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2016","value":"14776.0"},{"date":"Wed Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2016","value":"14546.0"},{"date":"Mon Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"14517.0"},{"date":"Fri Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"14350.0"},{"date":"Wed Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"14198.0"},{"date":"Sun Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"14062.0"},{"date":"Thu Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"13859.0"},{"date":"Tue May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"13892.0"},{"date":"Sat Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"13790.0"},{"date":"Thu Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"13461.0"},{"date":"Mon Feb 29 00:00:00 EST 2016","value":"13015.0"},{"date":"Sun Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2016","value":"13080.0"},{"date":"Thu Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2015","value":"13257.0"},{"date":"Mon Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2015","value":"13448.0"},{"date":"Sat Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"13609.0"},{"date":"Wed Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"13603.0"},{"date":"Mon Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"13699.0"},{"date":"Fri Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"13856.0"},{"date":"Tue Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"13885.0"},{"date":"Sun May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"13963.0"},{"date":"Thu Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"13945.0"},{"date":"Tue Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"13786.0"},{"date":"Sat Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2015","value":"13753.0"},{"date":"Sat Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2015","value":"13500.0"},{"date":"Wed Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2014","value":"13508.0"},{"date":"Sun Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2014","value":"13772.0"},{"date":"Fri Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"13736.0"},{"date":"Tue Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"13690.0"},{"date":"Sun Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"13824.0"},{"date":"Thu Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"13777.0"},{"date":"Mon Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"13807.0"},{"date":"Sat May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"13732.0"},{"date":"Wed Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"13642.0"},{"date":"Mon Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"13643.0"},{"date":"Fri Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2014","value":"13608.0"},{"date":"Fri Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2014","value":"13581.0"},{"date":"Tue Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2013","value":"13506.0"},{"date":"Sat Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2013","value":"13444.0"},{"date":"Thu Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"13385.0"},{"date":"Mon Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"13266.0"},{"date":"Sat Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"13231.0"},{"date":"Wed Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"13258.0"},{"date":"Sun Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"13091.0"},{"date":"Fri May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"13192.0"},{"date":"Tue Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"13193.0"},{"date":"Sun Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"13112.0"},{"date":"Thu Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2013","value":"12978.0"},{"date":"Thu Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2013","value":"12959.0"},{"date":"Mon Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2012","value":"12820.0"},{"date":"Fri Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2012","value":"12737.0"},{"date":"Wed Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"12705.0"},{"date":"Sun Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"12652.0"},{"date":"Fri Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"12497.0"},{"date":"Tue Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"12380.0"},{"date":"Sat Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"12284.0"},{"date":"Thu May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"12178.0"},{"date":"Mon Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"12290.0"},{"date":"Sat Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"12195.0"},{"date":"Wed Feb 29 00:00:00 EST 2012","value":"12103.0"},{"date":"Tue Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2012","value":"11973.0"},{"date":"Sat Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2011","value":"11714.0"},{"date":"Wed Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2011","value":"11625.0"},{"date":"Mon Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"11683.0"},{"date":"Fri Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"11294.0"},{"date":"Wed Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"11250.0"},{"date":"Sun Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"11814.0"},{"date":"Thu Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"11764.0"},{"date":"Tue May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"11821.0"},{"date":"Sat Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"11839.0"},{"date":"Thu Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"11755.0"},{"date":"Mon Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2011","value":"11744.0"},{"date":"Mon Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2011","value":"11711.0"},{"date":"Fri Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2010","value":"11502.0"},{"date":"Tue Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2010","value":"11363.0"},{"date":"Sun Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2010","value":"11326.0"},{"date":"Thu Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2010","value":"11149.0"},{"date":"Tue Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2010","value":"10997.0"},{"date":"Sat Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2010","value":"10929.0"},{"date":"Wed Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2010","value":"10716.0"},{"date":"Mon May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2010","value":"10741.0"},{"date":"Fri Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2010","value":"11024.0"},{"date":"Wed Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2010","value":"10865.0"},{"date":"Sun Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2010","value":"10605.0"},{"date":"Sun Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2010","value":"10569.0"},{"date":"Thu Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2009","value":"10381.0"},{"date":"Mon Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2009","value":"10117.0"},{"date":"Sat Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 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Growth of $10,000
I-Share Morningstar Ratings
(as of 9/30/2019)
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  • 219 Products | Bank Loan Category
Based on Risk-Adjusted Returns
Calendar Year Returns (%)
Fund Benchmark
2018 -0.65 0.44
2017 4.53 4.12
2016 11.46 10.16
2015 -1.86 -0.69
2014 0.00 1.60
2013 5.34 5.29
2012 9.42 9.66
2011 1.84 1.52
2010 10.79 10.13
2009 43.96 51.62

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

CharacteristicsAllocations, exposures and holdings are subject to change. Percentages may be rounded.

