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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.

More About High Yield HLS Fund 


Performance (%)
% (as of 8/31/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 8/31/2018)
Hartford High Yield HLS  IA 1.35 3.37 6.04 4.98 7.64 6.17
Benchmark 2.00 3.40 7.00 5.63 8.50 ---
Morningstar High Yield Bond Category 1.10 2.28 5.23 4.24 6.46 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 6/30/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 6/30/2018)
Hartford High Yield HLS  IA -0.49 2.53 4.58 4.83 7.40 6.13
Benchmark 0.16 2.62 5.53 5.51 8.19 ---
Morningstar High Yield Bond Category -0.44 1.77 3.95 4.17 6.16 ---
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 8/31/2018)
  • Overall
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.

As of Date 8/31/2018
Net Assets $278 million
# of Holdings 261
Turnover (6/30/2018) 35%
Dividend Frequency Annually
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 8/31/2018)
Effective Duration 3.58 yrs.
Years To Worst 5.49 yrs.

Sector Distribution

(as of 8/31/2018)
label currentpercentage
Financial Institutions 13%
Cash and Cash Equivalents 4%
Capital Goods 11%
Basic Industry 8%
Consumer Cyclical 14%
Consumer Non-Cyclical 14%
Technology 7%
Transportation 1%
Other Industrial 0%
Government & Government Related 0%
Other High Yield 0%
Other Securities 0%
Utilities 1%
Communications 17%
Energy 9%
(as of 6/30/2018)
label currentpercentage
Financial Institutions 12%
Cash and Cash Equivalents 3%
Capital Goods 12%
Basic Industry 7%
Consumer Cyclical 15%
Consumer Non-Cyclical 13%
Technology 8%
Transportation 1%
Other Industrial 0%
Government & Government Related 0%
Other High Yield 0%
Other Securities 0%
Utilities 1%
Communications 17%
Energy 10%
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 09/30/1998
Symbol HIAYX
CUSIP 416528842
Fund Number 2040

Top Ten Issuers

(as of 8/31/2018)
label percentageholding
Bausch Health Cos., Inc. 2.84
Sprint Corp. 2.74
HCA, Inc. 1.97
Navient Corp. 1.77
First Data Corp. 1.61
Post Holdings, Inc. 1.50
CCO Holdings LLC / CCO Holdings Capital Corp. 1.48
United Rentals North America, Inc. 1.47
Altice France S.A. 1.34
Springleaf Finance Corp. 1.31
Total Portfolio % 18.03
(as of 6/30/2018)
label percentageholding
Sprint Corp. 2.68
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. 2.68
Navient Corp. 1.77
First Data Corp. 1.61
CCO Holdings LLC / CCO Holdings Capital Corp. 1.47
Post Holdings, Inc. 1.47
United Rentals North America, Inc. 1.44
HCA, Inc. 1.42
Springleaf Finance Corp. 1.26
1011778 BC ULC / New Red Finance, Inc. 1.25
Total Portfolio % 17.05

Credit Exposure (%)

(as of 8/31/2018)
label value
Aa/AA -0.0
Baa/BBB 1.7
Ba/BB 28.7
B 50.0
Caa/CCC or lower 14.4
Not Rated 1.5
Cash & Cash Offsets 3.8

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.



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Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. There is no guarantee a fund will achieve its stated objective. 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.Privately placed, restricted (Rule 144A) 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.