Average Returns (%) One Year After the Federal Reserve Ends Interest Rate Hikes
(as of 9/30/23)
As of 3/89-9/23.
Past performance does not guarantee future results. Indices are unmanaged and are not available for direct investment. Data shown is based on the five previous time periods when the Federal Reserve hiked the federal funds target rate, which were 3/89-2/90, 3/95-2/96, 6/00-5/01, 7/06-6/07, and 1/19-12/19; it excludes the current interest-rate hiking cycle that began in March 2022. Asset classes are represented by the following indices: Cash (IA SBBI US 30 Day Treasury Bill Index), Municipal Bonds (Bloomberg Municipal Bond Index), US Treasuries (Bloomberg US Treasury Index), MBS/Mortgage-Backed Securities (Bloomberg US MBS Index), Corporate Bonds (Bloomberg US Corporate Bond Index), Bank Loans (Credit Suisse Leveraged Loan Index), High Yield (Bloomberg US Corporate High Yield Index), Emerging Markets Debt (Bloomberg Emerging Markets USD Aggregate Bond Index). Bank Loans and Emerging-Markets Debt were excluded from 3/89-2/90 due to limited history. Index Provider Notices may be found at hartfordfunds.com/index-notices. Sources: FactSet and Morningstar, 10/23
|As of 9/30/23||Hartford Schroders Tax-Aware Bond Fund||Hartford Total Return Bond Fund||Hartford Strategic Income Fund||Hartford Dynamic Bond Fund|
|Investment Approach||Invests primarily in municipal bonds, with allocations to corporate bonds and US Treasuries||Invests in investment-grade US fixed income with tactical allocations to high-yield and non-US dollar bonds||Rotates among global high yield, bank loans, securitized debt, and emerging-markets debt||Opportunistically exploits price dislocations in US Treasuries, investment-grade credit, high yield, and emerging-markets debt|
|Sub-Adviser||Schroders||Wellington Management||Wellington Management||Wellington Management|
|Morningstar Category||Intermediate Core Bond||Intermediate Core-Plus Bond||Multisector Bond||Nontraditional Bond|
The IA SBBI US 30 Day Treasury Bill Index measures the performance of a single issue of outstanding Treasury Bill which matures closest to, but not beyond, one month from the rebalancing date. The issue is purchased at the beginning of the month and held for a full month; at the end of the month that issue is sold and rolled into a newly selected issue. The Bloomberg Municipal Bond Index measures investment grade, tax-exempt bonds with a maturity of at least one year. Bloomberg US Treasury Index measures US dollar-denominated, fixed-rate, nominal debt issued by the US Treasury. Bloomberg US MBS Index tracks fixed-rate agency mortgage backed pass-through securities guaranteed by Ginnie Mae, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac. Bloomberg US Corporate Index measures the investment grade, fixed-rate, taxable corporate bond market. Credit Suisse Leveraged Loan Index is designed to mirror the investible universe of the United States dollar-denominated leveraged loan market. Bloomberg US Corporate High Yield Index measures the USD-denominated, high yield, fixed-rate corporate bond market. Bloomberg Emerging Markets USD Aggregate Bond Index measures USD-denominated debt from sovereign, quasisovereign, and corporate emerging-market issuers.
Important Risks: Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. • Fixed income security risks include credit, liquidity, call, duration, event, inflation and interest-rate risk. As interest rates rise, bond prices generally fall. • 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. • Funds may have high portfolio turnover, which could increase its transaction costs and an investor's tax liability. • Investments in high-yield (“junk”) bonds involve greater risk of price volatility, illiquidity, and default than higher-rated debt securities. • Municipal securities may be adversely impacted by state/local, political, economic, or market conditions. Although investments in municipal securities are exempt from federal income taxes, investors may be subject to the federal Alternative Minimum Tax as well as state and local income taxes. Capital gains, if any, are taxable. • U.S. Treasury securities are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government as to the timely payment of principal and interest. • Foreign investments, including foreign government debt, may be more volatile and less liquid than U.S. investments and are subject to the risk of currency fluctuations and adverse political, economic and regulatory developments. These risks may be greater, and include additional risks, for investments in emerging markets.
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