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Hartford Funds Management Company, LLC

PRI reporting framework 2020

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Investment policy

SG 01. RI policy and coverage

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01.1. Indicate if you have an investment policy that covers your responsible investment approach.

01.2. Indicate the components/types and coverage of your policy.

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Policy components/types

Coverage by AUM

01.3. Indicate if the investment policy covers any of the following

01.4. Describe your organisation’s investment principles and overall investment strategy, interpretation of fiduciary (or equivalent) duties,and how they consider ESG factors and real economy impact.

At Hartford Funds, we believe our committment to human-centric investing aligns with the ideas and concepts behind sustainable investment.  We believe it is possible and preferable to have a positive social and environmental impact while generating a competitive investment return.  When evaluting the sub-advisers to our actively managed funds (Wellington Management and Schroders), we consider how they integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into their investment process. At the same time, Hartford Funds has launched mutual funds with specific environmental sustainability and impact investing focus.

 Beyond investing, Hartford Funds shows its dedication to being a sustainable business in the following ways:

Environmental Stewardship - Our headquarters is LEED Silver Certified

Communities and Giving

Ethics and governance

Diversity and inclusion - We are committed to increasing diversity at all levels of the organization; creating and maintaining an inclusive environment that values and respects all employees for their individual contributions and engaging with the next generation of talent to ignite interest in our industry and our company

Both Wellington and Schroders have their own detailed policies and strategy. 


01.5. Provide a brief description of the key elements, any variations or exceptions to your investment policy that covers your responsible investment approach. [Optional]

see above

01.6. Additional information [Optional].


SG 01 CC. Climate risk (Private)

SG 02. Publicly available RI policy or guidance documents


02.1. Indicate which of your investment policy documents (if any) are publicly available. Provide a URL and an attachment of the document.

02.2. Indicate if any of your investment policy components are publicly available. Provide URL and an attachment of the document.

02.3. Additional information [Optional].

SG 03. Conflicts of interest

03.1. Indicate if your organisation has a policy on managing potential conflicts of interest in the investment process.

03.2. Describe your policy on managing potential conflicts of interest in the investment process.

Management of the funds of funds entails potential conflicts of interest because each such fund of fund invests in affiliated underlying funds.  Certain underlying funds may be more profitable or provide other benefits to HFMC and/or its affiliates than others, and HFMC may, therefore, have an incentive to allocate more of the Fund’s assets to underlying funds that are more profitable or provide other benefits. However, HFMC has adopted a conflict of interests' policy to mitigate these risks.

03.3. Additional information. [Optional]

SG 04. Identifying incidents occurring within portfolios (Private)