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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 9/30/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 9/30/2019)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford World Bond  I 4.28 6.51 3.19 2.58 --- 3.40
Benchmark 6.27 8.13 1.19 1.80 --- ---
Morningstar World Bond Category 5.55 5.85 2.18 1.81 --- ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 9/30/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 9/30/2019)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford World Bond  I 4.28 6.51 3.19 2.58 --- 3.40
Benchmark 6.27 8.13 1.19 1.80 --- ---
Morningstar World Bond Category 5.55 5.85 2.18 1.81 --- ---
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 8/31/2019)
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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. ©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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I-Share Morningstar Ratings
(as of 9/30/2019)
  • Overall
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    Overall, 5 stars, 3-Year, 4 stars, and 5-Year, 5 stars, rated against 185, 185 and 175 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.
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  • 185 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.

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 8/31/2019
Net Assets $5.5 billion
# of Holdings 689
Turnover (6/30/2019) 98%
Dividend Frequency Quarterly
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 8/31/2019)
Fund
Effective Duration 3.19 yrs

Top Ten Countries (%)

(as of 8/31/2019)
label percentage
United States
33
Canada
21
New Zealand
18
Sweden
8
Singapore
8
South Korea
7
Australia
6
Norway
5
South Africa
-6
Poland
-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 8/31/2019)
label percentage
US Dollar 91
Japanese Yen 10
Mexican Peso 1
Norwegian Krone 1
Australian Dollar 1
Brazilian Real 0
Polish Zloty 0
Offshore Chinese Renminbi 0
Euro Currency -1
Turkish Lira -1
(as of 6/30/2019)
label percentage
US Dollar 63
Japanese Yen 31
Australian Dollar 4
Canadian Dollar 4
New Zealand Dollar 4
Norwegian Krone 4
Hungarian Forint -1
Turkish Lira -1
South African Rand -1
Euro Currency -8
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 9/30/2019
Distribution Yield at NAV 1.12%
Trailing 12 Month Yield 4.65%
30 Day SEC Yield 0.86%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield 0.86%

Top Ten Issuers

(as of 8/31/2019)
label percentageholding
Canadian Government Bond 20.29
Denmark Government Bond 17.05
U.S. Treasury Notes 14.91
New Zealand Government Bond 6.48
Korea Treasury Bond 4.09
Singapore Government Bond 3.62
Denmark Treasury Bill 2.78
Norway Government Bond 2.66
Australia Government Bond 1.95
DENMARK TREASURY BILL BILLS 144A REGS 12/19 0.00000 1.95
Total Portfolio % 75.78
(as of 6/30/2019)
label percentageholding
U.S. Treasury Notes 18.75
Canadian Government Bond 16.76
Denmark Government Bond 14.71
New Zealand Government Bond 6.90
Australia Government Bond 3.92
Singapore Government Bond 3.52
Korea Treasury Bond 3.37
Denmark Treasury Bill 2.89
Norway Government Bond 2.52
FNMA Mortgage Backed Securities (POOLS) 2.05
Total Portfolio % 75.39

Credit Exposure (%)

(as of 8/31/2019)
label value
Aaa/AAA 77
Aa/AA 9
A 0
Baa/BBB 2
Ba/BB 4
B 4
Caa/CCC or lower 0
Not Rated 2
Cash & Cash Offsets 2
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 8/31/2019)
label currentpercentage
Developed Government 71
Securitized Debt 9
Emerging Market Debt 8
High Yield Corporate Credit 7
Cash and Cash Equivalents 5
Equities 0
Other 0
Investment Grade Corporate Credit -1
(as of 6/30/2019)
label currentpercentage
Developed Government 72
Securitized Debt 9
Emerging Market Debt 7
High Yield Corporate Credit 7
Cash and Cash Equivalents 7
Equities 0
Other 0
Investment Grade Corporate Credit -1
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 05/31/2011
Symbol HWDIX
CUSIP 41664M235
Fund Number 1031

Insights

pdf

Overcoming low and negative yields: How currency hedging can turn a negative into a positive 

10/14/2019
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 3Q19 

07/16/2019
A concise summary of the Hartford Funds Investment Consulting Group's views on the main challenges facing investors: Growth, Income, Volatility, Inflation, and Taxes.
pdf

3Q Multi-Asset Outlook: Central Banks to the Rescue? Don't Count on it  

07/15/2019
Regardless of near-term developments on the trade front, I expect growth to slow and think investors should consider more defensive positioning.

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Fact Sheet

06/30/2019 | pdf

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

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Fund Story

06/30/2019 | pdf

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

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Commentary

09/30/2019 | 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

06/30/2019 | 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

06/30/2019 | pdf

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

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

10/31/2018 | pdf

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

Flyer

06/30/2019 | 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 characterize 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.

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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