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Hartford Total Return Bond 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.

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Performance (%)
% (as of 8/31/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 8/31/2018)
Hartford Total Return Bond  I -0.78 -0.57 2.55 2.95 3.98 4.93
Benchmark -0.96 -1.05 1.76 2.49 3.70 ---
Morningstar Intermediate-Term Bond Category -0.91 -0.99 1.89 2.42 3.85 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 6/30/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 6/30/2018)
Hartford Total Return Bond  I -1.50 0.10 2.33 2.73 3.83 4.93
Benchmark -1.62 -0.40 1.72 2.27 3.72 ---
Morningstar Intermediate-Term Bond Category -1.57 -0.42 1.69 2.21 3.72 ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 07/22/1996
Operating Expenses:   Net  0.63% |  Gross  0.63%

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

(as of 8/31/2018)

Growth of $10,000

Reflects Class A, excluding sales charges. If sales charges and taxes had been included, the value would have been lower. Results for other classes will vary.

I-Share Morningstar Ratings
(as of 8/31/2018)
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Morningstar Analyst Rating


Morningstar awarded the Fund a Bronze analyst rating on 12/28/171

Calendar Year Returns (%)
Fund Benchmark
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
2008 -5.45 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 8/31/2018
Net Assets $2.3 billion
# of Holdings 1545
Turnover (6/30/2018) 71%
Dividend Frequency Monthly
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 8/31/2018)
Effective Duration 5.25 yrs.
Years To Worst 10.31 yrs.
As of Date 8/31/2018
Distribution Yield at NAV 3.22%
Trailing 12 Month Yield 2.98%
30 Day SEC Yield 3.19%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield 3.19%

Asset Class Exposure

(as of 8/31/2018)
label currentpercentage
Mortgage Backed Securities 53.1
Asset Backed Securities 15.4
High Yield Credit 4.4
Commercial Mortgage Backed Sec 6.3
Bank Loans 2.4
Preferred Stock 0.6
Developed Non-US Dollar Denominated 0.4
Emerging Market Debt 0.4
Equities 0.0
Warrants 0.0
Investment Grade Credit 27.9
Cash and Cash Offsets -24.2
U.S. Governments 13.3
(as of 6/30/2018)
label currentpercentage
Mortgage Backed Securities 53.7
Asset Backed Securities 15.7
High Yield Credit 5.4
Commercial Mortgage Backed Sec 7.7
Bank Loans 2.4
Preferred Stock 0.4
Developed Non-US Dollar Denominated -1.1
Emerging Market Debt 0.0
Equities 0.0
Warrants 0.0
Investment Grade Credit 26.2
Cash and Cash Offsets -19.4
U.S. Governments 8.8
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 07/22/1996
Symbol ITBIX
CUSIP 416649820
Fund Number 1318

Top Ten Issuers (%)

(as of 8/31/2018)
label percentageholding
FNMA Mortgage Backed Securities 18.36
FHLMC Mortgage Backed Securities 14.15
GNMA Mortgage Backed Securities 8.40
U.S. Treasury Notes 7.58
U.S. Treasury Bonds 5.05
New Residential Mortgage Loan Trust 2.05
Bank of America Corp. 1.42
Bayview Opportunity Master Fund Trust 1.30
Towd Point Mortgage Trust 1.30
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. 1.27
Total Portfolio % 60.88
(as of 6/30/2018)
label percentageholding
FHLMC Mortgage Backed Securities 16.10
FNMA Mortgage Backed Securities 14.13
GNMA Mortgage Backed Securities 11.44
U.S. Treasury Bonds 4.71
U.S. Treasury Notes 3.38
New Residential Mortgage Loan Trust 2.12
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. 1.46
CVS Health Corp. 1.44
Bank of America Corp. 1.37
Towd Point Mortgage Trust 1.35
Total Portfolio % 57.50

Credit Exposure (%)

(as of 8/31/2018)
label value
Aaa/AAA 74.7
Aa/AA 4.4
A 12.3
Baa/BBB 18.2
Ba/BB 5.5
B 3.4
Caa/CCC or lower 2.3
Not Rated 4.7
Cash & Cash Offsets -25.6

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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Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by allocating assets among specialist portfolio managers. 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 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. Privately placed, restricted (Rule 144A) securities may be more difficult to sell and price than other securities.

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