Hartford Funds(9)

Searching for Improving Quality

Hartford Small Cap Value Fund

US> Multi-Cap > Growth

Mar 19, 2013

Companies with smaller market capitalizations are generally not on the radar of large investors and Wall Street. Investors with a strict investment discipline and research process can discover these out-of-sight gems. Mammen Chally and David Elliott, with the help of two dedicated analysts and the broader research resources of Wellington Management, look for companies that are facing improving quality metrics, business momentum, and attractive relative valuations.

Dynamic Risk Posture

Hartford High Yield Fund

US> Large-Cap > Value

Aug 31, 2012

An adequate approach to risk management often requires a more versatile approach to research and an ever-changing point of view. At The Hartford High Yield Fund, Christopher Jones and his team benefit from proprietary research that delves into the current business cycle and economic environment both from a top-down and a bottom-up perspective.

In All Market Environments

The Hartford Capital Appreciation II Fund

US> Large-Cap > Growth

Jul 24, 2007

The goal of the Hartford Capital Appreciation II Fund is not to be boxed into one aspect of the market but to be opportunistic and flexible. The Fund’s five managers, who have separate and distinct investment styles, aim to create a fund that can operate in all market environments. Michael Carmen, manager of the opportunistic growth sleeve, looks for companies with potential to deliver stronger-than-expected earnings or free cash flow growth.

Forewarned Is Forearmed

Hartford Inflation Plus Fund

US> Multi-Cap > Growth

Oct 23, 2003

William Davison, Director of The Hartford’s Funds Management Group has over 21 years of investment experience. He is a co-manager of the firm’s Inflation Plus and Income mutual funds. Prior to joining The Hartford, Davison served as a vice president of corporate finance with Shawmut National Corporation, and also as a loan officer with Manufacturing Hanover Trust Company.

Best Ideas with Contrarian Views

Hartford International Equity Fund

GL> Natural Resources/Materials >

Nov 06, 2017

Not all financial markets are as efficient as the developed U.S. market. For investors with contrarian views and research resources, however, out-of-favor stocks in Canada, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region can be particularly attractive. Kent Stahl, portfolio manager of the Hartford International Equity Fund, complements the input of a global research team with a factor-based risk management approach to build a diversified portfolio.

Bond Income With Downside Protection

Hartford Strategic Income Fund

US> Small-Cap > Core

Nov 21, 2016

Diversification is key for The Hartford Strategic Income fund, which has more than 200 holdings in various fixed income sectors. Portfolio manager Campe Goodman relies on the deep research capabilities at Wellington, the collaborative culture, and the disciplined approach as instrumental for staying on top of a complex set of securities. One of his core beliefs is that identifying fundamental value leads to outperformance over the long term.


Diversified Short Duration Income

Hartford Short Duration Fund

US> Large-Cap > Core

Jan 08, 2016

Investing in corporate bonds offers rewarding opportunities to investors who are prepared to do their homework. Timothy Smith, portfolio manager of the Hartford Short Duration Fund, complements two decades of experience with the analytical support of Wellington Management as he looks for income opportunities across industry sectors in order to maintain a diversified portfolio.

A Differentiated View of Large Caps

Hartford Growth Opportunities Fund

US> Large-Cap > Growth

Jun 02, 2015

Identifying growth in the large-cap space is rarely challenging, unlike understanding the acceleration of that growth, which can be elusive for many investors. Michael Carmen, portfolio manager of the Hartford Growth Opportunities Fund, and his team of analysts are looking for companies poised to experience revenue acceleration that is not factored into market valuations. 

Value in Large Caps with Dividend History

The Hartford Dividend and Growth Fund

US> Multi-Cap > Value

Oct 15, 2015

Changes in the supply and demand profile of any industry can offer attractive investment opportunities to those who are equipped with knowledge and prepared to act. Edward Bousa, portfolio manager of The Hartford Dividend and Growth Fund, follows the dynamics of these changing profiles as part of an investment strategy designed to protect investors on the downside.