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Hartford Total Return Bond HLS Fund

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Objective

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

Overview

A diversified bond fund that typically 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.

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Performance

Performance (%)
% (as of 11/30/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 11/30/2019)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Total Return Bond HLS  IA 10.46 11.70 4.99 3.62 4.37 6.99
Benchmark 8.79 10.79 4.10 3.08 3.59 ---
Morningstar Intermediate Core-Plus Bond Category 8.75 10.02 4.19 3.08 4.17 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 9/30/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 9/30/2019)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Total Return Bond HLS  IA 9.78 10.19 3.85 3.86 4.51 7.00
Benchmark 8.52 10.30 2.92 3.38 3.75 ---
Morningstar Intermediate Core-Plus Bond Category 8.45 9.15 3.17 3.28 4.37 ---
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 11/30/2019)
  • Overall
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    Overall, 4 stars, 3-Year, 4 stars, 5-Year, 4 stars, and 10-Year, 3 stars, rated against 544, 544, 452 and 336 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.
    ©2019 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.
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  • 544 Products | Intermediate Core-Plus Bond Category
Based on Risk-Adjusted Returns
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.

CharacteristicsAllocations, exposures and holdings are subject to change. Percentages may be rounded.

Allocations, exposures and holdings are subject to change. Percentages may be rounded.
Statistics
As of Date 10/31/2019
Net Assets $2.1 billion
# of Holdings 1482
Turnover (9/30/2019) 54%
Dividend Frequency Annually
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 10/31/2019)
Fund
Effective Duration 5.94 yrs

Credit Exposure (%)

(as of 10/31/2019)
label value
Aaa/AAA 80
Aa/AA 3
A 10
Baa/BBB 16
Ba/BB 4
B 5
Caa/CCC or lower 2
Not Rated 7
Cash & Cash Offsets -27
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 10/31/2019)
label percentageholding
FNMA Mortgage Backed Securities (POOLS) 24.36
GNMA Mortgage Backed Securities (POOLS) 14.19
FHLMC Mortgage Backed Securities (POOLS) 10.27
U.S. Treasury Bonds 8.69
U.S. Treasury Notes 5.96
New Residential Mortgage Loan Trust 2.84
Towd Point Mortgage Trust 1.36
Bank of America Corp. 1.24
Commercial Mortgage Trust 1.17
Inter-American Development Bank 1.01
Total Portfolio % 71.09
(as of 9/30/2019)
label percentageholding
FNMA Mortgage Backed Securities (POOLS) 24.89
GNMA Mortgage Backed Securities (POOLS) 10.20
U.S. Treasury Bonds 9.74
FHLMC Mortgage Backed Securities (POOLS) 9.69
U.S. Treasury Notes 9.00
New Residential Mortgage Loan Trust 2.36
Towd Point Mortgage Trust 1.37
Bank of America Corp. 1.11
Inter-American Development Bank 0.99
Commercial Mortgage Trust 0.93
Total Portfolio % 70.28
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 08/31/1977
Symbol HIABX
CUSIP 416528859
Fund Number 2036

Insights

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The 5-Minute Forecast 4Q19 

10/16/2019
A concise summary of the Hartford Funds Investment Consulting Group's views on the main challenges facing investors: Growth, Income, Volatility, Inflation, and Taxes.
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07/15/2019
Regardless of near-term developments on the trade front, I expect growth to slow and think investors should consider more defensive positioning.

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Summary Prospectus

05/01/2019 | pdf

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

Semi Annual Report

12/02/2019 | pdf

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

Statutory Prospectus

05/01/2019 | pdf

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

Annual Report

12/31/2018 | pdf

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

SAI

05/01/2019 | 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. The Fund may allocate a portion of its assets to specialist portfolio managers, which may not work as intended. • 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 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. • 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. • 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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