HARTFORD MUTUAL FUNDS INC/CT
Hartford Fixed Income Funds
Prospectus
March 1, 2023
Class A
Class C
Class I
Class R3
Class R4
Class R5
Class R6
Class Y
Class F
Hartford Dynamic Bond Fund
HDBAX
HDBCX
HDBIX
HDBRX
HDBSX
HDBYX
HDBFX
The Hartford Emerging
Markets Local Debt Fund
HLDAX
HLDCX
HLDIX
HLDRX
HLDSX
HLDTX
HLDYX
HLDFX
The Hartford Floating Rate
Fund
HFLAX
HFLCX
HFLIX
HFLRX
HFLSX
HFLTX
HFLYX
HFLFX
The Hartford Floating Rate
High Income Fund
HFHAX
HFHCX
HFHIX
HFHRX
HFHSX
HFHTX
HFHYX
HFHFX
The Hartford High Yield Fund
HAHAX
HAHCX
HAHIX
HAHRX
HAHSX
HAHTX
HAHVX
HAHYX
HAHFX
The Hartford Inflation Plus
Fund
HIPAX
HIPCX
HIPIX
HIPRX
HIPSX
HIPTX
HIPYX
HIPFX
The Hartford Municipal
Opportunities Fund
HHMAX
HHMCX
HHMIX
HHMYX
HHMFX
Hartford Municipal Short
Duration Fund
HMJAX
HMJCX
HMJIX
HMJFX
The Hartford Short Duration
Fund
HSDAX
HSDCX
HSDIX
HSDRX
HSDSX
HSDTX
HSDVX
HSDYX
HSDFX
The Hartford Strategic
Income Fund
HSNAX
HSNCX
HSNIX
HSNRX
HSNSX
HSNTX
HSNVX
HSNYX
HSNFX
Hartford Sustainable
Municipal Bond Fund
HMKAX
HMKCX
HMKIX
HMKFX
The Hartford Total Return
Bond Fund*
ITBAX
HABCX
ITBIX
ITBRX
ITBUX
ITBTX
ITBVX
HABYX
ITBFX
The Hartford World Bond
Fund
HWDAX
HWDCX
HWDIX
HWDRX
HWDSX
HWDTX
HWDVX
HWDYX
HWDFX
*Class C shares of the Fund are closed to new investors. No purchases of a closed share class are allowed, other than as described in this Prospectus.
As with all mutual funds, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission have not approved or disapproved these securities or passed upon the adequacy of this Prospectus. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense. Mutual funds are not bank deposits and are not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. Because you could lose money by investing in the Funds, be sure to read all risk disclosures carefully before investing.

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Hartford Dynamic Bond Fund Summary Section
INVESTMENT OBJECTIVE. The Fund seeks to provide long-term total return.
YOUR EXPENSES. The table below describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy, hold and sell shares of the Fund. You may pay other fees, such as brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries, which are not reflected in the table and example below. Please contact your financial intermediary for more information regarding whether you may be required to pay a brokerage commission or other fees. You may qualify for sales charge discounts for Class A shares if you and your family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $50,000 in certain classes of Hartford mutual funds or in The Hartford® SMART529® College Savings Plan. More information about these and other discounts is available from your financial professional and in the “How Sales Charges Are Calculated” section beginning on page 127 of the Fund’s statutory prospectus. Descriptions of any financial intermediary specific sales charge waivers and discounts are set forth in Appendix A to the statutory prospectus.
Shareholder Fees (fees paid directly from your investment):
Share Classes
A
C
I
R5
R6
Y
F
Maximum sales charge (load) imposed on
purchases (as a percentage of offering price)
4.50%
None
None
None
None
None
None
Maximum deferred sales charge (load) (as a
percentage of purchase price or redemption
proceeds, whichever is less)
None(1)
1.00%
None
None
None
None
None
Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment):
Share Classes
A
C
I
R5
R6
Y
F
Management fees
0.60%
0.60%
0.60%
0.60%
0.60%
0.60%
0.60%
Distribution and service (12b-1) fees
0.25%
1.00%
None
None
None
None
None
Other expenses(2)
0.46%
0.46%
0.41%
0.33%
0.21%
0.32%
0.21%
Total annual fund operating expenses
1.31%
2.06%
1.01%
0.93%
0.81%
0.92%
0.81%
Fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement(3)
0.21%
0.16%
0.21%
0.18%
0.16%
0.17%
0.16%
Total annual fund operating expenses after fee
waiver and/or expense reimbursement(3)
1.10%
1.90%
0.80%
0.75%
0.65%
0.75%
0.65%
(1)
Investments of $1 million or more will not be subject to a front-end sales charge, but may be subject to a 1.00% contingent deferred sales charge.
(2)
“Other expenses” are estimated for the current fiscal year.
(3)
Hartford Funds Management Company, LLC (the “Investment Manager”) has contractually agreed to reimburse expenses (exclusive of taxes, interest expenses, brokerage commissions, acquired fund fees and expenses and extraordinary expenses) to the extent necessary to limit total annual fund operating expenses as follows: 1.10% (Class A), 1.90% (Class C), 0.80% (Class I), 0.75% (Class R5), 0.65% (Class R6), 0.75% (Class Y) and 0.65% (Class F). This contractual arrangement will remain in effect until February 29, 2024 unless the Board of Directors of The Hartford Mutual Funds, Inc. approves its earlier termination.
Example. The example below is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then, except as shown below, redeem all of your shares at the end of those periods. The example also assumes that:
Your investment has a 5% return each year
The Fund’s operating expenses remain the same (except that the example reflects the fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement arrangement reflected in the table above for only the first year)
You reinvest all dividends and distributions.
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Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:
Share Classes
Year 1
Year 3
A
$557
$827
C
$293
$630
I
$82
$301
R5
$77
$278
R6
$66
$243
Y
$77
$276
F
$66
$243
If you did not redeem your shares:
C
$193
$630
Portfolio Turnover. The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the example, affect the Fund’s performance. From June 7, 2022 (commencement of operations) through October 31, 2022, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 380% of the average value of its portfolio.
PRINCIPAL INVESTMENT STRATEGY. The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in domestic and foreign fixed income securities that the sub-adviser, Wellington Management Company LLP (“Wellington Management”), considers to be attractive from a total return perspective. Under normal circumstances, the Fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets (including any borrowings for investment purposes) in fixed-income securities. The Fund normally invests in both investment grade fixed income securities and non-investment grade fixed income securities (also known as “junk bonds”). The Fund will invest in fixed-income securities of both developed and emerging market issuers. The Fund will invest in fixed income securities of any type or credit quality. The Fund will actively allocate its investments across various types of fixed-income securities, including, but not limited to, corporate bonds, fixed-income securities issued by foreign governments (including quasi-sovereign debt), and U.S. government and U.S. government agency securities. The Fund may use derivatives, including futures contracts and credit default swaps, to manage portfolio risk, to efficiently obtain exposure to fixed-income securities or for other investment purposes. The Fund seeks to diversify its investments across sectors, although the Fund is not required to invest in all sectors at all times and may at times invest all of its net assets in one sector, including but not limited to U.S. government securities, if market conditions warrant. The Fund may invest in fixed-income instruments of any maturity or duration.
The Fund may engage in active and frequent trading of portfolio securities to achieve its objective and will tactically shift its holdings and asset allocations as appropriate based on market conditions and the sub-adviser’s view of investment opportunities. The Fund uses both a top-down and bottom-up security selection approach. The Fund does not seek to track, replicate or be correlated to any securities index or securities benchmark. The Fund seeks to provide attractive total returns across a market cycle by dynamically adjusting the Fund’s credit quality, duration, sector and security positioning, based on the sub-adviser’s current view of market conditions and opportunities. This dynamic positioning may result in relatively rapid changes in positioning over time and higher turnover and may cause the Fund’s portfolio to differ significantly from fixed income funds and/or indices that do not pursue such a strategy.
The Fund has the flexibility to invest across a wide variety of fixed-income sectors and investments. In managing its portfolio, the Fund seeks to benefit from the upsides of the fixed income credit markets while seeking to limit some of the downside over a full market cycle.
PRINCIPAL RISKS. The principal risks of investing in the Fund are described below. When you sell your shares they may be worth more or less than what you paid for them, which means that you could lose money as a result of your investment. An investment in the Fund is not a bank deposit and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. As with any fund, there is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment objective.
Market Risk –  Market risk is the risk that one or more markets in which the Fund invests will go down in value, including the possibility that the markets will go down sharply and unpredictably. Securities of a company may decline in value due to its financial prospects and activities, including certain operational impacts, such as data breaches and
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cybersecurity attacks. Securities may also decline in value due to general market and economic movements and trends, including adverse changes to credit markets, or as a result of other events such as geopolitical events, natural disasters, or widespread pandemics (such as COVID-19) or other adverse public health developments.
Interest Rate Risk –  The risk that your investment may go down in value when interest rates rise, because when interest rates rise, the prices of bonds and fixed rate loans fall. A wide variety of factors can cause interest rates to rise, including central bank monetary policies and inflation rates. Generally, the longer the maturity of a bond or fixed rate loan, the more sensitive it is to this risk. Falling interest rates also create the potential for a decline in the Fund’s income. These risks are greater during periods of rising inflation. Volatility in interest rates and in fixed income markets may increase the risk that the Fund’s investment in fixed income securities will go down in value. Risks associated with rising interest rates are currently heightened because the Federal Reserve has raised, and may continue to raise, interest rates and inflation is elevated. Actions taken by the Federal Reserve Board or foreign central banks to stimulate or stabilize economic growth, such as decreases or increases in short-term interest rates, may adversely affect markets, which could, in turn, negatively impact Fund performance.
Inflation Risk –  The risk that the real value (i.e., nominal price of the asset adjusted for inflation) of assets or income from investments will be less in the future as inflation decreases the purchasing power and value of money (i.e., as inflation increases, the real value of the Fund’s assets can decline). This risk is greater for fixed-income instruments with longer maturities.
Credit Risk –  Credit risk is the risk that the issuer of a security or other instrument will not be able to make principal and interest payments when due. Changes in an issuer’s financial strength, credit rating or the market’s perception of an issuer’s creditworthiness may also affect the value of the Fund’s investment in that issuer. The degree of credit risk depends on both the financial condition of the issuer and the terms of the obligation. Periods of market volatility may increase credit risk.
Active Trading Risk –  Active trading could increase the Fund’s transaction costs and may increase your tax liability as compared to a fund with less active trading policies. These effects may adversely affect Fund performance.
High Yield Investments Risk –  High yield investments rated below investment grade (also referred to as “junk bonds”) are considered to be speculative and are subject to heightened credit risk, which may make the Fund more sensitive to adverse developments in the U.S. and abroad. Lower rated debt securities generally involve greater risk of default or price changes due to changes in the issuer’s creditworthiness than higher rated debt securities. The market prices of these securities may fluctuate more than those of higher rated securities and may decline significantly in periods of general economic difficulty. There may be little trading in the secondary market for particular debt securities, which may make them more difficult to value or sell.
Foreign Investments Risk –  Investments in foreign securities may be riskier, more volatile, and less liquid than investments in U.S. securities. Differences between the U.S. and foreign regulatory regimes and securities markets, including the less stringent investor protection, less stringent accounting, corporate governance, financial reporting and disclosure standards of some foreign markets, as well as political and economic developments in foreign countries and regions and the U.S. (including the imposition of sanctions, tariffs, or other governmental restrictions), may affect the value of the Fund’s investments in foreign securities. Changes in currency exchange rates may also adversely affect the Fund’s foreign investments.
Emerging Markets Risk –  The risks related to investing in foreign securities are generally greater with respect to investments in companies that conduct their principal business activities in emerging markets or whose securities are traded principally on exchanges in emerging markets. The risks of investing in emerging markets include risks of illiquidity, increased price volatility, smaller market capitalizations, less government regulation and oversight, less extensive and less frequent accounting, financial, auditing and other reporting requirements, significant delays in settlement of trades, risk of loss resulting from problems in share registration and custody and substantial economic and political disruptions. In addition, the imposition of exchange controls (including repatriation restrictions), sanctions, confiscations, trade restrictions (including tariffs) and other government restrictions by the United States and other governments may also result in losses. Frontier markets are those emerging markets that are considered to be among the smallest, least mature and least liquid, and as a result, the risks of investing in emerging markets are magnified in frontier markets.
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Derivatives Risk –  Derivatives are instruments whose value depends on, or is derived from, the value of an underlying asset, reference rate or index. Derivatives may be riskier than other types of investments because they may be more sensitive to changes in economic or market conditions than other types of investments and could result in losses that significantly exceed the Fund’s original investment. Successful use of derivative instruments by the Fund depends on the sub-adviser’s judgment with respect to a number of factors and the Fund’s performance could be worse and/or more volatile than if it had not used these instruments. In addition, the fluctuations in the value of derivatives may not correlate perfectly with the value of any portfolio assets being hedged, the performance of the asset class to which the sub-adviser seeks exposure, or the overall securities markets.
