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Hartford Total Return Bond HLS Fund

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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.

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Performance (%)
% (as of 2/28/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 2/28/2018)
Hartford Total Return Bond HLS  IA -1.86 1.92 1.94 2.26 3.81 7.01
Benchmark -2.09 0.51 1.14 1.71 3.60 ---
Morningstar Intermediate-Term Bond Category -1.75 0.86 1.21 1.67 3.51 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 12/31/2017)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 12/31/2017)
Hartford Total Return Bond HLS  IA 5.16 5.16 2.99 2.67 4.13 7.09
Benchmark 3.54 3.54 2.24 2.10 4.01 ---
Morningstar Intermediate-Term Bond Category 3.76 3.76 2.23 2.06 3.80 ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 08/31/1977
Operating Expenses:   Net  0.52% |  Gross  0.52%

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 2/28/2018)
  • Overall
  • Overall Morningstar Rating for Total Return Bond HLS Fund, Class IA, as of 2/28/2018 out of 857 products in the Intermediate-Term Bond Category Based on Risk-Adjusted Returns
Calendar Year Returns (%)
Fund Benchmark
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
2008 -7.62 5.24

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 $2.3 billion
# of Holdings 1592
Turnover (12/31/2017) 89%
Dividend Frequency Annually
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 2/28/2018)
Effective Duration 5.57 yrs.
Years To Worst 9.80 yrs.

Credit Exposure (%)

(as of 2/28/2018)
label value
Aaa/AAA 64.6
Aa/AA 4.2
A 9.8
Baa/BBB 14.6
Ba/BB 3.4
B 4.6
Caa/CCC or lower 2.7
Not Rated 4.6
Cash & Cash Offsets -8.7

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 2/28/2018)
label percentageholding
FHLMC Mortgage Backed Securities 18.85
GNMA Mortgage Backed Securities 13.35
FNMA Mortgage Backed Securities 5.19
U.S. Treasury Notes 4.58
New Residential Mortgage Loan Trust 2.67
U.S. Treasury Bonds 2.13
Bayview Opportunity Master Fund Trust 1.94
Towd Point Mortgage Trust 1.76
FREMF Mortgage Trust 1.37
Commercial Mortgage Trust 1.24
Total Portfolio % 53.08
(as of 12/31/2017)
label percentageholding
FNMA Mortgage Backed Securities 16.86
FHLMC Mortgage Backed Securities 14.67
GNMA Mortgage Backed Securities 11.91
U.S. Treasury Notes 4.54
New Residential Mortgage Loan Trust 2.57
Bayview Opportunity Master Fund Trust 1.84
Towd Point Mortgage Trust 1.79
U.S. Treasury Bonds 1.71
Commercial Mortgage Trust 1.19
FREMF Mortgage Trust 1.18
Total Portfolio % 58.26
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 08/31/1977
Symbol HIABX
CUSIP 416528859
Fund Number 2036



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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.