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Hartford Schroders US Small/Mid Cap Opportunities Fund

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

Objective

Seeks capital appreciation.

Overview

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

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Performance

Performance (%)
% (as of 6/30/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 6/30/2018)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Schroders US Small/Mid Cap Opportunities  I -0.34 7.33 9.05 12.71 9.91 9.19
Benchmark 5.46 16.24 10.30 12.29 10.74 ---
Morningstar Mid-Cap Blend Category 1.89 11.18 7.71 10.09 8.60 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 6/30/2018)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 6/30/2018)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Schroders US Small/Mid Cap Opportunities  I -0.34 7.33 9.05 12.71 9.91 9.19
Benchmark 5.46 16.24 10.30 12.29 10.74 ---
Morningstar Mid-Cap Blend Category 1.89 11.18 7.71 10.09 8.60 ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 03/31/2006
Operating Expenses:   Net  1.05% |  Gross  1.05%

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. Small and Mid Cap Opportunities Fund. If Class I fees and expenses were reflected, performance would have differed. SI performance is calculated from 3/31/06.

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 6/30/2018)
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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

silver

Morningstar awarded the Fund a Silver analyst rating on 6/20/181

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I-Share Morningstar Ratings
(as of 6/30/2018)
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Calendar Year Returns (%)
Fund Benchmark
2017 15.56 16.81
2016 18.36 17.59
2015 1.74 -2.90
2014 11.02 7.07
2013 35.92 36.80
2012 10.29 17.88
2011 -1.21 -2.51
2010 18.26 26.71
2009 34.26 34.39
2008 -32.35 -36.79

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.

Statistics
As of Date 6/30/2018
Net Assets $1.0 billion
# of Holdings 111
% in Equities 92%
Turnover (6/30/2018) 35%
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 6/30/2018)
Fund Russell 2500 Index
Asset Weighted Market Cap $ 8.1 billion $ 4.8 billion
Median Market Cap $ 6.8 billion $ 1.3 billion
Price/Book 3.9x 5.9x
Price/Earnings 15.89 20.37
Return on Equity 15.7% 7.8%
Return Characteristics
(as of 6/30/2018)
Fund
Alpha 2.95
Beta (3 years) 0.75
Down Capture 72.64
Information Ratio 0.11
R Squared (3 years) 89.91
Sharpe Ratio 1.26
Up Capture 84.22
Market Cap Distribution %
(as of 06/30/2018)
Less than $2 billion 1.4
$2 billion - $5 billion 25.5
$5 billion - $10 billion 52.0
Greater than $10 billion 21.1
N/A 0.0
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 03/31/2006
Symbol SMDIX
CUSIP 41665H235
Fund Number 1489

Top Ten Holdings (%)

(as of 6/30/2018)
label percentageholding
Advance Auto Parts, Inc. 2.37
Aramark 2.09
KAR Auction Services, Inc. 1.93
Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. 1.67
ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. 1.49
iShares Russell 2000 ETF 1.46
Hexcel Corp. 1.43
Catalent, Inc. 1.41
Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. 1.40
VeriSign, Inc. 1.36
Total Portfolio % 16.61

Sector Exposure

(as of 6/30/2018)
label currentpercentage
Financial Services 17%
Producer Durables 17%
Consumer Discretionary 14%
Technology 12%
Materials & Processing 9%
Cash and Cash Equivalents 8%
Health Care 8%
Real Estate 5%
Energy 3%
Utilities 3%
Other 2%
Consumer Staples 2%

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

Insights

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The 5-Minute Forecast 2Q18 

Wed Apr 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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Hartford Schroders US Small/Mid Cap Opportunities Fund Outlook & Commentary 

Sat Mar 31 14:59:00 EDT 2018
Product Manager of US Equities at Schroders, Sarah Bratton Hughes, provides a review of the Fund's 1Q18 performance and outlook.
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2018 Outlooks (Schroders) 

Fri Dec 22 14:06:00 EST 2017
Thought leaders from Schroder Investment Management provide their outlook on issues that may influence markets and portfolios going forward.

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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- and mid-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.

1 The Morningstar Analyst Rating is not a credit or risk rating. It is a subjective evaluation performed by the manager research analysts of Morningstar. Morningstar evaluates funds based on five key pillars, which are process, performance, people, parent, and price. Analysts use this five pillar evaluation to determine how they believe funds are likely to perform over the long term on a risk-adjusted basis. They consider quantitative and qualitative factors in their research, and the weighting of each pillar may vary. The Analyst Rating scale is Gold, Silver, Bronze, Neutral, Negative. A Morningstar Analyst Rating of Gold, Silver, or Bronze reflects an Analyst’s conviction in a fund’s prospects for outperformance. Analyst Ratings are continuously monitored and reevaluated at least every 14 months. The Morningstar Analyst Rating should not be used as the sole basis in evaluating a mutual fund. Morningstar Analyst Ratings involve unknown risks and uncertainties which may cause Morningstar’s expectations not to occur or to differ significantly from what we expected. For more detailed information about Morningstar’s Analyst rating, including its methodology, please go to hartfordfunds.com/MorningstarAnalystMethodology.

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