Swaps Risk –  A swap is a contract that generally obligates the parties to exchange payments based on a specified reference security, basket of securities, security index or index component. Swaps can involve greater risks than direct investment in securities because swaps may be leveraged and are subject to counterparty risk (e.g., the risk of a counterparty defaulting on the obligation or bankruptcy), credit risk and pricing risk (i.e., swaps may be difficult to value). Certain swaps may also be considered illiquid. It may not be possible for the Fund to liquidate a swap position at an advantageous time or price, which may result in significant losses.
Futures and Options Risk –  Futures and options may be more volatile than direct investments in the securities underlying the futures and options, may not correlate perfectly to the underlying securities, may involve additional costs, and may be illiquid. Futures and options also may involve the use of leverage as the Fund may make a small initial investment relative to the risk assumed, which could result in losses greater than if futures or options had not been used. Futures and options are also subject to the risk that the other party to the transaction may default on its obligation.
Leverage Risk –  Certain transactions, such as the use of derivatives, may give rise to leverage. Leverage can increase market exposure, increase volatility in the Fund, magnify investment risks, and cause losses to be realized more quickly. The use of leverage may cause the Fund to liquidate portfolio positions to satisfy its obligations when it may not be advantageous to do so.
Restricted Securities Risk –  Restricted securities are subject to the risk that they may be difficult to sell at the time and price the Fund prefers.
U.S. Government Securities Risk –  Treasury obligations may differ in their interest rates, maturities, times of issuance and other characteristics. Securities backed by the U.S. Treasury or the full faith and credit of the United States are guaranteed only as to the timely payment of interest and principal when held to maturity. Accordingly, the current market values for these securities will fluctuate with changes in interest rates. Obligations of U.S. Government agencies and authorities are supported by varying degrees of credit but generally are not backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government. No assurance can be given that the U.S. Government will provide financial support to its agencies and authorities if it is not obligated by law to do so. In addition, the value of U.S. Government securities may be affected by changes in the credit rating of the U.S. Government. U.S. Government securities are also subject to the risk that the U.S. Treasury will be unable to meet its payment obligations.
Sovereign Debt Risk –  Non-U.S. sovereign and quasi-sovereign debt are subject to the risk that the issuer or government authority that controls the repayment of the debt may be unable or unwilling to repay the principal or interest when due. This may result from political or social factors, the general economic environment of a country or economic region, levels of foreign debt or foreign currency exchange rates.
Event Risk –  Event risk is the risk that corporate issuers may undergo restructurings, such as mergers, leveraged buyouts, takeovers, or similar events financed by increased debt. As a result of the added debt, the credit quality and market value of a company’s bonds and/or other debt securities may decline significantly.
Active Investment Management Risk –  The risk that, if the sub-adviser’s investment strategy does not perform as expected, the Fund could underperform its peers or lose money. Although the sub-adviser considers several factors when making investment decisions, the sub-adviser may not evaluate every factor prior to investing in a company or issuer, and the sub-adviser may determine that certain factors are more significant than others.
Call Risk –  Call risk is the risk that an issuer, especially during a period of falling interest rates, may redeem a security by repaying it early, which may reduce the Fund’s income if the proceeds are reinvested at lower interest rates.
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New Fund Risk –  The Fund is a new fund which may result in additional risk. There can be no assurance that the Fund will grow to an economically viable size, in which case the Fund may cease operations. In such an event, investors may be required to liquidate or transfer their investments at an inopportune time.
Securities Lending Risk –  The Fund may lose money because the borrower of the loaned securities fails to return the securities in a timely manner or at all. The Fund could also lose money in the event of a decline in the value of the collateral provided for loaned securities or a decline in the value of any investments made with cash collateral. These events could also trigger adverse tax consequences for the Fund.
Large Shareholder Transaction Risk –  The Fund may experience adverse effects when certain large shareholders redeem or purchase large amounts of shares of the Fund. Such redemptions may cause the Fund to sell securities at times when it would not otherwise do so or borrow money (at a cost to the Fund), which may negatively impact the Fund’s performance and liquidity. Similarly, large purchases may adversely affect the Fund’s performance to the extent that the Fund is delayed in investing new cash and is required to maintain a larger cash position than it ordinarily would. These transactions may also accelerate the realization of taxable income to shareholders if such sales of investments resulted in gains, and may also increase transaction costs.
The Fund is subject to certain other risks. For more information regarding risks and investments, please see “Additional Information Regarding Investment Strategies and Risks” and “More Information About Risks” in the Fund’s statutory prospectus.
PAST PERFORMANCE. Because the Fund had been in operation for less than one full calendar year as of December 31, 2022, no performance history has been provided. Updated performance information is available at hartfordfunds.com. Keep in mind that past performance does not indicate future results.
MANAGEMENT. The Fund’s investment manager is Hartford Funds Management Company, LLC. The Fund’s sub-adviser is Wellington Management.
Portfolio Manager
Title
Involved with
Fund Since
Connor Fitzgerald, CFA
Senior Managing Director and Fixed Income Portfolio Manager
2022
PURCHASE AND SALE OF FUND SHARES. Not all share classes are available for all investors. Minimum investment amounts may be waived for certain accounts. Certain financial intermediaries may impose different restrictions than those described below.
Share Classes
Minimum Initial Investment
Minimum
Subsequent
Investment
Class A, Class C and Class I
$2,000 for all accounts except: $250, if establishing an Automatic Investment
Plan (“AIP”), with recurring monthly investments of at least $50
$50
Class R5 and Class R6
No minimum initial investment
None
Class Y
$250,000
This requirement is waived when the shares are purchased through omnibus
accounts (or similar types of accounts).
None
Class F
$1,000,000
This requirement is waived when the shares are purchased through omnibus
accounts (or similar types of accounts).
None
For more information, please see the “How To Buy And Sell Shares” section of the Fund’s statutory prospectus.
You may sell your shares of the Fund on those days when the New York Stock Exchange is open, typically Monday through Friday. You may sell your shares through your financial intermediary. With respect to certain accounts, you may sell your shares on the web at hartfordfunds.com, by phone by calling 1-888-843-7824, by electronic funds transfer, or by wire. In certain circumstances you will need to write to Hartford Funds to request to sell your shares. For regular mail, please send the request to Hartford Funds, P.O. Box 219060, Kansas City, MO 64121-9060. For overnight mail, please send the request to Hartford Funds, 430 W 7th Street, Suite 219060, Kansas City, MO 64105-1407.
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TAX INFORMATION. The Fund’s distributions are generally taxable, and may be taxed as ordinary income or capital gains, unless you are investing through a tax-deferred arrangement, such as a 401(k) plan or an individual retirement account. Such tax-deferred arrangements may be taxed later upon withdrawal of monies from those arrangements.
PAYMENTS TO BROKER-DEALERS AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES. If you purchase shares of the Fund through a broker-dealer or other financial intermediary (such as a bank or financial professional), the Fund and its related companies may pay the intermediary for the sale of Fund shares and related services. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or other intermediary and your financial professional to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your financial professional or visit your financial intermediary’s website for more information.
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The Hartford Emerging Markets Local Debt Fund Summary Section
INVESTMENT OBJECTIVE. The Fund seeks capital appreciation and income.
YOUR EXPENSES. The table below describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy, hold and sell shares of the Fund. You may pay other fees, such as brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries, which are not reflected in the table and example below. Please contact your financial intermediary for more information regarding whether you may be required to pay a brokerage commission or other fees. You may qualify for sales charge discounts for Class A shares if you and your family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $50,000 in certain classes of Hartford mutual funds or in The Hartford® SMART529® College Savings Plan. More information about these and other discounts is available from your financial professional and in the “How Sales Charges Are Calculated” section beginning on page 127 of the Fund’s statutory prospectus. Descriptions of any financial intermediary specific sales charge waivers and discounts are set forth in Appendix A to the statutory prospectus.
Shareholder Fees (fees paid directly from your investment):
Share Classes
A
C
I
R3
R4
R5
Y
F
Maximum sales charge (load) imposed
on purchases (as a percentage of
offering price)
4.50%
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
Maximum deferred sales charge (load)
(as a percentage of purchase price or
redemption proceeds, whichever is less)
None(1)
1.00%
None
None
None
None
None
None
Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment):
Share Classes
A
C
I
R3
R4
R5
Y
F
Management fees
0.75%
0.75%
0.75%
0.75%
0.75%
0.75%
0.75%
0.75%
Distribution and service (12b-1) fees
0.25%
1.00%
None
0.50%
0.25%
None
None
None
Other expenses
0.55%
0.54%
0.42%
0.54%
0.49%
0.44%
0.43%
0.32%
Total annual fund operating expenses
1.55%
2.29%
1.17%
1.79%
1.49%
1.19%
1.18%
1.07%
Fee waiver and/or expense
reimbursement(2)
0.37%
0.36%
0.24%
0.31%
0.31%
0.31%
0.30%
0.24%
Total annual fund operating expenses
after fee waiver and/or expense
reimbursement(2)
1.18%
1.93%
0.93%
1.48%
1.18%
0.88%
0.88%
0.83%
(1)
Investments of $1 million or more will not be subject to a front-end sales charge, but may be subject to a 1.00% contingent deferred sales charge.
(2)
Hartford Funds Management Company, LLC (the “Investment Manager”) has contractually agreed to reimburse expenses (exclusive of taxes, interest expenses, brokerage commissions, acquired fund fees and expenses and extraordinary expenses) to the extent necessary to limit total annual fund operating expenses as follows: 1.18% (Class A), 1.93% (Class C), 0.93% (Class I), 1.48% (Class R3), 1.18% (Class R4), 0.88% (Class R5), 0.88% (Class Y), and 0.83% (Class F). This contractual arrangement will remain in effect until February 29, 2024 unless the Board of Directors of The Hartford Mutual Funds, Inc. approves its earlier termination.
Example. The example below is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then, except as shown below, redeem all of your shares at the end of those periods. The example also assumes that:
Your investment has a 5% return each year
The Fund’s operating expenses remain the same (except that the example reflects the fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement arrangement reflected in the table above for only the first year)
You reinvest all dividends and distributions.
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Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:
Share Classes
Year 1
Year 3
Year 5
Year 10
A
$565
$883
$1,223
$2,182
C
$296
$681
$1,193
$2,598
I
$95
$348
$621
$1,399
R3
$151
$533
$941
$2,080
R4
$120
$441
$784
$1,753
R5
$90
$347
$624
$1,416
Y
$90
$345
$620
$1,405
F
$85
$316
$567
$1,284
If you did not redeem your shares:
C
$196
$681
$1,193
$2,598
Portfolio Turnover. The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the example, affect the Fund’s performance. During the fiscal year ended October 31, 2022, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 90% of the average value of its portfolio.
PRINCIPAL INVESTMENT STRATEGY. The Fund will normally invest at least 80% of its assets in local currency-denominated emerging markets debt securities, as well as forwards and other derivative instruments that provide market exposure to such securities. Local currencies are the currencies of the markets where the Fund’s investments are located. The Fund will invest primarily in these non-U.S. dollar currencies. Emerging markets are (a) those markets represented in any of the following three indices: JP Morgan GBI Emerging Markets Global Diversified Index, JP Morgan EMBI Global Diversified Index, or JP Morgan CEMBI Broad Diversified Index; or (b) any market not included in the International Monetary Fund’s list of Advanced Economies as of the most recent year end period. The Fund will invest in both investment grade and non-investment grade debt securities (also referred to as “junk bonds”) from emerging markets. The Fund may invest in debt issued by sovereign, quasi-sovereign agency, supranational, and sub-national government issuers; corporate debt securities and loan participation securities; credit- and index-linked derivatives; global depositary notes (“GDNs”); inflation protected securities; as well as other debt securities, both fixed- and floating-rate. The Fund may buy and sell exchange-traded and over-the-counter derivative instruments, including bond futures; currency, interest rate, total rate of return, and credit default swaps; forward rate agreements; currency, bond, and swap options; deliverable and non-deliverable currency forward contracts; and other derivative instruments to enhance portfolio management efficiency, and may hold outright short positions in these instruments for hedging purposes and otherwise in pursuit of the Fund’s investment objective. The Fund may invest in certain restricted securities, such as securities that are only eligible for resale pursuant to Rule 144A, and securities of U.S. and non-U.S. issuers that are issued pursuant to Regulation S. The Fund may trade securities actively and may invest in debt securities of any maturity or duration. The Fund is non-diversified, which means that it may invest its assets in a smaller number of issuers than a diversified fund.
