Hartford Schroders Funds
Prospectus
March 1, 2019
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Class A
Class C
Class I
Class R3
Class R4
Class R5
Class Y
Class F
Class
SDR
Hartford Schroders Emerging Markets Equity Fund*
SEMVX
HHHCX
SEMNX
HHHRX
HHHSX
HHHTX
HHHYX
HHHFX
SEMTX
Hartford Schroders Emerging Markets Multi-Sector Bond Fund
SMSVX
HFZCX
SMSNX
HFZRX
HFZSX
HFZTX
HFZYX
HFZFX
SMSRX
Hartford Schroders Global Strategic Bond Fund
SGBVX
HSBCX
SGBNX
HSBRX
HSBSX
HSBTX
HSBYX
HSBFX
SGBJX
Hartford Schroders International Multi-Cap Value Fund
SIDVX
HFYCX
SIDNX
HFYRX
HFYSX
HFYTX
HFYYX
HFYFX
SIDRX
Hartford Schroders International Stock Fund
SCVEX
HSWCX
SCIEX
HSWRX
HSWSX
HSWTX
HSWYX
HSWFX
SCIJX
Hartford Schroders Tax-Aware Bond Fund
STWVX
HFKCX
STWTX
HFKYX
HFKFX
HFKVX
Hartford Schroders US MidCap Opportunities Fund (formerly, Hartford Schroders US Small/Mid Cap Opportunities Fund)
SMDVX
HFDCX
SMDIX
HFDRX
HFDSX
HFDTX
HFDYX
HFDFX
SMDRX
Hartford Schroders US Small Cap Opportunities Fund
SCUVX
HOOCX
SCUIX
HOORX
HOOSX
HOOTX
HOOYX
HOOFX
SCURX
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Effective as of the close of business on March 15, 2019, the Fund will be closed to new investors. No purchases of the Fund's shares will be allowed, other than as described in this Prospectus.
As with all mutual funds, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission have not approved or disapproved these securities or passed upon the adequacy of this Prospectus. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense. Mutual funds are not bank deposits and are not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. Because you could lose money by investing in the Funds, be sure to read all risk disclosures carefully before investing.
Beginning on January 1, 2021, as permitted by regulations adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission, paper copies of the Fund’s shareholder reports will no longer be sent by mail, unless you specifically request paper copies of the reports from the Fund or from your financial intermediary, such as a broker-dealer or bank. Instead, the reports will be made available on the Fund’s website (www.hartfordfunds.com). You will be notified by mail each time a report is posted and provided with a website link to access the report. You may at any time elect to receive paper copies of all shareholder reports free of charge by contacting your financial intermediary or, if you invest directly with the Fund, by calling 1-888-843-7824. Your election to receive reports in paper will apply to all Hartford Funds held in your account if you invest through your financial intermediary or directly with the Fund. If you previously elected to receive shareholder reports and other communications electronically, you will not be affected by this change and you need not take any action. You may elect to receive shareholder reports and other communications electronically anytime by contacting your financial intermediary.
HARTFORD FUNDS
P.O. BOX 219060
KANSAS CITY, MO 64121-9060

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Hartford Schroders Emerging Markets Equity Fund Summary Section
INVESTMENT OBJECTIVE.The Fund seeks capital appreciation.
Your Expenses.The table below describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy and hold shares of the Fund. You may qualify for sales charge discounts for Class A shares if you and your family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $50,000 in certain classes of Hartford mutual funds or 529 plans administered by Hartford Funds Management Company, LLC. More information about these and other discounts is available from your financial professional and in the “How Sales Charges are Calculated” section beginning on page 86 of the Fund’s statutory prospectus and the “Purchase and Redemption of Shares” section beginning on page 81 of the Fund’s statement of additional information. Descriptions of any financial intermediary specific sales charge waivers and discounts are set forth in Appendix A to the statutory prospectus. In addition, the table and examples below do not reflect any transaction fees that may be charged by financial intermediaries or commissions that a shareholder may be required to pay directly to its financial intermediary when buying or selling Class I, Class Y, Class F, or Class SDR shares.
Shareholder Fees  (fees paid directly from your investment)
Share Classes
A
C
I
R3
R4
R5
Y
F
SDR
Maximum sales charge (load)
imposed on purchases (as a
percentage of offering price)
5.50 %
None
None None None None
None
None None
Maximum deferred sales
charge (load) (as a percentage
of purchase price or
redemption proceeds,
whichever is less)
None(1)
1.00 % None None None None
None
None None
Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)
Share Classes
A
C
I
R3
R4
R5
Y
F
SDR
Management fees 1.02 % 1.02 % 1.02 % 1.02 % 1.02 % 1.02 % 1.02 % 1.02 % 1.02 %
Distribution and service
(12b-1) fees
0.25 % 1.00 % None 0.50 % 0.25 % None None None None
Other expenses(2) 0.19 % 0.18 % 0.22 % 0.29 % 0.22 % 0.18 % 0.12 % 0.07 % 0.07 %
Acquired fund fees and
expenses
0.01 % 0.01 % 0.01 % 0.01 % 0.01 % 0.01 % 0.01 % 0.01 % 0.01 %
Total annual fund operating
expenses(3)
1.47 % 2.21 % 1.25 % 1.82 % 1.50 % 1.21 % 1.15 % 1.10 % 1.10 %
(1)
For investments over $1 million, a 1.00% maximum deferred sales charge may apply.
(2)
"Other expenses” for Class Y have been restated to reflect estimated amounts in connection with the new transfer agency fee effective May 1, 2019.
(3)
"Total annual fund operating expenses" do not correlate to the ratio of expenses to average net assets that is disclosed in the Fund’s annual report in the financial highlights table, which reflects the operating expenses of the Fund and does not include acquired fund fees and expenses. The ratio of expenses to average net assets that is disclosed in the Fund’s annual report in the financial highlights table for the applicable period also does not reflect the restated "Other expenses" for Class Y.
Example.  The examples below are intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The examples assume that:

