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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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More About Hartford Schroders Emerging Markets Multi-Sector Bond Fund 

Jim Barrineau
Portfolio Manager
Fernando Grisales, CFA
Portfolio Manager

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

Video Commentaries

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Investment Process (4:00)
Portfolio Manager Jim Barrineau

  

Performance

Performance (%)
% (as of 7/31/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 7/31/2019)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Schroders Emerging Markets Multi-Sector Bond  I 12.03 9.33 5.36 3.24 --- 4.27
Blended Benchmark 10.76 9.58 5.04 3.53 --- ---
Morningstar Emerging Markets Bond Category 10.38 8.19 4.71 2.47 --- ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 6/30/2019)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 6/30/2019)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Schroders Emerging Markets Multi-Sector Bond  I 10.60 10.61 5.51 2.97 --- 4.11
Blended Benchmark 9.65 10.62 5.12 3.28 --- ---
Morningstar Emerging Markets Bond Category 9.32 9.55 4.95 2.18 --- ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 06/25/2013
Operating Expenses:   Net  0.91% |  Gross  1.03%
Performance prior to 10/24/16 for Class I-shares reflects the performance, fees, and expenses of the Investor Class of the Predecessor 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 (I-Share)

(as of 7/31/2019)
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Growth of $10,000
Calendar Year Returns (%)
Fund Benchmark
2018 -7.05 -3.96
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.

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 7/31/2019
Net Assets $101 million
# of Holdings 111
# of Issuers 81
Turnover (6/30/2019) 271%
Dividend Frequency Quarterly
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 7/31/2019)
Fund
Effective Duration 6.52 yrs

Regional Exposure (%)

(as of 7/31/2019)
label value
Latin America 45
Asia-Pacific 25
Eastern Europe 12
Africa 9
Middle East 7
Developed Markets 2

Top 10 Countries (%)

(as of 7/31/2019)
label percentage
Mexico
14
Argentina
13
Indonesia
11
Turkey
8
China
8
Brazil
6
Colombia
4
Ecuador
4
Malaysia
3
South Africa
3
Top Ten Countries represent the Fund's top ten country exposures based on market value.

Top Ten Currencies (%)

(as of 7/31/2019)
label percentage
US DOLLAR 80
INDONESIAN RUP. 5
MALAYSIAN RING 3
THAILAND BAHT 3
RUSSIAN ROUBLE 3
BRAZIL REAL 2
COLOMBIAN PESO 2
Turkish Lira 2
MEXICAN PESO 2
EURO -3

Top Ten Currencies represent the Fund's top ten currency exposures based on underlying currency exposure. 

Top Ten Issuers (%)

(as of 7/31/2019)
label percentageholding
Argentine Republic Government International Bond 5.73
Indonesia Treasury Bond 4.81
Turkey Government International Bond 4.09
Ecuador Government International Bond 3.89
Perusahaan Listrik Negara PT 3.26
Petroleos Mexicanos 3.21
Malaysia Government Bond 2.91
Provincia de Cordoba 2.64
Russian Federal Bond - OFZ 2.63
Lebanon Government International Bond 2.58
Total Portfolio % 35.75
(as of 6/30/2019)
label percentageholding
Petroleos Mexicanos 6.57
Argentine Republic Government International Bond 5.13
Brazil Notas do Tesouro Nacional 4.17
Ecuador Government International Bond 3.93
Turkey Government International Bond 3.58
Export Credit Bank of Turkey 3.53
Indonesia Treasury Bond 3.32
Mexican Bonos 3.28
Perusahaan Listrik Negara PT 3.21
Lebanon Government International Bond 2.96
Total Portfolio % 39.68

Credit Exposure (%)

(as of 7/31/2019)
label value
Aaa/AAA 2
Aa/AA 1
A 13
Baa/BBB 23
Ba/BB 12
B 46
Caa/CCC or lower 1
Not Rated 2
Cash & Cash Offsets 0

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.

Fund Essentials
Inception Date 06/25/2013
Symbol SMSNX
CUSIP 41665H755
Fund Number 1814
Yields
As of Date 7/31/2019
30 Day SEC Yield 6.46%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield 6.19%

Insights

pdf

Why investors are wrong to overlook emerging market debt 

08/12/2019
Some investors see emerging market debt as obscure and risky, but the view doesn’t stack up with our research. It can form a valuable part of investors’ core fixed-income exposure.
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The 5-Minute Forecast 3Q19 

07/16/2019
A concise summary of the Hartford Funds Investment Consulting Group's views on the main challenges facing investors: Growth, Income, Volatility, Inflation, and Taxes.
pdf

2Q19 Multi-Asset Outlook: What's Really Changed? 

04/15/2019
The big question now is how much higher markets can climb on the back of easier policy given that economic fundamentals continue to deteriorate.

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Fact Sheet

06/30/2019 | pdf

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

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Expanded Commentary

06/30/2019 | 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

06/30/2019 | 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. • 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. • Restricted 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 or if the Fund focuses in a particular geographic region or country. • The Fund may have high portfolio turnover, which could increase its transaction costs and an investor's tax liability. • The Fund invests 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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