The Fund’s sub-adviser, Wellington Management Company LLP (“Wellington Management”), combines comprehensive top-down quantitative and macroeconomic analysis with detailed bottom-up fundamental credit, interest rate, and currency research to seek to identify the most attractive investment opportunities in the emerging local debt and currency markets.
PRINCIPAL RISKS. The principal risks of investing in the Fund are described below. When you sell your shares they may be worth more or less than what you paid for them, which means that you could lose money as a result of your investment. An investment in the Fund is not a bank deposit and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. As with any fund, there is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment objective.
Market Risk –  Market risk is the risk that one or more markets in which the Fund invests will go down in value, including the possibility that the markets will go down sharply and unpredictably. Securities of a company may decline in value due to its financial prospects and activities, including certain operational impacts, such as data breaches and cybersecurity attacks. Securities may also decline in value due to general market and economic movements and trends, including adverse changes to credit markets, or as a result of other events such as geopolitical events, natural disasters, or widespread pandemics (such as COVID-19) or other adverse public health developments.
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Foreign Investments Risk –  Investments in foreign securities may be riskier, more volatile, and less liquid than investments in U.S. securities. Differences between the U.S. and foreign regulatory regimes and securities markets, including the less stringent investor protection, less stringent accounting, corporate governance, financial reporting and disclosure standards of some foreign markets, as well as political and economic developments in foreign countries and regions and the U.S. (including the imposition of sanctions, tariffs, or other governmental restrictions), may affect the value of the Fund’s investments in foreign securities. Changes in currency exchange rates may also adversely affect the Fund’s foreign investments.
Emerging Markets Risk –  The risks related to investing in foreign securities are generally greater with respect to investments in companies that conduct their principal business activities in emerging markets or whose securities are traded principally on exchanges in emerging markets. The risks of investing in emerging markets include risks of illiquidity, increased price volatility, smaller market capitalizations, less government regulation and oversight, less extensive and less frequent accounting, financial, auditing and other reporting requirements, significant delays in settlement of trades, risk of loss resulting from problems in share registration and custody and substantial economic and political disruptions. In addition, the imposition of exchange controls (including repatriation restrictions), sanctions, confiscations, trade restrictions (including tariffs) and other government restrictions by the United States and other governments may also result in losses. Frontier markets are those emerging markets that are considered to be among the smallest, least mature and least liquid, and as a result, the risks of investing in emerging markets are magnified in frontier markets.
Currency Risk –  The risk that the value of the Fund’s investments in foreign securities or currencies will be affected by the value of the applicable currency relative to the U.S. dollar. When the Fund sells a foreign currency or foreign currency denominated security, its value may be worth less in U.S. dollars even if the investment increases in value in its local market. U.S. dollar-denominated securities of foreign issuers may also be affected by currency risk, as the revenue earned by issuers of these securities may also be affected by changes in the issuer’s local currency.
Interest Rate Risk –  The risk that your investment may go down in value when interest rates rise, because when interest rates rise, the prices of bonds and fixed rate loans fall. A wide variety of factors can cause interest rates to rise, including central bank monetary policies and inflation rates. Generally, the longer the maturity of a bond or fixed rate loan, the more sensitive it is to this risk. Falling interest rates also create the potential for a decline in the Fund’s income. These risks are greater during periods of rising inflation. Volatility in interest rates and in fixed income markets may increase the risk that the Fund’s investment in fixed income securities will go down in value. Risks associated with rising interest rates are currently heightened because the Federal Reserve has raised, and may continue to raise, interest rates and inflation is elevated. Actions taken by the Federal Reserve Board or foreign central banks to stimulate or stabilize economic growth, such as decreases or increases in short-term interest rates, may adversely affect markets, which could, in turn, negatively impact Fund performance.
Sovereign Debt Risk –  Non-U.S. sovereign and quasi-sovereign debt are subject to the risk that the issuer or government authority that controls the repayment of the debt may be unable or unwilling to repay the principal or interest when due. This may result from political or social factors, the general economic environment of a country or economic region, levels of foreign debt or foreign currency exchange rates.
Credit Risk –  Credit risk is the risk that the issuer of a security or other instrument will not be able to make principal and interest payments when due. Changes in an issuer’s financial strength, credit rating or the market’s perception of an issuer’s creditworthiness may also affect the value of the Fund’s investment in that issuer. The degree of credit risk depends on both the financial condition of the issuer and the terms of the obligation. Periods of market volatility may increase credit risk.
High Yield Investments Risk –  High yield investments rated below investment grade (also referred to as “junk bonds”) are considered to be speculative and are subject to heightened credit risk, which may make the Fund more sensitive to adverse developments in the U.S. and abroad. Lower rated debt securities generally involve greater risk of default or price changes due to changes in the issuer’s creditworthiness than higher rated debt securities. The market prices of these securities may fluctuate more than those of higher rated securities and may decline significantly in periods of general economic difficulty. There may be little trading in the secondary market for particular debt securities, which may make them more difficult to value or sell.
Derivatives Risk –  Derivatives are instruments whose value depends on, or is derived from, the value of an underlying asset, reference rate or index. Derivatives may be riskier than other types of investments because they may be more sensitive to changes in economic or market conditions than other types of investments and could result in
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losses that significantly exceed the Fund’s original investment. Successful use of derivative instruments by the Fund depends on the sub-adviser’s judgment with respect to a number of factors and the Fund’s performance could be worse and/or more volatile than if it had not used these instruments. In addition, the fluctuations in the value of derivatives may not correlate perfectly with the value of any portfolio assets being hedged, the performance of the asset class to which the sub-adviser seeks exposure, or the overall securities markets.
Leverage Risk –  Certain transactions, such as the use of derivatives, may give rise to leverage. Leverage can increase market exposure, increase volatility in the Fund, magnify investment risks, and cause losses to be realized more quickly. The use of leverage may cause the Fund to liquidate portfolio positions to satisfy its obligations when it may not be advantageous to do so.
Swaps Risk –  A swap is a contract that generally obligates the parties to exchange payments based on a specified reference security, basket of securities, security index or index component. Swaps can involve greater risks than direct investment in securities because swaps may be leveraged and are subject to counterparty risk (e.g., the risk of a counterparty defaulting on the obligation or bankruptcy), credit risk and pricing risk (i.e., swaps may be difficult to value). Certain swaps may also be considered illiquid. It may not be possible for the Fund to liquidate a swap position at an advantageous time or price, which may result in significant losses.
Futures and Options Risk –  Futures and options may be more volatile than direct investments in the securities underlying the futures and options, may not correlate perfectly to the underlying securities, may involve additional costs, and may be illiquid. Futures and options also may involve the use of leverage as the Fund may make a small initial investment relative to the risk assumed, which could result in losses greater than if futures or options had not been used. Futures and options are also subject to the risk that the other party to the transaction may default on its obligation.
Forward Currency Contracts Risk –  A forward currency contract is an agreement between two parties to buy and sell a currency at a set price on a future date. The market value of a forward currency contract fluctuates with changes in foreign currency exchange rates. While forward foreign currency exchange contracts do not eliminate fluctuations in the value of foreign securities, they do allow the Fund to establish a fixed rate of exchange for a future point in time. Use of such contracts, therefore, can have the effect of reducing returns and minimizing opportunities for gain. The Fund could also lose money when the contract is settled. The Fund’s gains from its positions in forward foreign currency contracts may accelerate and/or recharacterize the Fund’s income or gains and its distributions to shareholders as ordinary income. The Fund’s losses from such positions may also recharacterize the Fund’s income and its distributions to shareholders and may cause a return of capital to Fund shareholders. Such acceleration or recharacterization could affect an investor’s tax liability.
Volatility Risk –  The Fund’s investments may fluctuate in value over a short period of time. This may cause the Fund’s net asset value per share to experience significant changes in value over short periods of time.
Liquidity Risk –  The risk that the market for a particular investment or type of investment is or becomes relatively illiquid, making it difficult for the Fund to sell that investment at an advantageous time or price. Illiquidity may be due to events relating to the issuer of the securities, market events, rising interest rates, economic conditions or investor perceptions. Illiquid securities may be difficult to value and their value may be lower than the market price of comparable liquid securities, which would negatively affect the Fund’s performance.
Call Risk –  Call risk is the risk that an issuer, especially during a period of falling interest rates, may redeem a security by repaying it early, which may reduce the Fund’s income if the proceeds are reinvested at lower interest rates.
Non-Diversification Risk –  The Fund is non-diversified, which means it is permitted to invest a greater portion of its assets in a smaller number of issuers than a “diversified” fund. For this reason the Fund may be more exposed to the risks associated with and developments affecting an individual issuer than a fund that invests more widely. The Fund may also be subject to greater market fluctuation and price volatility than a more broadly diversified fund.
Active Investment Management Risk –  The risk that, if the sub-adviser’s investment strategy does not perform as expected, the Fund could underperform its peers or lose money. Although the sub-adviser considers several factors when making investment decisions, the sub-adviser may not evaluate every factor prior to investing in a company or issuer, and the sub-adviser may determine that certain factors are more significant than others.
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Inflation-Protected Securities Risk –  The value of inflation-protected securities generally fluctuates in response to changes in real interest rates (stated interest rates adjusted to factor in inflation). In general, the price of an inflation-protected debt security can decrease when real interest rates increase, and can increase when real interest rates decrease. Interest payments on inflation-protected debt securities will fluctuate as the principal and/or interest is adjusted for inflation and can be unpredictable. The market for inflation-protected securities may be less developed or liquid, and more volatile, than certain other securities markets.
Counterparty Risk –  The risk that the counterparty in a transaction by the Fund may be unable or unwilling to make timely principal, interest or settlement payments, or otherwise to honor its obligations.
Restricted Securities Risk –  Restricted securities are subject to the risk that they may be difficult to sell at the time and price the Fund prefers.
Inflation Risk –  The risk that the real value (i.e., nominal price of the asset adjusted for inflation) of assets or income from investments will be less in the future as inflation decreases the purchasing power and value of money (i.e., as inflation increases, the real value of the Fund’s assets can decline). This risk is greater for fixed-income instruments with longer maturities.
Event Risk –  Event risk is the risk that corporate issuers may undergo restructurings, such as mergers, leveraged buyouts, takeovers, or similar events financed by increased debt. As a result of the added debt, the credit quality and market value of a company’s bonds and/or other debt securities may decline significantly.
Securities Lending Risk –  The Fund may lose money because the borrower of the loaned securities fails to return the securities in a timely manner or at all. The Fund could also lose money in the event of a decline in the value of the collateral provided for loaned securities or a decline in the value of any investments made with cash collateral. These events could also trigger adverse tax consequences for the Fund.
Active Trading Risk –  Active trading could increase the Fund’s transaction costs and may increase your tax liability as compared to a fund with less active trading policies. These effects may adversely affect Fund performance.
Large Shareholder Transaction Risk –  The Fund may experience adverse effects when certain large shareholders redeem or purchase large amounts of shares of the Fund. Such redemptions may cause the Fund to sell securities at times when it would not otherwise do so or borrow money (at a cost to the Fund), which may negatively impact the Fund’s performance and liquidity. Similarly, large purchases may adversely affect the Fund’s performance to the extent that the Fund is delayed in investing new cash and is required to maintain a larger cash position than it ordinarily would. These transactions may also accelerate the realization of taxable income to shareholders if such sales of investments resulted in gains, and may also increase transaction costs.
The Fund is subject to certain other risks. For more information regarding risks and investments, please see “Additional Information Regarding Investment Strategies and Risks” and “More Information About Risks” in the Fund’s statutory prospectus.
PAST PERFORMANCE. The performance information indicates the risks of investing in the Fund. Keep in mind that past performance does not indicate future results. Updated performance information is available at hartfordfunds.com. The returns in the bar chart and table:
Assume reinvestment of all dividends and distributions
Reflect fee waivers and/or expense limitation arrangements, if any. Absent any applicable fee waivers and/or expense limitation arrangements, performance would have been lower.
The bar chart:
Shows how the Fund’s total return has varied from year to year
Returns do not include sales charges. If sales charges were reflected, returns would have been lower
Shows the returns of Class A shares. Returns for the Fund’s other classes differ only to the extent that the classes do not have the same expenses.
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Total returns by calendar year (excludes sales charges)
During the periods shown in the chart above:
Returns
Quarter Ended
Best Quarter Return
12.92%
June 30, 2020
Worst Quarter Return
-18.66%
March 31, 2020
Average Annual Total Returns. The table below shows returns for the Fund over time compared to those of a broad-based market index. After-tax returns, which are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes, are shown only for Class A shares and will vary for other classes. Actual after-tax returns, which depend on an investor’s particular tax situation, may differ from those shown and are not relevant to investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.
