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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 3/31/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 3/31/2018)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford World Bond  I 0.67 2.53 1.28 1.57 --- 3.03
Benchmark 2.50 8.49 3.45 1.18 --- ---
Morningstar World Bond Category 1.14 5.66 2.64 1.44 --- ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 3/31/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 3/31/2018)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford World Bond  I 0.67 2.53 1.28 1.57 --- 3.03
Benchmark 2.50 8.49 3.45 1.18 --- ---
Morningstar World Bond Category 1.14 5.66 2.64 1.44 --- ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 05/31/2011
Operating Expenses:   Net  0.78% |  Gross  0.78%

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 3/31/2018)
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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.

   

Morningstar Analyst Rating

Bronze

Morningstar awarded the Fund a Bronze analyst rating on 8/28/171

Calendar Year Returns (%)
Fund Benchmark
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
2011 --- ---
2010 --- ---
2009 --- ---
2008 --- ---

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 3/31/2018
Net Assets $4.1 billion
# of Holdings 688
Turnover (3/31/2018) 100%
Dividend Frequency Quarterly
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 3/31/2018)
Fund
% Non-Dollar 7.50
Effective Duration 3.72 yrs.
Years To Worst 4.48 yrs.

Top Ten Countries (%)

(as of 3/31/2018)
label percentage
United States
28.6
New Zealand
16.08
Canada
13.36
Denmark
12.91
Norway
11.62
Australia
5.82
South Korea
4.42
Singapore
3.36
South Africa
-7.87
Germany
-13.04

Top Ten Currencies (%)

(as of 3/31/2018)
label percentage
US Dollar 92.5
Japanese Yen 8.1
Swedish Krona 7.6
Denmark Krone 3.8
Polish Zloty 3.5
Offshore Chinese Renminbi 0.5
New Zealand Dollar -0.5
Turkish Lira -0.6
UK Sterling -5.3
Euro Currency -10.4
(as of 12/31/2017)
label percentage
US Dollar 102.2
Swedish Krona 6.9
Denmark Krone 3.8
Norwegian Krone 3.4
Polish Zloty 2.4
Turkish Lira -0.7
Australian Dollar -0.8
Japanese Yen -2.0
UK Sterling -3.1
Euro Currency -13.1
Yields
As of Date 3/31/2018
Distribution Yield at NAV 0.00%
Trailing 12 Month Yield 0.01%
30 Day SEC Yield 1.39%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield 1.39%

Top Ten Issuers

(as of 3/31/2018)
label percentageholding
Denmark Government Bond 12.48
Canadian Government Bond 11.11
Norway Government Bond 9.51
U.S. Treasury Notes 8.76
Australia Government Bond 6.94
New Zealand Government Bond 4.36
Korea Treasury Bond 3.85
Bundesobligation 3.70
Singapore Government Bond 3.35
U.S. Treasury Bonds 1.86
Total Portfolio % 65.92
(as of 12/31/2017)
label percentageholding
Canadian Government Bond 14.34
Denmark Government Bond 12.11
U.S. Treasury Notes 11.26
Norway Government Bond 7.62
Singapore Government Bond 7.08
New Zealand Government Bond 4.58
Australia Government Bond 3.85
U.S. Treasury Bonds 2.33
Canadian Treasury Bill 1.00
Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp. 0.99
Total Portfolio % 65.16

Credit Exposure (%)

(as of 3/31/2018)
label value
Aaa/AAA 69.1
Aa/AA 7.4
A 2.4
Baa/BBB 2.3
Ba/BB 4.2
B 5.3
Not Rated 2.3
Cash & Cash Offsets 7.1

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 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 3/31/2018)
label currentpercentage
Emerging Markets 8%
Global High Yield 9%
Global Securitized 8%
Global IG Corporates 4%
EquitiesUtilities 0%
Developed Global Government Bonds 70%
(as of 12/31/2017)
label currentpercentage
Emerging Markets 8%
Global High Yield 10%
Global Securitized 9%
Global IG Corporates 4%
EquitiesUtilities 0%
Developed Global Government Bonds 69%
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 05/31/2011
Symbol HWDIX
CUSIP 41664M235
Fund Number 1031

Insights

pdf

The 5-Minute Forecast 

Wed Apr 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.
pdf

Client Conversations: Duration Risk Is Rising: Are You Prepared? 

Mon Apr 16 15:13:00 EDT 2018
Rising interest rates may have a significant effect on fixed-income investments.
pdf

How a Rate Rise Reminds Us Why We Invest in Fixed Income 

Thu Mar 22 12:42:00 EDT 2018
Like death and taxes, the reasons to allocate to fixed income should never go away...even in the face of rising interest rates.

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A WORD ABOUT RISK

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. 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. The fund may invest in a smaller number of issuers and focus on investments in particular geographic regions or countries, so it may be more exposed to risks and volatility than a more broadly diversified fund. Privately placed, restricted (Rule 144A) securities may be more difficult to sell and price than other securities.

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