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Hartford Funds

Hartford Funds Parent Rating

Above Average

Hartford Funds’ investors benefit from access to strong subadvisors at a reasonable cost.

The firm earns an Above Average Parent Pillar rating.

Hartford’s industry relationships are key to its success. It maintains a long-standing partnership with standout investment manager Wellington Management Company, which has run the firm's equity and fixed-income funds since 1996 and 2012, respectively. Wellington now subadvises more than half of Hartford’s $124.1 billion in fund assets. In 2016, Hartford launched strategic-beta exchange-traded funds with its acquisition of Lattice Strategies and partnered with Schroders to expand its investment platform’s offerings, especially in non-U.S. strategies.

Hartford leaves most investment decisions to its subadvisors but collaborates with them on product development, risk oversight, and distribution. The firm reorganized its sales efforts and grew its product-management capabilities in 2013. Firm leadership has since added further resources to its distribution and oversight teams, while merging and liquidating subpar offerings, and has introduced new strategies.

Hartford has sought to provide more-competitive fees. The firm has launched share classes without embedded distribution charges and reduced fees on other share classes. Still, as most shares remain in average or costlier fee groups, there is room for improvement.

Hartford Funds Investments


US Open-end ex MM ex FoF ex Feeder

Total Net Assets

129.29 Bil

Investment Flows (TTM)

−10.29 Bil

Asset Growth Rate (TTM)


# of Share Classes

Morningstar Rating # of Share Classes
Not Rated 24

Exchange-Traded Funds

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Total Net Assets

4.72 Bil

Investment Flows (TTM)

310.62 Mil

Asset Growth Rate (TTM)


# of Share Classes


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