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Hartford High Yield HLS 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.

More About High Yield HLS Fund 

Performance

Performance (%)
% (as of 12/31/2017)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 12/31/2017)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford High Yield HLS  IA 7.60 7.60 5.57 5.13 7.22 6.32
Benchmark 7.50 7.50 6.35 5.78 8.03 ---
Morningstar High Yield Bond Category 6.40 6.40 4.93 4.54 5.96 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 12/31/2017)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 12/31/2017)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford High Yield HLS  IA 7.60 7.60 5.57 5.13 7.22 6.32
Benchmark 7.50 7.50 6.35 5.78 8.03 ---
Morningstar High Yield Bond Category 6.40 6.40 4.93 4.54 5.96 ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 09/30/1998
Operating Expenses:   Net  0.79% |  Gross  0.79%

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 12/31/2017)
  • Overall
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  • Overall Morningstar Rating for High Yield HLS Fund, Class IA, as of 12/31/2017 out of 609 products in the High Yield Bond Category Based on Risk-Adjusted Returns
Calendar Year Returns (%)
Fund Benchmark
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
2008 -25.23 -26.16

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 12/31/2017
Net Assets $301 million
# of Holdings 262
Turnover (12/31/2017) 43%
Dividend Frequency Annually
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 12/31/2017)
Fund
Effective Duration 3.62 yrs.
Years To Worst 4.74 yrs.

Sector Distribution

(as of 12/31/2017)
label currentpercentage
Financial Institutions 13%
Capital Goods 12%
Cash and Cash Equivalents 3%
Technology 8%
Transportation 2%
Consumer Non-Cyclical 13%
Other Industrial 1%
Government & Government Related 0%
Other Securities 0%
Consumer Cyclical 14%
Basic Industry 7%
Energy 12%
Utilities 1%
Communications 14%
(as of 9/30/2017)
label currentpercentage
Financial Institutions 11%
Capital Goods 12%
Cash and Cash Equivalents 1%
Technology 8%
Transportation 2%
Consumer Non-Cyclical 14%
Other Industrial 1%
Government & Government Related 0%
Other Securities 0%
Consumer Cyclical 14%
Basic Industry 8%
Energy 12%
Utilities 2%
Communications 15%
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 09/30/1998
Symbol HIAYX
CUSIP 416528842
Fund Number 2040

Top Ten Issuers

(as of 12/31/2017)
label percentageholding
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. 2.65
Sprint Corp. 2.28
Navient Corp. 2.09
First Data Corp. 1.87
DISH DBS Corp. 1.57
United Rentals North America, Inc. 1.42
HCA, Inc. 1.39
Post Holdings, Inc. 1.26
1011778 BC ULC / New Red Finance, Inc. 1.23
Continental Resources, Inc. 1.22
Total Portfolio % 16.98
(as of 9/30/2017)
label percentageholding
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. 2.46
Sprint Corp. 2.37
Navient Corp. 2.06
DISH DBS Corp. 1.84
First Data Corp. 1.83
TEGNA, Inc. 1.43
United Rentals North America, Inc. 1.38
HCA, Inc. 1.36
1011778 BC ULC / New Red Finance, Inc. 1.19
Continental Resources, Inc. 1.15
Total Portfolio % 17.07

Credit Exposure (%)

(as of 12/31/2017)
label value
Baa/BBB 0.8
Ba/BB 26.7
B 47.6
Caa/CCC or lower 20.4
Not Rated 1.5
Cash & Cash Offsets 3.0

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.

Insights

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2018 Outlooks (Schroders) 

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Commentary

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Prospectus

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A WORD ABOUT RISK

All investments are subject to risk, including the possible loss of principal. There is no guarantee the Fund will achieve its stated objective. The Fund's share price may fluctuate due to market risk and/or security selections that may underperform the market or relevant benchmarks. Fixed Income risks include credit, liquidity, call, duration, and interest-rate risk. As interest rates rise, bond prices generally fall; these risks are currently heightened due to the historically low interest rate environment. Investments in high-yield ("junk") bonds involve greater risk of price volatility, illiquidity, and default than higher-rated debt securities. Derivatives may be riskier or more volatile than other types of investments because they are generally more sensitive to changes in market or economic conditions; risks include currency, leverage, liquidity, index, pricing, and counterparty risk. Foreign investments can be riskier than U.S. investments due to the adverse effects of currency exchange rates, differences in market structure and liquidity, as well as political and economic developments in foreign countries and regions (e.g., "Brexit").
 

Hartford HLS Funds are underwritten and distributed by Hartford Funds Distributors, LLC.

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