• Account Access
  • Contact Us

    Pre-Sales Support

    Mutual Funds and ETFs - 800-456-7526
    Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET
    Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET

    ETF Trading Support - 415-315-6600
    Monday-Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET

    Post-Sales and Website Support
    Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. ET

  • Advisor Log In

Hartford Total Return Bond HLS Fund


Explore Another ETFs


Seeks a competitive total return with income as a secondary objective.


A diversified bond fund that invests at least 70% of its assets in investment-grade debt with tactical investments in high-yield and non-U.S. dollar bonds.

Effective 12/31/17, this Fund is closed to new qualified pension and retirement plans.  Please refer to the fund supplement dated 9/28/17 for more information.

More About Total Return Bond HLS Fund 


Performance (%)
% (as of 1/31/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 1/31/2019)
Hartford Total Return Bond HLS  IA 1.77 1.94 3.30 2.82 5.01 6.92
Benchmark 1.06 2.25 1.95 2.44 3.68 ---
Morningstar Intermediate-Term Bond Category 1.28 1.64 2.31 2.23 4.42 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 12/31/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 12/31/2018)
Hartford Total Return Bond HLS  IA -0.81 -0.81 2.91 2.79 4.88 6.89
Benchmark 0.01 0.01 2.06 2.52 3.48 ---
Morningstar Intermediate-Term Bond Category -0.52 -0.52 2.14 2.24 4.29 ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 08/31/1977
Operating Expenses:   Net  0.51% |  Gross  0.51%

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 1/31/2019)
  • Overall
Calendar Year Returns (%)
Fund Benchmark
2018 -0.81 0.01
2017 5.16 3.54
2016 4.49 2.65
2015 -0.59 0.55
2014 5.89 5.97
2013 -1.36 -2.02
2012 7.54 4.21
2011 6.99 7.84
2010 7.51 6.54
2009 15.01 5.93

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 12/31/2018
Net Assets $2.1 billion
# of Holdings 1501
Turnover (12/31/2018) 53%
Dividend Frequency Semi-Annually
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 12/31/2018)
Effective Duration 5.42 yrs

Credit Exposure (%)

(as of 12/31/2018)
label value
Aaa/AAA 81
Aa/AA 4
A 8
Baa/BBB 23
Ba/BB 6
B 4
Caa/CCC or lower 2
Not Rated 5
Cash & Cash Offsets -33
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.

Top Ten Issuers

(as of 12/31/2018)
label percentageholding
FNMA Mortgage Backed Securities (POOLS) 29.48
GNMA Mortgage Backed Securities (POOLS) 10.34
FHLMC Mortgage Backed Securities (POOLS) 9.91
U.S. Treasury Notes 6.75
New Residential Mortgage Loan Trust 2.77
Towd Point Mortgage Trust 1.66
U.S. Treasury Bonds 1.66
Commercial Mortgage Trust 1.19
Bank of America Corp. 1.04
Bayview Opportunity Master Fund Trust 0.98
Total Portfolio % 65.78
(as of 9/30/2018)
label percentageholding
FNMA Mortgage Backed Securities (POOLS) 18.01
FHLMC Mortgage Backed Securities (POOLS) 15.16
U.S. Treasury Notes 8.86
GNMA Mortgage Backed Securities (POOLS) 8.59
New Residential Mortgage Loan Trust 2.45
Towd Point Mortgage Trust 1.58
U.S. Treasury Bonds 1.53
Bayview Opportunity Master Fund Trust 1.13
Commercial Mortgage Trust 1.13
Bank of America Corp. 1.02
Total Portfolio % 59.46
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 08/31/1977
Symbol HIABX
CUSIP 416528859
Fund Number 2036



Client Conversations: Managing Risk in Your Fixed-Income Portfolio 

Tue Feb 05 15:13:00 EST 2019
Changes in the economy and interest rates can have a big impact on your fixed-income portfolio.

The 5-Minute Forecast 1Q19 

Tue Jan 22 11:24:00 EST 2019
A concise summary of the Hartford Funds Multi-Asset Team’s views on the main challenges facing investors: Growth, Income, Volatility, Inflation, and Taxes.

2019 Outlooks (Schroders) 

Fri Dec 21 14:06:00 EST 2018
Thought leaders from Schroder Investment Management provide their outlook on issues that will influence markets and portfolios going forward.


Financial Professionals:

Log in to order forms and literature and manage your subscriptions.

  • Add to favorite(0)
  • Email(0)
  • Add to Cart(0)

Fund Literature

Select All

0 items Selected
My Favorites
Please select at least one item.



Summary 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.


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. The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by allocating assets among different portfolio management teams. 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. • 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 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. • 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.