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Hartford High Yield Fund

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Objective

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

Overview

A fund that invests in high-yield bonds, by combining fundamental research, industry allocation, and macroeconomic trends.

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Performance

Performance (%)
% (as of 4/30/2021)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 4/30/2021)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford High Yield  I 1.55 19.98 6.82 6.87 5.59 5.86
Benchmark 1.95 19.67 7.00 7.46 6.43 ---
Morningstar High Yield Bond Category 2.16 18.87 5.64 6.15 5.26 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 3/31/2021)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 3/31/2021)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford High Yield  I 0.68 23.69 6.76 7.32 5.65 5.84
Benchmark 0.85 23.72 6.84 8.06 6.48 ---
Morningstar High Yield Bond Category 1.10 21.79 5.43 6.54 5.31 ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 09/30/1998
Operating Expenses:   Net  0.69% |  Gross  0.70%
Share Class Inception: 5/31/07.
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 9/30/98.

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 4/30/2021)
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Growth of $10,000
I-Share Morningstar Ratings
(as of 4/30/2021)
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  • 631 Products | High Yield Bond Category
Based on Risk-Adjusted Returns
Calendar Year Returns (%)
Fund Benchmark
2020 7.43 7.11
2019 14.78 14.32
2018 -3.24 -2.08
2017 7.63 7.50
2016 13.18 17.13
2015 -3.93 -4.47
2014 2.32 2.45
2013 6.36 7.44
2012 13.63 15.81
2011 3.81 4.98

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 3/31/2021
Net Assets $415 million
# of Holdings 332
Dividend Frequency Monthly
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 3/31/2021)
Fund
Effective Duration 3.75 yrs
Yields
As of Date 4/30/2021
Distribution Yield at NAV 4.14%
30 Day SEC Yield 3.08%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield 3.08%
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 09/30/1998
Symbol HAHIX
CUSIP 41664L625
Fund Number 1602

Top Ten Issuers (%)

(as of 3/31/2021)
label percentageholding
HCA, Inc. 2.23
Bausch Health Cos., Inc. 2.02
Ford Motor Credit Co. LLC 2.02
Occidental Petroleum Corp. 1.75
DISH DBS Corp. 1.62
CCO Holdings LLC / CCO Holdings Capital Corp. 1.58
OneMain Finance Corp. 1.37
Altice France S.A. 1.33
1011778 BC ULC / New Red Finance, Inc. 1.32
TransDigm, Inc. 1.24
Total Portfolio % 16.48
(as of 12/31/2020)
label percentageholding
Bausch Health Cos., Inc. 2.18
CCO Holdings LLC / CCO Holdings Capital Corp. 2.07
HCA, Inc. 1.94
Occidental Petroleum Corp. 1.66
CSC Holdings LLC 1.61
1011778 BC ULC / New Red Finance, Inc. 1.43
Carnival Corp. 1.42
Altice France S.A. 1.41
TransDigm, Inc. 1.32
Post Holdings, Inc. 1.30
Total Portfolio % 16.34

Credit Exposure (%)

(as of 3/31/2021)
label value
Aaa/AAA 0
Aa/AA 0
A 0
Baa/BBB 2
Ba/BB 43
B 36
Caa/CCC or lower 12
Not Rated 2
Cash & Cash Offsets 4
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 12/31/2020 Fund 3/31/2021 Benchmark 3/31/2021 UNDERWEIGHT / OVERWEIGHT -4 0 4
Consumer Cyclical 22 24 21
Overweight 75.0%
Financial Institutions 10 12 9
Overweight 75.0%
Capital Goods 12 11 9
Overweight 50.0%
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Cash Offsets 3 4 2
Overweight 50.0%
Technology 9 7 6
Overweight 25.0%
Communications 15 15 16
Overweight 25.0%
Consumer Non-Cyclical 14 12 13
Overweight 25.0%
Energy 13 12 13
Overweight 25.0%
Other 1 0 1
Overweight 25.0%
Transportation 0 0 2
Overweight 50.0%
Utilities 0 0 3
Overweight 75.0%
Basic Industry 2 2 6
Overweight 100.0%

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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, event 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. • 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. • 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, regulatory and counterparty risk. • Restricted securities may be more difficult to sell and price than other securities. • Integration of environmental, social, and/or governance (ESG) factors into the investment process may not work as intended.

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