HARTFORD MUTUAL FUNDS II INC
Hartford Schroders Funds
Prospectus
March 1, 2022
Class A
Class C
Class I
Class R3
Class R4
Class R5
Class Y
Class F
Class SDR
Hartford Schroders China A
Fund
HSHAX
HSHCX
HSHIX
HSHYX
HSHFX
HSHRX
Hartford Schroders Diversified
Emerging Markets Fund
HSXAX
HSXCX
HSXIX
HSXYX
HSXFX
HSDEX
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
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
Securitized Income Fund
HITAX
HITCX
HITIX
HITYX
HITFX
HITSX
Hartford Schroders
Sustainable Core Bond Fund
HSAEX
HSACX
HSSBX
HSADX
SCBIX
HSSFX
SCBRX
Hartford Schroders Tax-Aware
Bond Fund
STWVX
HFKCX
STWTX
HFKYX
HFKFX
HFKVX
Hartford Schroders US MidCap
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
* The Fund is closed to new investors. No purchases of the Fund’s shares are 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.

HARTFORD FUNDS
P.O. BOX 219060
KANSAS CITY, MO 64121-9060

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Hartford Schroders China A 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, hold and sell shares of the Fund. You may pay other fees, such as brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries, which are not reflected in the table and example below. Please contact your financial intermediary for more information regarding whether you may be required to pay a brokerage commission or other fees. 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 in The Hartford® SMART529® College Savings Plan. 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 117 of the Fund’s statutory prospectus. Descriptions of any financial intermediary specific sales charge waivers and discounts are set forth in Appendix A to the statutory prospectus.
Shareholder Fees (fees paid directly from your investment):
Share Classes
A
C
I
Y
F
SDR
Maximum sales charge (load) imposed on purchases (as a
percentage of offering price)
5.50%
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
Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment):
Share Classes
A
C
I
Y
F
SDR
Management fees
0.90%
0.90%
0.90%
0.90%
0.90%
0.90%
Distribution and service (12b-1) fees
0.25%
1.00%
None
None
None
None
Other expenses(2)
0.79%
0.76%
0.75%
0.75%
0.64%
0.64%
Total annual fund operating expenses
1.94%
2.66%
1.65%
1.65%
1.54%
1.54%
Fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement(3)
0.49%
0.41%
0.50%
0.54%
0.55%
0.55%
Total annual fund operating expenses after fee waiver and/or
expense reimbursement(3)
1.45%
2.25%
1.15%
1.11%
0.99%
0.99%
(1)
Investments of $1 million or more will not be subject to a front-end sales charge, but may be subject to a 1.00% contingent deferred sales charge.
(2)
“Other expenses” for Class Y have been restated to reflect the estimated transfer agency fees for the current year.
(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 limit total annual fund operating expenses as follows: 1.45% (Class A), 2.25% (Class C), 1.15% (Class I), 1.11% (Class Y), 0.99% (Class F), and 0.99% (Class SDR). This contractual arrangement will remain in effect until February 28, 2023 unless the Board of Directors of The Hartford Mutual Funds II, Inc. approves its earlier termination.
Example. The example below is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then, except as shown below, redeem all of your shares at the end of those periods. The example also assumes that:
Your investment has a 5% return each year
The Fund’s operating expenses remain the same (except that the example reflects the fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement arrangement reflected in the table above for only the first year)
You reinvest all dividends and distributions.
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Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:
Share Classes
Year 1
Year 3
Year 5
Year 10
A
$689
$1,081
$1,497
$2,652
C
$328
$788
$1,374
$2,963
I
$117
$471
$850
$1,913
Y
$113
$468
$846
$1,909
F
$101
$433
$787
$1,788
SDR
$101
$433
$787
$1,788
If you did not redeem your shares:
C
$228
$788
$1,374
$2,963
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 example, affect the Fund’s performance. During the fiscal year ended October 31, 2021, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 73% of the average value of its portfolio.
PRINCIPAL INVESTMENT STRATEGY. Under normal circumstances, the Fund invests at least 80% of its assets in China A shares and other instruments that have similar economic characteristics to such securities. China A shares are equity securities of companies located in mainland China that trade on the Shanghai Stock Exchange and the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. The Fund will invest in China A shares through the Shanghai-Hong Kong and Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect programs (collectively, “Stock Connect”). The Fund may also invest in China A shares through the Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor or Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor systems (collectively, the “QFII Programs”) once the appropriate license is obtained or through other means of access which may become available in the future.
