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Tax-Advantaged Bond fund

Hartford Sustainable Municipal Bond Fund    Share Class - A (HMKAX)


Effective 4/30/21, the Hartford Sustainable Municipal Bond Fund (formerly known as the Hartford Municipal Income Fund) changed its name, objective and principal investment strategy. Returns prior to 4/30/21 reflect the Fund’s performance when it pursued a different objective and principal investment strategy. Please see the Fund’s prospectus for additional information.

Objective

Seeks to provide current income that is generally exempt from federal income taxes, and long-term total return, through investments within a sustainability framework.

Overview

A municipal bond fund with a sustainability focus that is generally diversified across states, sectors, and credit quality.

Portfolio Management
Managing Director
Fixed-Income Portfolio Manager & Credit Analyst
7
YRS
MANAGING THIS FUND
12
YRS
AT WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT
26
YRS
EXPERIENCE IN THIS INDUSTRY
Senior Managing Director
Fixed-Income Portfolio Manager
7
YRS
MANAGING THIS FUND
17
YRS
AT WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT
34
YRS
EXPERIENCE IN THIS INDUSTRY

The portfolio managers are supported by the full resources of Wellington.

Performance

PERFORMANCE %
 
CUMULATIVE %
(as of 4/30/2022)
AVERAGE ANNUAL TOTAL RETURNS %
(as of 4/30/2022)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Sustainable Municipal Bond A -9.96 -8.95 0.17 1.73 --- 2.04
With 4.5% Max Sales Charge --- -13.04 -1.36 0.80 --- 1.37
Benchmark -8.82 -7.88 0.46 1.80 --- ---
Morningstar Muni National Intermediate Category -8.15 -7.24 0.38 1.47 --- ---
 
CUMULATIVE %
(as of 3/31/2022)
AVERAGE ANNUAL TOTAL RETURNS %
(as of 3/31/2022)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Sustainable Municipal Bond A -6.81 -4.88 1.46 2.63 --- 2.58
With 4.5% Max Sales Charge --- -9.16 -0.09 1.69 --- 1.89
Benchmark -6.23 -4.47 1.53 2.52 --- ---
Morningstar Muni National Intermediate Category -5.77 -4.03 1.35 2.11 --- ---

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.

SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 05/29/2015

Excludes sales charges. If sales charges and taxes had been included, the value would have been lower.

