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Hartford Schroders Emerging Markets Debt and Currency Fund

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Effective as of the close of business on 3/30/18, this Fund closed to new investors. It is currently anticipated that the Fund will merge into the Hartford Schroders Emerging Markets Multi-Sector Bond Fund on or about 7/2/18. Please refer to the prospectus supplement dated 3/1/18 for more information.

On 10/24/16, the Schroder Absolute Return EMD and Currency Fund (the "Predecessor Fund”) was reorganized into the Hartford Schroders Emerging Markets Debt & Currency Fund, a new Hartford Fund that has substantially the same objective and strategies as the Predecessor Fund. As a result, all data prior to 10/24/16 is that of the Predecessor Fund.

Objective

Seeks to generate positive total returns over the long term regardless of market conditions.

Overview

An emerging markets bond fund which combines fundamental, quantitative, technical, and sentiment analysis in an effort to take advantage of opportunities across a wide spectrum of emerging market countries, sectors, and currencies.

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Performance

Performance (%)
% (as of 5/31/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 5/31/2018)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Schroders Emerging Markets Debt and Currency  I -2.12 0.33 3.04 1.28 --- 1.63
Benchmark 0.73 1.42 0.87 0.62 --- ---
Morningstar Emerging Markets Bond Category -3.67 -0.25 3.15 0.95 --- ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 3/31/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 3/31/2018)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Schroders Emerging Markets Debt and Currency  I 2.80 6.91 4.56 2.43 --- 2.47
Benchmark 0.32 1.19 0.75 0.55 --- ---
Morningstar Emerging Markets Bond Category -0.34 5.30 4.83 1.24 --- ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 12/15/2011
Operating Expenses:   Net  1.13% |  Gross  1.13%

Performance prior to 10/24/16 for Class I-shares reflects the performance, fees, and expenses of the Investor Class of the predecessor fund Schroder Absolute Return EMD and Currency Fund. If Class I fees and expenses were reflected, performance would have differed. SI performance is calculated from 12/15/11.

Performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted.

Growth of $10,000

(as of 5/31/2018)
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Growth of $10,000

Reflects Class A, excluding sales charges. If sales charges and taxes had been included, the value would have been lower. Results for other classes will vary.

Calendar Year Returns (%)
Fund Benchmark
2017 7.75 1.10
2016 8.49 0.66
2015 -6.03 0.23
2014 -0.44 0.23
2013 -0.26 0.29
2012 3.90 0.51
2011 --- ---
2010 --- ---
2009 --- ---
2008 --- ---

Excludes sales charges. If sales charges and taxes had been included, the value would have been lower.

Characteristics Holdings are subject to change. Percentages may be rounded.

Statistics
As of Date 5/31/2018
Net Assets $53 million
# of Holdings 50
Turnover (3/31/2018) 98%
Dividend Frequency Annually
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 5/31/2018)
Fund
% Non-Investment Grade 12%
% Not Rated 0%
Effective Duration 2.32 yrs.

Top Ten Countries (%)

(as of 5/31/2018)
label percentage
USA
77.54
Mexico
2.26
Indonesia
1.9
Brazil
1.78
South Africa
1.72
Ghana
1.4
Russia
1.3
Philippines
1.18
Malaysia
1.17
Korea
1.13

Sector Exposure

(as of 5/31/2018)
label currentpercentage
Emerging Market Sovereign 42%
US Treasuries 42%
Unclassified 12%
Cash and Cash Equivalents 3%
Gov't Related - Agencies 1%

Regional Exposure

(as of 5/31/2018)
label value
Japan, Developed Europe, USA 78.54
Latin America 7.54
Asia 6.56
Eastern Europe 4.25
Africa and Middle East 3.12
Other Developed 0.00

Top Ten Issuers (%)

(as of 5/31/2018)
label percentageholding
Mexico Cetes 7.56
Singapore Government Bond 7.45
Brazil Notas do Tesouro Nacional 6.00
Czech Republic Government Bond 5.99
Poland Government Bond 5.79
Hungary Government Bond 4.95
U.S. Treasury Bonds 3.79
Indonesia Treasury Bond 2.41
U.S. Treasury Notes 2.23
Petroleos Mexicanos 2.10
Total Portfolio % 48.27

Top Ten Currencies (%)

(as of 5/31/2018)
label percentage
US Dollar 78.2
Mexican Peso 2.3
Indonesian Rup 1.9
Commercial Rand 1.7
Brazil Real 1.5
Russian Rouble 1.3
Philippine Peso 1.2
Malaysian Ring 1.2
Sth.korean Won 1.1
Colombian Peso 1.1
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 12/15/2011
Symbol SARNX
CUSIP 41665H300
Fund Number 1807

Insights

pdf

Shelter From the Storm 

Tue Apr 24 12:42:00 EDT 2018
A fixed-income forecast for a rising-rate world.
pdf

The 5-Minute Forecast 2Q18 

Wed Apr 18 11:24:00 EDT 2018
A concise summary of the Hartford Funds Multi-Asset Team’s views on the main challenges facing investors: Growth, Income, Volatility, Inflation, and Taxes.
pdf

How a Rate Rise Reminds Us Why We Invest in Fixed Income 

Thu Mar 22 12:42:00 EDT 2018
Like death and taxes, the reasons to allocate to fixed income should never go away...even in the face of rising interest rates.

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A WORD ABOUT RISK

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. There is no guarantee a fund will achieve its stated objective. Security prices fluctuate in value depending on general market and economic conditions and the prospects of individual companies. Fixed income security risks include credit, liquidity, call, duration, and interest-rate risk. As interest rates rise, bond prices generally fall. Obligations of U.S. Government agencies are supported by varying degrees of credit but are generally not backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government. Investments in high-yield (“junk”) bonds involve greater risk of price volatility, illiquidity, and default than higher-rated debt securities. Derivatives are generally more volatile and sensitive to changes in market or economic conditions than other securities; their risks include currency, leverage, liquidity, index, pricing, and counterparty risk. Foreign investments may be more volatile and less liquid than U.S. investments and are subject to the risk of currency fluctuations and adverse political and economic developments. These risks may be greater for investments in emerging markets. The Fund may invest in a smaller number of issuers, so it may be more exposed to risks and volatility than a more broadly diversified fund.

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