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”), use a fundamental, research driven, bottom-up stock selection approach to seek to identify companies that they believe offer the potential for capital growth. As part of their investment process, the Sub-Advisers apply quantitative and qualitative screens, as well as engage with management of certain issuers, to determine the investable universe of companies. Within this universe, the Sub-Advisers generally consider the following when determining whether to purchase a security of a company: the likelihood of the company to grow shareholder value in the long term; the return on invested capital of the company; the relative valuation of the company; the quality of the company, including the sustainability of its business model; and whether the company has any proprietary competitive advantages. The Sub-Advisers generally sell securities when: they believe the issuer no longer presents an attractive value proposition; they identify more favorable investment opportunities; or they believe that the original investment thesis is irrelevant due to a material change in the company or the industry in which it operates. In addition, the Sub-Advisers integrate financially material environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) characteristics into their investment process. The Sub-Advisers evaluate the impact and risk around issues such as climate change, environmental performance, labor standards and corporate governance, which they view as important in their assessment of a company’s risk and potential for profitability.
The Fund may invest in securities of any market capitalization. The Fund may also invest in common and preferred stock, and depositary receipts, including Chinese Depositary Receipts (“CDRs”). The Fund may use derivatives, such as futures contracts, forward currency contracts and option contracts, in order to gain exposure to particular securities or markets, in connection with hedging transactions, equitizing cash, or otherwise to seek to increase total return.
The Fund may trade securities actively. Based on market or economic conditions, the Fund may, through its normal bottom-up stock selection process, focus in one or more sectors of the market. 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.
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.
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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, or as a result of other events such as geopolitical events, natural disasters, or widespread pandemics (such as COVID-19) or other adverse public health developments.
China A Shares Risk – As a result of the Fund’s focus in China A shares, the Fund may be subject to increased currency, political, economic, social, environmental, regulatory and other risks not typically associated with investing in a larger number of countries or regions. The Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges may close for extended periods for holidays or otherwise, which impacts the Fund’s ability to trade in China A shares during those periods. Trading suspensions in certain stocks, extended market closures, or the imposition of sanctions, tariffs, or other governmental restrictions could lead to greater market execution risk, valuation risks, liquidity risks, and costs for the Fund. The Fund’s investments in China A shares are generally subject to the laws of the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”), including local securities regulations and listing rules. As a result of different legal standards, the Fund faces the risk of being unable to enforce its rights with respect to its China A shares holdings. Currently, there are temporary tax exemptions and non-taxable treatments with respect of assets traded via Stock Connect and QFII Programs. If these exemptions and tax treatments are withdrawn or modified, there is a risk that the PRC tax authorities may seek to collect tax on gains realized on the Fund’s investments in China A shares. As a result, the Fund would be subject to additional tax, which would adversely impact the Fund’s net asset value.
Investing in China A shares is subject to trading, clearance, settlement and other procedures, which could pose risks to the Fund. Trading through Stock Connect is currently subject to a daily quota, which may restrict the Fund’s ability to invest in China A shares through Stock Connect on a timely basis and could affect the Fund’s ability to effectively pursue its investment strategy. Stock Connect will only operate on days when both the Chinese and Hong Kong markets are open for trading and when banking services are available in both markets on the corresponding settlement days. Therefore, an investment in China A shares through Stock Connect may subject the Fund to the risk of price fluctuations on days when the Chinese markets are open, but Stock Connect is not trading. If the Fund invests through the QFII Programs, it may be subject to additional risks, such as failure to achieve best execution, trading disruption, custody risk and credit loss. In difficult market conditions, the Fund may not be able to sell its investments easily or at all, which could affect Fund performance and the Fund’s liquidity.
