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Hartford Schroders Emerging Markets Equity Fund

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Hartford Schroders Emerging Markets Equity Fund closed to new investors effective as of the close of business on 3/15/19. Please refer to the Fund’s prospectus for additional information.

On 10/24/16, the Schroder Emerging Market Equity Fund (the “Predecessor Fund”) was reorganized into the Hartford Schroders Emerging Markets Equity 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 capital appreciation.

Overview

An emerging markets fund that combines top-down country allocation analysis with bottom-up stock selection.

More About Hartford Schroders Emerging Markets Equity Fund 

Tom Wilson, CFA
Portfolio Manager
Robert Davy
Portfolio Manager
James Gotto
Portfolio Manager
Waj Hashmi, CFA
Portfolio Manager
Nicholas Field
Portfolio Manager

The portfolio managers are supported by the full resources of Schroders.

Video Commentaries

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Investment Process (5:23)
Portfolio Manager Tom Wilson, CFA

  

Performance

Performance (%)
% (as of 3/31/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 3/31/2019)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Schroders Emerging Markets Equity  I 10.45 -8.98 12.08 4.41 9.12 5.26
Benchmark 9.93 -7.41 10.68 3.68 8.94 ---
Morningstar Diversified Emerging Mkts Category 10.26 -9.34 9.03 2.57 8.29 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 3/31/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 3/31/2019)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Schroders Emerging Markets Equity  I 10.45 -8.98 12.08 4.41 9.12 5.26
Benchmark 9.93 -7.41 10.68 3.68 8.94 ---
Morningstar Diversified Emerging Mkts Category 10.26 -9.34 9.03 2.57 8.29 ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 03/31/2006
Operating Expenses:   Net  1.25% |  Gross  1.25%
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 Emerging Market Equity Fund. If Class I fees and expenses were reflected, performance would have differed. SI performance is calculated from 3/31/06.

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 (I-Share)

(as of 3/31/2019)
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Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2017","value":"24818.0"},{"date":"Sat Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2017","value":"23992.0"},{"date":"Thu Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2017","value":"23870.0"},{"date":"Mon Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2017","value":"23121.0"},{"date":"Fri Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2017","value":"21943.0"},{"date":"Wed May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2017","value":"21683.0"},{"date":"Sun Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2017","value":"21056.0"},{"date":"Fri Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2017","value":"20491.0"},{"date":"Tue Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2017","value":"19848.0"},{"date":"Tue Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2017","value":"19466.0"},{"date":"Sat Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2016","value":"18212.0"},{"date":"Wed Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2016","value":"18222.0"},{"date":"Mon Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"19070.0"},{"date":"Fri Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"19176.0"},{"date":"Wed Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"18721.0"},{"date":"Sun Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"18100.0"},{"date":"Thu Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"17389.0"},{"date":"Tue May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"16707.0"},{"date":"Sat Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"17086.0"},{"date":"Thu Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2016","value":"16995.0"},{"date":"Mon Feb 29 00:00:00 EST 2016","value":"15192.0"},{"date":"Sun Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2016","value":"15571.0"},{"date":"Thu Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2015","value":"16495.0"},{"date":"Mon Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2015","value":"16896.0"},{"date":"Sat Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"17346.0"},{"date":"Wed Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"16400.0"},{"date":"Mon Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"16670.0"},{"date":"Fri Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"18216.0"},{"date":"Tue Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"19446.0"},{"date":"Sun May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"19806.0"},{"date":"Thu Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"20527.0"},{"date":"Tue Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2015","value":"19446.0"},{"date":"Sat Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2015","value":"19611.0"},{"date":"Sat Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2015","value":"19161.0"},{"date":"Wed Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2014","value":"18891.0"},{"date":"Sun Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2014","value":"19909.0"},{"date":"Fri Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"19909.0"},{"date":"Tue Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"19790.0"},{"date":"Sun Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"21395.0"},{"date":"Thu Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"20741.0"},{"date":"Mon Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"20533.0"},{"date":"Sat May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"19998.0"},{"date":"Wed Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"19255.0"},{"date":"Mon Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2014","value":"19285.0"},{"date":"Fri Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2014","value":"19092.0"},{"date":"Fri Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2014","value":"18438.0"},{"date":"Tue Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2013","value":"19805.0"},{"date":"Sat Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2013","value":"20105.0"},{"date":"Thu Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"20267.0"},{"date":"Mon Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"19428.0"},{"date":"Sat Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"18072.0"},{"date":"Wed Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"18559.0"},{"date":"Sun Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"18131.0"},{"date":"Fri May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"19354.0"},{"date":"Tue Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"19973.0"},{"date":"Sun Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2013","value":"19722.0"},{"date":"Thu Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2013","value":"20120.0"},{"date":"Thu Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2013","value":"20252.0"},{"date":"Mon Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2012","value":"20267.0"},{"date":"Fri Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2012","value":"19147.0"},{"date":"Wed Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"18854.0"},{"date":"Sun Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"18927.0"},{"date":"Fri Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"18007.0"},{"date":"Tue Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"17934.0"},{"date":"Sat Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"17730.0"},{"date":"Thu May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"16956.0"},{"date":"Mon Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"19000.0"},{"date":"Sat Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2012","value":"18942.0"},{"date":"Wed Feb 29 00:00:00 EST 2012","value":"19351.0"},{"date":"Tue Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2012","value":"18270.0"},{"date":"Sat Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2011","value":"16649.0"},{"date":"Wed Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2011","value":"17256.0"},{"date":"Mon Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"17658.0"},{"date":"Fri Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"15575.0"},{"date":"Wed Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"18564.0"},{"date":"Sun Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"20374.0"},{"date":"Thu Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"20374.0"},{"date":"Tue May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"20819.0"},{"date":"Sat Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"21394.0"},{"date":"Thu Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2011","value":"20618.0"},{"date":"Mon Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2011","value":"19440.0"},{"date":"Mon Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2011","value":"19584.0"},{"date":"Fri Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2010","value":"19986.0"},{"date":"Tue Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2010","value":"18638.0"},{"date":"Sun Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2010","value":"19137.0"},{"date":"Thu Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2010","value":"18666.0"},{"date":"Tue Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2010","value":"16870.0"},{"date":"Sat Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2010","value":"17397.0"},{"date":"Wed Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2010","value":"16014.0"},{"date":"Mon May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2010","value":"15971.0"},{"date":"Fri Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2010","value":"17754.0"},{"date":"Wed Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2010","value":"17782.0"},{"date":"Sun Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2010","value":"16399.0"},{"date":"Sun Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2010","value":"16470.0"},{"date":"Thu Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2009","value":"17611.0"},{"date":"Mon Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2009","value":"16936.0"},{"date":"Sat Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2009","value":"16085.0"},{"date":"Wed Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2009","value":"16199.0"},{"date":"Mon Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2009","value":"14695.0"},{"date":"Fri Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2009","value":"14766.0"},{"date":"Tue Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2009","value":"13348.0"},{"date":"Sun May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2009","value":"13603.0"},{"date":"Thu Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 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Growth of $10,000

