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By using a diversified investment approach across bond sectors you could reduce the amount of risk in your portfolio, and possibly add more stable returns in changing markets. Diversification does not ensure a profit, protect against a loss, or eliminate market risk.


Annual Returns of Fixed-Income Asset Classes Represented by Indices (as of 12/31/23)

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Past performance does not guarantee future results. Indices are unmanaged and not available for direct investment, and do not represent the performance of any Hartford Fund. See below for representative index definitions. Data Sources: Morningstar and FactSet, 1/24.

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High Yield Bonds are represented by the Bloomberg Corporate High Yield Index, which covers the USD-denominated, non-investment grade, fixed-rate, taxable corporate bond market. Short-Duration Bonds are represented by the Bloomberg 1-3 Year Gov’t/Credit Index, which is comprised of the US Gov’t/Credit component of the US Aggregate Bond Index. Municipal Bonds are represented by the Bloomberg Municipal Index, which is considered representative of the broad market for investment grade, tax-exempt bonds with a maturity of at least one year. Long-Duration Bonds are represented by the Bloomberg US Long Gov’t/Credit Bond Index, which measures the non-securitized component of the US Aggregate Bond Index with 10 or more years to maturity. The index includes investment grade, US dollar-denominated, fixed-rate treasuries, government-related, and corporate securities. Investment Grade Corporate Bonds are represented by the Bloomberg US Corporate Bond Index, which measures the investment-grade, fixed-rate, taxable corporate bond market. The index includes US dollar-denominated securities that are publicly issued by industrial, utility, and financial issuers. US Government Bonds are represented by the Bloomberg US Government Bond Index, which is comprised of the US Treasury and US Agency Indices. The Index includes US dollar-denominated, fixed-rate, nominal US Treasuries, and US agency debentures TIPS (Treasury Inflation Protected Securities) are represented by the Bloomberg US TIPS Index, which consists of Treasury inflation-protected securities issued by the US Treasury with a remaining maturity of one year or more. Global Government Bonds are represented by the FTSE World Government Bond Index, a market-capitalization-weighted index consisting of government bond markets that have a remaining maturity of at least one year. Bank Loans are represented the Morningstar LSTA Leveraged Loan Index, which is a market-value-weighted index that is designed to measure the performance of the U.S. leveraged loan market based upon market weightings, spreads, and interest payments. Cash Investments are represented by the Bloomberg 1-3 Month US Treasury Bill Index tracks the market for treasury bills with 1 to 2.9999 months to maturity issued by the US government. EM Debt is represented by the JP Morgan GBI Emerging Markets Global Diversified Index, which is a comprehensive global, local emerging-markets index, and consists of liquid, fixed-rate,  domestic-currency government bonds. Diversified Portfolio is represented by an equal portion (10% each from 1999-2001, 9.1% each from 2002-2023) of the previously listed indices. Index provider notices may be found at hartfordfunds.com/index-notices.


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