China Investments Risk –  China is an emerging market and has demonstrated significantly higher volatility from time to time in comparison to developed markets. Investments in Chinese securities, including certain Hong Kong-listed and U.S.-listed securities, subject the Fund to risks specific to China. These risks include: (i) the risk of more frequent (and potentially widespread) trading suspensions and government interventions with respect to Chinese issuers, resulting in liquidity risk, price volatility, greater market execution risk, and valuation risk; (ii) the risk of currency fluctuations, currency non-convertibility, currency revaluations and other currency exchange rate fluctuations or blockage; (iii) the risk of intervention by the Chinese government in the Chinese securities markets; (iv) the risk of nationalization or expropriation of assets; (v) the risk that the Chinese government may decide not to continue to support economic reform programs; (vi) the risk of limitations on the use of brokers; (vii) the risk of interest rate fluctuations and higher rates of inflation; (viii) the risk that the U.S. government or other governments may sanction Chinese issuers or otherwise prohibit U.S. persons (such as the Fund) from investing in certain Chinese issuers; and (ix) the risk of market volatility caused by any potential regional or territorial conflicts, including military conflicts, or natural or other disasters. Recent developments in relations between the United States and China have heightened concerns of increased tariffs and restrictions on trade between the two countries. It is unclear whether further tariffs and sanctions may be imposed or other escalating actions may be taken in the future, which could negatively impact the Fund. In addition, China is alleged to have participated in state-sponsored cyberattacks against foreign companies and foreign governments. Actual and threatened responses to such activity and strained international relations, including purchasing restrictions, sanctions, tariffs or cyberattacks on the Chinese government or Chinese companies, may impact China’s economy and Chinese issuers of securities in which the Fund invests. As a result of different legal standards, the Fund faces the risk of being unable to enforce its rights with respect to holdings in Chinese securities and the information about the Chinese securities in which the Fund invests may be less reliable or complete. Chinese companies with securities listed on U.S. exchanges may be delisted if they do not meet U.S. accounting standards and auditor oversight requirements, which could significantly decrease the liquidity and value of the securities.
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Foreign Investments Risk –  Investments in foreign securities may be riskier, more volatile, and less liquid than investments in U.S. securities. Differences between the U.S. and foreign regulatory regimes and securities markets, including the less stringent investor protection, less stringent accounting, corporate governance, financial reporting 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.
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 and oversight, less extensive and less frequent accounting, financial, auditing 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. In addition, the imposition of exchange controls (including repatriation restrictions), sanctions, confiscations, trade restrictions (including tariffs) and other government restrictions by the United States and other governments may also result in losses. 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. In addition, the Chinese government heavily regulates the domestic exchange of foreign currencies and renminbi (“RMB”) exchange rates in China, which may adversely affect the operations and financial results of the Fund’s investments in China. At times there may be insufficient offshore RMB for the Fund to remain fully invested in Chinese equities.
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-Advisers’ investment strategy does not perform as expected, the Fund could underperform its peers or lose money. As part of the Fund’s investment strategy, the Sub-Advisers evaluate certain factors as part of the investment process, including ESG characteristics. The analysis of these factors may not work as intended. ESG characteristics are not the only factors considered and as a result, the companies (or issuers) in which the Fund invests may not be companies (or issuers) with favorable ESG characteristics or high ESG ratings.
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.
Mid Cap and Small Cap Securities Risk –  Investments in mid- and small-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.
Large Cap Securities Risk –  The securities of large market capitalization companies may underperform other segments of the market because such companies may be less responsive to competitive challenges and opportunities and may be unable to attain high growth rates during periods of economic expansion.
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
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there may not be a correlation between such information and the market value of the depositary receipts. Generally, CDRs, in registered from, are designed for use in the Chinese securities markets. CDRs may involve certain risks not applicable to investing in U.S. issuers, including changes in currency rates, application of local tax laws, changes in governmental administration or economic or monetary policy or changed circumstances in dealings between nations.
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.
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-Advisers’ 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-Advisers seek exposure, or the overall securities markets.
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, increase volatility in the Fund, magnify investment risks, and cause losses to be realized more quickly. 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.
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 Risk –  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.
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.
Sector Risk –  To the extent the Fund invests more heavily in a particular sector or sectors, its performance will be especially sensitive to developments that significantly affect those sectors. Individual sectors may be more volatile, and may perform differently, from the broader market.
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
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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.
The Fund is subject to certain other risks. For more information regarding risks and investments, please see “Additional Information Regarding Investment Strategies and Risks” and “More Information About Risks” in the Fund’s statutory prospectus.
PAST PERFORMANCE. The performance information 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 hartfordfunds.com. The returns in the bar chart and table:
Assume reinvestment of all dividends and distributions
Reflect fee waivers and/or expense limitation arrangements, if any. Absent any applicable fee waivers and/or expense limitation arrangements, performance would have been lower.
The bar chart:
Shows the Fund’s total return for the first full calendar year of operation
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)
During the period shown in the chart above:
Returns
Quarter Ended
Best Quarter Return
8.84%
June 30, 2021
Worst Quarter Return
-7.70%
September 30, 2021
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.