Characteristics

FUND ESSENTIALS
Inception Date 05/29/2015
Net Assets $116 million
Gross Operating Expenses 0.79%
Net Operating Expenses 0.69%
Morningstar Category Muni National Interm
Lipper Classification General & Insured Municipal Debt Funds
CUSIP 41664T107
Fund Number 1708
FUND STATS
Dividend Frequency
Monthly
Holdings Characteristics
FUND Bloomberg Municipal Bond Index
Effective Duration
5.62 yrs 6.02 yrs
Yields (%) (as of 4/30/22)
Distribution Yield at NAV
1.65
30-Day SEC Yield
2.20
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield
2.10
Revenue Sector Exposure (%)
Health Care 16
Housing 10
Education 9
Transportation 8
Special Tax 7
Multiple Utilities 5
Student Loans 4
Port, Airport and Marina 4
Lease 4
Industrial Development 3
Sales Tax 3
Sewer and Water 1
Other Tax Exempt Revenue Bonds 0
Port Authority 0
Resource Recovery 0
Sports/Convention 0
Tobacco 0
Health Care 20
Housing 11
Transportation 9
Special Tax 8
Education 7
Multiple Utilities 5
Student Loans 4
Port, Airport and Marina 4
Lease 4
Industrial Development 4
Sales Tax 3
Sewer and Water 1
Other Tax Exempt Revenue Bonds 0
Port Authority 0
Resource Recovery 0
Sports/Convention 0
Tobacco 0
Top Ten Issuers (%)
Massachusetts Dev Finance Agency, Rev 2.93
Metropolitan Transportation Auth, NY, Rev 2.48
State of Illinois, GO 1.90
Minnesota Housing Finance Agency 1.85
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1.72
San Diego County Regional Airport Auth 1.65
Municipal Electric Auth, GA 1.49
Burke County, GA, Dev Auth Rev 1.35
Connecticut State Higher Education Supplement Loan Auth 1.33
State of New York Mortgage Agency 1.29
Total Portfolio % 17.99
Massachusetts Dev Finance Agency, Rev 2.85
Metropolitan Transportation Auth, NY, Rev 2.56
State of Illinois, GO 1.97
Clark County, NV, School Dist, GO 1.92
San Diego County Regional Airport Auth 1.75
Minnesota Housing Finance Agency 1.74
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1.73
Colorado Health Facs Auth Rev 1.59
Municipal Electric Auth, GA 1.57
Burke County, GA, Dev Auth Rev 1.36
Total Portfolio % 19.04
Credit Exposure (%)
Aaa/AAA 11
Aa/AA 26
A 33
Baa/BBB 14
Ba/BB 4
B 0
Caa/CCC or lower 0
Not Rated 4
Cash & Cash Offsets 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.
Municipal Sector Exposure (%)
Revenue Bonds 76
General Obligation Bonds 14
Cash, Cash Offsets & Cash Equivalents 8
Pre-Refunded Debt 1
Other Non-Municipal Bonds 1
Revenue Bonds 80
General Obligation Bonds 19
Pre-Refunded Debt 1
Other Non-Municipal Bonds 1
Cash, Cash Offsets & Cash Equivalents 0
distributions and capital gains
Distribution Date Distribution NAV ordinary income short term capital gains long term capital gains total distribution
5/2/2022 9.91 $0.0136 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0136
4/1/2022 10.27 $0.0122 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0122
3/1/2022 10.64 $0.0137 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0137
2/1/2022 10.73 $0.0113 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0113
1/3/2022 11.06 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0000
1/3/2022 11.06 $0.0110 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0110
12/20/2021 11.06 $0.0000 $0.0215 $0.0307 $0.0522
12/1/2021 11.11 $0.0117 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0117
11/1/2021 11.02 $0.0110 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0110
10/1/2021 11.06 $0.0116 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0116
9/1/2021 11.17 $0.0109 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0109
8/2/2021 11.23 $0.0117 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0117
7/1/2021 11.16 $0.0121 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0121
6/1/2021 11.13 $0.0120 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0120
Past distributions are not indicative of future distributions.

Fund Literature


03/31/2022 - PDF (270 KB)
This Fund Fact Sheet summarizes the Fund's investment approach, portfolio statistics, top holdings, and current performance.
03/31/2022 - PDF (175 KB)
Current quarterly commentary from our sub-adviser, Wellington Management, which includes a performance review, attribution, statistics, and positioning and outlook for the Fund.
04/13/2022 - PDF (4 MB)
This flyer explains two pathways for investors seeking a sustainable future: sustainable funds and funds that integrate ESG.
PDF (144 KB)
A summary of a fund's full-length prospectus that provides key information potential investors should consider before making an investment decision.
This Pitchbook reviews the Funds' investment approach, investment team, investment process, and general portfolio parameters.
03/31/2022 - PDF (391 KB)
This module provides an overview of Wellington Management Company's Fixed Income resources and capabilities
PDF (2 KB)
An unaudited financial report, which includes a fund's financial statements. These reports are intended for shareholders and others who have reviewed the fund's prospectus.
PDF (13 KB)
A legal document that discloses essential information about a fund, including investment objectives, risks, fees, expenses, fund manager background and other information.
PDF (2 KB)
An audited financial report, which includes a fund's financial statements. These reports are intended for shareholders and others who have reviewed the fund's prospectus.
PDF (13 KB)
A document that supplements the fund's prospectus with additional information about the fund including its operations and risks.
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. • Municipal securities may be adversely impacted by state/local, political, economic, or market conditions. Although the Fund primarily seeks income that is exempt from federal income taxes, investors may be subject to the federal Alternative Minimum Tax as well as state and local income taxes. Capital gains, if any, are taxable. • Investments in high-yield ("junk") bonds involve greater risk of price volatility, illiquidity, and default than higher-rated debt securities. • Applying sustainability criteria to the investment process may result in foregoing certain investments and underperformance comparative to funds that do not have a similar focus. There is a risk that the securities identified by the sub-adviser as meeting its sustainable investing criteria do not operate as anticipated.

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