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Hartford World Bond Fund

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Objective

Seeks capital appreciation with income as a secondary goal.

Overview

A global bond fund, designed to be a core bond holding, that seeks to exploit inefficiencies in the global fixed-income and currency markets.

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Performance

Performance (%)
% (as of 1/31/2020)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 1/31/2020)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford World Bond  A 0.00 3.11 3.09 2.09 --- 2.96
With 4.5% Max
Sales Charge
--- -1.53 1.52 1.16 --- 2.42
Benchmark 1.62 6.12 4.33 2.42 --- ---
Morningstar World Bond Category 0.74 5.65 3.96 2.38 --- ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 12/31/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 12/31/2019)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford World Bond  A 3.70 3.70 3.26 2.18 --- 2.99
With 4.5% Max
Sales Charge
--- -0.96 1.68 1.24 --- 2.44
Benchmark 5.90 5.90 4.12 2.03 --- ---
Morningstar World Bond Category 6.83 6.83 4.03 2.30 --- ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 05/31/2011
Operating Expenses:   Net  1.05% |  Gross  1.05%

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 1/31/2020)
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Growth of $10,000

   

Morningstar Analyst Rating

Bronze

Morningstar awarded the Fund a Bronze analyst rating on 8/19/19 The Morningstar Analyst Rating is not a credit or risk rating. It is a subjective evaluation performed by the manager research analysts of Morningstar. Morningstar evaluates funds based on five key pillars, which are process, performance, people, parent, and price. Analysts use this five pillar evaluation to determine how they believe funds are likely to perform over the long term on a risk-adjusted basis. They consider quantitative and qualitative factors in their research, and the weighting of each pillar may vary. The Analyst Rating scale is Gold, Silver, Bronze, Neutral, Negative. A Morningstar Analyst Rating of Gold, Silver, or Bronze reflects an Analyst’s conviction in a fund’s prospects for outperformance. Analyst Ratings are continuously monitored and reevaluated at least every 14 months. The Morningstar Analyst Rating should not be used as the sole basis in evaluating a mutual fund. Morningstar Analyst Ratings involve unknown risks and uncertainties which may cause Morningstar’s expectations not to occur or to differ significantly from what we expected. For more detailed information about Morningstar’s Analyst rating, including its methodology, please go to hartfordfunds.com/MorningstarAnalystMethodology. ©2020 Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/ or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.

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Calendar Year Returns (%)
Fund Benchmark
2019 3.70 5.90
2018 3.73 -0.84
2017 2.35 7.49
2016 1.70 1.60
2015 -0.51 -3.57
2014 2.70 -0.48
2013 -0.49 -4.00
2012 8.83 1.65

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

CharacteristicsAllocations, exposures and holdings are subject to change. Percentages may be rounded.

Allocations, exposures and holdings are subject to change. Percentages may be rounded.
Statistics
As of Date 1/31/2020
Net Assets $5.5 billion
# of Holdings 703
Turnover (12/31/2019) 96%
Dividend Frequency Quarterly
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 1/31/2020)
Fund
Effective Duration 3.14 yrs

Top Ten Countries (%)

(as of 1/31/2020)
label percentage
United States
24
Australia
21
New Zealand
21
Canada
17
Sweden
10
Netherlands
5
South Korea
4
Japan
3
Germany
-3
United Kingdom
-7
Top Ten Countries represent the Fund's top ten country exposures based on contribution to duration. Negative numbers indicate the Fund has investments that are expected to benefit if country's bonds decline in value.

Top Ten Currencies (%)

(as of 1/31/2020)
label percentage
US Dollar 63
Japanese Yen 13
Euro Currency 13
Norwegian Krone 5
Swiss Franc 5
Swedish Krona 5
Australian Dollar 1
South African Rand -1
Mexican Peso -1
Turkish Lira -2
(as of 12/31/2019)
label percentage
US Dollar 49
Japanese Yen 21
Euro Currency 10
Australian Dollar 8
Swiss Franc 7
Swedish Krona 4
Norwegian Krone 3
Indian Rupee 0
Thai Baht 0
South African Rand -2
Top Ten Currencies represent the Fund's top ten currency exposures based on underlying currency exposure. Negative numbers indicate the Fund has investments that are expected to benefit if currency declines in value.
Yields
As of Date 1/31/2020
30 Day SEC Yield 0.47%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield 0.47%

