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Hartford Total Return Bond Fund


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Effective as of the close of business on 3/29/19, Classes C and I of the Fund closed to new investors, except as disclosed in the prospectus.


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


A diversified bond fund that invests in investment grade debt with tactical investments in high yield and non-US dollar bonds

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Performance (%)
% (as of 4/30/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 4/30/2019)
Hartford Total Return Bond  I 3.96 5.09 2.76 2.78 4.57 4.96
Benchmark 2.97 5.29 1.90 2.57 3.72 ---
Morningstar Intermediate Core-Plus Bond Category 3.60 4.94 2.57 2.60 4.93 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 3/31/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 3/31/2019)
Hartford Total Return Bond  I 3.65 4.33 3.01 2.90 4.74 4.97
Benchmark 2.94 4.48 2.03 2.74 3.77 ---
Morningstar Intermediate Core-Plus Bond Category --- --- --- --- --- ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 07/22/1996
Operating Expenses:   Net  0.46% |  Gross  0.46%
Share Class Inception: 8/31/06.
Class I-share performance prior to its inception date reflects Class A-share performance (excluding sales charges) and operating expenses. SI performance is calculated from 7/22/96.

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 (I-Share)

(as of 4/30/2019)
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Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2017","value":"15083.0"},{"date":"Tue Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2017","value":"15089.0"},{"date":"Sat Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2017","value":"15084.0"},{"date":"Thu Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2017","value":"15124.0"},{"date":"Mon Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2017","value":"15003.0"},{"date":"Fri Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2017","value":"14912.0"},{"date":"Wed May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2017","value":"14905.0"},{"date":"Sun Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2017","value":"14772.0"},{"date":"Fri Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2017","value":"14623.0"},{"date":"Tue Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2017","value":"14630.0"},{"date":"Tue Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2017","value":"14512.0"},{"date":"Sat Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2016","value":"14451.0"},{"date":"Wed Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2016","value":"14390.0"},{"date":"Mon Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"14734.0"},{"date":"Fri Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"14802.0"},{"date":"Wed Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"14797.0"},{"date":"Sun Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"14788.0"},{"date":"Thu Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"14627.0"},{"date":"Tue May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"14409.0"},{"date":"Sat Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"14411.0"},{"date":"Thu Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"14265.0"},{"date":"Mon Feb 29 00:00:00 EST 2016","value":"13994.0"},{"date":"Sun Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2016","value":"13974.0"},{"date":"Thu Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2015","value":"13898.0"},{"date":"Mon Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2015","value":"13988.0"},{"date":"Sat Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"14023.0"},{"date":"Wed Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"13976.0"},{"date":"Mon Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"13944.0"},{"date":"Fri Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"13992.0"},{"date":"Tue Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"13932.0"},{"date":"Sun May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"14128.0"},{"date":"Thu Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"14137.0"},{"date":"Tue Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"14186.0"},{"date":"Sat Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2015","value":"14151.0"},{"date":"Sat Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2015","value":"14251.0"},{"date":"Wed Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2014","value":"13997.0"},{"date":"Sun Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2014","value":"14019.0"},{"date":"Fri Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"13929.0"},{"date":"Tue Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"13788.0"},{"date":"Sun Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"13930.0"},{"date":"Thu Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"13835.0"},{"date":"Mon Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"13867.0"},{"date":"Sat May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"13835.0"},{"date":"Wed Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"13634.0"},{"date":"Mon Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"13515.0"},{"date":"Fri Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2014","value":"13522.0"},{"date":"Fri Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2014","value":"13451.0"},{"date":"Tue Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2013","value":"13237.0"},{"date":"Sat Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2013","value":"13276.0"},{"date":"Thu Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"13298.0"},{"date":"Mon Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"13114.0"},{"date":"Sat Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"13006.0"},{"date":"Wed Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"13051.0"},{"date":"Sun Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"13045.0"},{"date":"Fri May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"13389.0"},{"date":"Tue Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"13660.0"},{"date":"Sun Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"13477.0"},{"date":"Thu Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2013","value":"13472.0"},{"date":"Thu Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2013","value":"13440.0"},{"date":"Mon Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2012","value":"13454.0"},{"date":"Fri Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2012","value":"13417.0"},{"date":"Wed Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"13371.0"},{"date":"Sun Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"13349.0"},{"date":"Fri Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"13265.0"},{"date":"Tue Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"13209.0"},{"date":"Sat Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"12958.0"},{"date":"Thu May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"12901.0"},{"date":"Mon Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"12833.0"},{"date":"Sat Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"12708.0"},{"date":"Wed Feb 29 00:00:00 EST 2012","value":"12745.0"},{"date":"Tue Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2012","value":"12675.0"},{"date":"Sat Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2011","value":"12529.0"},{"date":"Wed Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2011","value":"12367.0"},{"date":"Mon Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"12406.0"},{"date":"Fri Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"12385.0"},{"date":"Wed Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"12302.0"},{"date":"Sun Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"12196.0"},{"date":"Thu Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"12054.0"},{"date":"Tue May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"12131.0"},{"date":"Sat Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"12023.0"},{"date":"Thu Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"11855.0"},{"date":"Mon Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2011","value":"11854.0"},{"date":"Mon Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2011","value":"11786.0"},{"date":"Fri Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2010","value":"11747.0"},{"date":"Tue Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2010","value":"11802.0"},{"date":"Sun Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2010","value":"11912.0"},{"date":"Thu Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2010","value":"11840.0"},{"date":"Tue Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2010","value":"11819.0"},{"date":"Sat Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2010","value":"11666.0"},{"date":"Wed Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2010","value":"11571.0"},{"date":"Mon May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2010","value":"11386.0"},{"date":"Fri Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2010","value":"11402.0"},{"date":"Wed Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2010","value":"11249.0"},{"date":"Sun Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2010","value":"11202.0"},{"date":"Sun Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2010","value":"11158.0"},{"date":"Thu Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2009","value":"10984.0"},{"date":"Mon Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2009","value":"11067.0"},{"date":"Sat Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2009","value":"10954.0"},{"date":"Wed Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2009","value":"10878.0"},{"date":"Mon Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2009","value":"10709.0"},{"date":"Fri Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2009","value":"10582.0"},{"date":"Tue Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2009","value":"10283.0"},{"date":"Sun May 31 00:00:00 EDT 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Growth of $10,000