Average annual total returns for periods ending December 31, 2022 (including sales charges)
Share Classes
1 Year
5 Years
10 Years
Class A –  Return Before Taxes
-15.01%
-3.20%
-2.12%
–  Return After Taxes on Distributions
-15.29%
-4.38%
-3.95%
–  Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares
-8.89%
-2.83%
-2.25%
Share Classes (Return Before Taxes)
 
 
 
Class C
-12.68%
-3.07%
-2.42%
Class I
-10.85%
-2.10%
-1.42%
Class R3
-11.10%
-2.36%
-1.86%
Class R4
-10.88%
-2.31%
-1.67%
Class R5
-10.89%
-2.01%
-1.42%
Class Y
-10.70%
-2.02%
-1.35%
Class F*
-10.57%
-1.98%
-1.35%
JP Morgan GBI Emerging Markets Global Diversified Index (reflects no deduction for fees,
expenses or taxes)
-11.69%
-2.51%
-2.03%
*
Class F shares commenced operations on February 28, 2017 and performance prior to that date is that of the Fund’s Class I shares. Performance prior to an inception date of a class has not been adjusted to reflect the operating expenses of such class.
MANAGEMENT. The Fund’s investment manager is Hartford Funds Management Company, LLC. The Fund’s sub-adviser is Wellington Management.
Portfolio Manager
Title
Involved with
Fund Since
Michael T. Henry
Managing Director and Fixed Income Portfolio Manager
2014
Kevin F. Murphy
Senior Managing Director and Fixed Income Portfolio Manager
2016
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PURCHASE AND SALE OF FUND SHARES. Not all share classes are available for all investors. Minimum investment amounts may be waived for certain accounts. Certain financial intermediaries may impose different restrictions than those described below.
Share Classes
Minimum Initial Investment
Minimum
Subsequent
Investment
Class A, Class C and Class I
$5,000 for all accounts except: $250, if establishing an Automatic
Investment Plan (“AIP”), with recurring monthly investments of at least $50
$50
Class R3, Class R4 and Class R5
No minimum initial investment
None
Class Y
$250,000
This requirement is waived when the shares are purchased through
omnibus accounts (or similar types of accounts).
None
Class F
$1,000,000
This requirement is waived when the shares are purchased through
omnibus accounts (or similar types of accounts).
None
For more information, please see the “How To Buy And Sell Shares” section of the Fund’s statutory prospectus.
You may sell your shares of the Fund on those days when the New York Stock Exchange is open, typically Monday through Friday. You may sell your shares through your financial intermediary. With respect to certain accounts, you may sell your shares on the web at hartfordfunds.com, by phone by calling 1-888-843-7824, by electronic funds transfer, or by wire. In certain circumstances you will need to write to Hartford Funds to request to sell your shares. For regular mail, please send the request to Hartford Funds, P.O. Box 219060, Kansas City, MO 64121-9060. For overnight mail, please send the request to Hartford Funds, 430 W 7th Street, Suite 219060, Kansas City, MO 64105-1407.
TAX INFORMATION. The Fund’s distributions are generally taxable, and may be taxed as ordinary income or capital gains, unless you are investing through a tax-deferred arrangement, such as a 401(k) plan or an individual retirement account. Such tax-deferred arrangements may be taxed later upon withdrawal of monies from those arrangements.
PAYMENTS TO BROKER-DEALERS AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES. If you purchase shares of the Fund through a broker-dealer or other financial intermediary (such as a bank or financial professional), the Fund and its related companies may pay the intermediary for the sale of Fund shares and related services. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or other intermediary and your financial professional to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your financial professional or visit your financial intermediary’s website for more information.
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The Hartford Floating Rate Fund Summary Section
INVESTMENT OBJECTIVE. The Fund seeks to provide high current income, and long-term total return.
YOUR EXPENSES. The table below describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy, hold and sell shares of the Fund. You may pay other fees, such as brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries, which are not reflected in the table and example below. Please contact your financial intermediary for more information regarding whether you may be required to pay a brokerage commission or other fees. You may qualify for sales charge discounts for Class A shares if you and your family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $50,000 in certain classes of Hartford mutual funds or in The Hartford® SMART529® College Savings Plan. More information about these and other discounts is available from your financial professional and in the “How Sales Charges Are Calculated” section beginning on page 127 of the Fund’s statutory prospectus. Descriptions of any financial intermediary specific sales charge waivers and discounts are set forth in Appendix A to the statutory prospectus.
Shareholder Fees (fees paid directly from your investment):
Share Classes
A
C
I
R3
R4
R5
Y
F
Maximum sales charge (load) imposed
on purchases (as a percentage of
offering price)
3.00%
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
Maximum deferred sales charge (load)
(as a percentage of purchase price or
redemption proceeds, whichever is less)
None(1)
1.00%
None
None
None
None
None
None
Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment):
Share Classes
A
C
I
R3
R4
R5
Y
F
Management fees
0.61%
0.61%
0.61%
0.61%
0.61%
0.61%
0.61%
0.61%
Distribution and service (12b-1) fees
0.25%
1.00%
None
0.50%
0.25%
None
None
None
Other expenses
0.14%
0.14%
0.12%
0.24%
0.21%
0.16%
0.13%
0.04%
Acquired fund fees and expenses
0.03%
0.03%
0.03%
0.03%
0.03%
0.03%
0.03%
0.03%
Total annual fund operating expenses(2)
1.03%
1.78%
0.76%
1.38%
1.10%
0.80%
0.77%
0.68%
Fee waiver and/or expense
reimbursement(3)
0.00%
0.00%
0.00%
0.10%
0.07%
0.00%
0.00%
0.00%
Total annual fund operating expenses
after fee waiver and/or expense
reimbursement(3)
1.03%
1.78%
0.76%
1.28%
1.03%
0.80%
0.77%
0.68%
(1)
Investments of $1 million or more will not be subject to a front-end sales charge, but may be subject to a 1.00% contingent deferred sales charge.
(2)
“Total annual fund operating expenses” do not correlate to the ratio of expenses to average net assets that is disclosed in the Fund’s annual report in the financial highlights table, which reflects the operating expenses of the Fund and does not include acquired fund fees and expenses.
(3)
Hartford Funds Management Company, LLC (the “Investment Manager”) has contractually agreed to reimburse expenses (exclusive of taxes, interest expenses, brokerage commissions, acquired fund fees and expenses and extraordinary expenses) to the extent necessary to limit total annual fund operating expenses as follows: 1.00% (Class A), 1.75% (Class C), 0.75% (Class I), 1.25% (Class R3), 1.00% (Class R4), 0.85% (Class R5), and 0.75% (Class Y). This contractual arrangement will remain in effect through at least February 29, 2024.
Example. The example below is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then, except as shown below, redeem all of your shares at the end of those periods. The example also assumes that:
Your investment has a 5% return each year
The Fund’s operating expenses remain the same (except that the example reflects the fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement arrangement reflected in the table above for only the first year)
You reinvest all dividends and distributions.
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Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:
Share Classes
Year 1
Year 3
Year 5
Year 10
A
$402
$618
$852
$1,522
C
$281
$560
$964
$2,095
I
$78
$243
$422
$942
R3
$130
$427
$746
$1,649
R4
$105
$343
$599
$1,334
R5
$82
$255
$444
$990
Y
$79
$246
$428
$954
F
$69
$218
$379
$847
If you did not redeem your shares:
C
$181
$560
$964
$2,095
Portfolio Turnover. The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the example, affect the Fund’s performance. During the fiscal year ended October 31, 2022, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 53% of the average value of its portfolio.
PRINCIPAL INVESTMENT STRATEGY. Under normal circumstances, at least 80% of the Fund’s assets are invested in below-investment-grade variable or floating rate loans (“Floating Rate Loans”) and floating rate securities selected by the sub-adviser, Wellington Management Company LLP (“Wellington Management”). Floating rate securities are defined to include the following securities of any credit quality: floating rate debt securities, money market securities of all types, repurchase agreements, money market funds and short-term bond funds. Wellington Management may use derivatives, such as swaps, for liquidity, risk management or other investment purposes.
The Fund may invest in securities of any maturity or duration. The Fund may purchase senior Floating Rate Loans, second lien loans, fixed rate loans and unsecured loans and debt securities. Senior Floating Rate Loans hold the most senior position in the capital structure of a business entity (“Borrower”), are typically secured by specific collateral and have a claim on the assets and/or stock of the Borrower that is senior to that held by subordinated debtholders and stockholders of the Borrower. Additionally, the Fund may invest up to 25% of its net assets in loans of foreign Borrowers and securities of foreign issuers, and up to 10% of its net assets in foreign loans or securities that are denominated in a foreign currency.
As part of the portfolio construction process, Wellington Management uses “bottom-up” fundamental analysis to analyze each Borrower and issuer and its ability to pay principal and interest in light of its current financial condition, its industry position, and economic and market conditions. Wellington Management’s process focuses on those Borrowers and issuers that generate positive cash flow momentum, exhibit stable or improving debt coverage and have an experienced management team. Wellington Management also evaluates each loan’s and each security’s structural features, covenants, underlying collateral and price compared to its long-term value. As part of this process, Wellington Management focuses on risk management; analysis of the business cycle; and sector and quality positioning. Wellington Management also integrates the evaluation of financially material environmental, social, and/or governance (“ESG”) characteristics (where available for an issuer) into its fundamental analysis. ESG characteristics are one of several factors that contribute to Wellington Management’s overall evaluation of the risk and return potential of an issuer.
The proceeds of Floating Rate Loans primarily are used to finance leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, mergers, acquisitions, stock repurchases, dividends, and, to a lesser extent, to finance internal growth and for other corporate purposes.
PRINCIPAL RISKS. The principal risks of investing in the Fund are described below. When you sell your shares they may be worth more or less than what you paid for them, which means that you could lose money as a result of your investment. An investment in the Fund is not a bank deposit and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. As with any fund, there is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment objective.
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Market Risk –  Market risk is the risk that one or more markets in which the Fund invests will go down in value, including the possibility that the markets will go down sharply and unpredictably. Securities of a company may decline in value due to its financial prospects and activities, including certain operational impacts, such as data breaches and cybersecurity attacks. Securities may also decline in value due to general market and economic movements and trends, including adverse changes to credit markets, or as a result of other events such as geopolitical events, natural disasters, or widespread pandemics (such as COVID-19) or other adverse public health developments.
Loans and Loan Participations Risk –  Loans and loan participations, including floating rate loans, are subject to credit risk, including the risk of nonpayment of principal or interest. Also, substantial increases in interest rates may cause an increase in loan defaults. Although the loans the Fund holds may be fully collateralized at the time of acquisition, the collateral may decline in value, be relatively illiquid, or lose all or substantially all of its value subsequent to investment. The risks associated with unsecured loans, which are not backed by a security interest in any specific collateral, are higher than those for comparable loans that are secured by specific collateral. In addition, in the event an issuer becomes insolvent, a loan could be subject to settlement risks or administrative disruptions that could adversely affect the Fund’s investment. It may also be difficult to obtain reliable information about a loan or loan participation.
Many loans are subject to restrictions on resale (thus affecting their liquidity) and may be difficult to value. As a result, the Fund may be unable to sell its loan interests at an advantageous time or price. Loans and loan participations typically have extended settlement periods (generally greater than 7 days). As a result of these extended settlement periods, the Fund may incur losses if it is required to sell other investments or temporarily borrow to meet its cash needs. Loans may also be subject to extension risk (the risk that borrowers will repay a loan more slowly in periods of rising interest rates) and prepayment risk (the risk that borrowers will repay a loan more quickly in periods of falling interest rates).
The Fund may acquire a participation interest in a loan that is held by another party. When the Fund’s loan interest is a participation, the Fund may have less control over the exercise of remedies than the party selling the participation interest, and it normally would not have any direct rights against the borrower.
Loan interests may not be considered “securities,” and purchasers, such as the Fund, may not, therefore, be entitled to rely on the anti-fraud protections of the federal securities laws. The Fund may be in possession of material non-public information about a borrower or issuer as a result of its ownership of a loan or security of such borrower or issuer. Because of prohibitions on trading in securities of issuers while in possession of such information, the Fund may be unable to enter into a transaction in a loan or security of such a borrower or issuer when it would otherwise be advantageous to do so.
Liquidity Risk –  The risk that the market for a particular investment or type of investment is or becomes relatively illiquid, making it difficult for the Fund to sell that investment at an advantageous time or price. Illiquidity may be due to events relating to the issuer of the securities, market events, rising interest rates, economic conditions or investor perceptions. Illiquid securities may be difficult to value and their value may be lower than the market price of comparable liquid securities, which would negatively affect the Fund’s performance.