Top Ten Issuers

(as of 1/31/2020)
label percentageholding
Canadian Government Bond 15.42
U.S. Treasury Notes 12.66
Japan Treasury Discount Bill 10.42
Denmark Government Bond 9.63
Korea Treasury Bond 6.51
New Zealand Government Bond 5.51
FNMA Mortgage Backed Securities (POOLS) 2.75
Kommuninvest I Sverige AB 2.64
Singapore Government Bond 2.03
U.S. Treasury Bonds 1.45
Total Portfolio % 69.02
(as of 12/31/2019)
label percentageholding
Canadian Government Bond 14.65
U.S. Treasury Notes 12.56
Denmark Government Bond 9.77
Canadian T-Bill - When Issued 8.07
Korea Treasury Bond 6.19
Japan Treasury Discount Bill 5.75
New Zealand Government Bond 5.34
FNMA Mortgage Backed Securities (POOLS) 2.64
Singapore Government Bond 2.07
Australia Government Bond 1.94
Total Portfolio % 68.98

Credit Exposure (%)

(as of 1/31/2020)
label value
Aaa/AAA 57
Aa/AA 10
A 14
Baa/BBB 3
Ba/BB 3
B 5
Caa/CCC or lower 1
Not Rated 3
Cash & Cash Offsets 5
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 highest rating is used. If only two agencies assign ratings, the highest 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.

Sector Exposure (%)

(as of 1/31/2020)
label currentpercentage
Developed Government 57
Cash and Cash Equivalents 14
Securitized Debt 10
Emerging Market Debt 9
High Yield Corporate Credit 9
Investment Grade Corporate Credit 1
Equities 0
Other 0
(as of 12/31/2019)
label currentpercentage
Developed Government 52
Cash and Cash Equivalents 19
Securitized Debt 10
Emerging Market Debt 9
High Yield Corporate Credit 8
Investment Grade Corporate Credit 2
Equities 0
Other 0
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 05/31/2011
Symbol HWDAX
CUSIP 41664M250
Fund Number 1029

Insights

pdf

Managing Risk in Your Fixed-Income Portfolio 

02/21/2020
Changes in the economy and interest rates can have a big impact on your fixed-income portfolio.
pdf

Redefining Core Fixed Income 

02/07/2020
A core fixed-income strategy should not only be able to potentially generate total returns, but also help reduce portfolio volatility during periods of market stress.
pdf

Overcoming Low and Negative Yields 

02/06/2020
Depending on an investor’s domestic market, currency hedging could be used as a tool to not only help reduce volatility, but also potentially take advantage of yield differentials.

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Fact Sheet

12/31/2019 | pdf

This client flyer summarizes the Fund's investment approach, portfolio statistics, top holdings, and current performance.

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Fund Story

12/31/2019 | pdf

This Fund Story outlines three distinguishing characteristics to help investors better understand the Fund.

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Commentary

12/31/2019 | pdf

Current quarterly commentary from our sub-adviser, Wellington Management, which includes a performance review, attribution, statistics, and positioning and outlook for the Fund.

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Expanded Commentary

12/31/2019 | pdf

Current quarterly commentary from our sub-adviser, Wellington Management, which includes a performance review, attribution, statistics, and positioning and outlook for the Fund.

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Summary Prospectus

03/01/2019 | pdf

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

World Bond Fund Pitchbook

12/31/2019 | pdf

This Pitchbook reviews the Funds' investment approach, investment team, investment process, and general portfolio parameters.

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Semi Annual Report

04/30/2019 | pdf

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

Statutory Prospectus

03/01/2019 | pdf

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

Annual Report

10/31/2019 | pdf

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

Flyer

12/31/2019 | pdf

This flyer highlights the importance of assessing the function of your fixed-income funds, to ensure diversification and help reduce overall portfolio volatility.

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SAI

03/01/2019 | 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. 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. • 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. • Investments in high-yield ("junk") bonds involve greater risk of price volatility, illiquidity, and default than higher-rated debt securities. • Mortgage related- and asset-backed securities' risks include credit, interest-rate, prepayment, and extension 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 or if the Fund focuses in a particular geographic region or country. • The Fund may invest in a smaller number of issuers, so it may be more exposed to risks and volatility than a more broadly diversified fund. • Restricted securities may be more difficult to sell and price than other securities.

All rights in the FTSE World Government Bond Index (the "Index") vest in the applicable company in the London Stock Exchange Group plc and its group undertakings (collectively, the "LSE Group") which owns the Index. FTSE® and Russell® (together "FTSE Russell") are trademarks of the relevant LSE Group company and are used by any other LSE Group company under license. The LSE Group does not accept any liability whatsoever to any person arising out of the use of, reliance on or any error in the Index. The LSE Group makes no claim, prediction, warranty or representation as to the results or the suitability of the Index for the purpose to which it is being used by Hartford Funds.

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