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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 2/28/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 2/28/2018)
Hartford World Bond  I 0.67 2.63 1.43 1.55 --- 3.07
Benchmark 0.94 7.00 2.55 0.81 --- ---
Morningstar World Bond Category 0.37 5.37 2.11 1.28 --- ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 12/31/2017)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 12/31/2017)
Hartford World Bond  I 2.54 2.54 1.41 1.39 --- 3.04
Benchmark 7.49 7.49 1.74 0.12 --- ---
Morningstar World Bond Category 6.88 6.88 2.08 0.99 --- ---
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 2/28/2018)

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 2/28/2018)
  • Overall
  • Overall Morningstar Rating for World Bond Fund, Class I, as of 2/28/2018 out of 267 products in the World Bond Category Based on Risk-Adjusted Returns
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 2/28/2018
Net Assets $4.1 billion
# of Holdings 695
Turnover (12/31/2017) 92%
Dividend Frequency Quarterly
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 2/28/2018)
% Non-Dollar 9.45
Effective Duration 2.32 yrs.
Years To Worst 3.30 yrs.

Top Ten Countries (%)

(as of 2/28/2018)
label percentage
United States
New Zealand
South Africa
Euro Currency

Top Ten Currencies (%)

(as of 2/28/2018)
label percentage
US Dollar 90.6
Japanese Yen 10.2
Swedish Krona 7.4
Denmark Krone 3.7
Polish Zloty 3.3
Mexican Peso 0.9
New Zealand Dollar -0.7
South African Rand -0.8
UK Sterling -5.2
Euro Currency -10.1
(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
As of Date 2/28/2018
Distribution Yield at NAV 0.04%
Trailing 12 Month Yield 0.01%
30 Day SEC Yield 1.27%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield 1.27%

Top Ten Issuers

(as of 2/28/2018)
label percentageholding
Denmark Government Bond 12.49
Canadian Government Bond 11.00
U.S. Treasury Notes 8.56
Norway Government Bond 8.50
Australia Government Bond 6.64
Singapore Government Bond 6.57
New Zealand Government Bond 4.20
Bundesobligation 2.84
U.S. Treasury Bonds 1.80
International Finance Corp. 0.99
Total Portfolio % 63.59
(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 2/28/2018)
label value
Aaa/AAA 73.5
Aa/AA 4.3
A -0.3
Baa/BBB 2.4
Ba/BB 4.2
B 5.1
Not Rated 2.3
Cash & Cash Offsets 8.5

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 2/28/2018)
label currentpercentage
Emerging Markets 7%
Global Securitized 9%
Global High Yield 9%
Global IG Corporates 2%
EquitiesEnergy 0%
EquitiesFinancials 0%
EquitiesUtilities 0%
Developed Global Government Bonds 73%
(as of 12/31/2017)
label currentpercentage
Emerging Markets 8%
Global Securitized 9%
Global High Yield 10%
Global IG Corporates 4%
EquitiesEnergy 0%
EquitiesFinancials 0%
EquitiesUtilities 0%
Developed Global Government Bonds 69%
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 05/31/2011
Symbol HWDIX
CUSIP 41664M235
Fund Number 1031



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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.

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