Credit Risk –  Credit risk is the risk that the issuer of a security or other instrument will not be able to make principal and interest payments when due. Changes in an issuer’s financial strength, credit rating or the market’s perception of an issuer’s creditworthiness may also affect the value of the Fund’s investment in that issuer. The degree of credit risk depends on both the financial condition of the issuer and the terms of the obligation. Periods of market volatility may increase credit risk.
Call Risk –  Call risk is the risk that an issuer, especially during a period of falling interest rates, may redeem a security by repaying it early, which may reduce the Fund’s income if the proceeds are reinvested at lower interest rates.
Counterparty Risk –  The risk that the counterparty in a transaction by the Fund may be unable or unwilling to make timely principal, interest or settlement payments, or otherwise to honor its obligations.
High Yield Investments Risk –  High yield investments rated below investment grade (also referred to as “junk bonds”) are considered to be speculative and are subject to heightened credit risk, which may make the Fund more sensitive to adverse developments in the U.S. and abroad. Lower rated debt securities generally involve greater risk of default or price changes due to changes in the issuer’s creditworthiness than higher rated debt securities. The market prices of these securities may fluctuate more than those of higher rated securities and may decline significantly in periods of general economic difficulty. There may be little trading in the secondary market for particular debt securities, which may make them more difficult to value or sell.
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Derivatives Risk –  Derivatives are instruments whose value depends on, or is derived from, the value of an underlying asset, reference rate or index. Derivatives may be riskier than other types of investments because they may be more sensitive to changes in economic or market conditions than other types of investments and could result in losses that significantly exceed the Fund’s original investment. Successful use of derivative instruments by the Fund depends on the sub-adviser’s judgment with respect to a number of factors and the Fund’s performance could be worse and/or more volatile than if it had not used these instruments. In addition, the fluctuations in the value of derivatives may not correlate perfectly with the value of any portfolio assets being hedged, the performance of the asset class to which the sub-adviser seeks exposure, or the overall securities markets.
Leverage Risk –  Certain transactions, such as the use of derivatives, may give rise to leverage. Leverage can increase market exposure, increase volatility in the Fund, magnify investment risks, and cause losses to be realized more quickly. The use of leverage may cause the Fund to liquidate portfolio positions to satisfy its obligations when it may not be advantageous to do so.
Swaps Risk –  A swap is a contract that generally obligates the parties to exchange payments based on a specified reference security, basket of securities, security index or index component. Swaps can involve greater risks than direct investment in securities because swaps may be leveraged and are subject to counterparty risk (e.g., the risk of a counterparty defaulting on the obligation or bankruptcy), credit risk and pricing risk (i.e., swaps may be difficult to value). Certain swaps may also be considered illiquid. It may not be possible for the Fund to liquidate a swap position at an advantageous time or price, which may result in significant losses.
Event Risk –  Event risk is the risk that corporate issuers may undergo restructurings, such as mergers, leveraged buyouts, takeovers, or similar events financed by increased debt. As a result of the added debt, the credit quality and market value of a company’s bonds and/or other debt securities may decline significantly.
Foreign Investments Risk –  Investments in foreign securities may be riskier, more volatile, and less liquid than investments in U.S. securities. Differences between the U.S. and foreign regulatory regimes and securities markets, including the less stringent investor protection, less stringent accounting, corporate governance, financial reporting and disclosure standards of some foreign markets, as well as political and economic developments in foreign countries and regions and the U.S. (including the imposition of sanctions, tariffs, or other governmental restrictions), may affect the value of the Fund’s investments in foreign securities. Changes in currency exchange rates may also adversely affect the Fund’s foreign investments.
Interest Rate Risk –  The risk that your investment may go down in value when interest rates rise, because when interest rates rise, the prices of bonds and fixed rate loans fall. A wide variety of factors can cause interest rates to rise, including central bank monetary policies and inflation rates. Generally, the longer the maturity of a bond or fixed rate loan, the more sensitive it is to this risk. Falling interest rates also create the potential for a decline in the Fund’s income. These risks are greater during periods of rising inflation. Volatility in interest rates and in fixed income markets may increase the risk that the Fund’s investment in fixed income securities will go down in value. Risks associated with rising interest rates are currently heightened because the Federal Reserve has raised, and may continue to raise, interest rates and inflation is elevated. Actions taken by the Federal Reserve Board or foreign central banks to stimulate or stabilize economic growth, such as decreases or increases in short-term interest rates, may adversely affect markets, which could, in turn, negatively impact Fund performance.
Active Investment Management Risk –  The risk that, if the sub-adviser’s investment strategy does not perform as expected, the Fund could underperform its peers or lose money. Although the sub-adviser considers several factors when making investment decisions, the sub-adviser may not evaluate every factor prior to investing in a company or issuer, and the sub-adviser may determine that certain factors are more significant than others.
Volatility Risk –  The Fund’s investments may fluctuate in value over a short period of time. This may cause the Fund’s net asset value per share to experience significant changes in value over short periods of time.
LIBOR Risk –  The Fund may invest in certain securities, derivatives, or other financial instruments that use a London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) as a reference rate for various rate calculations. The ICE Benchmark Administration Limited, the administrator of LIBOR, has ceased publishing certain LIBOR settings on December 31, 2021, and the remaining LIBOR settings are expected to be discontinued on June 30, 2023. Some regulated entities (such as banks) have ceased to enter into new LIBOR-based contracts beginning January 1, 2022. The transition process away from LIBOR may lead to increased volatility and illiquidity in markets that currently rely on LIBOR to determine interest rates,
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and the use of an alternative reference rate (e.g., the Secured Overnight Financing Rate) may adversely affect the Fund’s performance. In addition, the usefulness of LIBOR may deteriorate in the period leading up to its discontinuation, which could adversely affect the liquidity or market value of securities that use LIBOR.
ESG Integration Risk –  Integrating ESG analysis into the investment process carries the risk that the Fund may perform differently from, and may underperform, funds that do not integrate ESG into their analysis, or funds that evaluate different ESG characteristics. ESG characteristics are not the only factors considered and as a result, the Fund’s investments may not have favorable ESG characteristics or high ESG ratings.
Large Shareholder Transaction Risk –  The Fund may experience adverse effects when certain large shareholders redeem or purchase large amounts of shares of the Fund. Such redemptions may cause the Fund to sell securities at times when it would not otherwise do so or borrow money (at a cost to the Fund), which may negatively impact the Fund’s performance and liquidity. Similarly, large purchases may adversely affect the Fund’s performance to the extent that the Fund is delayed in investing new cash and is required to maintain a larger cash position than it ordinarily would. These transactions may also accelerate the realization of taxable income to shareholders if such sales of investments resulted in gains, and may also increase transaction costs.
The Fund is subject to certain other risks. For more information regarding risks and investments, please see “Additional Information Regarding Investment Strategies and Risks” and “More Information About Risks” in the Fund’s statutory prospectus.
PAST PERFORMANCE. The performance information indicates the risks of investing in the Fund. Keep in mind that past performance does not indicate future results. Updated performance information is available at hartfordfunds.com. The returns in the bar chart and table:
Assume reinvestment of all dividends and distributions
Reflect fee waivers and/or expense limitation arrangements, if any. Absent any applicable fee waivers and/or expense limitation arrangements, performance would have been lower.
The bar chart:
Shows how the Fund’s total return has varied from year to year
Returns do not include sales charges. If sales charges were reflected, returns would have been lower
Shows the returns of Class A shares. Returns for the Fund’s other classes differ only to the extent that the classes do not have the same expenses.
Total returns by calendar year (excludes sales charges)
During the periods shown in the chart above:
Returns
Quarter Ended
Best Quarter Return
9.77%
June 30, 2020
Worst Quarter Return
-13.85%
March 31, 2020
Average Annual Total Returns. The table below shows returns for the Fund over time compared to those of a broad-based market index. After-tax returns, which are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes, are shown only for Class A shares and will vary for other classes. Actual after-tax returns, which depend on an investor’s particular tax situation, may differ from those shown and are not relevant to investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.
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Average annual total returns for periods ending December 31, 2022 (including sales charges)
Share Classes
1 Year
5 Years
10 Years
Class A –  Return Before Taxes
-6.60%
1.11%
2.31%
–  Return After Taxes on Distributions
-8.36%
-0.58%
0.61%
–  Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares
-3.91%
0.13%
1.00%
Share Classes (Return Before Taxes)
 
 
 
Class C
-5.40%
0.95%
1.85%
Class I
-3.39%
2.01%
2.90%
Class R3
-3.91%
1.47%
2.35%
Class R4
-3.73%
1.70%
2.61%
Class R5
-3.43%
1.96%
2.88%
Class Y
-3.42%
2.00%
2.93%
Class F*
-3.47%
2.02%
2.92%
Morningstar LSTA US Leveraged Loan Index (formerly, S&P/LSTA Leveraged Loan Index)
(reflects no deduction for fees, expenses or taxes)
-0.63%
3.30%
3.67%
*
Class F shares commenced operations on February 28, 2017 and performance prior to that date is that of the Fund’s Class I shares. Performance prior to an inception date of a class has not been adjusted to reflect the operating expenses of such class.
MANAGEMENT. The Fund’s investment manager is Hartford Funds Management Company, LLC. The Fund’s sub-adviser is Wellington Management.
Portfolio Manager
Title
Involved with
Fund Since
David B. Marshak
Managing Director and Fixed Income Portfolio Manager
2012
Jeffrey W. Heuer, CFA
Managing Director and Fixed Income Portfolio Manager
2012
PURCHASE AND SALE OF FUND SHARES. Not all share classes are available for all investors. Minimum investment amounts may be waived for certain accounts. Certain financial intermediaries may impose different restrictions than those described below.
Share Classes
Minimum Initial Investment
Minimum
Subsequent
Investment
Class A, Class C and Class I
$2,000 for all accounts except: $250, if establishing an Automatic
Investment Plan (“AIP”), with recurring monthly investments of at least $50
$50
Class R3, Class R4 and Class R5
No minimum initial investment
None
Class Y
$250,000
This requirement is waived when the shares are purchased through
omnibus accounts (or similar types of accounts).
None
Class F
$1,000,000
This requirement is waived when the shares are purchased through
omnibus accounts (or similar types of accounts).
None
For more information, please see the “How To Buy And Sell Shares” section of the Fund’s statutory prospectus.
You may sell your shares of the Fund on those days when the New York Stock Exchange is open, typically Monday through Friday. You may sell your shares through your financial intermediary. With respect to certain accounts, you may sell your shares on the web at hartfordfunds.com, by phone by calling 1-888-843-7824, by electronic funds transfer, or by wire. In certain circumstances you will need to write to Hartford Funds to request to sell your shares. For regular mail, please send the request to Hartford Funds, P.O. Box 219060, Kansas City, MO 64121-9060. For overnight mail, please send the request to Hartford Funds, 430 W 7th Street, Suite 219060, Kansas City, MO 64105-1407.
TAX INFORMATION. The Fund’s distributions are generally taxable, and may be taxed as ordinary income or capital gains, unless you are investing through a tax-deferred arrangement, such as a 401(k) plan or an individual retirement account. Such tax-deferred arrangements may be taxed later upon withdrawal of monies from those arrangements.
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PAYMENTS TO BROKER-DEALERS AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES. If you purchase shares of the Fund through a broker-dealer or other financial intermediary (such as a bank or financial professional), the Fund and its related companies may pay the intermediary for the sale of Fund shares and related services. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or other intermediary and your financial professional to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your financial professional or visit your financial intermediary’s website for more information.
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The Hartford Floating Rate High Income Fund Summary Section
INVESTMENT OBJECTIVE. The Fund seeks to provide high current income, and long-term total return.
YOUR EXPENSES. The table below describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy, hold and sell shares of the Fund. You may pay other fees, such as brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries, which are not reflected in the table and example below. Please contact your financial intermediary for more information regarding whether you may be required to pay a brokerage commission or other fees. You may qualify for sales charge discounts for Class A shares if you and your family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $50,000 in certain classes of Hartford mutual funds or in The Hartford® SMART529® College Savings Plan. More information about these and other discounts is available from your financial professional and in the “How Sales Charges Are Calculated” section beginning on page 127 of the Fund’s statutory prospectus. Descriptions of any financial intermediary specific sales charge waivers and discounts are set forth in Appendix A to the statutory prospectus.
