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Fixed Income
Time to Ditch Duration? Maybe Not 7/2/2021
Despite rising interest rates, holding duration in some form may be the better bet for investors.
Assets are flowing into floating-rate funds in 2021 as we continue to see a “duration rotation”: investors looking for income with less interest-rate risk.
To account for yield-curve steepening risk in their asset allocation, clients may want to consider shorter-duration, income-oriented investments.

Educate Clients

Investing for Income
Are You Prepared For Duration Risk? 6/1/2021
Changing interest rates may have a significant effect on fixed-income investments.
Investing for Income
Managing Risk in Your Fixed-Income Portfolio 3/1/2021
Changes in the economy and interest rates can have a big impact on your fixed-income portfolio.
This Fund Story outlines three distinguishing characteristics to help investors better understand the Fund.

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. • Loans can be difficult to value and less liquid than other types of debt instruments; they are also subject to nonpayment, collateral, bankruptcy, default, extension, prepayment, and insolvency risks. • Fixed income security risks include credit, liquidity, call, duration, event and interest-rate risk. As interest rates rise, bond prices generally fall. • Investments in high-yield (“junk”) bonds involve greater risk of price volatility, illiquidity, and default than higher-rated debt securities. • 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. • The Fund’s investments may fluctuate in value over a short period of time. • Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against a loss in a declining market.

Additional risks for Hartford Floating Rate High Income Fund: • 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.

The Hartford Floating Rate Fund and Hartford Floating Rate High Income Fund should not be considered alternatives to CDs or money market funds. These funds are intended for investors who are looking to complement their traditional fixed-income investments.

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