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Average annual total returns for periods ending December 31, 2021 (including sales charges)
 
Since Inception
Share Classes
1 Year
(3/31/2020)
Class A –  Return Before Taxes
1.09%
36.96%
–  Return After Taxes on Distributions
0.71%
34.00%
–  Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares
0.79%
27.68%
Share Classes (Return Before Taxes)
 
 
Class C
5.31%
40.42%
Class I
7.24%
41.74%
Class Y
7.37%
41.87%
Class F
7.43%
42.01%
Class SDR
7.43%
42.01%
MSCI China A Onshore Index (Net) (reflects reinvested dividends net of withholding taxes but
reflects no deduction for fees, expenses or other taxes)
4.03%
31.38%
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 sub-sub-adviser is Schroder Investment Management North America Limited.
Portfolio Manager
Title
Involved with
Fund Since
Jack Lee, CFA
Portfolio Manager
2020
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 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
This requirement is waived for purchases through certain plan level or
omnibus accounts.
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 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.
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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 professional), 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 professional to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your financial professional or visit your financial intermediary’s website for more information.
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Hartford Schroders Diversified Emerging Markets 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, hold and sell shares of the Fund. You may pay other fees, such as brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries, which are not reflected in the table and example below. Please contact your financial intermediary for more information regarding whether you may be required to pay a brokerage commission or other fees. 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 in The Hartford® SMART529® College Savings Plan. 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 117 of the Fund’s statutory prospectus. Descriptions of any financial intermediary specific sales charge waivers and discounts are set forth in Appendix A to the statutory prospectus.
Shareholder Fees (fees paid directly from your investment):
Share Classes
A
C
I
Y
F
SDR
Maximum sales charge (load) imposed on purchases (as a
percentage of offering price)
5.50%
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
Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment):
Share Classes
A
C
I
Y
F
SDR
Management fees
0.84%
0.84%
0.84%
0.84%
0.84%
0.84%
Distribution and service (12b-1) fees
0.25%
1.00%
None
None
None
None
Other expenses(2)
0.31%
0.30%
0.31%
0.31%
0.21%
0.21%
Total annual fund operating expenses
1.40%
2.14%
1.15%
1.15%
1.05%
1.05%
Fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement(3)
0.06%
0.00%
0.11%
0.16%
0.16%
0.16%
Total annual fund operating expenses after fee waiver and/or
expense reimbursement(3)
1.34%
2.14%
1.04%
0.99%
0.89%
0.89%
(1)
Investments of $1 million or more will not be subject to a front-end sales charge, but may be subject to a 1.00% contingent deferred sales charge.
(2)
“Other expenses” are based on estimated amounts for the current year.
(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 limit total annual fund operating expenses as follows: 1.34% (Class A), 2.14% (Class C), 1.04% (Class I), 0.99% (Class Y), 0.89% (Class F), and 0.89% (Class SDR). This contractual arrangement will remain in effect until February 28, 2023 unless the Board of Directors of The Hartford Mutual Funds II, Inc. approves its earlier termination.
Example. The example below is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then, except as shown below, redeem all of your shares at the end of those periods. The example also assumes that:
Your investment has a 5% return each year
The Fund’s operating expenses remain the same (except that the example reflects the fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement arrangement reflected in the table above for only the first year)
You reinvest all dividends and distributions.
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Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:
Share Classes
Year 1
Year 3
A
$679
$963
C
$317
$670
I
$106
$354
Y
$101
$350
F
$91
$318
SDR
$91
$318
If you did not redeem your shares:
C
$217
$670
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 example, affect the Fund’s performance. From September 30, 2021 (commencement of operations) through October 31, 2021, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 9% of the average value of its portfolio.
PRINCIPAL INVESTMENT STRATEGY. The Fund normally invests at least 80% of its assets in equity or equity related 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 more than 50% of their revenues or profits from, or having more than 50% 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.