Your investment has a 5% return each year

The Fund’s operating expenses remain the same

You reinvest all dividends and distributions

You pay any deferred sales charge due for the applicable period.
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Your actual costs may be higher or lower. Based on these assumptions, for every $10,000 invested, you would pay the following expenses if you sell all of your shares at the end of each time period indicated:
Share Classes
Year 1
Year 3
Year 5
Year 10
A $ 691 $ 989 $ 1,309 $ 2,211
C $ 324 $ 691 $ 1,185 $ 2,544
I $ 127 $ 397 $ 686 $ 1,511
R3 $ 185 $ 573 $ 985 $ 2,137
R4 $ 153 $ 474 $ 818 $ 1,791
R5 $ 123 $ 384 $ 665 $ 1,466
Y $ 117 $ 365 $ 633 $ 1,398
F $ 112 $ 350 $ 606 $ 1,340
SDR $ 112 $ 350 $ 606 $ 1,340
You would pay the following expenses if you did not redeem your shares:
Share Classes
Year 1
Year 3
Year 5
Year 10
A $ 691 $ 989 $ 1,309 $ 2,211
C $ 224 $ 691 $ 1,185 $ 2,544
I $ 127 $ 397 $ 686 $ 1,511
R3 $ 185 $ 573 $ 985 $ 2,137
R4 $ 153 $ 474 $ 818 $ 1,791
R5 $ 123 $ 384 $ 665 $ 1,466
Y $ 117 $ 365 $ 633 $ 1,398
F $ 112 $ 350 $ 606 $ 1,340
SDR $ 112 $ 350 $ 606 $ 1,340
Portfolio Turnover. The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the examples, affect the Fund’s performance. During the most recent fiscal year, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 24% of the average value of its portfolio.
PRINCIPAL INVESTMENT STRATEGY.The Fund normally invests at least 80% of its assets in equity securities of “emerging market” companies. The Fund’s sub-advisers, Schroder Investment Management North America Inc. (“SIMNA”) and Schroder Investment Management North America Limited (“SIMNA Ltd.,” together with SIMNA, the “Sub-Advisers”), currently consider “emerging market” companies to be issuers listed or domiciled in, deriving a substantial portion of their revenues from, or having a substantial portion of their assets in emerging markets. Emerging markets are those markets (1) included in emerging market or equivalent classifications by the United Nations (and its agencies), (2) having per capita income in the low to middle ranges, as determined by the World Bank, or (3) the Fund’s benchmark index provider designates as emerging. Emerging market countries also include countries that the Fund’s Sub-Advisers consider to be emerging market countries based on their evaluation of their level of economic development or the size and experience of their securities markets.
The Fund will typically seek to allocate its investments among a number of different emerging market countries. Although there is no percentage limit on investments in any one emerging market country, the Sub-Advisers will refer to the country allocation of the Fund’s benchmark index as a guide along with their top-down, quantitative country model, when making allocation decisions. The Fund invests in countries and companies that the Sub-Advisers believe offer the potential for capital growth. In addition to top-down country allocation decisions, the Sub-Advisers also consider bottom-up factors such as a company’s potential for above average earnings growth, a security’s attractive relative valuation, whether a company has proprietary advantages, and certain environmental, social and/or governance (ESG) criteria when evaluating investment opportunities. The Fund may invest in common and preferred stocks (or units of ordinary and preference shares) and depositary receipts of companies of any size market capitalization. Based on market or economic conditions, the Fund may, through its normal stock selection process, focus in one or more sectors of the market.
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PRINCIPAL RISKS.The principal risks of investing in the Fund are described below. When you sell your shares they may be worth more or less than what you paid for them, which means that you could lose money as a result of your investment. An investment in the Fund is not a bank deposit and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. As with any fund, there is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. For more information regarding risks and investment matters, please see “Additional Information Regarding Investment Strategies and Risks” and "More Information About Risks" in the Fund’s statutory prospectus.
Market Risk −Market risk is the risk that one or more markets in which the Fund invests will go down in value, including the possibility that the markets will go down sharply and unpredictably. Securities of a company may decline in value due to its financial prospects and activities, including certain operational impacts, such as data breaches and cybersecurity attacks. Securities may also decline in value due to general market and economic movements and trends, including adverse changes to credit markets.
Foreign Investments Risk −Investments in foreign securities may be riskier than investments in U.S. securities. Differences between the U.S. and foreign regulatory regimes and securities markets, including the less stringent investor protection and disclosure standards of some foreign markets, as well as political and economic developments in foreign countries and regions and the U.S. (including the imposition of sanctions, tariffs, or other governmental restrictions), may affect the value of the Fund’s investments in foreign securities. Changes in currency exchange rates may also adversely affect the Fund’s foreign investments. Certain European countries in which the Fund may invest have recently experienced significant volatility in financial markets and may continue to do so in the future. The impact of the United Kingdom’s intended departure from the European Union, commonly known as “Brexit,” and the potential departure of one or more other countries from the European Union may have significant political and financial consequences for global markets. This may adversely impact Fund performance.
Emerging Markets Risk −The risks related to investing in foreign securities are generally greater with respect to investments in companies that conduct their principal business activities in emerging markets or whose securities are traded principally on exchanges in emerging markets. The risks of investing in emerging markets include risks of illiquidity, increased price volatility, smaller market capitalizations, less government regulation, less extensive and less frequent accounting, financial and other reporting requirements, significant delays in settlement of trades, risk of loss resulting from problems in share registration and custody and substantial economic and political disruptions. Frontier markets are those emerging markets that are considered to be among the smallest, least mature and least liquid, and as a result, the risks of investing in emerging markets are magnified in frontier markets.
Currency Risk −The risk that the value of the Fund’s investments in foreign securities or currencies will be affected by the value of the applicable currency relative to the U.S. dollar. When the Fund sells a foreign currency or foreign currency denominated security, its value may be worth less in U.S. dollars even if the investment increases in value in its local market. U.S. dollar-denominated securities of foreign issuers may also be affected by currency risk, as the revenue earned by issuers of these securities may also be affected by changes in the issuer’s local currency.
Regional/Country Focus Risk −To the extent that the Fund focuses its investments in a particular geographic region or country, the Fund may be subject to increased currency, political, regulatory and other risks. As a result, the Fund may be subject to greater price volatility and risk of loss than a fund holding more geographically diverse investments.
Equity Risk −The risk that the price of equity or equity related securities may decline due to changes in a company's financial condition and overall market and economic conditions. Securities purchased in IPOs have no trading history, limited issuer information and potentially increased volatility.
Mid Cap and Small Cap Securities Risk −Investments in small capitalization and mid capitalization companies involve greater risks than investments in larger, more established companies. Many of these companies are young and have limited operating or business history. These securities may be subject to more abrupt or erratic price movements and may lack sufficient market liquidity, and these issuers often face greater business risks, including the risk of bankruptcy.
Depositary Receipts Risk −The Fund may invest in securities of foreign issuers in the form of depositary receipts or other securities that are convertible into securities of foreign issuers, including depositary receipts that are not sponsored by a financial institution (“Unsponsored Depositary Receipts”). Depositary receipts are generally subject to the same risks as the foreign securities that they evidence or into which they may be converted. Unsponsored Depositary Receipts are also subject to the risk that there may be less information available regarding their issuers and there may not be a correlation between such information and the market value of the depositary receipts.
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Liquidity Risk −The risk that the market for a particular investment or type of investment is or becomes relatively illiquid, making it difficult for the Fund to sell that investment at an advantageous time or price. Illiquidity may be due to events relating to the issuer of the securities, market events, rising interest rates, economic conditions or investor perceptions. Illiquid securities may be difficult to value and their value may be lower than the market price of comparable liquid securities, which would negatively affect the Fund's performance.
Active Investment Management Risk −The risk that, if the sub-adviser’s investment strategy does not perform as expected, the Fund could underperform its peers or lose money.
Large Shareholder Transaction Risk −The Fund may experience adverse effects when certain large shareholders redeem or purchase large amounts of shares of the Fund. Such redemptions may cause the Fund to sell securities at times when it would not otherwise do so or borrow money (at a cost to the Fund), which may negatively impact the Fund's performance and liquidity. Similarly, large purchases may adversely affect the Fund’s performance to the extent that the Fund is delayed in investing new cash and is required to maintain a larger cash position than it ordinarily would. These transactions may also accelerate the realization of taxable income to shareholders if such sales of investments resulted in gains, and may also increase transaction costs.
Quantitative Investing Risk −The value of securities or other investments selected using quantitative analysis can perform differently from the market as a whole or from their expected performance. This may be as a result of the factors used in building the quantitative analytical framework, the weights placed on each factor, the accuracy of historical data supplied by third parties, and changing sources of market returns.
Securities Lending Risk −The Fund may engage in securities lending. The Fund may lose money because the borrower of the loaned securities fails to return the securities in a timely manner or at all. The Fund could also lose money in the event of a decline in the value of the collateral provided for loaned securities or a decline in the value of any investments made with cash collateral. These events could also trigger adverse tax consequences for the Fund.
Sector Risk −To the extent the Fund invests more heavily in particular sectors, its performance will be especially sensitive to developments that significantly affect those sectors. Individual sectors may be more volatile, and may perform differently, than the broader market.
The Fund is subject to certain other risks, which are discussed in “Additional Information Regarding Investment Strategies and Risks” and "More Information About Risks" in the Fund’s statutory prospectus.
PAST PERFORMANCE.The performance information below indicates the risks of investing in the Fund. Keep in mind that past performance does not indicate future results. Updated performance information is available at www.hartfordfunds.com. Effective immediately before the opening of business on October 24, 2016, the Schroder Emerging Market Equity Fund (the “Predecessor Fund”) was reorganized into the Fund. The performance information shown below for periods prior to October 24, 2016 is that of the Predecessor Fund. Prior to October 24, 2016, Class A, Class I and Class SDR were called Advisor Shares, Investor Shares and R6 Shares, respectively. Class C, Class R3, Class R4, Class R5, and Class Y shares commenced operations on October 24, 2016 and performance prior to this date reflects the performance of the Predecessor Fund’s Investor Shares. Performance for Class SDR shares prior to December 30, 2014 (the inception date of the Predecessor Fund’s Class R6 Shares) reflects the performance of the Predecessor Fund's Investor Shares. Class F shares commenced operations on February 28, 2017 and performance prior to that date is that of the Fund’s Class I shares. The returns:

Assume reinvestment of all dividends and distributions

Would be different if the Fund’s fees and expenses were reflected for periods prior to October 24, 2016

Would be lower if the Predecessor Fund's and the Fund's operating expenses had not been limited.
The bar chart:

Shows how the Fund’s total return has varied from year to year

Returns do not include sales charges. If sales charges were reflected, returns would have been lower

