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Taxable Bond fund

Hartford Total Return Bond Fund   
Share Class - R4 (ITBUX)

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

Diversified Sources of Return Across Multiple Perspectives

Hartford Total Return Bond Fund blends top-down strategic planning with bottom-up analysis from skilled portfolio managers―a combination designed to deliver total return and income to fixed-income investors.

HARTFORD TOTAL RETURN BOND Fund INVESTMENT PROCESS

Investment Process Graph
Portfolio Management
Senior Managing Director
Fixed-Income Portfolio Manager
11
YRS
MANAGING THIS FUND
21
YRS
AT WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT
36
YRS
EXPERIENCE IN THIS INDUSTRY
Senior Managing Director
Fixed-Income Portfolio Manager
11
YRS
MANAGING THIS FUND
24
YRS
AT WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT
27
YRS
EXPERIENCE IN THIS INDUSTRY
Senior Managing Director
Fixed-Income Portfolio Manager
7
YRS
MANAGING THIS FUND
17
YRS
AT WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT
26
YRS
EXPERIENCE IN THIS INDUSTRY

The portfolio managers are supported by the full resources of Wellington.

Performance

PERFORMANCE %
 
CUMULATIVE %
(as of 1/31/2024)
AVERAGE ANNUAL TOTAL RETURNS %
(as of 1/31/2024)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Total Return Bond R4 -0.12 3.04 -3.19 1.18 1.74 4.28
Benchmark -0.27 2.10 -3.17 0.83 1.63 ---
Morningstar Intermediate Core-Plus Bond Category 0.03 2.75 -2.85 1.18 1.79 ---
 
CUMULATIVE %
(as of 12/31/2023)
AVERAGE ANNUAL TOTAL RETURNS %
(as of 12/31/2023)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Total Return Bond R4 6.60 6.60 -3.38 1.53 1.91 4.29
Benchmark 5.53 5.53 -3.31 1.10 1.81 ---
Morningstar Intermediate Core-Plus Bond Category 6.22 6.22 -2.99 1.48 1.93 ---

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.

SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 07/22/1996

Share Class Inception: 12/22/06.
Class R4-share performance prior to its inception date reflects Class Y-share performance and operating expenses. SI performance is calculated from 7/22/96.

Hartford Total Return Bond Fund R4 Share Morningstar Ratings
Morningstar Medalist RatingTM
12/15/2023

Characteristics

FUND ESSENTIALS
Inception Date 07/22/1996
Net Assets $3.2 billion
Total Operating Expenses 0.74%
Morningstar Category Intermediate Core-Plus Bond
Lipper Classification Core Bond Funds
CUSIP 416649259
Fund Number 1409
FUND STATS
Dividend Frequency
Monthly
# of Holdings
1632
Holdings Characteristics
Yield to Worst (%)
5.69%
Effective Duration
5.69 yrs
Credit Exposure (%)
Aaa/AAA 13
Aa/AA 62
A 10
Baa/BBB 19
Ba/BB 6
B 1
Caa/CCC or lower 1
Not Rated 3
Cash & Cash Offsets -14
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 (%)
Federal National Mortgage Association 14.82
Uniform Mortgage-Backed Security 13.00
U.S. Treasury Bonds 12.29
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. 8.95
Government National Mortgage Association 5.81
U.S. Treasury Inflation-Indexed Notes 1.29
Bank of America Corp. 1.08
U.S. Treasury Inflation-Indexed Bonds 0.83
Morgan Stanley 0.76
Wells Fargo & Co. 0.71
Total Portfolio % 59.54
Yields (%) (as of 1/31/24)
Distribution Yield at NAV
3.74
30-Day SEC Yield
3.98
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield
3.98
Asset Allocation Exposure (%)
Mortgage Backed Securities 50
Investment Grade Credit 26
United States Government 15
Asset Backed Securities 10
High Yield Credit 6
Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities 5
Emerging Market Debt 1
Developed Government and Related (Non-US $) 1
Other 0
Bank Loans 0
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Cash Offsets -14
Mortgage Backed Securities 48
Investment Grade Credit 25
United States Government 18
Asset Backed Securities 9
High Yield Credit 5
Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities 4
Developed Government and Related (Non-US $) 1
Emerging Market Debt 0
Other 0
Bank Loans 0
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Cash Offsets -11
distributions and capital gains
Distribution Date Distribution NAV ordinary income short term capital gains long term capital gains total distribution
1/31/2024 9.33 $0.0291 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0291
12/29/2023 9.37 $0.0285 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0285
12/15/2023 9.31 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0000
11/30/2023 9.04 $0.0294 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0294
10/31/2023 8.64 $0.0293 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0293
9/29/2023 8.82 $0.0284 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0284
8/31/2023 9.08 $0.0291 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0291
7/31/2023 9.16 $0.0280 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0280
6/30/2023 9.19 $0.0284 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0284
5/31/2023 9.23 $0.0267 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0267
4/28/2023 9.35 $0.0269 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0269
3/31/2023 9.33 $0.0276 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0276
2/28/2023 9.15 $0.0214 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0214
Past distributions are not indicative of future distributions.

Fund Literature


12/31/2023 - PDF (196 KB)
This Fund Fact Sheet summarizes the Fund's investment approach, portfolio statistics, top holdings, and current performance.
12/31/2023 - PDF (267 KB)
This flyer shows the performance of fixed income asset classes 1 year after the Fed stop raising rates.
This flyer provides additional detail on the Hartford Total Return Bond Fund.
12/31/2023 - PDF (426 KB)
Wellington's US Broad Markets Team combines top-down perspective with bottom-up expertise.
01/31/2024 - PDF (261 KB)
Current monthly commentary from our sub-adviser, Wellington Management, which includes a performance review, attribution, and positioning and outlook for the Fund.
12/31/2023 - PDF (320 KB)
Current quarterly commentary from our sub-adviser, Wellington Management, which includes a performance review, attribution, statistics, and positioning and outlook for the Fund.
PDF (148 KB)
A summary of a fund's full-length prospectus that provides key information potential investors should consider before making an investment decision.
12/31/2023 - PDF (412 KB)
This module provides an overview of Wellington Management Company's Fixed Income resources and capabilities
12/31/2023 - PDF (361 KB)
This Pitchbook reviews the Fund's investment approach, investment team, investment process, and general portfolio parameters.
PDF (2 KB)
An unaudited financial report, which includes a fund's financial statements. These reports are intended for shareholders and others who have reviewed the fund's prospectus.
PDF (13 KB)
A legal document that discloses essential information about a fund, including investment objectives, risks, fees, expenses, fund manager background and other information.
PDF (2 KB)
An audited financial report, which includes a fund's financial statements. These reports are intended for shareholders and others who have reviewed the fund's prospectus.
Morningstar's take on the Hartford Total Return Bond Fund.
PDF (13 KB)
A document that supplements the fund's prospectus with additional information about the fund including its operations and risks.
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, event and interest-rate risk. As interest rates rise, bond prices generally fall. • 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 higher portfolio turnover and related expenses as well as 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, regulatory 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, economic and regulatory developments. These risks may be greater for investments in emerging markets. • 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. • Restricted securities may be more difficult to sell and price than other securities. • Changes related to LIBOR could have an adverse impact on financial instruments that reference this rate. • The Fund may have high portfolio turnover, which could increase its transaction costs and an investor's tax liability.

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