In selecting investments for the Fund, the Sub-Advisers combine both fundamental and quantitative analysis along with their sustainable investing criteria. The Sub-Advisers analyze the broad universe of emerging market companies to create a diversified portfolio and seek to maximize the potential investment opportunity. The Sub-Advisers combine the investment processes of two internal investment management teams, the Global Emerging Markets (GEM) investment team and the Quantitative Equity Products (QEP) investment team (the “Teams”). This collaborative approach involves both consideration of bottom-up factors –  which include a company’s potential for above average earnings growth, a security’s attractive relative valuation, and whether a company has proprietary advantages –  as well as a focus on companies that have certain value and/or quality characteristics, where the Teams seek to select relatively inexpensive stocks of issuers located in emerging markets based on an evaluation of a number of valuation metrics including: dividends, cash-flow, earnings, sales and asset-based measures. There is also a focus on high quality companies within this universe defined using metrics including: profitability, stability, sales growth, financial strength, and good governance.
The Sub-Advisers seek to maintain a higher overall environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) score for the Fund, in the aggregate, than that of the Fund’s benchmark, MSCI Emerging Markets Index (Net), based on the Sub-Advisers’ proprietary rating system. For purposes of determining which securities meet the Sub-Advisers’ sustainable investing criteria, the Sub-Advisers will use their internally developed ESG scores to identify companies, in their view, that demonstrate sound or improving sustainability practices. This includes companies that have an attractive ESG score based on the Sub-Advisers’ proprietary rating system and/or companies that the Sub-Advisers engage with to improve sustainable practices. The Sub-Advisers’ ESG scores evaluate the impact and risk around issues such as climate change, environmental performance, labor standards and corporate governance, which are considered in the assessment of investments.
The Fund does not generally invest in companies that are significantly involved in certain industries, product lines or services, including but not limited to, tobacco, gambling, alcohol, thermal coal, nuclear power, palm oil, shale oil/gas & tar sands, as determined from time to time by the Sub-Advisers, unless the Sub-Advisers view the issuer as one which contributes to or is aligning itself with long-term ESG initiatives. In addition, the Fund does not directly invest in companies that are significantly involved in certain industries, product lines or services, such as controversial weapons. In determining whether a company is significantly involved in the industries, product lines or services listed above, the
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Sub-Advisers typically use revenue thresholds attributable to certain industries, product lines or services (e.g., companies that derive 5% or more of their revenues from thermal coal power generation) and categorical exclusions for other industries, product lines or services (e.g., controversial weapons). These exclusionary criteria may be updated periodically by the Sub-Advisers without notice to shareholders to, among other things, add or remove certain industries, product lines or services from the screening process, revise the revenue thresholds and categorical exclusions applicable to such activities, or change particular industries, product lines or services from a categorical exclusion to a revenue threshold, or vice versa.
The Sub-Advisers seek to have a diversified portfolio of Fund holdings across region, country, sector, market capitalization and style, although the extent of that representation may vary. 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 weights of the Fund’s benchmark index along with their quantitative country allocation model as a guide when making allocation decisions. As a result of this analysis, the Fund may invest more than 25% of its assets in securities of companies located in China. Securities of companies located in China include China H-shares and China A-shares, among others.
The Fund may also enter into exchange-traded or over-the-counter derivative transactions including but not limited to futures contracts and foreign exchange forwards. The Fund may enter into these transactions to replicate certain direct investments.
The equity securities in which the Fund may invest include, but are not limited to, common stock and preferred stock. The Fund may trade securities 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.
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, or as a result of other events such as geopolitical events, natural disasters, or widespread pandemics (such as COVID-19) or other adverse public health developments.
Foreign Investments Risk –  Investments in foreign securities may be riskier, more volatile, and less liquid than investments in U.S. securities. Differences between the U.S. and foreign regulatory regimes and securities markets, including the less stringent investor protection, less stringent accounting, corporate governance, financial reporting 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. The impact of the United Kingdom’s 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 and oversight, less extensive and less frequent accounting, financial, auditing 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. In addition, the imposition of exchange controls (including repatriation restrictions), sanctions, confiscations, trade restrictions (including tariffs) and other government restrictions by the United States and other governments may also result in losses. 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.
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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, economic and other risks associated with that region or country. A natural or other disaster could occur in a geographic region in which the Fund invests, which could affect the economy or particular business operations of companies in the specific geographic region. As a result, the Fund may be subject to greater price volatility and risk of loss than a fund holding more geographically diverse investments.