Shows the returns of Class A shares. Returns for the Fund’s other classes differ only to the extent that the classes do not have the same expenses.
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Total returns by calendar year (excludes sales charges)
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Highest/Lowest quarterly results during the periods shown in the bar chart were:
Highest 33.43% (2nd quarter, 2009) Lowest -23.64% (3rd quarter, 2011)
Average Annual Total Returns. The table below shows returns for the Fund over time compared to those of a broad-based market index. After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes and are shown only for Class A shares. After-tax returns will vary for other classes. Actual after-tax returns, which depend on an investor’s particular tax situation, may differ from those shown and are not relevant to investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts. For more information regarding returns, see the “Performance Notes” section in the Fund’s statutory prospectus.
Average annual total returns for periods ending December 31, 2018 (including sales charges)
Share Classes
1 Year
5 Years
10 Years
Class A – Return Before Taxes -20.40 % 0.43 % 7.25 %
– After Taxes on Distributions
-20.41 % 0.48 % 7.27 %
– After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares
-11.76 % 0.53 % 6.09 %
Share Classes (Return Before Taxes)
Class C -17.21 % 1.39 % 7.86 %
Class I -15.56 % 1.81 % 8.08 %
Class R3 -15.94 % 1.66 % 8.00 %
Class R4 -15.79 % 1.69 % 8.02 %
Class R5 -15.50 % 1.83 % 8.09 %
Class Y -15.42 % 1.88 % 8.12 %
Class F -15.42 % 1.86 % 8.11 %
Class SDR -15.45 % 1.92 % 8.14 %
MSCI Emerging Markets Index (Net) (reflects reinvested dividends
net of withholding taxes but reflects no deduction for fees,
expenses or other taxes)
-14.58 % 1.65 % 8.02 %
MANAGEMENT.The Fund’s investment manager is Hartford Funds Management Company, LLC. The Fund’s sub-adviser is Schroder Investment Management North America Inc. and its secondary sub-adviser is Schroder Investment Management North America Limited.
Portfolio Manager
Title
Involved with
Fund Since
Tom Wilson, CFA Portfolio Manager
2014
Robert Davy Portfolio Manager
2006
James Gotto Portfolio Manager
2006
Waj Hashmi, CFA Portfolio Manager
2006
Nicholas Field Portfolio Manager
2006
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PURCHASE AND SALE OF FUND SHARES.Effective as of the close of business on March 15, 2019, the Fund will be closed to new investors. No purchases of the Fund’s shares will be allowed after that time, except as follows: (i) purchases by shareholders of record of the Fund as of March 15, 2019 to add to their existing Fund accounts through subsequent purchases, through conversions of their shares for another share class in the Fund, or through exchanges from other Hartford Funds; (ii) purchases through reinvestment of dividends or capital gains distributions; (iii) purchases by existing shareholders, or exchanges into the Fund by shareholders of other Hartford Funds, through participation in broker/dealer wrap-fee programs (i.e., certain approved broker/dealer wrap-fee programs can place new shareholders into the Fund); (iv) purchases by Section 529 plans that currently include the Fund within one or more of their investment options; (v) purchases by Hartford Funds’ fund of funds; (vi) purchases by qualified employee benefit plans, such as 401(k), 403(b), 457 plans and health savings account programs (and their successor, related and affiliated plans) that have made the Fund available to participants on or before March 15, 2019; (vii) purchases by certain financial institutions or financial intermediary firms that have been approved by Hartford Funds Distributors, LLC to purchase shares of the Fund on behalf of their clients; (viii) purchases, including through reinvestment of dividends or capital gains distributions, by any shareholder who receives shares of the Fund as part of a reorganization; and (ix) purchases through an approved broker-dealer by: employees of Hartford Funds Management Company, LLC and its affiliates, employees of the Sub-Advisers, and directors of The Hartford Mutual Funds II, Inc. Not all share classes are available for all investors. Minimum investment amounts may be waived for certain accounts. Certain financial intermediaries may impose different restrictions than those described below.
Share Classes
Minimum Initial Investment
Minimum
Subsequent
Investment
Class A, Class C and Class I $2,000 for all accounts except: $250, if establishing an Automatic Investment Plan (“AIP”), with recurring monthly investments of at least $50
$50
Class R3, Class R4 and Class R5 No minimum initial investment
None
Class Y
$250,000
This requirement is waived when the shares are purchased through omnibus accounts (or similar types of accounts).
None
Class F
$1,000,000
This requirement is waived when the shares are purchased through omnibus accounts (or similar types of accounts).
None
Class SDR $5,000,000
None
For more information, please see the “How To Buy And Sell Shares” section of the Fund’s statutory prospectus.
You may sell your shares of the Fund on those days when the New York Stock Exchange is open, typically Monday through Friday. You may sell your shares through your financial intermediary. With respect to certain accounts, you may sell your shares on the web at www.hartfordfunds.com, by phone by calling 1-888-843-7824, by electronic funds transfer, or by wire. In certain circumstances you will need to write to Hartford Funds to request to sell your shares. For regular mail, please send the request to Hartford Funds, P.O. Box 219060, Kansas City, MO 64121-9060. For overnight mail, please send the request to Hartford Funds, 430 W 7th Street, Suite 219060, Kansas City, MO 64105-1407.
TAX INFORMATION.The Fund’s distributions are generally taxable, and may be taxed as ordinary income or capital gains, unless you are investing through a tax-deferred arrangement, such as a 401(k) plan or an individual retirement account. Such tax-deferred arrangements may be taxed later upon withdrawal of monies from those arrangements.
PAYMENTS TO BROKER-DEALERS AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES.If you purchase shares of the Fund through a broker-dealer or other financial intermediary (such as a bank or financial advisor), the Fund and its related companies may pay the intermediary for the sale of Fund shares and related services. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or other intermediary and your financial advisor to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your financial advisor or visit your financial intermediary’s website for more information.
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Hartford Schroders Emerging Markets Multi-Sector Bond Fund Summary Section
INVESTMENT OBJECTIVE.The Fund seeks to provide a return of long-term capital growth and income.
Your Expenses.The table below describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy and hold shares of the Fund. You may qualify for sales charge discounts for Class A shares if you and your family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $50,000 in certain classes of Hartford mutual funds or 529 plans administered by Hartford Funds Management Company, LLC. More information about these and other discounts is available from your financial professional and in the “How Sales Charges are Calculated” section beginning on page 86 of the Fund’s statutory prospectus and the “Purchase and Redemption of Shares” section beginning on page 81 of the Fund’s statement of additional information. Descriptions of any financial intermediary specific sales charge waivers and discounts are set forth in Appendix A to the statutory prospectus. In addition, the table and examples below do not reflect any transaction fees that may be charged by financial intermediaries or commissions that a shareholder may be required to pay directly to its financial intermediary when buying or selling Class I, Class Y, Class F, or Class SDR shares.
Shareholder Fees  (fees paid directly from your investment)
Share Classes
A
C
I
R3
R4
R5
Y
F
SDR
Maximum sales charge (load)
imposed on purchases (as a
percentage of offering price)
4.50 %
None
None None None None
None
None None
Maximum deferred sales
charge (load) (as a percentage
of purchase price or
redemption proceeds,
whichever is less)
None(1)
1.00 % None None None None
None
None None
Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)
Share Classes
A
C
I
R3
R4
R5
Y
F
SDR
Management fees 0.70 % 0.70 % 0.70 % 0.70 % 0.70 % 0.70 % 0.70 % 0.70 % 0.70 %
Distribution and service
(12b-1) fees
0.25 % 1.00 % None 0.50 % 0.25 % None None None None
Other expenses(2) 0.34 % 0.46 % 0.32 % 0.46 % 0.40 % 0.36 % 0.26 % 0.24 % 0.24 %
Acquired fund fees and
expenses
0.01 % 0.01 % 0.01 % 0.01 % 0.01 % 0.01 % 0.01 % 0.01 % 0.01 %
Total annual fund operating
expenses(3)
1.30 % 2.17 % 1.03 % 1.67 % 1.36 % 1.07 % 0.97 % 0.95 % 0.95 %
Fee waiver and/or expense
reimbursement(4)
0.14 % 0.26 % 0.12 % 0.21 % 0.20 % 0.21 % 0.11 % 0.19 % 0.19 %
Total annual fund operating
expenses after fee waiver
and/or expense
reimbursement(4)
1.16 % 1.91 % 0.91 % 1.46 % 1.16 % 0.86 % 0.86 % 0.76 % 0.76 %
(1)
For investments over $1 million, a 1.00% maximum deferred sales charge may apply.
(2)
"Other expenses” for Class Y have been restated to reflect estimated amounts in connection with the new transfer agency fee effective May 1, 2019.
(3)
“Total annual fund operating expenses” do not correlate to the ratio of expenses to average net assets that is disclosed in the Fund’s annual report in the financial highlights table, which reflects the operating expenses of the Fund and does not include acquired fund fees and expenses. The ratio of expenses to average net assets that is disclosed in the Fund’s annual report in the financial highlights table for the applicable period also does not reflect the restated "Other expenses" for Class Y.
(4)
Hartford Funds Management Company, LLC (the “Investment Manager”) has contractually agreed to reimburse expenses (exclusive of taxes, interest expenses, brokerage commissions, acquired fund fees and expenses and extraordinary expenses) to the extent necessary to maintain total annual fund operating expenses as follows: 1.15% (Class A), 1.90% (Class C), 0.90% (Class I), 1.45% (Class R3), 1.15% (Class R4), 0.85% (Class R5), 0.85% (Class Y), 0.75% (Class F), and 0.75% (Class SDR). This contractual arrangement will remain in effect until February 29, 2020 unless the Board of Directors of The Hartford Mutual Funds II, Inc. approves its earlier termination.
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Example.  The examples below are intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The examples assume that:

Your investment has a 5% return each year

The Fund’s operating expenses remain the same (except that the examples reflect the expense limitation arrangements for only the first year)