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

Morningstar Analyst Rating


Morningstar awarded the Fund a Bronze analyst rating on 12/21/181

Calendar Year Returns (%)
Fund Benchmark
2018 -0.75 0.01
2017 4.87 3.54
2016 3.98 2.65
2015 -0.71 0.55
2014 5.74 5.97
2013 -1.61 -2.02
2012 7.36 4.21
2011 6.67 7.84
2010 6.95 6.54
2009 13.15 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 4/30/2019
Net Assets $1.9 billion
# of Holdings 1487
Turnover (3/31/2019) 59%
Dividend Frequency Monthly
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 4/30/2019)
Effective Duration 5.08 yrs
As of Date 4/30/2019
Distribution Yield at NAV 3.55%
Trailing 12 Month Yield 3.22%
30 Day SEC Yield 3.47%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield 3.46%

Asset Allocation Exposure (%)

(as of 4/30/2019)
label currentpercentage
Mortgage Backed Securities 48
Investment Grade Credit 26
Asset Backed Securities 13
United States Government 10
Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities 7
High Yield Credit 4
Emerging Market Debt 3
Bank Loans 2
Other 1
Developed Government and Related (Non-US $) 0
Convertible Bonds 0
Tax Exempt Municipal 0
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Cash Offsets -15
(as of 3/31/2019)
label currentpercentage
Mortgage Backed Securities 41
Investment Grade Credit 27
Asset Backed Securities 14
United States Government 9
Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities 7
High Yield Credit 5
Emerging Market Debt 2
Bank Loans 2
Other 1
Developed Government and Related (Non-US $) 0
Convertible Bonds 0
Tax Exempt Municipal 0
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Cash Offsets -8
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 07/22/1996
Symbol ITBIX
CUSIP 416649820
Fund Number 1318

Top Ten Issuers (%)

(as of 4/30/2019)
label percentageholding
FNMA Mortgage Backed Securities (POOLS) 17.44
FHLMC Mortgage Backed Securities (POOLS) 12.35
U.S. Treasury Notes 6.36
GNMA Mortgage Backed Securities (POOLS) 5.48
U.S. Treasury Bonds 3.39
New Residential Mortgage Loan Trust 2.36
Towd Point Mortgage Trust 1.12
Bayview Opportunity Master Fund Trust 1.09
Bank of America Corp. 1.05
JP Morgan Chase & Co. 0.86
Total Portfolio % 51.50
(as of 3/31/2019)
label percentageholding
FHLMC Mortgage Backed Securities (POOLS) 13.00
FNMA Mortgage Backed Securities (POOLS) 8.80
GNMA Mortgage Backed Securities (POOLS) 7.59
U.S. Treasury Notes 5.73
U.S. Treasury Bonds 2.92
New Residential Mortgage Loan Trust 2.44
Towd Point Mortgage Trust 1.16
Bayview Opportunity Master Fund Trust 1.13
Bank of America Corp. 1.06
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. 0.82
Total Portfolio % 44.65

Credit Exposure (%)

(as of 4/30/2019)
label value
Aaa/AAA 65
Aa/AA 4
A 10
Baa/BBB 20
Ba/BB 5
B 4
Caa/CCC or lower 2
Not Rated 5
Cash & Cash Offsets -16
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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Summary Prospectus

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Semi Annual Report

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

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

Annual Report

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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.

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