Allocations, exposures and holdings are subject to change. Percentages may be rounded.
Statistics
As of Date 9/30/2019
Net Assets $3.1 billion
# of Holdings 307
# of Issuers 227
Turnover (9/30/2019) 43%
Dividend Frequency Monthly
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 9/30/2019)
Fund
Effective Duration 0.30 yrs
% in Bank Loans 84
Average Bank Loan Price $96.67
Yields
As of Date 9/30/2019
Distribution Yield at NAV 4.35%
30 Day SEC Yield 4.93%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield 4.93%
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 04/29/2005
Symbol HFLIX
CUSIP 416649804
Fund Number 1308

Top Ten Issuers (%)

(as of 9/30/2019)
label percentageholding
Zelis Healthcare Corp. 1.99
Caesars Resort Collection LLC 1.73
Sprint Communications, Inc. 1.71
TransDigm, Inc. 1.67
Asurion LLC 1.62
Flex Acquisition Co., Inc. 1.46
CenturyLink, Inc. 1.27
Caesars Entertainment Operating Co. 1.18
B.C. Unlimited Liability Co. 1.17
PSAV Holdings LLC 1.13
Total Portfolio % 14.93
(as of 6/30/2019)
label percentageholding
Sprint Communications, Inc. 1.66
TransDigm, Inc. 1.59
Asurion LLC 1.57
Flex Acquisition Co., Inc. 1.41
Caesars Resort Collection LLC 1.39
Caesars Entertainment Operating Co. 1.37
CenturyLink, Inc. 1.33
Tribune Media Co. 1.27
First Data Corp. 1.17
B.C. Unlimited Liability Co. 1.16
Total Portfolio % 13.92

Credit Exposure (%)

(as of 9/30/2019)
label value
Aaa/AAA 0
Aa/AA 0
A 0
Baa/BBB 2
Ba/BB 27
B 55
Caa/CCC or lower 5
Not Rated 4
Cash & Cash Offsets 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." Ratings do not apply to the Fund itself or to Fund shares. Ratings may change.
Sector Distribution
Sectors 6/30/2019 Fund 9/30/2019 Benchmark 9/30/2019 UNDERWEIGHT / OVERWEIGHT -7 0 7
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Cash Offsets 8 7 0
Overweight 100.0%
Communications 18 18 14
Overweight 57.142857142857146%
Energy 7 7 3
Overweight 57.142857142857146%
Other 6 7 6
Overweight 14.285714285714286%
Capital Goods 8 9 9
Overweight 0.0%
Financial Institutions 7 7 8
Overweight 14.285714285714286%
Technology 12 14 16
Overweight 28.571428571428573%
Consumer Non-Cyclical 12 13 15
Overweight 28.571428571428573%
Transportation 1 0 2
Overweight 28.571428571428573%
Utilities 0 0 2
Overweight 28.571428571428573%
Consumer Cyclical 19 17 20
Overweight 42.85714285714286%
Basic Industry 2 1 4
Overweight 42.85714285714286%

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Fact Sheet

09/30/2019 | pdf

This Fund Fact Sheet summarizes the Fund's investment approach, portfolio statistics, top holdings, and current performance.

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Fund Story

10/18/2019 | pdf

This Fund Story outlines three distinguishing characteristics to help investors better understand the Fund.

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Commentary

06/30/2019 | pdf

Current quarterly commentary from our sub-adviser, Wellington Management, which includes a performance review, attribution, statistics, and positioning and outlook for the Fund.

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Expanded Commentary

06/30/2019 | pdf

Current quarterly commentary from our sub-adviser, Wellington Management, which includes a performance review, attribution, statistics, and positioning and outlook for the Fund.

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Summary Prospectus

03/01/2019 | pdf

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

Pitchbook

06/30/2019 | pdf

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

Semi Annual Report

04/30/2019 | pdf

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

Statutory Prospectus

03/01/2019 | pdf

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

Annual Report

10/31/2018 | pdf

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

Rethinking the Consensus Trade in Fixed Income

03/19/2019 | pdf

As we leave the Goldilocks phase of the economy, what will characterize the next phase of the global cycle?

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SAI

03/01/2019 | 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. 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. • Investments in high-yield ("junk") bonds involve greater risk of price volatility, illiquidity, and default than higher-rated debt securities. • Loans can be difficult to value and less liquid than other types of debt instruments; they are also subject to nonpayment, collateral, bankruptcy, default, extension, prepayment and insolvency risks. • 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.
The Fund should not be considered an alternative to CDs or money market funds. This Fund is intended for investors who are looking to complement their traditional fixed-income investments.

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