You reinvest all dividends and distributions

You pay any deferred sales charge due for the applicable period.
Your actual costs may be higher or lower. Based on these assumptions, for every $10,000 invested, you would pay the following expenses if you sell all of your shares at the end of each time period indicated:
Share Classes
Year 1
Year 3
Year 5
Year 10
A $ 563 $ 830 $ 1,118 $ 1,935
C $ 294 $ 654 $ 1,141 $ 2,483
I $ 93 $ 316 $ 557 $ 1,249
R3 $ 149 $ 506 $ 888 $ 1,959
R4 $ 118 $ 411 $ 726 $ 1,618
R5 $ 88 $ 319 $ 570 $ 1,287
Y $ 88 $ 298 $ 526 $ 1,180
F $ 78 $ 284 $ 507 $ 1,149
SDR $ 78 $ 284 $ 507 $ 1,149
You would pay the following expenses if you did not redeem your shares:
Share Classes
Year 1
Year 3
Year 5
Year 10
A $ 563 $ 830 $ 1,118 $ 1,935
C $ 194 $ 654 $ 1,141 $ 2,483
I $ 93 $ 316 $ 557 $ 1,249
R3 $ 149 $ 506 $ 888 $ 1,959
R4 $ 118 $ 411 $ 726 $ 1,618
R5 $ 88 $ 319 $ 570 $ 1,287
Y $ 88 $ 298 $ 526 $ 1,180
F $ 78 $ 284 $ 507 $ 1,149
SDR $ 78 $ 284 $ 507 $ 1,149
Portfolio Turnover. The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the examples, affect the Fund’s performance. During the most recent fiscal year, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 285% of the average value of its portfolio.
PRINCIPAL INVESTMENT STRATEGY.Under normal circumstances, the Fund will invest at least 80% of its assets in bonds of issuers located in emerging market countries. Bonds in which the Fund may invest may be obligations of governments or government agencies or instrumentalities, supra-national issuers, or corporate issuers. Such bonds may pay fixed, variable, or floating interest rates. The Fund may invest in certain restricted securities, such as securities that are only eligible for resale pursuant to Rule 144A, and securities of U.S. and non-U.S. issuers that are issued pursuant to Regulation S.
The Fund’s assets will be allocated actively among sectors within the fixed-income market based on the assessment of the sub-adviser, Schroder Investment Management North America Inc. (“SIMNA” or the “Sub-Adviser”), of their relative values and the risks and rewards they present. In selecting investments for the Fund, the Sub-Adviser seeks to identify bonds that offer what it considers the best possible risk/reward profile. Securities may be denominated in emerging market currencies, in the U.S. dollar, or in other developed-market currencies, depending on the Sub-Adviser’s view of the relative values and risks of investments in the various currencies. The Fund may invest in securities rated in any rating category and in unrated securities, and it may invest any portion of its assets in securities rated below investment grade or in unrated securities considered by the Sub-Adviser to be of comparable quality (so-called “junk bonds”). The Fund may invest in debt securities of any maturity or duration. The Sub-Adviser’s investment process may result in frequent trading of the Fund’s portfolio securities.
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The Fund may enter into exchange-traded or over-the-counter derivatives transactions that generally consist of futures contracts, options on futures, swap contracts (including interest rate swaps, total return swaps, and credit default swaps) and foreign currency exchange transactions (including currency futures, forwards, and option transactions). The Fund may enter into any of these transactions to hedge various risks such as credit risk, interest rate risk, currency risk, and liquidity risk; take a net long or short position in certain investments or markets; provide liquidity in the Fund; equitize cash; minimize transaction costs; generate income; adjust the Fund’s sensitivity to interest rate risk, currency risk, or other risk; replicate certain direct investments; and for asset and sector allocation purposes. The Fund is a non-diversified mutual fund, which means that it may invest its assets in a smaller number of issuers than a diversified fund.
Emerging market countries include countries that the Fund’s Sub-Adviser considers to be emerging market countries based on its evaluation of their level of economic development or the size and experience of their securities markets. Countries considered by the Fund’s Sub-Adviser not to be emerging market countries include: the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and certain countries within the Eurozone. The Fund will consider an issuer to be located in an emerging market country if it is organized under the laws of an emerging market country, if it is domiciled in an emerging market country, if its securities are principally traded in an emerging market country, or if the Sub-Adviser determines that the issuer has more than 50% of its assets in or derives more than 50% of its revenues from one or more emerging market countries.
PRINCIPAL RISKS.The principal risks of investing in the Fund are described below. When you sell your shares they may be worth more or less than what you paid for them, which means that you could lose money as a result of your investment. An investment in the Fund is not a bank deposit and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. As with any fund, there is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. For more information regarding risks and investment matters, please see “Additional Information Regarding Investment Strategies and Risks” and "More Information About Risks" in the Fund’s statutory prospectus.
Market Risk −Market risk is the risk that one or more markets in which the Fund invests will go down in value, including the possibility that the markets will go down sharply and unpredictably. Securities of a company may decline in value due to its financial prospects and activities, including certain operational impacts, such as data breaches and cybersecurity attacks. Securities may also decline in value due to general market and economic movements and trends, including adverse changes to credit markets.
Foreign Investments Risk −Investments in foreign securities may be riskier than investments in U.S. securities. Differences between the U.S. and foreign regulatory regimes and securities markets, including the less stringent investor protection and disclosure standards of some foreign markets, as well as political and economic developments in foreign countries and regions and the U.S. (including the imposition of sanctions, tariffs, or other governmental restrictions), may affect the value of the Fund’s investments in foreign securities. Changes in currency exchange rates may also adversely affect the Fund’s foreign investments. Certain European countries in which the Fund may invest have recently experienced significant volatility in financial markets and may continue to do so in the future. The impact of the United Kingdom’s intended departure from the European Union, commonly known as “Brexit,” and the potential departure of one or more other countries from the European Union may have significant political and financial consequences for global markets. This may adversely impact Fund performance.
Emerging Markets Risk −The risks related to investing in foreign securities are generally greater with respect to investments in companies that conduct their principal business activities in emerging markets or whose securities are traded principally on exchanges in emerging markets. The risks of investing in emerging markets include risks of illiquidity, increased price volatility, smaller market capitalizations, less government regulation, less extensive and less frequent accounting, financial and other reporting requirements, significant delays in settlement of trades, risk of loss resulting from problems in share registration and custody and substantial economic and political disruptions. Frontier markets are those emerging markets that are considered to be among the smallest, least mature and least liquid, and as a result, the risks of investing in emerging markets are magnified in frontier markets.
Sovereign Debt Risk −Non-U.S. sovereign and quasi-sovereign debt are subject to the risk that the issuer or government authority that controls the repayment of the debt may be unable or unwilling to repay the principal or interest when due. This may result from political or social factors, the general economic environment of a country or economic region, levels of foreign debt or foreign currency exchange rates.
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Currency Risk −The risk that the value of the Fund’s investments in foreign securities or currencies will be affected by the value of the applicable currency relative to the U.S. dollar. When the Fund sells a foreign currency or foreign currency denominated security, its value may be worth less in U.S. dollars even if the investment increases in value in its local market. U.S. dollar-denominated securities of foreign issuers may also be affected by currency risk, as the revenue earned by issuers of these securities may also be affected by changes in the issuer’s local currency.
Regional/Country Focus Risk −To the extent that the Fund focuses its investments in a particular geographic region or country, the Fund may be subject to increased currency, political, regulatory and other risks. As a result, the Fund may be subject to greater price volatility and risk of loss than a fund holding more geographically diverse investments.
Interest Rate Risk −The risk that your investment may go down in value when interest rates rise, because when interest rates rise, the prices of bonds and fixed rate loans fall. A wide variety of factors can cause interest rates to rise, including central bank monetary policies and inflation rates. Generally, the longer the maturity of a bond or fixed rate loan, the more sensitive it is to this risk. Falling interest rates also create the potential for a decline in the Fund’s income. These risks are greater during periods of rising inflation. Volatility in interest rates and in fixed income markets may increase the risk that the Fund’s investment in fixed income securities will go down in value. Risks associated with rising interest rates are currently heightened because interest rates in the U.S. remain near historic lows and the Federal Reserve Board has begun, and may continue, to raise interest rates. Actions taken by the Federal Reserve Board or foreign central banks to stimulate or stabilize economic growth, such as decreases or increases in short-term interest rates, may adversely affect markets, which could, in turn, negatively impact Fund performance.
Credit Risk −Credit risk is the risk that the issuer of a security or other instrument will not be able to make principal and interest payments when due. Changes in an issuer’s financial strength, credit rating or the market’s perception of an issuer’s creditworthiness may also affect the value of the Fund’s investment in that issuer. The degree of credit risk depends on both the financial condition of the issuer and the terms of the obligation.
High Yield Investments Risk −High yield investments rated below investment grade (also referred to as “junk bonds”) are considered to be speculative and are subject to heightened credit risk, which may make the Fund more sensitive to adverse developments in the U.S. and abroad. Lower rated debt securities generally involve greater risk of default or price changes due to changes in the issuer’s creditworthiness than higher rated debt securities. The market prices of these securities may fluctuate more than higher quality securities and may decline significantly in periods of general economic difficulty. There may be little trading in the secondary market for particular debt securities, which may make them more difficult to value or sell.
Derivatives Risk −Derivatives are instruments whose value depends on, or is derived from, the value of an underlying asset, reference rate or index. Derivatives may be riskier than other types of investments because they may be more sensitive to changes in economic or market conditions than other types of investments and could result in losses that significantly exceed the Fund’s original investment. Successful use of derivative instruments by the Fund depends on the sub-adviser’s judgment with respect to a number of factors and the Fund’s performance could be worse and/or more volatile than if it had not used these instruments. In addition, the fluctuations in the value of derivatives may not correlate perfectly with the value of any portfolio assets being hedged, the performance of the asset class to which the sub-adviser seeks exposure, or the overall securities markets.
Forward Currency Contracts Risk −A forward currency contract is an agreement between two parties to buy and sell a currency at a set price on a future date. The market value of a forward currency contract fluctuates with changes in foreign currency exchange rates. While forward foreign currency exchange contracts do not eliminate fluctuations in the value of foreign securities, they do allow the Fund to establish a fixed rate of exchange for a future point in time. Use of such contracts, therefore, can have the effect of reducing returns and minimizing opportunities for gain. The Fund could also lose money when the contract is settled. The Fund’s gains from its positions in forward foreign currency contracts may accelerate and/or recharacterize the Fund’s income or gains and its distributions to shareholders as ordinary income. The Fund’s losses from such positions may also recharacterize the Fund’s income and its distributions to shareholders and may cause a return of capital to Fund shareholders. Such acceleration or recharacterization could affect an investor’s tax liability.
Futures and Options Risks −Futures and options may be more volatile than direct investments in the securities underlying the futures and options, may not correlate perfectly to the underlying securities, may involve additional costs, and may be illiquid. Futures and options also may involve the use of leverage as the Fund may make a small initial investment relative to the risk assumed, which could result in losses greater than if futures or options had not been used. Futures and options are also subject to the risk that the other party to the transaction may default on its obligation.
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Swaps Risk −A swap is a two-party contract that generally obligates the parties to exchange payments based on a specified reference security, basket of securities, security index or index component. Swaps can involve greater risks than direct investment in securities because swaps may be leveraged and are subject to counterparty risk (e.g., the risk of a counterparty defaulting on the obligation or bankruptcy), credit risk and pricing risk (i.e., swaps may be difficult to value). Certain swaps may also be considered illiquid. It may not be possible for the Fund to liquidate a swap position at an advantageous time or price, which may result in significant losses.
Leverage Risk −Certain transactions, such as the use of derivatives, may give rise to leverage. Leverage can increase market exposure, magnify investment risks, and cause losses to be realized more quickly. Leverage may also cause the Fund to be more volatile than if it had not been leveraged. The use of leverage may cause the Fund to liquidate portfolio positions to satisfy its obligations or to meet asset segregation requirements when it may not be advantageous to do so.
Volatility Risk −The Fund's investments may fluctuate in value over a short period of time. This may cause the Fund’s net asset value per share to experience significant changes in value over short periods of time.
Liquidity Risk −The risk that the market for a particular investment or type of investment is or becomes relatively illiquid, making it difficult for the Fund to sell that investment at an advantageous time or price. Illiquidity may be due to events relating to the issuer of the securities, market events, rising interest rates, economic conditions or investor perceptions. Illiquid securities may be difficult to value and their value may be lower than the market price of comparable liquid securities, which would negatively affect the Fund's performance.
Restricted Securities Risk −Restricted securities are subject to the risk that they may be difficult to sell at the time and price the Fund prefers.
Counterparty Risk −The risk that the counterparty in a transaction by the Fund may be unable or unwilling to make timely principal, interest or settlement payments, or otherwise to honor its obligations.
Active Trading Risk −Active trading could increase the Fund's transaction costs and may increase your tax liability as compared to a fund with less active trading policies. These effects may adversely affect Fund performance.
Non-Diversification Risk −The Fund is non-diversified, which means it is permitted to invest a greater portion of its assets in a smaller number of issuers than a “diversified” fund. For this reason the Fund may be more exposed to the risks associated with and developments affecting an individual issuer than a fund that invests more widely. The Fund may also be subject to greater market fluctuation and price volatility than a more broadly diversified fund.
Active Investment Management Risk −The risk that, if the sub-adviser’s investment strategy does not perform as expected, the Fund could underperform its peers or lose money.
Large Shareholder Transaction Risk −The Fund may experience adverse effects when certain large shareholders redeem or purchase large amounts of shares of the Fund. Such redemptions may cause the Fund to sell securities at times when it would not otherwise do so or borrow money (at a cost to the Fund), which may negatively impact the Fund's performance and liquidity. Similarly, large purchases may adversely affect the Fund’s performance to the extent that the Fund is delayed in investing new cash and is required to maintain a larger cash position than it ordinarily would. These transactions may also accelerate the realization of taxable income to shareholders if such sales of investments resulted in gains, and may also increase transaction costs.
Securities Lending Risk −The Fund may engage in securities lending. The Fund may lose money because the borrower of the loaned securities fails to return the securities in a timely manner or at all. The Fund could also lose money in the event of a decline in the value of the collateral provided for loaned securities or a decline in the value of any investments made with cash collateral. These events could also trigger adverse tax consequences for the Fund.
The Fund is subject to certain other risks, which are discussed in “Additional Information Regarding Investment Strategies and Risks” and "More Information About Risks" in the Fund’s statutory prospectus.
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PAST PERFORMANCE.The performance information below indicates the risks of investing in the Fund. Keep in mind that past performance does not indicate future results. Updated performance information is available at www.hartfordfunds.com. Effective immediately before the opening of business on October 24, 2016, the Schroder Emerging Markets Multi-Sector Bond Fund (the “Predecessor Fund”) was reorganized into the Fund. The performance information shown below for periods prior to October 24, 2016 is that of the Predecessor Fund. Prior to October 24, 2016, Class A, Class I and Class SDR were called Advisor Shares, Investor Shares and R6 Shares, respectively. Class C, Class R3, Class R4, Class R5, and Class Y shares commenced operations on October 24, 2016 and performance prior to this date reflects the performance of the Predecessor Fund’s Investor Shares. Performance for Class SDR shares prior to December 30, 2014 (the inception date of the Predecessor Fund’s Class R6 Shares) reflects the performance of the Predecessor Fund's Investor Shares. Class F shares commenced operations on February 28, 2017 and performance prior to that date is that of the Fund’s Class I shares. The returns:

Assume reinvestment of all dividends and distributions

Would be different if the Fund’s fees and expenses were reflected for periods prior to October 24, 2016

Would be lower if the Predecessor Fund's and the Fund's operating expenses had not been limited.
The bar chart:

Shows how the Fund’s total return has varied from year to year

Returns do not include sales charges. If sales charges were reflected, returns would have been lower

Shows the returns of Class A shares. Returns for the Fund’s other classes differ only to the extent that the classes do not have the same expenses.
Total returns by calendar year (excludes sales charges)
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Highest/Lowest quarterly results during the periods shown in the bar chart were:
Highest 6.63% (1st quarter, 2016) Lowest -7.71% (3rd quarter, 2015)
Average Annual Total Returns. The table below shows returns for the Fund over time compared to those of the Fund’s blended benchmark and three broad-based market indices. After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes and are shown only for Class A shares. After-tax returns will vary for other classes. Actual after-tax returns, which depend on an investor’s particular tax situation, may differ from those shown and are not relevant to investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts. For more information regarding returns, see the “Performance Notes” section in the Fund’s statutory prospectus.
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Average annual total returns for periods ending December 31, 2018 (including sales charges)
Share Classes
1 Year
5 Years
Since Inception
(6/25/2013)
Class A – Return Before Taxes -11.48 % 1.31 % 1.53 %
– After Taxes on Distributions
-12.58 % -0.52 % -0.38 %
– After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares
-6.79 % 0.21 % 0.33 %
Share Classes (Return Before Taxes)
Class C -9.01 % 1.97 % 2.16 %
Class I -7.05 % 2.46 % 2.60 %
Class R3 -7.41 % 2.31 % 2.46 %
Class R4 -7.12 % 2.39 % 2.54 %
Class R5 -7.13 % 2.44 % 2.58 %
Class Y -7.10 % 2.47 % 2.60 %
Class F -7.04 % 2.47 % 2.61 %
Class SDR -7.01 % 2.55 % 2.68 %
33.4% JP Morgan EMBI Global Diversified Index/ 33.3% JP Morgan
GBI Emerging Markets Global Diversified Index/ 33.3% JP Morgan
CEMBI Broad Diversified Index*
-3.96 % 2.78 % 3.06 %
JP Morgan EMBI Global Diversified Index (reflects no deduction for
fees, expenses or taxes)
-4.26 % 4.80 % 5.26 %
JP Morgan GBI Emerging Markets Global Diversified Index (reflects
no deduction for fees, expenses or taxes)
-6.21 % -0.96 % -0.95 %
JP Morgan CEMBI Broad Diversified Index (reflects no deduction for
fees, expenses or taxes)
-1.65 % 4.36 % 4.74 %
*
The blended benchmark is calculated by Hartford Funds Management Company, LLC.
MANAGEMENT.The Fund’s investment manager is Hartford Funds Management Company, LLC. The Fund’s sub-adviser is Schroder Investment Management North America Inc.
Portfolio Manager
Title
Involved with
Fund Since
Jim Barrineau Portfolio Manager
2013
Fernando Grisales, CFA Portfolio Manager
2013
PURCHASE AND SALE OF FUND SHARES.Not all share classes are available for all investors. Minimum investment amounts may be waived for certain accounts. Certain financial intermediaries may impose different restrictions than those described below.
Share Classes
Minimum Initial Investment
Minimum
Subsequent
Investment
Class A, Class C and Class I $5,000 for all accounts except: $250, if establishing an Automatic Investment Plan (“AIP”), with recurring monthly investments of at least $50
$50
Class R3, Class R4 and Class R5 No minimum initial investment
None
Class Y
$250,000
This requirement is waived when the shares are purchased through omnibus accounts (or similar types of accounts).
None
Class F
$1,000,000
This requirement is waived when the shares are purchased through omnibus accounts (or similar types of accounts).
None
Class SDR $5,000,000
None
For more information, please see the “How To Buy And Sell Shares” section of the Fund’s statutory prospectus.
You may sell your shares of the Fund on those days when the New York Stock Exchange is open, typically Monday through Friday. You may sell your shares through your financial intermediary. With respect to certain accounts, you may
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sell your shares on the web at www.hartfordfunds.com, by phone by calling 1-888-843-7824, by electronic funds transfer, or by wire. In certain circumstances you will need to write to Hartford Funds to request to sell your shares. For regular mail, please send the request to Hartford Funds, P.O. Box 219060, Kansas City, MO 64121-9060. For overnight mail, please send the request to Hartford Funds, 430 W 7th Street, Suite 219060, Kansas City, MO 64105-1407.
TAX INFORMATION.The Fund’s distributions are generally taxable, and may be taxed as ordinary income or capital gains, unless you are investing through a tax-deferred arrangement, such as a 401(k) plan or an individual retirement account. Such tax-deferred arrangements may be taxed later upon withdrawal of monies from those arrangements.
PAYMENTS TO BROKER-DEALERS AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES.If you purchase shares of the Fund through a broker-dealer or other financial intermediary (such as a bank or financial advisor), the Fund and its related companies may pay the intermediary for the sale of Fund shares and related services. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or other intermediary and your financial advisor to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your financial advisor or visit your financial intermediary’s website for more information.
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Hartford Schroders Global Strategic Bond Fund Summary Section
INVESTMENT OBJECTIVE.The Fund seeks total return over the long term.
Your Expenses.The table below describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy and hold shares of the Fund. You may qualify for sales charge discounts for Class A shares if you and your family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $50,000 in certain classes of Hartford mutual funds or 529 plans administered by Hartford Funds Management Company, LLC. More information about these and other discounts is available from your financial professional and in the “How Sales Charges are Calculated” section beginning on page 86 of the Fund’s statutory prospectus and the “Purchase and Redemption of Shares” section beginning on page 81 of the Fund’s statement of additional information. Descriptions of any financial intermediary specific sales charge waivers and discounts are set forth in Appendix A to the statutory prospectus. In addition, the table and examples below do not reflect any transaction fees that may be charged by financial intermediaries or commissions that a shareholder may be required to pay directly to its financial intermediary when buying or selling Class I, Class Y, Class F, or Class SDR shares.
Shareholder Fees  (fees paid directly from your investment)
Share Classes
A
C
I
R3
R4
R5
Y
F
SDR
Maximum sales charge (load)
imposed on purchases (as a
percentage of offering price)
4.50 %
None
None None None None
None
None None
Maximum deferred sales
charge (load) (as a percentage
of purchase price or
redemption proceeds,
whichever is less)
None(1)
1.00 % None None None None
None
None None
Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)
Share Classes
A
C
I
R3
R4
R5
Y
F
SDR
Management fees 0.66 % 0.66 % 0.66 % 0.66 % 0.66 % 0.66 % 0.66 % 0.66 % 0.66 %
Distribution and service
(12b-1) fees
0.25 % 1.00 % None 0.50 % 0.25 % None None None None
Other expenses(2) 0.48 % 0.59 % 0.44 % 0.57 % 0.50 % 0.46 % 0.44 % 0.34 % 0.34 %
Total annual fund operating
expenses
1.39 % 2.25 % 1.10 % 1.73 % 1.41 % 1.12 % 1.10 % 1.00 % 1.00 %
Fee waiver and/or expense
reimbursement(3)
0.35 % 0.39 % 0.31 % 0.32 % 0.30 % 0.31 % 0.34 % 0.36 % 0.36 %
Total annual fund operating
expenses after fee waiver
and/or expense
reimbursement(3)
1.04 % 1.86 % 0.79 % 1.41 % 1.11 % 0.81 % 0.76 % 0.64 % 0.64 %
(1)
For investments over $1 million, a 1.00% maximum deferred sales charge may apply.
(2)
"Other expenses” for Class Y have been restated to reflect estimated amounts in connection with the new transfer agency fee effective May 1, 2019.
(3)
Hartford Funds Management Company, LLC (the “Investment Manager”) has contractually agreed to reimburse expenses (exclusive of taxes, interest expenses, brokerage commissions, acquired fund fees and expenses and extraordinary expenses) to the extent necessary to maintain total annual fund operating expenses as follows: 1.04% (Class A), 1.86% (Class C), 0.79% (Class I), 1.41% (Class R3), 1.11% (Class R4), 0.81% (Class R5), 0.76% (Class Y), 0.64% (Class F), and 0.64% (Class SDR). This contractual arrangement will remain in effect until February 29, 2020 unless the Board of Directors of The Hartford Mutual Funds II, Inc. approves its earlier termination.
Example.  The examples below are intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The examples assume that:

Your investment has a 5% return each year

The Fund’s operating expenses remain the same (except that the examples reflect the expense limitation arrangements for only the first year)

You reinvest all dividends and distributions

You pay any deferred sales charge due for the applicable period.
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Your actual costs may be higher or lower. Based on these assumptions, for every $10,000 invested, you would pay the following expenses if you sell all of your shares at the end of each time period indicated:
Share Classes
Year 1
Year 3
Year 5
Year 10
A $ 551 $ 837 $ 1,144 $ 2,015
C $ 289 $ 666 $ 1,169 $ 2,555
I $ 81 $ 319 $ 576 $ 1,312
R3 $ 144 $ 514 $ 909 $ 2,014
R4 $ 113 $ 417 $ 742 $ 1,665
R5 $ 83 $ 325 $ 587 $ 1,335
Y $ 78 $ 316 $ 573 $ 1,310
F $ 65 $ 283 $ 517 $ 1,192
SDR $ 65 $ 283 $ 517 $ 1,192
You would pay the following expenses if you did not redeem your shares:
Share Classes
Year 1
Year 3
Year 5
Year 10
A $ 551 $ 837 $ 1,144 $ 2,015
C $ 189 $ 666 $ 1,169 $ 2,555
I $ 81 $ 319 $ 576 $ 1,312
R3 $ 144 $ 514 $ 909 $ 2,014
R4 $ 113 $ 417 $ 742 $ 1,665
R5 $ 83 $ 325 $ 587 $ 1,335
Y $ 78 $ 316 $ 573 $ 1,310
F $ 65 $ 283 $ 517 $ 1,192
SDR $ 65 $ 283 $ 517 $ 1,192
Portfolio Turnover. The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the examples, affect the Fund’s performance. During the most recent fiscal year, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 157% of the average value of its portfolio.
PRINCIPAL INVESTMENT STRATEGY.The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing principally in fixed income securities of issuers located anywhere in the world that the Fund’s sub-advisers, Schroder Investment Management North America Inc. (“SIMNA”) and Schroder Investment Management North America Limited (“SIMNA Ltd.,” together with SIMNA, the “Sub-Advisers”), believe offer the potential for income, capital appreciation, or both. Fixed income securities in which the Fund may invest may be obligations of governments or government agencies or instrumentalities, supra-national issuers, or corporate issuers. Fixed income securities may pay fixed, variable, or floating interest rates and may include asset-backed securities, mortgage-backed securities, convertible securities, inflation-indexed bonds, bank loans, loan participations, loan assignments, municipal securities, zero coupon bonds, and other securities bearing fixed or variable interest rates of any maturity. Under normal circumstances, the Fund will invest at least 80% of its assets in fixed income securities.
The Fund may seek to hedge against adverse changes in the values of the currencies in which its investments are denominated. The Fund may invest in securities rated in any rating category and in unrated securities, and it may invest any portion of its assets in securities rated below investment grade or in unrated securities considered by the Fund’s Sub-Advisers to be of comparable quality (so-called “junk bonds”). In addition, the Fund may invest a majority of its assets in asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities. The Fund may invest in certain restricted securities, such as securities that are only eligible for resale pursuant to Rule 144A, and securities of U.S. and non-U.S. issuers that are issued pursuant to Regulation S.
The Sub-Advisers will allocate the Fund’s assets among issuers, types of securities, industries, interest rates, and geographical regions based on an assessment of the relative values and the risks and rewards these potential investments present. The allocation of the Fund’s assets to different sectors and issuers will change over time, sometimes rapidly, and the Fund may invest without limit in a single sector or a small number of sectors of the fixed income universe. The average duration of the Fund will vary based on the Sub-Advisers’ assessment of market and economic factors and other considerations. The portfolio managers may allocate a portion of the Fund's assets to specialists at the Sub-Advisers who drive individual sector and security selection strategies.
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The investment processes used by the Fund may result in frequent trading of the Fund’s portfolio securities. The Sub-Advisers may sell an investment for the Fund if they believe that the investment no longer offers attractive potential future returns compared to other investment opportunities or that it presents undesirable risks, or in an attempt to limit losses. The Sub-Advisers may also allocate assets in cash and cash equivalents strategically, potentially building the Fund’s cash position when the Sub-Advisers believe that attractive investments for the Fund are not available or when the Sub-Advisers believe that a relatively large cash position will help ensure that the Fund will be able to invest in attractive new opportunities as they become available.
The Sub-Advisers may use derivatives actively in managing the Fund, including without limitation, foreign currency exchange transactions (including currency futures, forwards, and option transactions), swap contracts (including interest rate swaps, total return swaps, and credit default swaps), futures contracts and options on futures. The Fund may enter into any of these transactions to generate income; replicate certain direct investments; take a net long or short position in certain investments or markets; hedge various risks such as credit risk, interest rate risk, currency risk, and liquidity risk; provide liquidity in the Fund; equitize cash; minimize transaction costs; adjust the Fund’s sensitivity to interest rate risk, currency risk, or other risk; and for asset and sector allocation purposes. The Fund may invest in warrants or options to purchase debt securities or equity securities.
The Fund may implement short positions, including through the use of derivative instruments, such as swaps or futures, or through short sales of instruments that are eligible investments for the Fund. For example, the Fund may enter into a futures contract pursuant to which it agrees to sell an asset (that it does not currently own) at a specified price in the future in anticipation that the asset’s value will decrease between the time the position is established and the agreed date of sale.
The Fund will normally hold investments in a number of different countries around the world, including emerging markets and the United States. Under normal circumstances, at least 40% (and normally not less than 30%) of the Fund’s net assets will be invested in or exposed to foreign securities or derivative instruments with exposure to foreign securities of at least three different countries outside the United States. Investments are deemed to be “foreign” if: (a) an issuer’s domicile or location of headquarters is in a foreign country; (b) an issuer derives a significant proportion (at least 50%) of its revenues or profits from goods produced or sold, investments made, or services performed in a foreign country or has at least 50% of its assets situated in a foreign country; (c) the principal trading market for a security is located in a foreign country; or (d) it is a foreign currency.
The Fund is a non-diversified mutual fund, which means that it may invest its assets in a smaller number of issuers than a diversified fund. The Fund may trade investments actively.
PRINCIPAL RISKS.The principal risks of investing in the Fund are described below. When you sell your shares they may be worth more or less than what you paid for them, which means that you could lose money as a result of your investment. An investment in the Fund is not a bank deposit and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. As with any fund, there is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. For more information regarding risks and investment matters, please see “Additional Information Regarding Investment Strategies and Risks” and "More Information About Risks" in the Fund’s statutory prospectus.
Market Risk −Market risk is the risk that one or more markets in which the Fund invests will go down in value, including the possibility that the markets will go down sharply and unpredictably. Securities of a company may decline in value due to its financial prospects and activities, including certain operational impacts, such as data breaches and cybersecurity attacks. Securities may also decline in value due to general market and economic movements and trends, including adverse changes to credit markets.
Interest Rate Risk −The risk that your investment may go down in value when interest rates rise, because when interest rates rise, the prices of bonds and fixed rate loans fall. A wide variety of factors can cause interest rates to rise, including central bank monetary policies and inflation rates. Generally, the longer the maturity of a bond or fixed rate loan, the more sensitive it is to this risk. Falling interest rates also create the potential for a decline in the Fund’s income. These risks are greater during periods of rising inflation. Volatility in interest rates and in fixed income markets may increase the risk that the Fund’s investment in fixed income securities will go down in value. Risks associated with rising interest rates are currently heightened because interest rates in the U.S. remain near historic lows and the Federal Reserve Board has begun, and may continue, to raise interest rates. Actions taken by the Federal Reserve Board or foreign central banks to stimulate or stabilize economic growth, such as decreases or increases in short-term interest rates, may adversely affect markets, which could, in turn, negatively impact Fund performance.
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Credit Risk −Credit risk is the risk that the issuer of a security or other instrument will not be able to make principal and interest payments when due. Changes in an issuer’s financial strength, credit rating or the market’s perception of an issuer’s creditworthiness may also affect the value of the Fund’s investment in that issuer. The degree of credit risk depends on both the financial condition of the issuer and the terms of the obligation.
High Yield Investments Risk −High yield investments rated below investment grade (also referred to as “junk bonds”) are considered to be speculative and are subject to heightened credit risk, which may make the Fund more sensitive to adverse developments in the U.S. and abroad. Lower rated debt securities generally involve greater risk of default or price changes due to changes in the issuer’s creditworthiness than higher rated debt securities. The market prices of these securities may fluctuate more than higher quality securities and may decline significantly in periods of general economic difficulty. There may be little trading in the secondary market for particular debt securities, which may make them more difficult to value or sell.
Mortgage Related- and Asset-Backed Securities Risk −Mortgage related- and asset-backed securities represent interests in “pools” of assets. These securities are subject to credit risk, interest rate risk, “prepayment risk” (the risk that borrowers will repay a loan more quickly in periods of falling interest rates) and “extension risk” (the risk that borrowers will repay a loan more slowly in periods of rising interest rates). The value of these securities will be influenced by factors affecting the assets underlying such securities. If the Fund invests in mortgage-related or asset-backed securities that are subordinated to other interests in the same asset pool, the Fund may only receive payments after the pool’s obligations to other investors have been satisfied. During periods of difficult or frozen credit markets, such securities may decline in value, face valuation difficulties, become more volatile and/or become illiquid. An unexpectedly high rate of defaults on the mortgages held by a mortgage pool may limit substantially the pool’s ability to make payments of principal or interest to the Fund, reducing the values of those securities or in some cases rendering them worthless. The risk of such defaults is generally higher in the case of mortgage pools that include so-called “subprime” mortgages.
Inflation-Protected Securities Risk −The value of inflation-protected securities generally fluctuates in response to changes in real interest rates (stated interest rates adjusted to factor in inflation). In general, the price of an inflation-protected debt security can decrease when real interest rates increase, and can increase when real interest rates decrease. Interest payments on inflation-protected debt securities will fluctuate as the principal and/or interest is adjusted for inflation and can be unpredictable. The market for inflation-protected securities may be less developed or liquid, and more volatile, than certain other securities markets.
Foreign Investments Risk −Investments in foreign securities may be riskier than investments in U.S. securities. Differences between the U.S. and foreign regulatory regimes and securities markets, including the less stringent investor protection and disclosure standards of some foreign markets, as well as political and economic developments in foreign countries and regions and the U.S. (including the imposition of sanctions, tariffs, or other governmental restrictions), may affect the value of the Fund’s investments in foreign securities. Changes in currency exchange rates may also adversely affect the Fund’s foreign investments. Certain European countries in which the Fund may invest have recently experienced significant volatility in financial markets and may continue to do so in the future. The impact of the United Kingdom’s intended departure from the European Union, commonly known as “Brexit,” and the potential departure of one or more other countries from the European Union may have significant political and financial consequences for global markets. This may adversely impact Fund performance.
Emerging Markets Risk −The risks related to investing in foreign securities are generally greater with respect to investments in companies that conduct their principal business activities in emerging markets or whose securities are traded principally on exchanges in emerging markets. The risks of investing in emerging markets include risks of illiquidity, increased price volatility, smaller market capitalizations, less government regulation, less extensive and less frequent accounting, financial and other reporting requirements, significant delays in settlement of trades, risk of loss resulting from problems in share registration and custody and substantial economic and political disruptions. Frontier markets are those emerging markets that are considered to be among the smallest, least mature and least liquid, and as a result, the risks of investing in emerging markets are magnified in frontier markets.
