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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 4/30/2020)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 4/30/2020)
Hartford High Yield HLS  IA -9.95 -4.82 1.33 2.64 5.22 5.62
Benchmark -8.75 -4.11 1.87 3.44 5.86 ---
Morningstar High Yield Bond Category -9.68 -5.67 0.63 2.15 4.68 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 3/31/2020)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 3/31/2020)
Hartford High Yield HLS  IA -13.31 -7.23 0.38 2.12 5.05 5.45
Benchmark -12.68 -6.94 0.77 2.78 5.64 ---
Morningstar High Yield Bond Category -12.68 -7.65 -0.25 1.52 4.40 ---
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 4/30/2020)
  • Overall
    Overall, 4 stars, 3-Year, 3 stars, 5-Year, 3 stars, and 10-Year, 4 stars, rated against 631, 631, 542 and 346 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.
    ©2020 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.
  • 631 Products | High Yield Bond Category
Based on Risk-Adjusted Returns
Calendar Year Returns (%)
Fund Benchmark
2019 15.06 14.32
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

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 4/30/2020
Net Assets $213 million
# of Holdings 287
Turnover (3/31/2020) 41%
Dividend Frequency Annually
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 4/30/2020)
Effective Duration 4.09 yrs

Sector Exposure

(as of 4/30/2020)
label currentpercentage
Communications 19
Consumer Cyclical 16
Consumer Non-Cyclical 15
Capital Goods 12
Energy 11
Technology 11
Financial Institutions 8
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Cash Offsets 3
Basic Industry 2
Utilities 1
Other 1
Transportation 0
(as of 3/31/2020)
label currentpercentage
Communications 19
Consumer Cyclical 14
Consumer Non-Cyclical 16
Capital Goods 12
Energy 9
Technology 12
Financial Institutions 9
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Cash Offsets 4
Basic Industry 2
Utilities 1
Other 1
Transportation 0
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 09/30/1998
Symbol HIAYX
CUSIP 416528842
Fund Number 2040

Top Ten Issuers

(as of 4/30/2020)
label percentageholding
HCA, Inc. 2.55
CCO Holdings LLC / CCO Holdings Capital Corp. 2.03
Sprint Corp. 1.89
Bausch Health Cos., Inc. 1.87
Altice France S.A. 1.79
Post Holdings, Inc. 1.78
CSC Holdings LLC 1.63
1011778 BC ULC / New Red Finance, Inc. 1.61
TransDigm, Inc. 1.51
DISH DBS Corp. 1.50
Total Portfolio % 18.16
(as of 3/31/2020)
label percentageholding
HCA, Inc. 2.69
Sprint Corp. 2.25
Altice France S.A. 2.14
CCO Holdings LLC / CCO Holdings Capital Corp. 2.07
Bausch Health Cos., Inc. 1.90
Post Holdings, Inc. 1.86
CSC Holdings LLC 1.65
TransDigm, Inc. 1.61
1011778 BC ULC / New Red Finance, Inc. 1.57
DISH DBS Corp. 1.55
Total Portfolio % 19.29

Credit Exposure (%)

(as of 4/30/2020)
label value
Aaa/AAA 0
Aa/AA 0
A 1
Baa/BBB 5
Ba/BB 41
B 36
Caa/CCC or lower 13
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.



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05/01/2019 | pdf

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

Semi Annual Report

06/30/2019 | pdf

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

Statutory Prospectus

05/01/2020 | pdf

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

Annual Report

04/28/2020 | pdf

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


05/01/2020 | 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, event, and interest-rate risk. As interest rates rise, bond prices generally fall. • Investments in high-yield ("junk") bonds involve greater risks 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 and economic developments. These risks may be greater for investments in emerging markets. • 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. • 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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