Shareholder Fees (fees paid directly from your investment):
Share Classes
A
C
I
R3
R4
R5
Y
F
Maximum sales charge (load) imposed
on purchases (as a percentage of
offering price)
3.00%
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
Maximum deferred sales charge (load)
(as a percentage of purchase price or
redemption proceeds, whichever is less)
None(1)
1.00%
None
None
None
None
None
None
Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment):
Share Classes
A
C
I
R3
R4
R5
Y
F
Management fees
0.70%
0.70%
0.70%
0.70%
0.70%
0.70%
0.70%
0.70%
Distribution and service (12b-1) fees
0.25%
1.00%
None
0.50%
0.25%
None
None
None
Other expenses
0.19%
0.18%
0.16%
0.29%
0.24%
0.18%
0.18%
0.07%
Acquired fund fees and expenses
0.03%
0.03%
0.03%
0.03%
0.03%
0.03%
0.03%
0.03%
Total annual fund operating expenses(2)
1.17%
1.91%
0.89%
1.52%
1.22%
0.91%
0.91%
0.80%
Fee waiver and/or expense
reimbursement(3)
0.09%
0.08%
0.06%
0.14%
0.14%
0.13%
0.10%
0.02%
Total annual fund operating expenses
after fee waiver and/or expense
reimbursement(3)
1.08%
1.83%
0.83%
1.38%
1.08%
0.78%
0.81%
0.78%
(1)
Investments of $1 million or more will not be subject to a front-end sales charge, but may be subject to a 1.00% contingent deferred sales charge.
(2)
“Total annual fund operating expenses” do not correlate to the ratio of expenses to average net assets that is disclosed in the Fund’s annual report in the financial highlights table, which reflects the operating expenses of the Fund and does not include acquired fund fees and expenses.
(3)
Hartford Funds Management Company, LLC (the “Investment Manager”) has contractually agreed to reimburse expenses (exclusive of taxes, interest expenses, brokerage commissions, acquired fund fees and expenses and extraordinary expenses) to the extent necessary to limit total annual fund operating expenses as follows: 1.05% (Class A), 1.80% (Class C), 0.80% (Class I), 1.35% (Class R3), 1.05% (Class R4), 0.75% (Class R5), 0.78% (Class Y), and 0.75% (Class F). This contractual arrangement will remain in effect until February 29, 2024 unless the Board of Directors of The Hartford Mutual Funds, Inc. approves its earlier termination.
Example. The example below is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then, except as shown below, redeem all of your shares at the end of those periods. The example also assumes that:
Your investment has a 5% return each year
The Fund’s operating expenses remain the same (except that the example reflects the fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement arrangement reflected in the table above for only the first year)
You reinvest all dividends and distributions.
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Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:
Share Classes
Year 1
Year 3
Year 5
Year 10
A
$407
$652
$916
$1,670
C
$286
$592
$1,024
$2,226
I
$85
$278
$487
$1,091
R3
$140
$467
$816
$1,801
R4
$110
$373
$657
$1,465
R5
$80
$277
$491
$1,108
Y
$83
$280
$494
$1,110
F
$80
$253
$442
$988
If you did not redeem your shares:
C
$186
$592
$1,024
$2,226
Portfolio Turnover. The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the example, affect the Fund’s performance. During the fiscal year ended October 31, 2022, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 70% of the average value of its portfolio.
PRINCIPAL INVESTMENT STRATEGY. The Fund will invest in floating rate loans, floating rate debt securities and investments that are the economic equivalent of floating rate investments to effectively enable the Fund to achieve a floating rate of income. In order to seek a higher current income or for liquidity purposes, the Fund will invest in high yield fixed-rate bonds (also referred to as “junk bonds”). Under normal circumstances, at least 80% of the Fund’s assets will be invested in a portfolio of: (i) below-investment grade variable or floating rate loans (“Floating Rate Loans”) and floating rate securities; (ii) high yield fixed-rate loans or debt securities with respect to which the Fund has entered into interest rate swaps to effectively convert the fixed-rate interest payments into floating-rate interest payments; and (iii) fixed-rate instruments with a duration of less than or equal to one year, including money market securities of all types, repurchase agreements, and shares of money market and short-term bond funds. The Fund normally invests primarily in interests in senior Floating Rate Loans (that are either secured or unsecured) and floating rate securities. The Fund may invest in securities of any maturity or duration. The Fund may invest up to 100% of its net assets in below-investment grade debt securities. Additionally, the Fund may invest up to 40% of its net assets in loans of foreign borrowers and debt securities of foreign issuers, and up to 25% of its net assets in foreign loans or debt securities that are denominated in a foreign currency. The Fund may use foreign currency swaps, foreign currency futures contracts, and forward currency exchange contracts to attempt to mitigate the effects of foreign currency fluctuations and, at a minimum, will use foreign currency swaps, foreign currency futures contracts, and foreign currency exchange contracts to effectively limit non-U.S. currency exposure to 10% of the Fund’s net assets. The extent to which the Fund will invest in loans of foreign borrowers and securities of foreign issuers depends upon the view of the sub-adviser, Wellington Management Company LLP (“Wellington Management”), of the global loan market, and the allocation to such loans and securities may fluctuate over time. The Fund may invest up to 20% of its net assets in fixed-rate loans and debt securities without entering into an interest rate swap. The Fund may invest in “Rule 144A” securities, which are privately placed, restricted securities that may only be resold under certain circumstances to other qualified institutional buyers.
The proceeds of Floating Rate Loans primarily are used to finance leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, mergers, acquisitions, stock repurchases, dividends, and, to a lesser extent, to finance internal growth and for other corporate purposes. While the Fund may invest in Floating Rate Loans that are unsecured, senior Floating Rate Loans typically hold a senior position in the capital structure of a business entity (“Borrower”), and typically are secured by a lien on specific collateral that is senior to claims by subordinated debtholders and stockholders of the Borrower. The Fund may purchase second lien loans, and other subordinated or unsecured loans and debt securities.
In order to manage the Fund’s interest rate risk, the Fund may use interest rate swaps. The extent to which the Fund will use interest rate swaps depends on Wellington Management’s view of the interest rate environment and general market conditions. Generally, if Wellington Management expects interest rates to rise, the Fund may buy interest rate swaps to hedge the portion of its assets invested in fixed-rate debt securities. The Fund may trade securities actively.
As part of the portfolio construction process, Wellington Management uses “bottom-up” fundamental analysis to analyze each Borrower and issuer and its ability to pay principal and interest in light of its current financial condition, its industry position, and economic and market conditions. Wellington Management’s process focuses on those Borrowers
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and issuers that generate positive cash flow momentum, exhibit stable or improving debt coverage and have an experienced management team. Wellington Management also evaluates each loan’s and each security’s structural features, covenants, underlying collateral and price compared to its long-term value. As part of this process, Wellington Management focuses on risk management; analysis of the business cycle; and sector and quality positioning. Wellington Management also integrates the evaluation of financially material environmental, social, and/or governance (“ESG”) characteristics (where available for an issuer) into its fundamental analysis. ESG characteristics are one of several factors that contribute to Wellington Management’s overall evaluation of the risk and return potential of an issuer.
PRINCIPAL RISKS. The principal risks of investing in the Fund are described below. When you sell your shares they may be worth more or less than what you paid for them, which means that you could lose money as a result of your investment. An investment in the Fund is not a bank deposit and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. As with any fund, there is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment objective.
Market Risk –  Market risk is the risk that one or more markets in which the Fund invests will go down in value, including the possibility that the markets will go down sharply and unpredictably. Securities of a company may decline in value due to its financial prospects and activities, including certain operational impacts, such as data breaches and cybersecurity attacks. Securities may also decline in value due to general market and economic movements and trends, including adverse changes to credit markets, or as a result of other events such as geopolitical events, natural disasters, or widespread pandemics (such as COVID-19) or other adverse public health developments.
Loans and Loan Participations Risk –  Loans and loan participations, including floating rate loans, are subject to credit risk, including the risk of nonpayment of principal or interest. Also, substantial increases in interest rates may cause an increase in loan defaults. Although the loans the Fund holds may be fully collateralized at the time of acquisition, the collateral may decline in value, be relatively illiquid, or lose all or substantially all of its value subsequent to investment. The risks associated with unsecured loans, which are not backed by a security interest in any specific collateral, are higher than those for comparable loans that are secured by specific collateral. In addition, in the event an issuer becomes insolvent, a loan could be subject to settlement risks or administrative disruptions that could adversely affect the Fund’s investment. It may also be difficult to obtain reliable information about a loan or loan participation.
Many loans are subject to restrictions on resale (thus affecting their liquidity) and may be difficult to value. As a result, the Fund may be unable to sell its loan interests at an advantageous time or price. Loans and loan participations typically have extended settlement periods (generally greater than 7 days). As a result of these extended settlement periods, the Fund may incur losses if it is required to sell other investments or temporarily borrow to meet its cash needs. Loans may also be subject to extension risk (the risk that borrowers will repay a loan more slowly in periods of rising interest rates) and prepayment risk (the risk that borrowers will repay a loan more quickly in periods of falling interest rates).
The Fund may acquire a participation interest in a loan that is held by another party. When the Fund’s loan interest is a participation, the Fund may have less control over the exercise of remedies than the party selling the participation interest, and it normally would not have any direct rights against the borrower.
Loan interests may not be considered “securities,” and purchasers, such as the Fund, may not, therefore, be entitled to rely on the anti-fraud protections of the federal securities laws. The Fund may be in possession of material non-public information about a borrower or issuer as a result of its ownership of a loan or security of such borrower or issuer. Because of prohibitions on trading in securities of issuers while in possession of such information, the Fund may be unable to enter into a transaction in a loan or security of such a borrower or issuer when it would otherwise be advantageous to do so.
Liquidity Risk –  The risk that the market for a particular investment or type of investment is or becomes relatively illiquid, making it difficult for the Fund to sell that investment at an advantageous time or price. Illiquidity may be due to events relating to the issuer of the securities, market events, rising interest rates, economic conditions or investor perceptions. Illiquid securities may be difficult to value and their value may be lower than the market price of comparable liquid securities, which would negatively affect the Fund’s performance.
High Yield Investments Risk –  High yield investments rated below investment grade (also referred to as “junk bonds”) are considered to be speculative and are subject to heightened credit risk, which may make the Fund more sensitive to adverse developments in the U.S. and abroad. Lower rated debt securities generally involve greater risk of default or
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price changes due to changes in the issuer’s creditworthiness than higher rated debt securities. The market prices of these securities may fluctuate more than those of higher rated securities and may decline significantly in periods of general economic difficulty. There may be little trading in the secondary market for particular debt securities, which may make them more difficult to value or sell.
Credit Risk –  Credit risk is the risk that the issuer of a security or other instrument will not be able to make principal and interest payments when due. Changes in an issuer’s financial strength, credit rating or the market’s perception of an issuer’s creditworthiness may also affect the value of the Fund’s investment in that issuer. The degree of credit risk depends on both the financial condition of the issuer and the terms of the obligation. Periods of market volatility may increase credit risk.
Call Risk –  Call risk is the risk that an issuer, especially during a period of falling interest rates, may redeem a security by repaying it early, which may reduce the Fund’s income if the proceeds are reinvested at lower interest rates.
Counterparty Risk –  The risk that the counterparty in a transaction by the Fund may be unable or unwilling to make timely principal, interest or settlement payments, or otherwise to honor its obligations.
Derivatives Risk –  Derivatives are instruments whose value depends on, or is derived from, the value of an underlying asset, reference rate or index. Derivatives may be riskier than other types of investments because they may be more sensitive to changes in economic or market conditions than other types of investments and could result in losses that significantly exceed the Fund’s original investment. Successful use of derivative instruments by the Fund depends on the sub-adviser’s judgment with respect to a number of factors and the Fund’s performance could be worse and/or more volatile than if it had not used these instruments. In addition, the fluctuations in the value of derivatives may not correlate perfectly with the value of any portfolio assets being hedged, the performance of the asset class to which the sub-adviser seeks exposure, or the overall securities markets.
Leverage Risk –  Certain transactions, such as the use of derivatives, may give rise to leverage. Leverage can increase market exposure, increase volatility in the Fund, magnify investment risks, and cause losses to be realized more quickly. The use of leverage may cause the Fund to liquidate portfolio positions to satisfy its obligations when it may not be advantageous to do so.
Forward Currency Contracts Risk –  A forward currency contract is an agreement between two parties to buy and sell a currency at a set price on a future date. The market value of a forward currency contract fluctuates with changes in foreign currency exchange rates. While forward foreign currency exchange contracts do not eliminate fluctuations in the value of foreign securities, they do allow the Fund to establish a fixed rate of exchange for a future point in time. Use of such contracts, therefore, can have the effect of reducing returns and minimizing opportunities for gain. The Fund could also lose money when the contract is settled. The Fund’s gains from its positions in forward foreign currency contracts may accelerate and/or recharacterize the Fund’s income or gains and its distributions to shareholders as ordinary income. The Fund’s losses from such positions may also recharacterize the Fund’s income and its distributions to shareholders and may cause a return of capital to Fund shareholders. Such acceleration or recharacterization could affect an investor’s tax liability.
