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Relative safety vs. equities is the cornerstone of fixed-income investing. But, beyond performance, do your core fixed-income investments adequately help dampen volatility and complement equities? Are they the best options if the market environment becomes more challenging going forward?
 
The Hartford Total Return Bond Fund relies on fixed-income specialists to drive returns and generate income through diverse alpha1 sources, all within a risk-controlled framework. The Fund focuses not just on performance, but on a principled, repeatable process that has resulted in a long-term history of outperformance. 

 

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1 Alpha is the measure of the performance of a portfolio after adjusting for risk. Alpha is calculated by comparing the volatility of the portfolio against some benchmark. The alpha is the excess return of the portfolio over the benchmark.

Investors should carefully consider a fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other important information is contained in the Fund’s full prospectus and summary prospectus, which can be obtained by visiting hartfordfunds.com. Please read it carefully before investing.

This communication is provided solely as general information about our products and services and should be considered general investment education. None of the information provided should be regarded as investment advice or an investment recommendation. Neither Hartford Funds nor its affiliates are undertaking to provide impartial investment advice to any individual investor or retirement plan sponsor. If you are an individual investor or retirement plan sponsor, contact your financial professional or other fiduciary unrelated to Hartford Funds about whether any given investment product or strategy may be appropriate for your circumstances.

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, event and interest-rate risk. As interest rates rise, bond prices generally fall. • The risks associated with mortgage-related and asset-backed securities as well as collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) include credit, interest-rate, prepayment, liquidity, default and extension risk. • The purchase of securities in the To-Be-Announced (TBA) market can result in higher portfolio turnover and related expenses as well as price and counterparty 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, regulatory and counterparty risk. • Foreign investments may be more volatile and less liquid than US investments and are subject to the risk of currency fluctuations and adverse political, economic and regulatory developments. These risks may be greater for investments in emerging markets. • Investments in high-yield (“junk”) bonds involve greater risk of price volatility, illiquidity, and default than higher-rated debt securities. • Obligations of US Government agencies are supported by varying degrees of credit but are generally not backed by the full faith and credit of the US Government. • Restricted securities may be more difficult to sell and price than other securities. • The Fund may have high portfolio turnover, which could increase its transaction costs and an investor’s tax liability.

Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against a loss in a declining market.

“Bloomberg®” and any Bloomberg Index are service marks of Bloomberg Finance L.P. and its affiliates, including Bloomberg Index Services Limited (“BISL”), the administrator of the indices (collectively, “Bloomberg”) and have been licensed for use for certain purposes by Hartford Funds. Bloomberg is not affiliated with Hartford Funds, and Bloomberg does not approve, endorse, review, or recommend any Hartford Funds product. Bloomberg does not guarantee the timeliness, accurateness, or completeness of any data or information relating to Hartford Fund products.

The views expressed herein are those of Wellington Management, are for informational purposes only, and are subject to change based on prevailing market, economic, and other conditions. The views expressed may not reflect the opinions of Hartford Funds or any other sub-adviser to our funds. They should not be construed as research or investment advice nor should they be considered an offer or solicitation to buy or sell any security. This information is current at the time of writing and may not be reproduced or distributed in whole or in part, for any purpose, without the express written consent of Wellington Management or Hartford Funds.

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