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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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Performance

Performance (%)
% (as of 10/31/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 10/31/2018)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Schroders Emerging Markets Multi-Sector Bond  I -6.74 -5.22 4.99 2.29 --- 2.74
Blended Benchmark -5.73 -4.21 3.97 2.01 --- ---
Morningstar Emerging Markets Bond Category -5.70 -4.92 4.07 1.04 --- ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 9/30/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 9/30/2018)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Schroders Emerging Markets Multi-Sector Bond  I -6.10 -4.95 6.73 2.82 --- 2.92
Blended Benchmark -4.23 -3.36 5.61 2.86 --- ---
Morningstar Emerging Markets Bond Category -4.27 -3.56 5.75 1.84 --- ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 06/25/2013
Operating Expenses:   Net  0.90% |  Gross  0.92%
Share Class Inception: 2/28/17.
Class F-shares performance prior to 2/28/17 reflects the performance and operating expenses of Class I-shares, and prior to 10/24/16, the performance and operating expenses of the Investor Class of the Predecessor Fund. Performance for Class F-shares prior to its inception date would have differed if Class F- operating expenses had been reflected. Since Inception (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 (I-Share)

(as of 9/30/2018)
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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
2017 13.72 11.13
2016 13.09 10.04
2015 -4.26 -4.39
2014 -1.33 2.13

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 9/30/2018
Net Assets $109 million
# of Holdings 103
# of Issuers 77
Turnover (9/30/2018) 283%
Dividend Frequency Quarterly
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 9/30/2018)
Fund
Effective Duration 5.30 yrs

Regional Exposure (%)

(as of 9/30/2018)
label value
Latin America 39
Eastern Europe 22
Middle East 13
Developed Markets 10
Asia-Pacific 10
Africa 7

Top 10 Countries (%)

(as of 9/30/2018)
label percentage
Argentina
13
Mexico
9
USA
8
Turkey
8
South Africa
7
Brazil
7
Qatar
6
Ukraine
5
China
5
Lebanon
4

Credit Exposure (%)

(as of 9/30/2018)
label value
Aaa/AAA 9
Aa/AA 6
A 9
Baa/BBB 18
Ba/BB 14
B 39
Caa/CCC or lower 6
Not Rated 1
Cash & Cash Offsets -3

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.

Top Ten Issuers (%)

(as of 9/30/2018)
label percentageholding
Argentine Republic Government International Bond 5.66
Qatar Government International Bond 5.58
Ukraine Government International Bond 5.20
Provincia de Buenos Aires 5.01
Lebanon Government International Bond 4.56
Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. 4.26
Turkey Government International Bond 3.22
Petroleos Mexicanos 2.61
Russian Federal Bond - OFZ 2.46
Provincia de Cordoba 2.23
Total Portfolio % 40.79
(as of 6/30/2018)
label percentageholding
Qatar Government International Bond 5.88
Ecuador Government International Bond 4.17
Ukraine Government International Bond 3.59
Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. 3.45
Provincia de Buenos Aires 3.14
YPF S.A. 3.13
Lebanon Government International Bond 2.54
Poland Government Bond 2.29
Turkey Government Bond 2.27
Brazil Notas do Tesouro Nacional 2.21
Total Portfolio % 32.67

Top Ten Currencies (%)

(as of 9/30/2018)
label percentage
US DOLLAR 88
RUSSIAN ROUBLE 3
Turkish Lira 2
POLISH ZLOTY 2
INDONESIAN RUP. 2
HUNGARY FORINT 1
COLOMBIAN PESO 1
PERU NUEVO SOL 1
ARGENTINE PESO 0
BRAZIL REAL 0
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 06/25/2013
Symbol SMSNX
CUSIP 41665H755
Fund Number 1814
Yields
As of Date 10/31/2018
30 Day SEC Yield 6.67%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield 6.60%

Insights

pdf

Five Charts That Explain the Case for Emerging Markets 

Fri Nov 02 09:30:00 EDT 2018
Many investors struggle to find the right place for it in their portfolios, but emerging markets present potentially significant opportunities.
pdf

Shelter From the Storm 

Mon Oct 22 12:42:00 EDT 2018
A fixed-income forecast for a rising-rate world.
pdf

The 5-Minute Forecast 4Q18 

Thu Oct 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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Important Risks: 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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