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Domestic Equity fund

Hartford Schroders US Small Cap Opportunities Fund    Share Class - R3 (HOORX)


Objective

Seeks capital appreciation.

Overview

A small-cap fund that seeks companies with compelling business models, strong management teams, and attractive valuation levels.

Portfolio Management
Portfolio Manager
3
YRS
MANAGING THIS FUND
8
YRS
AT SCHRODERS
27
YRS
EXPERIENCE IN THIS INDUSTRY

The portfolio manager is supported by the full resources of Schroders.

FUND PROCESS VIDEO
Hartford Schroders US Small-Cap Opportunities Fund Process Video


Robert Kaynor, CFA

Equity Portfolio Manager

Robert Kaynor video

Performance

PERFORMANCE %
 
CUMULATIVE %
(as of 11/30/2021)
AVERAGE ANNUAL TOTAL RETURNS %
(as of 11/30/2021)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Schroders US Small Cap Opportunities R3 14.99 24.35 13.08 10.92 12.27 12.31
Benchmark 12.31 22.03 14.22 12.14 13.06 ---
 
CUMULATIVE %
(as of 9/30/2021)
AVERAGE ANNUAL TOTAL RETURNS %
(as of 9/30/2021)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Schroders US Small Cap Opportunities R3 14.51 44.04 10.15 11.93 13.67 12.37
Benchmark 12.41 47.68 10.54 13.45 14.63 ---

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.

SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 08/06/1993

Share Class Inception: 10/24/16.
Performance prior to 10/24/16 for Class R3-shares reflects the performance, fees, and expenses of the Investor Class of the Predecessor Fund. If Class R3 fees and expenses were reflected, performance would have differed. SI performance is calculated from 8/6/93. were reflected, performance would have differed. SI performance is calculated from 8/6/93.

The Fund’s Class R3 shares have not been in operation for 10 years. Therefore, the Calendar Year Returns (R3 Shares) chart includes performance and operating expenses of another class. For more information, see the prospectus.

Characteristics

FUND ESSENTIALS
Inception Date 08/06/1993
Net Assets $359 million
Gross Operating Expenses 1.77%
Net Operating Expenses 1.69%
Morningstar Category Small Blend
Lipper Classification Small-Cap Core Funds
FUND STATS
# of Holdings
98
Beta (3 year)
0.92
R Squared (3 year)
0.95
Turnover- (9/30/2021)
57%
Active Share
95%
% in Equities
95
Holdings Characteristics
FUND Russell 2000 Index
Price/Earnings
22.0x 26.1x
Price/Book
4.2x 5.6x
Asset Weighted Market Cap (billions)
$4.5 $3.6
Return on Equity
6.9% 1.7%
Median Market Cap (billions)
$3.1 $1.2
Top Ten Holdings (%)
ICU Medical, Inc. 2.01
LiveRamp Holdings, Inc. 1.88
Syneos Health, Inc. 1.80
ASGN, Inc. 1.77
Darling Ingredients, Inc. 1.64
Semtech Corp. 1.62
WNS Holdings Ltd. 1.59
Valvoline, Inc. 1.56
Terminix Global Holdings, Inc. 1.55
Standex International Corp. 1.51
Total Portfolio % 16.93
ICU Medical, Inc. 1.92
Syneos Health, Inc. 1.74
ASGN, Inc. 1.73
Semtech Corp. 1.67
Terminix Global Holdings, Inc. 1.65
Envista Holdings Corp. 1.56
Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. 1.52
WNS Holdings Ltd. 1.52
Valvoline, Inc. 1.48
LiveRamp Holdings, Inc. 1.47
Total Portfolio % 16.26
Market Cap Distribution (%)

Market Cap Header3

Less than $2 billion 22
$2 billion - $5 billion 42
$5 billion - $10 billion 27
Greater than $10 billion 5
Not Classified 5
RETURN CHARACTERISTICS
Alpha (5 Year)
-0.03
Down Capture (5 Year)
90.69
Information Ratio (5 Year)
-0.31
Sharpe Ratio (5 Year)
0.72
Up Capture (5 Year)
90.26
Sector Exposure (%)

Exposure Chart Header

FUND
BENCHMARK UNDERWEIGHT / OVERWEIGHT

Exposure Chart Header2

9/30/21 10/31/21 10/31/21 -7 0 7
Cash 5 5 0
Basic Materials 7 7 4
Telecommunications 5 5 2
Industrials 17 17 15
Consumer Discretionary 16 15 14
Consumer Staples 3 4 3
Financials 16 16 16
Utilities 3 3 3
Technology 11 11 13
Real Estate 4 4 7
Energy 2 1 5
Health Care 13 12 19
Based on the Russell Global Sectors classification (RGS) system. May not total to 100% due to rounding.
distributions and capital gains
Distribution Date Distribution NAV ordinary income short term capital gains long term capital gains total distribution
12/30/2020 28.94 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0000
12/11/2020 28.61 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0000
Past distributions are not indicative of future distributions.

Fund Literature


09/30/2021 - PDF (213 KB)
This Fund Fact Sheet summarizes the Fund's investment approach, portfolio statistics, top holdings, and current performance.
09/30/2021 - PDF (402 KB)
Current quarterly commentary from sub-adviser, Schroders, which includes a performance review, attribution, statistics, and positioning and outlook for the Fund.
PDF (144 KB)
A summary of a fund's full-length prospectus that provides key information potential investors should consider before making an investment decision.
This Pitchbook reviews the Funds' investment approach, investment team, investment process, and general portfolio parameters.
PDF (4 KB)
An unaudited financial report, which includes a fund's financial statements. These reports are intended for shareholders and others who have reviewed the fund's prospectus.
PDF (13 KB)
A legal document that discloses essential information about a fund, including investment objectives, risks, fees, expenses, fund manager background and other information.
PDF (4 KB)
An audited financial report, which includes a fund's financial statements. These reports are intended for shareholders and others who have reviewed the fund's prospectus.
Morningstar analyst's take on the Hartford Schroders US Small Cap Opportunities Fund.
PDF (13 KB)
A document that supplements the fund's prospectus with additional information about the fund including its operations and risks.
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. • Small-cap securities can have greater risks, including liquidity risk, and volatility than large-cap securities. • Integration of environmental, social, and/or governance (ESG) factors into the investment process may not work as intended. • To the extent the Fund focuses on one or more sectors, the Fund may be subject to increased volatility and risk of loss if adverse developments occur.

 

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