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

Calendar Year Returns (%)
Fund Benchmark
2018 -15.56 -14.58
2017 40.87 37.28
2016 10.41 11.19
2015 -12.68 -14.92
2014 -4.61 -2.19
2013 -2.28 -2.60
2012 21.73 18.22
2011 -16.70 -18.42
2010 13.49 18.88
2009 76.86 78.51

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 3/31/2019
Net Assets $3.7 billion
# of Holdings 102
% in Foreign Equities 98
Turnover (3/31/2019) 23%
Active Share 62%
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 3/31/2019)
Fund MSCI Emerging Markets Index
Price/Earnings 12.2x 11.7x
Price/Book 1.8x 1.6x
Return on Equity 17.5% 17.1%
Asset Weighted Market Cap (billions) $118.7 $94.1
Median Market Cap (billions) $14.2 $6.5
Return Characteristics
(as of 3/31/2019)
Fund
Alpha (5 Year) 0.85
Down Capture (5 Year) 92.99
Information Ratio (5 Year) 0.23
Sharpe Ratio (5 Year) 0.32
Up Capture (5 Year) 97.12
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 03/31/2006
Symbol SEMNX
CUSIP 41665H847
Fund Number 1838

Top Ten Countries (%)

(as of 3/31/2019)
label percentage
China
33
Korea
16
Brazil
10
Taiwan
10
Russia
6
India
5
South Africa
3
Mexico
3
Thailand
2
Hungary
2

Regional Exposure (%)

(as of 3/31/2019)
label value
Asia 68
EMEA 17
Latin America 15

Top Ten Holdings (%)

(as of 3/31/2019)
label percentageholding
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 6.58
Tencent Holdings Ltd. 6.29
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. 5.52
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. 4.98
China Construction Bank Corp. 2.84
LUKOIL PJSC 2.59
AIA Group Ltd. 2.49
Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. 2.05
HDFC Bank Ltd. 2.00
CNOOC Ltd. 1.87
Total Portfolio % 37.21
Market Cap Distribution %
(as of 3/31/2019)
Less than $2 billion 1
$2 billion - $5 billion 4
$5 billion - $10 billion 11
Greater than $10 billion 85
Not Classified 0

Sector Exposure

(as of 3/31/2019)
label currentpercentage
Financials 28
Information Technology 18
Consumer Discretionary 14
Energy 12
Communication Services 11
Consumer Staples 7
Materials 4
Industrials 2
Health Care 1
Utilities 1
Real Estate 1
Based on Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS), which was developed by and is the exclusive property and a service mark of MSCI Inc. (MSCI) and Standard & Poor's, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. (S&P). Excludes cash. May not total to 100% due to rounding and/or pooled vehicle allocations.

Insights

pdf

Schroders: Emerging Markets Investment Outlook 

03/20/2019
A monthly outlook reviewing the markets and the top-down, quantitative model Schroders uses to make emerging-markets country allocation decisions.
pdf

Is China About to Provide a Boost to EM? 

03/15/2019
Policy changes in China may make emerging-market equities more appealing for investors.
pdf

Reflections on a Red October 

11/12/2018
October's 7% market drop was the worst one-month decline since 2011.

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This Pitchbook reviews the Funds' investment approach, investment team, investment process, and general portfolio parameters.

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A semi-annual update on the Fund that includes a manager discussion of the Fund’s performance and financial statements.

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An annual update that includes information about the Funds' investment managers, sub-advisers, and operations.

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A supplementary document to the Fund’s prospectus that includes additional information about the Fund and its operations.

Important Risks: Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. Security prices fluctuate in value depending on general market and economic conditions and the prospects of individual companies. • 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 or if the Fund focuses in a particular geographic region or country. • Small- and mid-cap securities can have greater risks and volatility than large-cap securities. • The Fund's focus on investments in particular sectors may increase its volatility and risk of loss if adverse developments occur.

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