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Hartford Schroders US Small Cap Opportunities Fund    Share Class - I (SCUIX)


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
4
YRS
MANAGING THIS FUND
9
YRS
AT SCHRODERS
28
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 8/31/2022)
AVERAGE ANNUAL TOTAL RETURNS %
(as of 8/31/2022)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Schroders US Small Cap Opportunities I -16.94 -12.12 7.30 7.11 10.29 11.60
Benchmark -17.16 -17.88 8.59 6.95 10.01 ---
Morningstar Small Blend Category -15.42 -13.07 9.17 7.03 9.80 ---
 
CUMULATIVE %
(as of 6/30/2022)
AVERAGE ANNUAL TOTAL RETURNS %
(as of 6/30/2022)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Schroders US Small Cap Opportunities I -19.47 -15.00 5.55 6.21 10.23 11.55
Benchmark -23.43 -25.20 4.21 5.17 9.35 ---
Morningstar Small Blend Category -20.06 -17.27 5.65 5.58 9.40 ---

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

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.

Hartford Schroders US Small Cap Opportunities Fund I Share Morningstar Ratings
Morningstar awarded the Fund a
Bronze analyst rating on 1/28/2022

Characteristics

FUND ESSENTIALS
Inception Date 08/06/1993
Net Assets $300 million
Total Operating Expenses 1.08%
Morningstar Category Small Blend
Lipper Classification Small-Cap Core Funds
FUND STATS
# of Holdings
98
Beta (3 year)
0.90
R Squared (3 year)
0.93
Turnover- (6/30/2022)
39%
Active Share
94%
% in Equities
95
Holdings Characteristics
FUND Russell 2000 Index
Price/Earnings
14.5x 19.7x
Price/Book
3.6x 4.1x
Asset Weighted Market Cap (billions)
$3.4 $2.7
Return on Equity
6.4% 3.5%
Median Market Cap (billions)
$2.4 $1.0
Top Ten Holdings (%)
WNS Holdings Ltd. 1.67
ICU Medical, Inc. 1.65
Balchem Corp. 1.64
Terminix Global Holdings, Inc. 1.58
Hexcel Corp. 1.47
First Merchants Corp. 1.44
Perficient, Inc. 1.44
Compass Diversified Holdings 1.43
Valmont Industries, Inc. 1.43
ASGN, Inc. 1.41
Total Portfolio % 15.16
ICU Medical, Inc. 1.78
Envista Holdings Corp. 1.70
Balchem Corp. 1.59
Terminix Global Holdings, Inc. 1.57
Syneos Health, Inc. 1.56
WNS Holdings Ltd. 1.54
Compass Diversified Holdings 1.53
Reinsurance Group of America, Inc. 1.48
Science Applications International Corp. 1.42
Ashland Global Holdings, Inc. 1.41
Total Portfolio % 15.58
Market Cap Distribution (%)

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Less than $2 billion 28
$2 billion - $5 billion 54
$5 billion - $10 billion 17
Greater than $10 billion 1
Not Classified 0
RETURN CHARACTERISTICS
Alpha (5 Year)
0.67
Down Capture (5 Year)
90.86
Information Ratio (5 Year)
0.03
Sharpe Ratio (5 Year)
0.38
Up Capture (5 Year)
92.86
Sector Exposure (%)

Exposure Chart Header

FUND
BENCHMARK UNDERWEIGHT / OVERWEIGHT

Exposure Chart Header2

6/30/22 8/31/22 8/31/22 -5 0 5
Cash 5 5 0
Basic Materials 7 8 4
Consumer Staples 5 5 3
Telecommunications 5 4 2
Industrials 19 17 17
Consumer Discretionary 13 13 13
Utilities 4 4 4
Financials 16 16 17
Technology 10 9 10
Energy 3 4 7
Real Estate 3 3 7
Health Care 11 12 17
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
6/29/2022 26.72 $0.0000 $0.0370 $0.0000 $0.0370
12/30/2021 32.79 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0000
12/13/2021 31.95 $0.0000 $0.0000 $3.6540 $3.6540
Past distributions are not indicative of future distributions.

Fund Literature


06/30/2022 - PDF (214 KB)
This Fund Fact Sheet summarizes the Fund's investment approach, portfolio statistics, top holdings, and current performance.
06/30/2022 - PDF (382 KB)
Current quarterly commentary from sub-adviser, Schroders, which includes a performance review, attribution, statistics, and positioning and outlook for the Fund.
PDF (143 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 Fund's 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.
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. • 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. • Integration of environmental, social, and/or governance (ESG) characteristics into the investment process may not work as intended.
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