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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 4/30/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 4/30/2019)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford World Bond  I 1.56 4.97 2.58 2.25 --- 3.24
Benchmark 1.24 -0.18 0.37 0.27 --- ---
Morningstar World Bond Category 2.85 1.31 2.13 1.21 --- ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 3/31/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 3/31/2019)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford World Bond  I 1.47 4.87 2.58 2.31 --- 3.26
Benchmark 1.74 -1.57 0.95 0.59 --- ---
Morningstar World Bond Category 2.78 0.19 2.54 1.37 --- ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 05/31/2011
Operating Expenses:   Net  0.76% |  Gross  0.76%

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":"12189.0"},{"date":"Tue Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2017","value":"12154.0"},{"date":"Sat Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2017","value":"12108.0"},{"date":"Thu Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2017","value":"12131.0"},{"date":"Mon Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2017","value":"12085.0"},{"date":"Fri Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2017","value":"12039.0"},{"date":"Wed May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2017","value":"12039.0"},{"date":"Sun Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2017","value":"11981.0"},{"date":"Fri Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2017","value":"11958.0"},{"date":"Tue Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2017","value":"11946.0"},{"date":"Tue Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2017","value":"11934.0"},{"date":"Sat Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2016","value":"11877.0"},{"date":"Wed Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2016","value":"11877.0"},{"date":"Mon Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"12015.0"},{"date":"Fri Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"12027.0"},{"date":"Wed Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"12039.0"},{"date":"Sun Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"12039.0"},{"date":"Thu Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"12015.0"},{"date":"Tue May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"11923.0"},{"date":"Sat Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"11923.0"},{"date":"Thu Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"11911.0"},{"date":"Mon Feb 29 00:00:00 EST 2016","value":"11716.0"},{"date":"Sun Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2016","value":"11657.0"},{"date":"Thu Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2015","value":"11647.0"},{"date":"Mon Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2015","value":"11735.0"},{"date":"Sat Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"11790.0"},{"date":"Wed Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"11734.0"},{"date":"Mon Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"11756.0"},{"date":"Fri Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"11710.0"},{"date":"Tue Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"11654.0"},{"date":"Sun May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"11721.0"},{"date":"Thu Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"11732.0"},{"date":"Tue Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"11802.0"},{"date":"Sat Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2015","value":"11748.0"},{"date":"Sat Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2015","value":"11728.0"},{"date":"Wed Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2014","value":"11676.0"},{"date":"Sun Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2014","value":"11697.0"},{"date":"Fri Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"11654.0"},{"date":"Tue Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"11633.0"},{"date":"Sun Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"11675.0"},{"date":"Thu Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"11621.0"},{"date":"Mon Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"11628.0"},{"date":"Sat May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"11604.0"},{"date":"Wed Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"11517.0"},{"date":"Mon Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"11471.0"},{"date":"Fri Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2014","value":"11447.0"},{"date":"Fri Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2014","value":"11412.0"},{"date":"Tue Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2013","value":"11338.0"},{"date":"Sat Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2013","value":"11325.0"},{"date":"Thu Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"11312.0"},{"date":"Mon Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"11225.0"},{"date":"Sat Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"11150.0"},{"date":"Wed Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"11223.0"},{"date":"Sun Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"11191.0"},{"date":"Fri May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"11339.0"},{"date":"Tue Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"11455.0"},{"date":"Sun Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"11340.0"},{"date":"Thu Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2013","value":"11352.0"},{"date":"Thu Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2013","value":"11301.0"},{"date":"Mon Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2012","value":"11366.0"},{"date":"Fri Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2012","value":"11252.0"},{"date":"Wed Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"11122.0"},{"date":"Sun Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"11092.0"},{"date":"Fri Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"10978.0"},{"date":"Tue Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"10898.0"},{"date":"Sat Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"10796.0"},{"date":"Thu May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"10742.0"},{"date":"Mon Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"10750.0"},{"date":"Sat Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"10614.0"},{"date":"Wed Feb 29 00:00:00 EST 2012","value":"10652.0"},{"date":"Tue Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2012","value":"10571.0"},{"date":"Sat Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2011","value":"10413.0"},{"date":"Wed Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2011","value":"10325.0"},{"date":"Mon Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"10384.0"},{"date":"Fri Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"10320.0"},{"date":"Wed Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"10384.0"},{"date":"Sun Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"10282.0"},{"date":"Thu Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"9993.0"},{"date":"Tue May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"10000.0"}]

 
Growth of $10,000

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

   

Morningstar Analyst Rating

Bronze

Morningstar awarded the Fund a Bronze analyst rating on 8/22/181

I-Share Morningstar Ratings
(as of 4/30/2019)
  • Overall
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    Overall, 5 stars, 3-Year, 4 stars, and 5-Year, 5 stars, rated against 191, 191 and 180 products, respectively. Morningstar RatingTM is calculated for products with at least a 3-year history, based on a risk-adjusted return measure (excluding any applicable sale charges) and accounts for variations in a product's monthly performance. 5 stars are assigned to the top 10%; 4 stars to the next 22.5%, 3 stars to the next 35%, 2 stars to the next 22.5% and 1 star to the bottom 10%. ETFs and mutual funds are considered a single population. The Overall Rating is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. For more information about these ratings, including their methodology, please go to global.morningstar.com/managerdisclosures. Ratings for other share classes may vary and are subject to change monthly. Past performance is no guarantee of future performance.
    ©2019 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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  • 191 Products | World Bond Category
Based on Risk-Adjusted Returns
Calendar Year Returns (%)
Fund Benchmark
2018 4.05 -0.84
2017 2.54 7.49
2016 1.97 1.60
2015 -0.25 -3.57
2014 2.98 -0.48
2013 -0.25 -4.00
2012 9.15 1.65