Swaps Risk –  A swap is a contract that generally obligates the parties to exchange payments based on a specified reference security, basket of securities, security index or index component. Swaps can involve greater risks than direct investment in securities because swaps may be leveraged and are subject to counterparty risk (e.g., the risk of a counterparty defaulting on the obligation or bankruptcy), credit risk and pricing risk (i.e., swaps may be difficult to value). Certain swaps may also be considered illiquid. It may not be possible for the Fund to liquidate a swap position at an advantageous time or price, which may result in significant losses.
Event Risk –  Event risk is the risk that corporate issuers may undergo restructurings, such as mergers, leveraged buyouts, takeovers, or similar events financed by increased debt. As a result of the added debt, the credit quality and market value of a company’s bonds and/or other debt securities may decline significantly.
Foreign Investments Risk –  Investments in foreign securities may be riskier, more volatile, and less liquid than investments in U.S. securities. Differences between the U.S. and foreign regulatory regimes and securities markets, including the less stringent investor protection, less stringent accounting, corporate governance, financial reporting and disclosure standards of some foreign markets, as well as political and economic developments in foreign countries and regions and the U.S. (including the imposition of sanctions, tariffs, or other governmental restrictions), may affect the value of the Fund’s investments in foreign securities. Changes in currency exchange rates may also adversely affect the Fund’s foreign investments.
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Currency Risk –  The risk that the value of the Fund’s investments in foreign securities or currencies will be affected by the value of the applicable currency relative to the U.S. dollar. When the Fund sells a foreign currency or foreign currency denominated security, its value may be worth less in U.S. dollars even if the investment increases in value in its local market. U.S. dollar-denominated securities of foreign issuers may also be affected by currency risk, as the revenue earned by issuers of these securities may also be affected by changes in the issuer’s local currency.
Interest Rate Risk –  The risk that your investment may go down in value when interest rates rise, because when interest rates rise, the prices of bonds and fixed rate loans fall. A wide variety of factors can cause interest rates to rise, including central bank monetary policies and inflation rates. Generally, the longer the maturity of a bond or fixed rate loan, the more sensitive it is to this risk. Falling interest rates also create the potential for a decline in the Fund’s income. These risks are greater during periods of rising inflation. Volatility in interest rates and in fixed income markets may increase the risk that the Fund’s investment in fixed income securities will go down in value. Risks associated with rising interest rates are currently heightened because the Federal Reserve has raised, and may continue to raise, interest rates and inflation is elevated. Actions taken by the Federal Reserve Board or foreign central banks to stimulate or stabilize economic growth, such as decreases or increases in short-term interest rates, may adversely affect markets, which could, in turn, negatively impact Fund performance.
Restricted Securities Risk –  Restricted securities are subject to the risk that they may be difficult to sell at the time and price the Fund prefers.
Volatility Risk –  The Fund’s investments may fluctuate in value over a short period of time. This may cause the Fund’s net asset value per share to experience significant changes in value over short periods of time.
Active Investment Management Risk –  The risk that, if the sub-adviser’s investment strategy does not perform as expected, the Fund could underperform its peers or lose money. Although the sub-adviser considers several factors when making investment decisions, the sub-adviser may not evaluate every factor prior to investing in a company or issuer, and the sub-adviser may determine that certain factors are more significant than others.
LIBOR Risk –  The Fund may invest in certain securities, derivatives, or other financial instruments that use a London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) as a reference rate for various rate calculations. The ICE Benchmark Administration Limited, the administrator of LIBOR, has ceased publishing certain LIBOR settings on December 31, 2021, and the remaining LIBOR settings are expected to be discontinued on June 30, 2023. Some regulated entities (such as banks) have ceased to enter into new LIBOR-based contracts beginning January 1, 2022. The transition process away from LIBOR may lead to increased volatility and illiquidity in markets that currently rely on LIBOR to determine interest rates, and the use of an alternative reference rate (e.g., the Secured Overnight Financing Rate) may adversely affect the Fund’s performance. In addition, the usefulness of LIBOR may deteriorate in the period leading up to its discontinuation, which could adversely affect the liquidity or market value of securities that use LIBOR.
Active Trading Risk –  Active trading could increase the Fund’s transaction costs and may increase your tax liability as compared to a fund with less active trading policies. These effects may adversely affect Fund performance.
ESG Integration Risk –  Integrating ESG analysis into the investment process carries the risk that the Fund may perform differently from, and may underperform, funds that do not integrate ESG into their analysis, or funds that evaluate different ESG characteristics. ESG characteristics are not the only factors considered and as a result, the Fund’s investments may not have favorable ESG characteristics or high ESG ratings.
Large Shareholder Transaction Risk –  The Fund may experience adverse effects when certain large shareholders redeem or purchase large amounts of shares of the Fund. Such redemptions may cause the Fund to sell securities at times when it would not otherwise do so or borrow money (at a cost to the Fund), which may negatively impact the Fund’s performance and liquidity. Similarly, large purchases may adversely affect the Fund’s performance to the extent that the Fund is delayed in investing new cash and is required to maintain a larger cash position than it ordinarily would. These transactions may also accelerate the realization of taxable income to shareholders if such sales of investments resulted in gains, and may also increase transaction costs.
The Fund is subject to certain other risks. For more information regarding risks and investments, please see “Additional Information Regarding Investment Strategies and Risks” and “More Information About Risks” in the Fund’s statutory prospectus.
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PAST PERFORMANCE. The performance information indicates the risks of investing in the Fund. Keep in mind that past performance does not indicate future results. Updated performance information is available at hartfordfunds.com. The returns in the bar chart and table:
Assume reinvestment of all dividends and distributions
Reflect fee waivers and/or expense limitation arrangements, if any. Absent any applicable fee waivers and/or expense limitation arrangements, performance would have been lower.
The bar chart:
Shows how the Fund’s total return has varied from year to year
Returns do not include sales charges. If sales charges were reflected, returns would have been lower
Shows the returns of Class A shares. Returns for the Fund’s other classes differ only to the extent that the classes do not have the same expenses.
Total returns by calendar year (excludes sales charges)
During the periods shown in the chart above:
Returns
Quarter Ended
Best Quarter Return
11.15%
June 30, 2020
Worst Quarter Return
-15.41%
March 31, 2020
Average Annual Total Returns. The table below shows returns for the Fund over time compared to those of a broad-based market index. After-tax returns, which are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes, are shown only for Class A shares and will vary for other classes. Actual after-tax returns, which depend on an investor’s particular tax situation, may differ from those shown and are not relevant to investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.
Average annual total returns for periods ending December 31, 2022 (including sales charges)
Share Classes
1 Year
5 Years
10 Years
Class A –  Return Before Taxes
-7.64%
1.06%
2.53%
–  Return After Taxes on Distributions
-9.42%
-0.70%
0.64%
–  Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares
-4.52%
0.07%
1.09%
Share Classes (Return Before Taxes)
 
 
 
Class C
-6.42%
0.94%
2.08%
Class I
-4.57%
1.88%
3.08%
Class R3
-5.15%
1.37%
2.53%
Class R4
-4.80%
1.69%
2.85%
Class R5
-4.48%
1.99%
3.26%
Class Y
-4.53%
1.96%
3.14%
Class F*
-4.57%
1.96%
3.13%
Morningstar LSTA US Leveraged Loan Index (formerly, S&P/LSTA Leveraged Loan Index)
(reflects no deduction for fees, expenses or taxes)
-0.63%
3.30%
3.67%
*
Class F shares commenced operations on February 28, 2017 and performance prior to that date is that of the Fund’s Class I shares. Performance prior to an inception date of a class has not been adjusted to reflect the operating expenses of such class.
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MANAGEMENT. The Fund’s investment manager is Hartford Funds Management Company, LLC. The Fund’s sub-adviser is Wellington Management.
Portfolio Manager
Title
Involved with
Fund Since
David B. Marshak
Managing Director and Fixed Income Portfolio Manager
2012
Jeffrey W. Heuer, CFA
Managing Director and Fixed Income Portfolio Manager
2012
PURCHASE AND SALE OF FUND SHARES. Not all share classes are available for all investors. Minimum investment amounts may be waived for certain accounts. Certain financial intermediaries may impose different restrictions than those described below.
Share Classes
Minimum Initial Investment
Minimum
Subsequent
Investment
Class A, Class C and Class I
$2,000 for all accounts except: $250, if establishing an Automatic
Investment Plan (“AIP”), with recurring monthly investments of at least $50
$50
Class R3, Class R4 and Class R5
No minimum initial investment
None
Class Y
$250,000
This requirement is waived when the shares are purchased through
omnibus accounts (or similar types of accounts).
None
Class F
$1,000,000
This requirement is waived when the shares are purchased through
omnibus accounts (or similar types of accounts).
None
For more information, please see the “How To Buy And Sell Shares” section of the Fund’s statutory prospectus.
You may sell your shares of the Fund on those days when the New York Stock Exchange is open, typically Monday through Friday. You may sell your shares through your financial intermediary. With respect to certain accounts, you may sell your shares on the web at hartfordfunds.com, by phone by calling 1-888-843-7824, by electronic funds transfer, or by wire. In certain circumstances you will need to write to Hartford Funds to request to sell your shares. For regular mail, please send the request to Hartford Funds, P.O. Box 219060, Kansas City, MO 64121-9060. For overnight mail, please send the request to Hartford Funds, 430 W 7th Street, Suite 219060, Kansas City, MO 64105-1407.
TAX INFORMATION. The Fund’s distributions are generally taxable, and may be taxed as ordinary income or capital gains, unless you are investing through a tax-deferred arrangement, such as a 401(k) plan or an individual retirement account. Such tax-deferred arrangements may be taxed later upon withdrawal of monies from those arrangements.
PAYMENTS TO BROKER-DEALERS AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES. If you purchase shares of the Fund through a broker-dealer or other financial intermediary (such as a bank or financial professional), the Fund and its related companies may pay the intermediary for the sale of Fund shares and related services. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or other intermediary and your financial professional to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your financial professional or visit your financial intermediary’s website for more information.
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The Hartford High Yield Fund Summary Section
INVESTMENT OBJECTIVE. The Fund seeks to provide high current income, and long-term total return.
YOUR EXPENSES. The table below describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy, hold and sell shares of the Fund. You may pay other fees, such as brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries, which are not reflected in the table and example below. Please contact your financial intermediary for more information regarding whether you may be required to pay a brokerage commission or other fees. You may qualify for sales charge discounts for Class A shares if you and your family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $50,000 in certain classes of Hartford mutual funds or in The Hartford® SMART529® College Savings Plan. More information about these and other discounts is available from your financial professional and in the “How Sales Charges Are Calculated” section beginning on page 127 of the Fund’s statutory prospectus. Descriptions of any financial intermediary specific sales charge waivers and discounts are set forth in Appendix A to the statutory prospectus.
Shareholder Fees (fees paid directly from your investment):
Share Classes
A
C
I
R3
R4
R5
R6
Y
F
Maximum sales charge (load) imposed
on purchases (as a percentage of
offering price)
4.50%
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
Maximum deferred sales charge (load)
(as a percentage of purchase price or
redemption proceeds, whichever is less)
None(1)
1.00%
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment):
Share Classes
A
C
I
R3
R4
R5
R6
Y
F
Management fees
0.50%
0.50%
0.50%
0.50%
0.50%
0.50%
0.50%
0.50%
0.50%
Distribution and service (12b-1) fees
0.25%
1.00%
None
0.50%
0.25%
None
None
None
None
Other expenses
0.25%
0.23%
0.21%
0.30%
0.25%
0.20%
0.09%
0.19%
0.08%
Total annual fund operating expenses
1.00%
1.73%
0.71%
1.30%
1.00%
0.70%
0.59%
0.69%
0.58%
Fee waiver and/or expense
reimbursement(2)
0.05%
0.00%
0.02%
0.03%
0.03%
0.03%
0.04%
0.03%
0.03%
Total annual fund operating expenses
after fee waiver and/or expense
reimbursement(2)
0.95%
1.73%
0.69%
1.27%
0.97%
0.67%
0.55%
0.66%
0.55%
(1)
Investments of $1 million or more will not be subject to a front-end sales charge, but may be subject to a 1.00% contingent deferred sales charge.
(2)
Hartford Funds Management Company, LLC (the “Investment Manager”) has contractually agreed to reimburse expenses (exclusive of taxes, interest expenses, brokerage commissions, acquired fund fees and expenses and extraordinary expenses) to the extent necessary to limit total annual fund operating expenses as follows: 0.95% (Class A), 1.75% (Class C), 0.69% (Class I), 1.27% (Class R3), 0.97% (Class R4), 0.67% (Class R5), 0.55% (Class R6), 0.66% (Class Y), and 0.55% (Class F). This contractual arrangement will remain in effect until February 29, 2024 unless the Board of Directors of The Hartford Mutual Funds, Inc. approves its earlier termination.
