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Hartford U.S. Government Securities HLS Fund

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Objective

Seeks to maximize total return while providing shareholders with a high level of current income consistent with prudent investment risk.

Overview

A bond fund that invests primarily in securities issued or guaranteed by the U.S. government or its agencies or instrumentalities.

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 11/30/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 11/30/2018)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford U.S. Government Securities HLS  IA -0.26 -0.26 0.77 1.27 2.13 4.68
Benchmark -0.06 -0.03 0.65 1.01 1.91 ---
Morningstar Intermediate-Term Bond Category -1.77 -1.40 1.52 1.89 4.50 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 9/30/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 9/30/2018)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford U.S. Government Securities HLS  IA -0.66 -1.14 0.50 1.34 1.95 4.69
Benchmark -0.78 -1.18 0.19 0.93 2.22 ---
Morningstar Intermediate-Term Bond Category -1.37 -1.09 1.65 2.13 4.13 ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 03/24/1987
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.

Calendar Year Returns (%)
Fund Benchmark
2017 1.32 1.14
2016 1.54 1.05
2015 1.56 1.18
2014 2.81 2.52
2013 -1.68 -1.25
2012 3.70 1.73
2011 4.87 6.08
2010 3.79 4.98
2009 3.38 -0.32
2008 -0.64 10.43

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.

Statistics
As of Date 10/31/2018
Net Assets $351 million
# of Holdings 365
Turnover (9/30/2018) 41%

Credit Exposure (%)

(as of 10/31/2018)
label value
Aaa/AAA 90
Aa/AA 4
A 2
Baa/BBB 2
Ba/BB 0
B 0
Caa/CCC or lower 0
Not Rated 1
Cash & Cash Offsets 1
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 10/31/2018)
label percentageholding
FHLMC Mortgage Backed Securities (POOLS) 32.69
FNMA Mortgage Backed Securities (POOLS) 23.08
U.S. Treasury Notes 21.27
FREMF Mortgage Trust 4.48
GNMA Mortgage Backed Securities (POOLS) 4.11
Towd Point Mortgage Trust 1.94
United States Small Business Administration 1.69
FHLB (POOLS) 1.37
Nelnet Student Loan Trust 2017-2 1.00
CSMC Trust 0.95
Total Portfolio % 92.58
(as of 9/30/2018)
label percentageholding
FHLMC Mortgage Backed Securities (POOLS) 33.78
FNMA Mortgage Backed Securities (POOLS) 22.05
U.S. Treasury Notes 21.89
FREMF Mortgage Trust 4.84
GNMA Mortgage Backed Securities (POOLS) 4.14
Towd Point Mortgage Trust 1.96
FHLB (POOLS) 1.36
United States Small Business Administration 1.02
CSMC Trust 0.95
CIM Trust 0.88
Total Portfolio % 92.87
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 03/24/1987
Symbol HAUSX
CUSIP 416528453
Fund Number 2042

Insights

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The 5-Minute Forecast 4Q18 

Thu Oct 18 11:24:00 EDT 2018
A concise summary of the Hartford Funds Multi-Asset Team’s views on the main challenges facing investors: Growth, Income, Volatility, Inflation, and Taxes.

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Summary Prospectus

05/01/2018 | pdf

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

Semi Annual Report

06/30/2018 | pdf

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

Annual Report

12/31/2017 | pdf

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

SAI

05/01/2018 | 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. 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. • 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. • 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. • 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. • 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.

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