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 4/30/2019
Net Assets $5.2 billion
# of Holdings 654
Turnover (3/31/2019) 111%
Dividend Frequency Quarterly
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 4/30/2019)
Fund
Effective Duration 3.29 yrs

Top Ten Countries (%)

(as of 4/30/2019)
label percentage
United States
45
United Kingdom
28
Canada
20
Denmark
19
Australia
15
Sweden
9
New Zealand
7
Singapore
3
Norway
3
Euro Currency
-2

Top Ten Currencies (%)

(as of 4/30/2019)
label percentage
US Dollar 90
Japanese Yen 12
South African Rand 1
Mexican Peso 0
Russian Ruble 0
Indian Rupee 0
Hungarian Forint 0
Turkish Lira 0
Polish Zloty -1
Euro Currency -2
(as of 3/31/2019)
label percentage
US Dollar 81
Japanese Yen 20
Euro Currency 2
Canadian Dollar 0
Russian Ruble 0
Swedish Krona 0
South African Rand 0
Hungarian Forint 0
Turkish Lira (New) -1
Polish Zloty -1
Yields
As of Date 4/30/2019
Distribution Yield at NAV 1.27%
Trailing 12 Month Yield 4.48%
30 Day SEC Yield 1.26%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield 1.26%

Top Ten Issuers

(as of 4/30/2019)
label percentageholding
U.S. Treasury Notes 19.17
Canadian Government Bond 17.28
Denmark Government Bond 15.42
New Zealand Government Bond 6.39
Australia Government Bond 3.74
Singapore Government Bond 3.27
Norway Government Bond 3.07
Denmark Treasury Bill 3.03
Sweden Government Bond 2.98
FNMA Mortgage Backed Securities (POOLS) 1.39
Total Portfolio % 75.74
(as of 3/31/2019)
label percentageholding
U.S. Treasury Notes 19.28
Canadian Government Bond 17.29
Denmark Government Bond 15.24
New Zealand Government Bond 6.14
Australia Government Bond 3.75
Singapore Government Bond 3.31
Norway Government Bond 3.13
Denmark Treasury Bill 3.05
Sweden Government Bond 2.89
FNMA Mortgage Backed Securities (POOLS) 1.26
Total Portfolio % 75.34

Credit Exposure (%)

(as of 4/30/2019)
label value
Aaa/AAA 78
Aa/AA 2
A -1
Baa/BBB 1
Ba/BB 3
B 3
Caa/CCC or lower 1
Not Rated 2
Cash & Cash Offsets 12
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 4/30/2019)
label currentpercentage
Developed Government 75
Cash and Cash Equivalents 8
Securitized Debt 7
High Yield Corporate Credit 6
Emerging Market Debt 4
Equities 0
Other 0
Investment Grade Corporate Credit -1
(as of 3/31/2019)
label currentpercentage
Developed Government 73
Cash and Cash Equivalents 8
Securitized Debt 7
High Yield Corporate Credit 7
Emerging Market Debt 4
Equities 0
Other 0
Investment Grade Corporate Credit 2
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 05/31/2011
Symbol HWDIX
CUSIP 41664M235
Fund Number 1031

Insights

pdf

Being Active in Fixed Income 

05/13/2019
You shouldn’t simply go through the motions at the gym—or with your fixed-income portfolio.
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Overcoming low and negative yields: How currency hedging can turn a negative into a positive 

04/24/2019
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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The 5-Minute Forecast 2Q19 

04/23/2019
A concise summary of the Hartford Funds Investment Consulting Group's views on the main challenges facing investors: Growth, Income, Volatility, Inflation, and Taxes.

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Fact Sheet

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Commentary

03/31/2019 | 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

03/31/2019 | 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.

Pitchbook

03/31/2019 | pdf

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

Semi Annual Report

04/30/2018 | 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

10/31/2018 | pdf

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

Flyer

03/31/2019 | 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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Rethinking the Consensus Trade in Fixed Income

03/19/2019 | pdf

As we leave the Goldilocks phase of the economy, what will characerize the next phase of the global cycle?

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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.

1 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.

©2019 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.

The Hartford World Bond Fund (the “Fund”) has been developed solely by Hartford Funds. The Fund is not in any way connected to or sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by the London Stock Exchange Group plc and its group undertakings (collectively, the “LSE Group”). FTSE Russell is a trading name of certain of the LSE Group companies. All rights in the FTSE World Government Bond Index (“WGBI” or the “Index”) vest in the relevant LSE Group company which owns the Index. FTSE Russell® is a trade mark of the relevant LSE Group company and is used by any other LSE Group company under license. The Index is calculated by or on behalf of FTSE Fixed Income, LLC or its affiliate, agent or partner. The LSE Group does not accept any liability whatsoever to any person arising out of (a) the use of, reliance on or any error in the Index or (b) investment in or operation of the Fund. The LSE Group makes no claim, prediction, warranty or representation either as to the results to be obtained from the Fund or the suitability of the Index for the purpose to which it is being put by Hartford Funds.

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