Example. The example below is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then, except as shown below, redeem all of your shares at the end of those periods. The example also assumes that:
Your investment has a 5% return each year
The Fund’s operating expenses remain the same (except that the example reflects the fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement arrangement reflected in the table above for only the first year)
You reinvest all dividends and distributions.
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Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:
Share Classes
Year 1
Year 3
Year 5
Year 10
A
$543
$749
$973
$1,615
C
$276
$545
$939
$2,041
I
$70
$225
$393
$881
R3
$129
$409
$710
$1,565
R4
$99
$315
$550
$1,222
R5
$68
$221
$387
$868
R6
$56
$185
$325
$734
Y
$67
$218
$381
$856
F
$56
$183
$321
$723
If you did not redeem your shares:
C
$176
$545
$939
$2,041
Portfolio Turnover. The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the example, affect the Fund’s performance. During the fiscal year ended October 31, 2022, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 49% of the average value of its portfolio.
PRINCIPAL INVESTMENT STRATEGY. The Fund normally invests at least 80%, and may invest up to 100%, of its assets in non-investment grade debt securities (also referred to as “junk bonds”). In seeking to achieve the Fund’s investment objective, the sub-adviser, Wellington Management Company LLP (“Wellington Management”), invests in specific issuers and securities that it considers to be attractive for providing current income as well as total return.
The Fund may invest up to 30% of its net assets in securities of foreign issuers, including non-dollar securities. Wellington Management generally seeks to hedge any foreign currency exposure back to U.S. dollars. The Fund may invest in bonds of any maturity or duration. The Fund may make use of derivative investments, including futures and options, swap transactions, forwards and foreign currency transactions to manage risk (including mitigating the effects of foreign currency fluctuations), to replicate securities the Fund could buy that are not currently available in the market, to manage liquidity, or for other investment purposes. The Fund may invest in “Rule 144A” securities, which are privately placed, restricted securities that may only be resold under certain circumstances to other qualified institutional buyers.
As part of the portfolio construction process, Wellington Management combines its top-down strategy with its bottom-up fundamental research. As part of this process, Wellington Management focuses on risk management; analysis of the business cycle; and sector and quality positioning. Wellington Management also integrates the evaluation of financially material environmental, social, and/or governance (“ESG”) characteristics (where available for an issuer) into its fundamental analysis. ESG characteristics are one of several factors that contribute to Wellington Management’s overall evaluation of the risk and return potential of an issuer.
PRINCIPAL RISKS. The principal risks of investing in the Fund are described below. When you sell your shares they may be worth more or less than what you paid for them, which means that you could lose money as a result of your investment. An investment in the Fund is not a bank deposit and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. As with any fund, there is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment objective.
Market Risk –  Market risk is the risk that one or more markets in which the Fund invests will go down in value, including the possibility that the markets will go down sharply and unpredictably. Securities of a company may decline in value due to its financial prospects and activities, including certain operational impacts, such as data breaches and cybersecurity attacks. Securities may also decline in value due to general market and economic movements and trends, including adverse changes to credit markets, or as a result of other events such as geopolitical events, natural disasters, or widespread pandemics (such as COVID-19) or other adverse public health developments.
High Yield Investments Risk –  High yield investments rated below investment grade (also referred to as “junk bonds”) are considered to be speculative and are subject to heightened credit risk, which may make the Fund more sensitive to adverse developments in the U.S. and abroad. Lower rated debt securities generally involve greater risk of default or
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price changes due to changes in the issuer’s creditworthiness than higher rated debt securities. The market prices of these securities may fluctuate more than those of higher rated securities and may decline significantly in periods of general economic difficulty. There may be little trading in the secondary market for particular debt securities, which may make them more difficult to value or sell.
Interest Rate Risk –  The risk that your investment may go down in value when interest rates rise, because when interest rates rise, the prices of bonds and fixed rate loans fall. A wide variety of factors can cause interest rates to rise, including central bank monetary policies and inflation rates. Generally, the longer the maturity of a bond or fixed rate loan, the more sensitive it is to this risk. Falling interest rates also create the potential for a decline in the Fund’s income. These risks are greater during periods of rising inflation. Volatility in interest rates and in fixed income markets may increase the risk that the Fund’s investment in fixed income securities will go down in value. Risks associated with rising interest rates are currently heightened because the Federal Reserve has raised, and may continue to raise, interest rates and inflation is elevated. Actions taken by the Federal Reserve Board or foreign central banks to stimulate or stabilize economic growth, such as decreases or increases in short-term interest rates, may adversely affect markets, which could, in turn, negatively impact Fund performance.
Credit Risk –  Credit risk is the risk that the issuer of a security or other instrument will not be able to make principal and interest payments when due. Changes in an issuer’s financial strength, credit rating or the market’s perception of an issuer’s creditworthiness may also affect the value of the Fund’s investment in that issuer. The degree of credit risk depends on both the financial condition of the issuer and the terms of the obligation. Periods of market volatility may increase credit risk.
Call Risk –  Call risk is the risk that an issuer, especially during a period of falling interest rates, may redeem a security by repaying it early, which may reduce the Fund’s income if the proceeds are reinvested at lower interest rates.
Event Risk –  Event risk is the risk that corporate issuers may undergo restructurings, such as mergers, leveraged buyouts, takeovers, or similar events financed by increased debt. As a result of the added debt, the credit quality and market value of a company’s bonds and/or other debt securities may decline significantly.
Foreign Investments Risk –  Investments in foreign securities may be riskier, more volatile, and less liquid than investments in U.S. securities. Differences between the U.S. and foreign regulatory regimes and securities markets, including the less stringent investor protection, less stringent accounting, corporate governance, financial reporting and disclosure standards of some foreign markets, as well as political and economic developments in foreign countries and regions and the U.S. (including the imposition of sanctions, tariffs, or other governmental restrictions), may affect the value of the Fund’s investments in foreign securities. Changes in currency exchange rates may also adversely affect the Fund’s foreign investments.
Liquidity Risk –  The risk that the market for a particular investment or type of investment is or becomes relatively illiquid, making it difficult for the Fund to sell that investment at an advantageous time or price. Illiquidity may be due to events relating to the issuer of the securities, market events, rising interest rates, economic conditions or investor perceptions. Illiquid securities may be difficult to value and their value may be lower than the market price of comparable liquid securities, which would negatively affect the Fund’s performance.
Restricted Securities Risk –  Restricted securities are subject to the risk that they may be difficult to sell at the time and price the Fund prefers.
Volatility Risk –  The Fund’s investments may fluctuate in value over a short period of time. This may cause the Fund’s net asset value per share to experience significant changes in value over short periods of time.
Active Investment Management Risk –  The risk that, if the sub-adviser’s investment strategy does not perform as expected, the Fund could underperform its peers or lose money. Although the sub-adviser considers several factors when making investment decisions, the sub-adviser may not evaluate every factor prior to investing in a company or issuer, and the sub-adviser may determine that certain factors are more significant than others.
Derivatives Risk –  Derivatives are instruments whose value depends on, or is derived from, the value of an underlying asset, reference rate or index. Derivatives may be riskier than other types of investments because they may be more sensitive to changes in economic or market conditions than other types of investments and could result in losses that significantly exceed the Fund’s original investment. Successful use of derivative instruments by the Fund depends on the sub-adviser’s judgment with respect to a number of factors and the Fund’s performance could be
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worse and/or more volatile than if it had not used these instruments. In addition, the fluctuations in the value of derivatives may not correlate perfectly with the value of any portfolio assets being hedged, the performance of the asset class to which the sub-adviser seeks exposure, or the overall securities markets.
Leverage Risk –  Certain transactions, such as the use of derivatives, may give rise to leverage. Leverage can increase market exposure, increase volatility in the Fund, magnify investment risks, and cause losses to be realized more quickly. The use of leverage may cause the Fund to liquidate portfolio positions to satisfy its obligations when it may not be advantageous to do so.
Futures and Options Risk –  Futures and options may be more volatile than direct investments in the securities underlying the futures and options, may not correlate perfectly to the underlying securities, may involve additional costs, and may be illiquid. Futures and options also may involve the use of leverage as the Fund may make a small initial investment relative to the risk assumed, which could result in losses greater than if futures or options had not been used. Futures and options are also subject to the risk that the other party to the transaction may default on its obligation.
Swaps Risk –  A swap is a contract that generally obligates the parties to exchange payments based on a specified reference security, basket of securities, security index or index component. Swaps can involve greater risks than direct investment in securities because swaps may be leveraged and are subject to counterparty risk (e.g., the risk of a counterparty defaulting on the obligation or bankruptcy), credit risk and pricing risk (i.e., swaps may be difficult to value). Certain swaps may also be considered illiquid. It may not be possible for the Fund to liquidate a swap position at an advantageous time or price, which may result in significant losses.
Forward Currency Contracts Risk –  A forward currency contract is an agreement between two parties to buy and sell a currency at a set price on a future date. The market value of a forward currency contract fluctuates with changes in foreign currency exchange rates. While forward foreign currency exchange contracts do not eliminate fluctuations in the value of foreign securities, they do allow the Fund to establish a fixed rate of exchange for a future point in time. Use of such contracts, therefore, can have the effect of reducing returns and minimizing opportunities for gain. The Fund could also lose money when the contract is settled. The Fund’s gains from its positions in forward foreign currency contracts may accelerate and/or recharacterize the Fund’s income or gains and its distributions to shareholders as ordinary income. The Fund’s losses from such positions may also recharacterize the Fund’s income and its distributions to shareholders and may cause a return of capital to Fund shareholders. Such acceleration or recharacterization could affect an investor’s tax liability.
ESG Integration Risk –  Integrating ESG analysis into the investment process carries the risk that the Fund may perform differently from, and may underperform, funds that do not integrate ESG into their analysis, or funds that evaluate different ESG characteristics. ESG characteristics are not the only factors considered and as a result, the Fund’s investments may not have favorable ESG characteristics or high ESG ratings.
Large Shareholder Transaction Risk –  The Fund may experience adverse effects when certain large shareholders redeem or purchase large amounts of shares of the Fund. Such redemptions may cause the Fund to sell securities at times when it would not otherwise do so or borrow money (at a cost to the Fund), which may negatively impact the Fund’s performance and liquidity. Similarly, large purchases may adversely affect the Fund’s performance to the extent that the Fund is delayed in investing new cash and is required to maintain a larger cash position than it ordinarily would. These transactions may also accelerate the realization of taxable income to shareholders if such sales of investments resulted in gains, and may also increase transaction costs.
Currency Risk –  The risk that the value of the Fund’s investments in foreign securities or currencies will be affected by the value of the applicable currency relative to the U.S. dollar. When the Fund sells a foreign currency or foreign currency denominated security, its value may be worth less in U.S. dollars even if the investment increases in value in its local market. U.S. dollar-denominated securities of foreign issuers may also be affected by currency risk, as the revenue earned by issuers of these securities may also be affected by changes in the issuer’s local currency.
The Fund is subject to certain other risks. For more information regarding risks and investments, please see “Additional Information Regarding Investment Strategies and Risks” and “More Information About Risks” in the Fund’s statutory prospectus.
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PAST PERFORMANCE. The performance information indicates the risks of investing in the Fund. Keep in mind that past performance does not indicate future results. Updated performance information is available at hartfordfunds.com. The returns in the bar chart and table:
Assume reinvestment of all dividends and distributions
Reflect fee waivers and/or expense limitation arrangements, if any. Absent any applicable fee waivers and/or expense limitation arrangements, performance would have been lower.
The bar chart:
Shows how the Fund’s total return has varied from year to year
Returns do not include sales charges. If sales charges were reflected, returns would have been lower
Shows the returns of Class A shares. Returns for the Fund’s other classes differ only to the extent that the classes do not have the same expenses.
Total returns by calendar year (excludes sales charges)
During the periods shown in the chart above:
Returns
Quarter Ended
Best Quarter Return
10.25%
June 30, 2020
Worst Quarter Return
-12.65%
March 31, 2020
Average Annual Total Returns. The table below shows returns for the Fund over time compared to those of a broad-based market index. After-tax returns, which are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes, are shown only for Class A shares and will vary for other classes. Actual after-tax returns, which depend on an investor’s particular tax situation, may differ from those shown and are not relevant to investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.
Average annual total returns for periods ending December 31, 2022 (including sales charges)
Share Classes
1 Year
5 Years
10 Years
Class A –  Return Before Taxes
-14.55%
0.93%