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Hartford Quality Bond Fund

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Seeks to maximize total return while providing a high level of current income consistent with prudent investment risk.


A conservative, core bond fund that invests with an emphasis on quality.

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Michael F. Garrett
Senior Managing Director
Fixed-Income Portfolio Manager
Val Petrov, PhD, CFA
Managing Director
Fixed-Income Portfolio Manager
Brian Conroy, CFA
Managing Director
Fixed-Income Portfolio Manager
Cory D. Perry
Managing Director and Fixed Income Portfolio Manager

Portfolio managers are supported by the full resources of Wellington Management.

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Performance (%)
% (as of 2/28/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 2/28/2018)
Hartford Quality Bond  I -1.91 0.07 0.80 1.51 --- 1.51
Benchmark -2.09 0.51 1.14 1.71 --- ---
Morningstar Intermediate-Term Bond Category -1.75 0.86 1.21 1.67 --- ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 12/31/2017)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 12/31/2017)
Hartford Quality Bond  I 2.70 2.70 1.74 1.94 --- 1.94
Benchmark 3.54 3.54 2.24 2.10 --- ---
Morningstar Intermediate-Term Bond Category 3.76 3.76 2.23 2.06 --- ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 11/30/2012
Operating Expenses:   Net  0.61% |  Gross  0.65%

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.

Growth of $10,000

(as of 2/28/2018)

Growth of $10,000

Reflects Class A, excluding sales charges. If sales charges and taxes had been included, the value would have been lower. Results for other classes will vary.

Calendar Year Returns (%)
Fund Benchmark
2017 2.70 3.54
2016 1.51 2.65
2015 1.01 0.55
2014 7.13 5.97
2013 -2.40 -2.02
2012 --- ---
2011 --- ---
2010 --- ---
2009 --- ---
2008 --- ---

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 2/28/2018
Net Assets $135 million
# of Holdings 319
Turnover (12/31/2017) 93%
Dividend Frequency Monthly
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 2/28/2018)
Effective Duration 5.69 yrs.
Years To Worst 9.98 yrs.
As of Date 2/28/2018
Distribution Yield at NAV 2.39%
Trailing 12 Month Yield 2.36%
30 Day SEC Yield 2.47%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield 2.18%
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 11/30/2012
Symbol HQBIX
CUSIP 41664R796
Fund Number 1261

Asset Class Exposure

(as of 2/28/2018)
label currentpercentage
Mortgage Backed Securities 69.2
Asset Backed Securities 10.9
Commercial Mortgage Backed Sec 12.0
Cash & Cash Offsets 1.7
United States Government 6.3
(as of 12/31/2017)
label currentpercentage
Mortgage Backed Securities 68.2
Asset Backed Securities 9.7
Commercial Mortgage Backed Sec 11.9
Cash & Cash Offsets 4.3
United States Government 5.8

Top Ten Issuers (%)

(as of 2/28/2018)
label percentageholding
FHLMC Mortgage Backed Securities 35.51
GNMA Mortgage Backed Securities 19.72
FNMA Mortgage Backed Securities 13.67
U.S. Treasury Notes 4.65
FREMF Mortgage Trust 4.04
SLM Student Loan Trust 2.07
Commercial Mortgage Trust 2.00
Towd Point Mortgage Trust 1.84
NRZ Advance Receivables Trust 1.59
CSAIL Commercial Mortgage Trust 1.58
Total Portfolio % 86.67
(as of 12/31/2017)
label percentageholding
FNMA Mortgage Backed Securities 35.56
FHLMC Mortgage Backed Securities 30.76
GNMA Mortgage Backed Securities 23.72
U.S. Treasury Notes 4.56
FREMF Mortgage Trust 3.22
SLM Student Loan Trust 2.14
Commercial Mortgage Trust 1.97
Towd Point Mortgage Trust 1.84
CSAIL Commercial Mortgage Trust 1.56
NRZ Advance Receivables Trust 1.53
Total Portfolio % 106.86

Credit Exposure (%)

(as of 2/28/2018)
label value
Aaa/AAA 75.0
Aa/AA 2.8
A 8.5
Baa/BBB 5.2
Ba/BB 1.4
B 2.4
Caa/CCC or lower 0.1
Not Rated 2.6
Cash & Cash Offsets 1.8

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.Obligations of U.S. Government agencies are supported by varying degrees of credit but are generally not backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government. The risks associated with mortgage related- and asset-backed securities as well as collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) include credit, interest-rate, prepayment, liquidity, default and extension risk. The purchase of securities in the To-Be-Announced (TBA) market can result in additional price and counterparty risk. The fund may use dollar rolls, repurchase agreements, or reverse repurchase agreements, which can increase risk and volatility. 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. Privately placed, restricted (Rule 144A) securities may be more difficult to sell and price than other securities.