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Hartford World Bond Fund

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Seeks capital appreciation with income as a secondary goal.


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 (%)
% (as of 8/31/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 8/31/2018)
Hartford World Bond  I 2.19 2.59 1.92 2.22 --- 3.06
Benchmark -1.55 -1.72 2.28 0.80 --- ---
Morningstar World Bond Category -1.61 -1.35 2.64 1.72 --- ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 6/30/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 6/30/2018)
Hartford World Bond  I 1.62 2.80 2.02 2.03 --- 3.06
Benchmark -0.94 1.90 2.81 1.11 --- ---
Morningstar World Bond Category -1.45 0.83 2.41 1.67 --- ---
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 8/31/2018)

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


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

I-Share Morningstar Ratings
(as of 8/31/2018)
  • Overall
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.

As of Date 8/31/2018
Net Assets $4.4 billion
# of Holdings 645
Turnover (6/30/2018) 108%
Dividend Frequency Quarterly
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 8/31/2018)
% Non-Dollar 5.95
Effective Duration 3.53 yrs.
Years To Worst 3.79 yrs.

Top Ten Countries (%)

(as of 8/31/2018)
label percentage
United Kingdom
New Zealand
United States
South Korea
South Africa

Top Ten Currencies (%)

(as of 8/31/2018)
label percentage
US Dollar 94.1
Japanese Yen 9.1
Polish Zloty 0.7
South African Rand 0.6
Brazilian Real 0.3
Australian Dollar 0.3
UK Sterling -0.2
Taiwan Dollar -0.2
Indian Rupee -0.3
Euro Currency -4.1
(as of 6/30/2018)
label percentage
US Dollar 93.5
Japanese Yen 11.6
Polish Zloty 2.8
South African Rand 0.6
Thai Baht -0.3
Indian Rupee -0.4
Offshore Chinese Renminbi -0.4
Mexican Peso -0.5
Russian Ruble -0.7
Euro Currency -5.6
As of Date 8/31/2018
Distribution Yield at NAV 0.01%
Trailing 12 Month Yield 0.01%
30 Day SEC Yield 1.64%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield 1.64%

Top Ten Issuers

(as of 8/31/2018)
label percentageholding
Canadian Government Bond 18.28
Denmark Government Bond 12.66
U.S. Treasury Notes 11.48
Australia Government Bond 9.31
New Zealand Government Bond 5.10
Korea Treasury Bond 5.01
Singapore Government Bond 4.12
Bundesobligation 3.11
Norway Government Bond 2.66
Canadian Treasury Bill 1.50
Total Portfolio % 73.23
(as of 6/30/2018)
label percentageholding
Canadian Government Bond 13.55
Denmark Government Bond 12.78
U.S. Treasury Notes 9.08
Australia Government Bond 9.06
Norway Government Bond 7.72
Korea Treasury Bond 5.09
New Zealand Government Bond 4.59
Singapore Government Bond 3.52
Bundesobligation 1.44
U.S. Treasury Bonds 1.29
Total Portfolio % 68.12

Credit Exposure (%)

(as of 8/31/2018)
label value
Aaa/AAA 73.8
Aa/AA 7.1
A 0.5
Baa/BBB 3.3
Ba/BB 3.5
B 4.9
Not Rated 2.1
Cash & Cash Offsets 4.9

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 8/31/2018)
label currentpercentage
Emerging Markets 10%
Global High Yield 8%
Global Securitized 7%
Global IG Corporates 2%
EquitiesUtilities 0%
Developed Global Government Bonds 74%
(as of 6/30/2018)
label currentpercentage
Emerging Markets 10%
Global High Yield 8%
Global Securitized 7%
Global IG Corporates 4%
EquitiesUtilities 0%
Developed Global Government Bonds 71%
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 05/31/2011
Symbol HWDIX
CUSIP 41664M235
Fund Number 1031



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Redefining Core Fixed Income 

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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.

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

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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.