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Hartford Schroders US Small Cap Opportunities Fund

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On 10/24/16, the Schroder U.S. Opportunities Fund (the “Predecessor Fund”) was reorganized into the Hartford Schroders US Small Cap Opportunities 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.


Seeks capital appreciation.


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

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Jenny B. Jones
Portfolio Manager
Robert Kaynor, CFA
Portfolio Manager

Portfolio managers are supported by the full resources of Schroders.

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Portfolio Manager Jenny B. Jones


Fund Outlook & Commentary (4:16)
Head of US Equities Management Schroders Fred Schaefer


Performance (%)
% (as of 8/31/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 8/31/2018)
Hartford Schroders US Small Cap Opportunities  I 9.18 18.67 13.96 12.61 10.02 12.79
Benchmark 14.26 25.45 16.11 13.00 10.46 ---
Morningstar Small Growth Category 20.84 32.83 16.61 13.43 10.85 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 6/30/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 6/30/2018)
Hartford Schroders US Small Cap Opportunities  I 3.05 10.78 9.97 12.03 9.76 12.62
Benchmark 7.66 17.57 10.96 12.46 10.60 ---
Morningstar Small Growth Category 10.97 22.66 10.73 12.73 10.07 ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 08/06/1993
Operating Expenses:   Net  1.14% |  Gross  1.14%

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 U.S. Opportunities Fund. If Class I fees and expenses were reflected, performance would have differed. SI performance is calculated from 8/6/93.

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 8/31/2018)

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.

Morningstar Analyst Rating


Morningstar awarded the Fund a Silver analyst rating on 6/19/181

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Calendar Year Returns (%)
Fund Benchmark
2017 14.73 14.65
2016 19.35 21.31
2015 -1.41 -4.41
2014 8.50 4.89
2013 34.62 38.82
2012 12.45 16.35
2011 -4.43 -4.18
2010 20.91 26.85
2009 32.33 27.17
2008 -31.29 -33.79

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.

As of Date 8/31/2018
Net Assets $192 million
# of Holdings 121
% in Equities 92%
Turnover (6/30/2018) 51%
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 8/31/2018)
Fund Russell 2000 Index
Asset Weighted Market Cap $ 5.1 billion $ 2.5 billion
Median Market Cap $ 3.0 billion $ 1.0 billion
Price/Book 4.1x 6.1x
Price/Earnings 18.66 24.24
Return on Equity 9.9% 3.5%
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 08/06/1993
Symbol SCUIX
CUSIP 41665H326
Fund Number 926

Sector Exposure

(as of 8/31/2018)
label currentpercentage
Financial Services 18%
Consumer Discretionary 18%
Producer Durables 15%
Technology 12%
Health Care 9%
Cash and Cash Equivalents 8%
Materials & Processing 7%
Real Estate 5%
Energy 3%
Other 2%
Utilities 2%
Consumer Staples 2%

Based on the Russell Global Sectors classification (RGS) system. May not total to 100% due to rounding.

Top Ten Holdings (%)

(as of 8/31/2018)
label percentageholding
iShares Russell 2000 ETF 2.03
Ciena Corp. 1.48
Cavco Industries, Inc. 1.45
Ashland Global Holdings, Inc. 1.40
First Citizens BancShares, Inc. 1.36
PTC, Inc. 1.33
Brunswick Corp. 1.30
IDACORP, Inc. 1.30
EPAM Systems, Inc. 1.29
First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. 1.29
Total Portfolio % 14.23
Market Cap Distribution %
(as of 08/31/2018)
Less than $2 billion 26.2
$2 billion - $5 billion 44.2
$5 billion - $10 billion 23.5
Greater than $10 billion 6.2
Return Characteristics
(as of 8/31/2018)
Alpha 2.28
Beta (3 years) 0.76
Down Capture 75.46
Information Ratio -0.10
R Squared (3 years) 95.23
Sharpe Ratio 1.13
Up Capture 81.27



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.

Hartford Schroders US Small Cap Opportunities Fund Outlook & Commentary 

Sat Jun 30 14:57:00 EDT 2018
Head of US Equities Management Schroders Fred Schaefer provides a review of the Fund's 2Q18 performance and outlook.


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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. Small-cap securities can have greater risks and volatility than large-cap securities The main risk of real estate related securities is that the value of the underlying real estate may decrease in value.

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