Currency Risk −The risk that the value of the Fund’s investments in foreign securities or currencies will be affected by the value of the applicable currency relative to the U.S. dollar. When the Fund sells a foreign currency or foreign currency denominated security, its value may be worth less in U.S. dollars even if the investment increases in value in its local market. U.S. dollar-denominated securities of foreign issuers may also be affected by currency risk, as the revenue earned by issuers of these securities may also be affected by changes in the issuer’s local currency.
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Sovereign Debt Risk −Non-U.S. sovereign and quasi-sovereign debt are subject to the risk that the issuer or government authority that controls the repayment of the debt may be unable or unwilling to repay the principal or interest when due. This may result from political or social factors, the general economic environment of a country or economic region, levels of foreign debt or foreign currency exchange rates.
Regional/Country Focus Risk −To the extent that the Fund focuses its investments in a particular geographic region or country, the Fund may be subject to increased currency, political, regulatory and other risks. As a result, the Fund may be subject to greater price volatility and risk of loss than a fund holding more geographically diverse investments.
Loans and Loan Participations Risk −Loans and loan participations, including floating rate loans, are subject to credit risk, including the risk of nonpayment of principal or interest. Also, substantial increases in interest rates may cause an increase in loan defaults. Although the loans the Fund holds may be fully collateralized at the time of acquisition, the collateral may decline in value, be relatively illiquid, or lose all or substantially all of its value subsequent to investment. In addition, in the event an issuer becomes insolvent, a loan could be subject to settlement risks or administrative disruptions that could adversely affect the Fund’s investment. It may also be difficult to obtain reliable information about a loan or loan participation.
Many loans are subject to restrictions on resale (thus affecting their liquidity) and may be difficult to value. As a result, the Fund may be unable to sell its loan interests at a time when it may otherwise be desirable to do so or may be able to sell them only at prices that are less than what the Fund regards as their fair market value. Loans and loan participations typically have extended settlement periods (generally greater than 7 days). Extended settlement periods during significant Fund redemption activity could potentially cause short-term liquidity demands within the Fund. In seeking to meet liquidity demands, the Fund could be forced to sell investments at unfavorable prices, borrow money (at a cost to the Fund) or effect short settlements when possible. The Fund’s actions in this regard may not be successful. Loans may also be subject to extension risk (the risk that borrowers will repay a loan more slowly in periods of rising interest rates) and prepayment risk (the risk that borrowers will repay a loan more quickly in periods of falling interest rates).
The Fund may acquire a participation interest in a loan that is held by another party. When the Fund’s loan interest is a participation, the Fund may have less control over the exercise of remedies than the party selling the participation interest, and it normally would not have any direct rights against the borrower.
Loan interests may not be considered “securities,” and purchasers, such as the Fund, may not, therefore, be entitled to rely on the anti-fraud protections of the federal securities laws. The Fund may be in possession of material non-public information about a borrower or issuer as a result of its ownership of a loan or security of such borrower or issuer. Because of prohibitions on trading in securities of issuers while in possession of such information, the Fund may be unable to enter into a transaction in a loan or security of such a borrower or issuer when it would otherwise be advantageous to do so.
U.S. Government Securities Risk −Treasury obligations may differ in their interest rates, maturities, times of issuance and other characteristics. Securities backed by the U.S. Treasury or the full faith and credit of the United States are guaranteed only as to the timely payment of interest and principal when held to maturity. Accordingly, the current market values for these securities will fluctuate with changes in interest rates. Obligations of U.S. Government agencies and authorities are supported by varying degrees of credit but generally are not backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government. No assurance can be given that the U.S. Government will provide financial support to its agencies and authorities if it is not obligated by law to do so. In addition, the value of U.S. Government securities may be affected by changes in the credit rating of the U.S. Government. U.S. Government securities are also subject to the risk that the U.S. Treasury will be unable to meet its payment obligations.
Non-Diversification Risk −The Fund is non-diversified, which means it is permitted to invest a greater portion of its assets in a smaller number of issuers than a “diversified” fund. For this reason the Fund may be more exposed to the risks associated with and developments affecting an individual issuer than a fund that invests more widely. The Fund may also be subject to greater market fluctuation and price volatility than a more broadly diversified fund.
Municipal Securities Risk −Municipal securities risks include the possibility that the issuer may be unable to pay interest or repay principal on a timely basis or at all, the relative lack of information about certain issuers of municipal securities, and the possibility of future legislative changes which could affect the market for and value of municipal securities. In addition, state or local political or economic conditions and developments can adversely affect the securities issued by state and local governments. The value of the municipal securities owned by the Fund also may be adversely affected by future changes in federal or state income tax laws, including tax rate reductions or the determination that municipal securities are subject to taxation.
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Derivatives Risk −Derivatives are instruments whose value depends on, or is derived from, the value of an underlying asset, reference rate or index. Derivatives may be riskier than other types of investments because they may be more sensitive to changes in economic or market conditions than other types of investments and could result in losses that significantly exceed the Fund’s original investment. Successful use of derivative instruments by the Fund depends on the sub-adviser’s judgment with respect to a number of factors and the Fund’s performance could be worse and/or more volatile than if it had not used these instruments. In addition, the fluctuations in the value of derivatives may not correlate perfectly with the value of any portfolio assets being hedged, the performance of the asset class to which the sub-adviser seeks exposure, or the overall securities markets.
Swaps Risk −A swap is a two-party contract that generally obligates the parties to exchange payments based on a specified reference security, basket of securities, security index or index component. Swaps can involve greater risks than direct investment in securities because swaps may be leveraged and are subject to counterparty risk (e.g., the risk of a counterparty defaulting on the obligation or bankruptcy), credit risk and pricing risk (i.e., swaps may be difficult to value). Certain swaps may also be considered illiquid. It may not be possible for the Fund to liquidate a swap position at an advantageous time or price, which may result in significant losses.
Futures and Options Risks −Futures and options may be more volatile than direct investments in the securities underlying the futures and options, may not correlate perfectly to the underlying securities, may involve additional costs, and may be illiquid. Futures and options also may involve the use of leverage as the Fund may make a small initial investment relative to the risk assumed, which could result in losses greater than if futures or options had not been used. Futures and options are also subject to the risk that the other party to the transaction may default on its obligation.
Forward Currency Contracts Risk −A forward currency contract is an agreement between two parties to buy and sell a currency at a set price on a future date. The market value of a forward currency contract fluctuates with changes in foreign currency exchange rates. While forward foreign currency exchange contracts do not eliminate fluctuations in the value of foreign securities, they do allow the Fund to establish a fixed rate of exchange for a future point in time. Use of such contracts, therefore, can have the effect of reducing returns and minimizing opportunities for gain. The Fund could also lose money when the contract is settled. The Fund’s gains from its positions in forward foreign currency contracts may accelerate and/or recharacterize the Fund’s income or gains and its distributions to shareholders as ordinary income. The Fund’s losses from such positions may also recharacterize the Fund’s income and its distributions to shareholders and may cause a return of capital to Fund shareholders. Such acceleration or recharacterization could affect an investor’s tax liability.
Counterparty Risk −The risk that the counterparty in a transaction by the Fund may be unable or unwilling to make timely principal, interest or settlement payments, or otherwise to honor its obligations.
Leverage Risk −Certain transactions, such as the use of derivatives, may give rise to leverage. Leverage can increase market exposure, magnify investment risks, and cause losses to be realized more quickly. Leverage may also cause the Fund to be more volatile than if it had not been leveraged. The use of leverage may cause the Fund to liquidate portfolio positions to satisfy its obligations or to meet asset segregation requirements when it may not be advantageous to do so.
Convertible Securities Risk −Debt securities that are convertible into preferred or common stocks are subject to the risks of both debt and equity securities.
Zero Coupon Securities Risk −As with other fixed income securities, zero coupon bonds are subject to interest rate and credit risk. Some of these securities may be subject to substantially greater price fluctuations during periods of changing market interest rates than comparable securities that pay interest currently. Longer term zero coupon bonds have greater interest rate risk than shorter term zero coupon bonds.
Liquidity Risk −The risk that the market for a particular investment or type of investment is or becomes relatively illiquid, making it difficult for the Fund to sell that investment at an advantageous time or price. Illiquidity may be due to events relating to the issuer of the securities, market events, rising interest rates, economic conditions or investor perceptions. Illiquid securities may be difficult to value and their value may be lower than the market price of comparable liquid securities, which would negatively affect the Fund's performance.
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Restricted Securities Risk −Restricted securities are subject to the risk that they may be difficult to sell at the time and price the Fund prefers.
Volatility Risk −The Fund's investments may fluctuate in value over a short period of time. This may cause the Fund’s net asset value per share to experience significant changes in value over short periods of time.
Active Investment Management Risk −The risk that, if the sub-adviser’s investment strategy, including allocating assets to specialist portfolio managers, does not perform as expected, the Fund could underperform its peers or lose money. The investment styles employed by the specialist portfolio managers may not be complementary, which could adversely affect the performance of the Fund.
Active Trading Risk −Active trading could increase the Fund's transaction costs and may increase your tax liability as compared to a fund with less active trading policies. These effects may adversely affect Fund performance.
Large Shareholder Transaction Risk −The Fund may experience adverse effects when certain large shareholders redeem or purchase large amounts of shares of the Fund. Such redemptions may cause the Fund to sell securities at times when it would not otherwise do so or borrow money (at a cost to the Fund), which may negatively impact the Fund's performance and liquidity. Similarly, large purchases may adversely affect the Fund’s performance to the extent that the Fund is delayed in investing new cash and is required to maintain a larger cash position than it ordinarily would. These transactions may also accelerate the realization of taxable income to shareholders if such sales of investments resulted in gains, and may also increase transaction costs.
Securities Lending Risk −The Fund may engage in securities lending. The Fund may lose money because the borrower of the loaned securities fails to return the securities in a timely manner or at all. The Fund could also lose money in the event of a decline in the value of the collateral provided for loaned securities or a decline in the value of any investments made with cash collateral. These events could also trigger adverse tax consequences for the Fund.
The Fund is subject to certain other risks, which are discussed in “Additional Information Regarding Investment Strategies and Risks” and "More Information About Risks" in the Fund’s statutory prospectus.
PAST PERFORMANCE.The performance information below indicates the risks of investing in the Fund. Keep in mind that past performance does not indicate future results. Updated performance information is available at www.hartfordfunds.com. Effective immediately before the opening of business on October 24, 2016, the Schroder Global Strategic Bond Fund (the “Predecessor Fund”) was reorganized into the Fund. The performance information shown below for periods prior to October 24, 2016 is that of the Predecessor Fund. Prior to October 24, 2016, Class A, Class I and Class SDR were called Advisor Shares, Investor Shares and R6 Shares, respectively. Class C, Class R3, Class R4, Class R5, and Class Y shares commenced operations on October 24, 2016 and performance prior to this date reflects the performance of the Predecessor Fund’s Investor Shares. Performance for Class SDR shares prior to December 19, 2014 (the inception date of the Predecessor Fund’s Class R6 Shares) reflects the performance of the Predecessor Fund's Investor Shares. Class F shares commenced operations on February 28, 2017 and performance prior to that date is that of the Fund’s Class I shares. The returns:

Assume reinvestment of all dividends and distributions

Would be different if the Fund’s fees and expenses were reflected for periods prior to October 24, 2016

Would be lower if the Predecessor Fund's and the Fund's operating expenses had not been limited.
The bar chart:

Shows how the Fund’s total return has varied from year to year

Returns do not include sales charges. If sales charges were reflected, returns would have been lower

Shows the returns of Class A shares. Returns for the Fund’s other classes differ only to the extent that the classes do not have the same expenses.
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Total returns by calendar year (excludes sales charges)
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Highest/Lowest quarterly results during the periods shown in the bar chart were:
Highest 1.65% (4th quarter, 2016) Lowest -2.79% (3rd quarter, 2015)
Average Annual Total Returns. The table below shows returns for the Fund over time compared to those of three broad-based market indices. After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes and are shown only for Class A shares. After-tax returns will vary for other classes. Actual after-tax returns, which depend on an investor’s particular tax situation, may differ from those shown and are not relevant to investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts. For more information regarding returns, see the “Performance Notes” section in the Fund’s statutory prospectus.
Average annual total returns for periods ending December 31, 2018 (including sales charges)*
Share Classes
1 Year
Since Inception
(6/23/2014)
Class A – Return Before Taxes -6.89 % -1.65 %
– After Taxes on Distributions
-7.61 % -2.68 %
– After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares
-4.07 % -1.68 %
Share Classes (Return Before Taxes)
Class C -3.96 % -0.82 %
Class I -2.31 % -0.42 %
Class R3 -2.27 % -0.48 %
Class R4 -2.32 % -0.45 %
Class R5 -2.26 % -0.41 %
Class Y -2.20 % -0.34 %
Class F -2.15 % -0.33 %
Class SDR -2.06 % -0.25 %
ICE BofAML US 3-Month Treasury Bill Index (reflects no deduction for fees,
expenses or taxes)
1.88 % 0.69 %
Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate 1-3 Year USD Hedged Index (reflects no
deduction for fees, expenses or taxes)
2.18 % 1.42 %
3-Month USD Fixed LIBOR (reflects no deduction for fees, expenses or taxes) 2.08 % 0.92 %
*
Effective July 31, 2018, the Fund changed its benchmark, the 3-Month USD Fixed LIBOR, to the ICE BofAML US 3-Month Treasury Bill Index, due to the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority’s plan to phase out the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR). In addition, the Fund added Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate 1-3 Year USD Hedged Index as a secondary benchmark, effective as of the same date. The 3-Month USD Fixed LIBOR reflects the returns of the ICE BofAML US Dollar 3-Month Deposit Offered Rate Constant Maturity.
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MANAGEMENT.The Fund’s investment manager is Hartford Funds Management Company, LLC. The Fund’s sub-adviser is Schroder Investment Management North America Inc. and its secondary sub-adviser is Schroder Investment Management North America Limited.
Portfolio Manager
Title
Involved with
Fund Since
Bob Jolly, CFA Portfolio Manager
2014
Paul Grainger, CFA Portfolio Manager
2016
PURCHASE AND SALE OF FUND SHARES.Not all share classes are available for all investors. Minimum investment amounts may be waived for certain accounts. Certain financial intermediaries may impose different restrictions than those described below.
Share Classes
Minimum Initial Investment
Minimum
Subsequent
Investment
Class A, Class C and Class I $2,000 for all accounts except: $250, if establishing an Automatic Investment Plan (“AIP”), with recurring monthly investments of at least $50
$50
Class R3, Class R4 and Class R5 No minimum initial investment
None
Class Y
$250,000
This requirement is waived when the shares are purchased through omnibus accounts (or similar types of accounts).
None
Class F
$1,000,000
This requirement is waived when the shares are purchased through omnibus accounts (or similar types of accounts).
None
Class SDR $5,000,000
None
For more information, please see the “How To Buy And Sell Shares” section of the Fund’s statutory prospectus.
You may sell your shares of the Fund on those days when the New York Stock Exchange is open, typically Monday through Friday. You may sell your shares through your financial intermediary. With respect to certain accounts, you may sell your shares on the web at www.hartfordfunds.com, by phone by calling 1-888-843-7824, by electronic funds transfer, or by wire. In certain circumstances you will need to write to Hartford Funds to request to sell your shares. For regular mail, please send the request to Hartford Funds, P.O. Box 219060, Kansas City, MO 64121-9060. For overnight mail, please send the request to Hartford Funds, 430 W 7th Street, Suite 219060, Kansas City, MO 64105-1407.
TAX INFORMATION.The Fund’s distributions are generally taxable, and may be taxed as ordinary income or capital gains, unless you are investing through a tax-deferred arrangement, such as a 401(k) plan or an individual retirement account. Such tax-deferred arrangements may be taxed later upon withdrawal of monies from those arrangements.
PAYMENTS TO BROKER-DEALERS AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES.If you purchase shares of the Fund through a broker-dealer or other financial intermediary (such as a bank or financial advisor), the Fund and its related companies may pay the intermediary for the sale of Fund shares and related services. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or other intermediary and your financial advisor to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your financial advisor or visit your financial intermediary’s website for more information.
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Hartford Schroders International Multi-Cap Value Fund Summary Section
INVESTMENT OBJECTIVE.The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation.
Your Expenses.The table below describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy and hold shares of the Fund. You may qualify for sales charge discounts for Class A shares if you and your family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $50,000 in certain classes of Hartford mutual funds or 529 plans administered by Hartford Funds Management Company, LLC. More information about these and other discounts is available from your financial professional and in the “How Sales Charges are Calculated” section beginning on page 86 of the Fund’s statutory prospectus and the “Purchase and Redemption of Shares” section beginning on page 81 of the Fund’s statement of additional information. Descriptions of any financial intermediary specific sales charge waivers and discounts are set forth in Appendix A to the statutory prospectus. In addition, the table and examples below do not reflect any transaction fees that may be charged by financial intermediaries or commissions that a shareholder may be required to pay directly to its financial intermediary when buying or selling Class I, Class Y, Class F, or Class SDR shares.
Shareholder Fees  (fees paid directly from your investment)
Share Classes
A
C
I
R3
R4
R5
Y
F
SDR
Maximum sales charge (load)
imposed on purchases (as a
percentage of offering price)
5.50 %
None
None None None None
None
None None
Maximum deferred sales
charge (load) (as a percentage
of purchase price or
redemption proceeds,
whichever is less)
None(1)
1.00 % None None None None
None
None None
Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)
Share Classes
A
C
I
R3
R4
R5
Y
F
SDR
Management fees(2) 0.70 % 0.70 % 0.70 % 0.70 % 0.70 % 0.70 % 0.70 % 0.70 % 0.70 %
Distribution and service
(12b-1) fees
0.25 % 1.00 % None 0.50 % 0.25 % None None None None
Other expenses(3) 0.16 % 0.16 % 0.15 % 0.28 % 0.23 % 0.16 % 0.17 % 0.06 % 0.06 %
Acquired fund fees and
expenses
0.01 % 0.01 % 0.01 % 0.01 % 0.01 % 0.01 % 0.01 % 0.01 % 0.01 %
Total annual fund operating
expenses(4)
1.12 % 1.87 % 0.86 % 1.49 % 1.19 % 0.87 % 0.88 % 0.77 % 0.77 %
Fee waiver and/or
expense reimbursement(5)
0.00 %