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Hartford Schroders Emerging Markets Multi-Sector Bond Fund

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On 10/24/16, the Schroder Emerging Markets Multi-Sector Bond Fund (the “Predecessor Fund”) was reorganized into the Hartford Schroders Emerging Markets Multi-Sector Bond 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 provide a return of long-term capital growth and income.

Overview

An emerging markets bond fund that integrates sovereign hard currency debt, local currency debt, emerging market corporate debt, and emerging market currency rates within an actively managed, strategic asset-allocation framework.

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"A Deep Dive in Emerging Market Debt"
Jim Barrineau, Portfolio Manager, Hartford Schroders Emerging Markets Multi-Sector Bond Fund

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Performance

Performance (%)
% (as of 7/31/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 7/31/2018)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Schroders Emerging Markets Multi-Sector Bond  I -4.76 -1.46 5.10 3.19 --- 3.31
Blended Benchmark -2.94 -0.58 4.51 3.16 --- ---
Morningstar Emerging Markets Bond Category -3.11 -0.71 4.30 2.02 --- ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 6/30/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 6/30/2018)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Schroders Emerging Markets Multi-Sector Bond  I -7.06 -2.36 3.61 2.73 --- 2.86
Blended Benchmark -4.81 -1.29 3.59 2.86 --- ---
Morningstar Emerging Markets Bond Category -5.21 -1.82 3.13 1.65 --- ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 06/25/2013
Operating Expenses:   Net  0.90% |  Gross  0.92%

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 Markets Multi-Sector Bond Fund. If Class I fees and expenses were reflected, performance would have differed. SI performance is calculated from 6/25/13.

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 7/31/2018)
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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 13.72 11.13
2016 13.09 10.04
2015 -4.26 -4.39
2014 -1.33 2.13
2013 --- ---
2012 --- ---
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 7/31/2018
Net Assets $116 million
# of Holdings 113
Turnover (6/30/2018) 261%
Dividend Frequency Quarterly
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 7/31/2018)
Fund
% Non-Investment Grade 60%
% Not Rated 0%
Effective Duration 5.10 yrs.

Top Ten Countries (%)

(as of 7/31/2018)
label percentage
Brazil
12.94
Argentina
12.48
Mexico
8.07
South Africa
6.41
Qatar
5.97
USA
5.86
Ukraine
4.77
Colombia
4.08
China
3.97
Turkey
3.95

Top Ten Currencies (%)

(as of 7/31/2018)
label percentage
US Dollar 83.4
Brazil Real 7.2
Russian Rouble 2.3
Indonesian Rup 2.2
Commercial Rand 2.1
Polish Zloty 1.4
Argentine Peso 0.9
Colombian Peso 0.7
Mexican Peso -1.0
Turkish Lira -1.0

Regional Exposure

(as of 7/31/2018)
label value
Latin America 46.78
Africa & Middle East 20.85
Europe 16.51
Asia 10.00
Developed 5.86

Top Ten Issuers (%)

(as of 7/31/2018)
label percentageholding
Brazil Notas do Tesouro Nacional 6.76
Qatar Government International Bond 5.89
Provincia de Buenos Aires 4.73
Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. 4.07
Ukraine Government International Bond 3.84
Argentine Republic Government International Bond 3.04
Ecuador Government International Bond 2.93
Lebanon Government International Bond 2.92
Indonesia Treasury Bond 2.19
Russian Federal Bond - OFZ 2.18
Total Portfolio % 38.55

Sector Exposure

(as of 7/31/2018)
label currentpercentage
EMD Sovereign 43%
EMD Corporate 32%
EMD Local Currency 18%
Cash and Cash Equivalents 7%
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 06/25/2013
Symbol SMSNX
CUSIP 41665H755
Fund Number 1814
Yields
As of Date 7/31/2018
30 Day SEC Yield 6.55%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield 6.31%

Credit Exposure (%)

(as of 7/31/2018)
label value
Aaa/AAA 3.6
Aa/AA 6.6
A 8.1
Baa/BBB 18.8
Ba/BB 16.3
B 34.1
Caa/CCC or lower 9.8
Not Rated 0.0
Cash & Cash Equivalents 2.7

Credit exposure is the credit ratings for the underlying securities of the Fund as provided by Standard and Poor's (S&P), Moody's Investors Service, or Fitch and typically range from AAA/Aaa (highest) to C/D (lowest). If S&P, Moody's, and Fitch assign different ratings, the average rating is used. If only two ratings agencies assign ratings, the average rating is used. Securities that are not rated by any of the three agencies are listed as "Not Rated". The ratings breakdown includes cash and cash equivalents. Ratings do not apply to the Fund itself or to Fund shares. Ratings may change.

Insights

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Shelter From the Storm 

Wed Jul 18 12:42:00 EDT 2018
A fixed-income forecast for a rising-rate world.
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The 5-Minute Forecast 3Q18 

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

Tue Jul 17 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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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. Investments in high-yield (“junk”) bonds involve greater risk of price volatility, illiquidity, and default than higher-rated debt securities. Privately placed, restricted (Rule 144A) securities may be more difficult to sell and price than other 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 have high portfolio turnover, which could increase its transaction costs and an investor’s tax liability. The Fund may invest in a smaller number of issuers and focus on investments in particular geographic regions or countries, so it may be more exposed to risks and volatility than a more broadly diversified fund.

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