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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.

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

Performance (%)
% (as of 11/30/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 11/30/2018)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford High Yield HLS  IA -0.98 -0.13 5.89 3.74 10.67 5.97
Benchmark 0.06 0.36 7.09 4.39 12.19 ---
Morningstar High Yield Bond Category -0.81 -0.46 5.27 3.10 9.75 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 9/30/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 9/30/2018)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford High Yield HLS  IA 1.74 2.49 7.13 4.83 8.42 6.17
Benchmark 2.57 3.05 8.15 5.54 9.46 ---
Morningstar High Yield Bond Category 1.58 2.03 6.25 4.13 7.29 ---
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 11/30/2018)
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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 10/31/2018
Net Assets $266 million
# of Holdings 259
Turnover (9/30/2018) 29%
Dividend Frequency Annually
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 10/31/2018)
Fund
Effective Duration 3.76 yrs

Sector Exposure

(as of 10/31/2018)
label currentpercentage
Communications 17
Consumer Cyclical 14
Consumer Non-Cyclical 13
Financial Institutions 12
Capital Goods 12
Energy 10
Basic Industry 8
Technology 7
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Cash Offsets 4
Other 1
Transportation 1
Utilities 1
(as of 9/30/2018)
label currentpercentage
Communications 18
Consumer Cyclical 14
Consumer Non-Cyclical 14
Financial Institutions 13
Capital Goods 11
Energy 10
Basic Industry 8
Technology 7
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Cash Offsets 1
Other 2
Transportation 1
Utilities 1
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 09/30/1998
Symbol HIAYX
CUSIP 416528842
Fund Number 2040

Top Ten Issuers

(as of 10/31/2018)
label percentageholding
Bausch Health Cos., Inc. 2.51
Sprint Corp. 2.50
Navient Corp. 1.82
HCA, Inc. 1.80
First Data Corp. 1.67
CCO Holdings LLC / CCO Holdings Capital Corp. 1.54
Post Holdings, Inc. 1.51
United Rentals North America, Inc. 1.45
Altice France S.A. 1.36
Springleaf Finance Corp. 1.35
Total Portfolio % 17.51
(as of 9/30/2018)
label percentageholding
Bausch Health Cos., Inc. 2.91
Sprint Corp. 2.77
HCA, Inc. 1.99
Navient Corp. 1.80
First Data Corp. 1.62
Post Holdings, Inc. 1.49
CCO Holdings LLC / CCO Holdings Capital Corp. 1.49
United Rentals North America, Inc. 1.46
Altice France S.A. 1.37
Springleaf Finance Corp. 1.32
Total Portfolio % 18.22

Credit Exposure (%)

(as of 10/31/2018)
label value
Aaa/AAA 0
Aa/AA 0
A 0
Baa/BBB 2
Ba/BB 29
B 49
Caa/CCC or lower 15
Not Rated 1
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.
Asset Allocation Exposure
Sectors 9/30/2018 Fund 10/31/2018 Benchmark 10/31/2018 UNDERWEIGHT / OVERWEIGHT -5 0 5
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Cash Offsets 1 4 0
Overweight 80.0%
Capital Goods 11 12 9
Overweight 60.0%
Financial Institutions 13 12 10
Overweight 40.0%
Basic Industry 8 8 7
Overweight 20.0%
Consumer Cyclical 14 14 14
Overweight 0.0%
Technology 7 7 7
Overweight 0.0%
Other 2 1 1
Overweight 0.0%
Transportation 1 1 1
Overweight 0.0%
Consumer Non-Cyclical 14 13 14
Overweight 20.0%
Utilities 1 1 2
Overweight 20.0%
Communications 18 17 19
Overweight 40.0%
Energy 10 10 15
Overweight 100.0%

Insights

pdf

Shelter From the Storm 

Mon Oct 22 12:42:00 EDT 2018
A fixed-income forecast for a rising-rate world.
pdf

The 5-Minute Forecast 4Q18 

Thu Oct 18 11:24:00 EDT 2018
A concise summary of the Hartford Funds Multi-Asset Team’s views on the main challenges facing investors: Growth, Income, Volatility, Inflation, and Taxes.
pdf

Client Conversations: Managing Risk in Your Fixed-Income Portfolio 

Wed Sep 05 15:13:00 EDT 2018
Changes in the economy and interest rates can have a big impact on your fixed-income portfolio.

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Prospectus

05/01/2018 | pdf

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

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.

Statutory Prospectus

05/01/2018 | pdf

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

Annual Report

12/31/2017 | pdf

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

SAI

05/01/2018 | 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. 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.

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