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Hartford High Yield HLS Fund


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


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

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 (%)
% (as of 5/31/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 5/31/2019)
Hartford High Yield HLS  IA 7.38 4.45 6.22 3.65 8.87 6.06
Benchmark 7.49 5.51 7.04 4.40 9.30 ---
Morningstar High Yield Bond Category 6.59 4.21 5.68 3.07 7.87 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 3/31/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 3/31/2019)
Hartford High Yield HLS  IA 7.52 5.22 7.39 4.01 10.03 6.12
Benchmark 7.26 5.93 8.56 4.68 11.26 ---
Morningstar High Yield Bond Category 6.36 4.37 6.81 3.30 9.34 ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 09/30/1998
Operating Expenses:   Net  0.78% |  Gross  0.78%

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.

IA-Share Morningstar Ratings
(as of 5/31/2019)
  • Overall
    Overall, 4 stars, 3-Year, 3 stars, 5-Year, 4 stars, and 10-Year, 4 stars, rated against 609, 609, 524 and 332 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.
    ©2019 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.
  • 609 Products | High Yield Bond Category
Based on Risk-Adjusted Returns
Calendar Year Returns (%)
Fund Benchmark
2018 -3.44 -2.08
2017 7.60 7.50
2016 14.25 17.13
2015 -4.30 -4.47
2014 2.58 2.45
2013 6.43 7.44
2012 14.31 15.81
2011 4.69 4.98
2010 16.15 15.12
2009 50.46 58.21

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.
As of Date 4/30/2019
Net Assets $260 million
# of Holdings 270
Turnover (3/31/2019) 31%
Dividend Frequency Annually
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 4/30/2019)
Effective Duration 3.21 yrs

Sector Exposure

(as of 4/30/2019)
label currentpercentage
Communications 19
Consumer Cyclical 15
Energy 14
Consumer Non-Cyclical 13
Financial Institutions 11
Capital Goods 11
Technology 9
Basic Industry 3
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Cash Offsets 3
Other 1
Utilities 1
Transportation 0
(as of 3/31/2019)
label currentpercentage
Communications 19
Consumer Cyclical 15
Energy 14
Consumer Non-Cyclical 14
Financial Institutions 12
Capital Goods 11
Technology 9
Basic Industry 3
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Cash Offsets 2
Other 1
Utilities 1
Transportation 0
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 09/30/1998
Symbol HIAYX
CUSIP 416528842
Fund Number 2040

Top Ten Issuers

(as of 4/30/2019)
label percentageholding
Sprint Corp. 2.52
Bausch Health Cos., Inc. 2.41
CSC Holdings LLC 2.00
HCA, Inc. 1.84
CCO Holdings LLC / CCO Holdings Capital Corp. 1.64
Springleaf Finance Corp. 1.41
Post Holdings, Inc. 1.36
Altice France S.A. 1.34
Chesapeake Energy Corp. 1.25
United Rentals North America, Inc. 1.21
Total Portfolio % 16.98
(as of 3/31/2019)
label percentageholding
Bausch Health Cos., Inc. 2.74
Sprint Corp. 2.55
CSC Holdings LLC 2.00
HCA, Inc. 1.84
CCO Holdings LLC / CCO Holdings Capital Corp. 1.65
Navient Corp. 1.52
Springleaf Finance Corp. 1.39
Post Holdings, Inc. 1.34
Altice France S.A. 1.30
Chesapeake Energy Corp. 1.27
Total Portfolio % 17.60

Credit Exposure (%)

(as of 4/30/2019)
label value
Aaa/AAA 0
Aa/AA 0
A 0
Baa/BBB 4
Ba/BB 34
B 46
Caa/CCC or lower 11
Not Rated 1
Cash & Cash Offsets 3
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.
Asset Allocation Exposure
Sectors 3/31/2019 Fund 4/30/2019 Benchmark 4/30/2019 UNDERWEIGHT / OVERWEIGHT -3 0 3
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Cash Offsets 2 3 0
Overweight 100.0%
Capital Goods 11 11 9
Overweight 66.66666666666667%
Financial Institutions 12 11 10
Overweight 33.333333333333336%
Technology 9 9 8
Overweight 33.333333333333336%
Consumer Cyclical 15 15 15
Overweight 0.0%
Energy 14 14 14
Overweight 0.0%
Consumer Non-Cyclical 14 13 13
Overweight 0.0%
Other 1 1 1
Overweight 0.0%
Communications 19 19 20
Overweight 33.333333333333336%
Utilities 1 1 2
Overweight 33.333333333333336%
Transportation 0 0 1
Overweight 33.333333333333336%
Basic Industry 3 3 6
Overweight 100.0%



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05/01/2019 | pdf

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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.

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12/31/2018 | pdf

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


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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. • 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, and counterparty risk. • 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. These risks may be greater for investments in emerging markets. • Restricted securities may be more difficult to sell and price than other securities.

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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