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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 10/31/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 10/31/2019)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Schroders Emerging Markets Equity  I 13.62 13.54 8.88 4.33 4.35 5.25
Benchmark 10.36 11.86 7.36 2.93 3.78 ---
Morningstar Diversified Emerging Mkts Category 11.88 12.70 6.33 2.11 3.38 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 9/30/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 9/30/2019)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Schroders Emerging Markets Equity  I 9.80 0.05 7.44 3.75 3.92 5.01
Benchmark 5.90 -2.02 5.97 2.33 3.37 ---
Morningstar Diversified Emerging Mkts Category 7.92 -0.13 4.88 1.54 2.87 ---
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 10/31/2019)
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Growth of $10,000
I-Share Morningstar Ratings
(as of 10/31/2019)
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  • 700 Products | Diversified Emerging Mkts Category
Based on Risk-Adjusted Returns
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.

CharacteristicsAllocations, exposures and holdings are subject to change. Percentages may be rounded.

Allocations, exposures and holdings are subject to change. Percentages may be rounded.
Statistics
As of Date 10/31/2019
Net Assets $3.6 billion
# of Holdings 109
% in Foreign Equities 98
Turnover (9/30/2019) 40%
Active Share 70%
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 10/31/2019)
Fund MSCI Emerging Markets Index
Price/Earnings 12.6x 11.8x
Price/Book 1.8x 1.6x
Return on Equity 17.9% 17.1%
Asset Weighted Market Cap (billions) $116.2 $90.7
Median Market Cap (billions) $13.5 $6.2
Return Characteristics
(as of 10/31/2019)
Fund
Alpha (5 Year) 1.44
Down Capture (5 Year) 91.16
Information Ratio (5 Year) 0.45
Sharpe Ratio (5 Year) 0.29
Up Capture (5 Year) 98.04
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 03/31/2006
Symbol SEMNX
CUSIP 41665H847
Fund Number 1838

Top Ten Countries (%)

(as of 10/31/2019)
label percentage
China
32
Korea
13
Brazil
12
Taiwan
11
Russia
9
India
4
South Africa
2
CASH
2
Mexico
2
Hungary
2

Regional Exposure (%)

(as of 10/31/2019)
label value
Asia 64
EMEA 20
Latin America 16

Top Ten Holdings (%)

(as of 10/31/2019)
label percentageholding
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. 6.72
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 6.51
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. 5.57
Tencent Holdings Ltd. 5.47
Ping An Insurance Group Co. of China Ltd. 2.91
Sberbank of Russia PJSC 2.59
Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. 2.12
AIA Group Ltd. 1.96
LUKOIL PJSC 1.87
China Mengniu Dairy Co., Ltd. 1.63
Total Portfolio % 37.35
(as of 9/30/2019)
label percentageholding
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 6.85
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. 6.36
Tencent Holdings Ltd. 5.83
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. 5.55
Ping An Insurance Group Co., of China Ltd. 3.00
Sberbank of Russia PJSC 2.57
Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. 2.04
HDFC Bank Ltd. 1.93
AIA Group Ltd. 1.92
LUKOIL PJSC 1.89
Total Portfolio % 37.94
Market Cap Distribution %
(as of 10/31/2019)
Fund
Less than $2 billion 1
$2 billion - $5 billion 4
$5 billion - $10 billion 10
Greater than $10 billion 84
Not Classified 1

Sector Exposure

(as of 10/31/2019)
label currentpercentage
Financials 27
Information Technology 21
Consumer Discretionary 17
Energy 11
Communication Services 9
Consumer Staples 7
Materials 4
Industrials 2
Health Care 1
Real Estate 1
Utilities 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 

11/06/2019
A monthly outlook reviewing the markets and the top-down, quantitative model Schroders uses to make emerging-markets country allocation decisions.
pdf

3Q Multi-Asset Outlook: Central Banks to the Rescue? Don't Count on it  

07/15/2019
Regardless of near-term developments on the trade front, I expect growth to slow and think investors should consider more defensive positioning.
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.

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Fact Sheet

09/30/2019 | pdf

This Fund Fact Sheet summarizes the Fund's investment approach, portfolio statistics, top holdings, and current performance.

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Expanded Commentary

09/30/2019 | pdf

Current quarterly commentary from sub-adviser, Schroders, which includes a performance review, attribution, statistics, and positioning and outlook for the Fund.

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Summary Prospectus

03/01/2019 | pdf

A concise summary of the Fund’s investment strategy, performance, expenses, risks, and management team.

Pitchbook

09/30/2019 | pdf

This Pitchbook reviews the Fund's investment approach, investment team, investment process, portfolio statistics, top holdings, and current performance.

Semi Annual Report

04/30/2019 | pdf

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

Statutory Prospectus

03/01/2019 | pdf

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

Annual Report

10/31/2018 | pdf

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

SAI

03/01/2019 | pdf

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.
Neither MSCI nor any other party involved in or related to compiling, computing or creating the MSCI data makes any express or implied warranties or representations with respect to such data (or the results to be obtained by the use thereof), and all such parties hereby expressly disclaim all warranties of originality, accuracy, completeness, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose with respect to any of such data. Without limiting any of the foregoing, in no event shall MSCI, any of its affiliates or any third party involved in or related to compiling, computing or creating the data have any liability for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, consequential or any other damages (including lost profits) even if notified of the possibility of such damages. No further distribution or dissemination of the MSCI data is permitted without MSCI's express written consent.

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