China Investments Risk –  China is an emerging market and has demonstrated significantly higher volatility from time to time in comparison to developed markets. Investments in Chinese securities, including certain Hong Kong-listed and U.S.-listed securities, subject the Fund to risks specific to China. These risks include: (i) the risk of more frequent (and potentially widespread) trading suspensions and government interventions with respect to Chinese issuers, resulting in liquidity risk, price volatility, greater market execution risk, and valuation risk; (ii) the risk of currency fluctuations, currency non-convertibility, currency revaluations and other currency exchange rate fluctuations or blockage; (iii) the risk of intervention by the Chinese government in the Chinese securities markets; (iv) the risk of nationalization or expropriation of assets; (v) the risk that the Chinese government may decide not to continue to support economic reform programs; (vi) the risk of limitations on the use of brokers; (vii) the risk of interest rate fluctuations and higher rates of inflation; (viii) the risk that the U.S. government or other governments may sanction Chinese issuers or otherwise prohibit U.S. persons (such as the Fund) from investing in certain Chinese issuers; and (ix) the risk of market volatility caused by any potential regional or territorial conflicts, including military conflicts, or natural or other disasters. Recent developments in relations between the United States and China have heightened concerns of increased tariffs and restrictions on trade between the two countries. It is unclear whether further tariffs and sanctions may be imposed or other escalating actions may be taken in the future, which could negatively impact the Fund. In addition, China is alleged to have participated in state-sponsored cyberattacks against foreign companies and foreign governments. Actual and threatened responses to such activity and strained international relations, including purchasing restrictions, sanctions, tariffs or cyberattacks on the Chinese government or Chinese companies, may impact China’s economy and Chinese issuers of securities in which the Fund invests. As a result of different legal standards, the Fund faces the risk of being unable to enforce its rights with respect to holdings in Chinese securities and the information about the Chinese securities in which the Fund invests may be less reliable or complete. Chinese companies with securities listed on U.S. exchanges may be delisted if they do not meet U.S. accounting standards and auditor oversight requirements, which could significantly decrease the liquidity and value of the securities.
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.
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.
Mid Cap and Small Cap Securities Risk –  Investments in mid- and small-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.
Large Cap Securities Risk –  The securities of large market capitalization companies may underperform other segments of the market because such companies may be less responsive to competitive challenges and opportunities and may be unable to attain high growth rates during periods of economic expansion.
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-Advisers’ judgment with respect to a number of factors and the Fund’s performance could be
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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-Advisers seek exposure, or the overall securities markets.
Leverage Risk –  Certain transactions, such as the use of derivatives, may give rise to leverage. Leverage can increase market exposure, increase volatility in the Fund, magnify investment risks, and cause losses to be realized more quickly. 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.
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 Risk –  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.
Sustainable Investing Risk –  Applying sustainability criteria to the investment process may exclude or reduce exposure to securities of certain issuers for sustainability reasons and, therefore, the Fund may forgo some market opportunities available to funds that do not use sustainability criteria. The Fund’s performance may at times be better or worse than the performance of funds that do not use sustainability criteria. Because the Sub-Advisers evaluate ESG characteristics when selecting certain securities, the Fund’s portfolio may perform differently than funds that do not use ESG characteristics. A focus on ESG characteristics may prioritize long term rather than short term returns. ESG information and data, including that provided by third parties, may be incomplete, inaccurate, or unavailable, which could adversely affect the analysis relevant to a particular investment. In addition, there is a risk that the investments identified by the Sub-Advisers to fit within their sustainability criteria do not operate as anticipated. Although the Sub-Advisers seek to identify issuers that fit within their sustainability criteria, investors may differ in their views of what fits within this category of investments. As a result, the Fund may invest in issuers that do not reflect the beliefs and values of any particular investor. The Sub-Advisers’ exclusion of certain investments from the Fund’s investment universe may adversely affect the Fund’s relative performance at times when such investments are performing well.
Active Investment Management Risk –  The risk that, if the Sub-Advisers’ investment strategy does not perform as expected, the Fund could underperform its peers or lose money.
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.
Securities Lending Risk –  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.
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.
New Fund Risk –  The Fund is a new fund which may result in additional risk. There can be no assurance that the Fund will grow to an economically viable size, in which case the Fund may cease operations. In such an event, investors may be required to liquidate or transfer their investments at an inopportune time.
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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.
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.
The Fund is subject to certain other risks. For more information regarding risks and investments, please see “Additional Information Regarding Investment Strategies and Risks” and “More Information About Risks” in the Fund’s statutory prospectus.
PAST PERFORMANCE. Because the Fund had been in operation for less than one full calendar year as of December 31, 2021, no performance history has been provided. Updated performance information is available at hartfordfunds.com. Keep in mind that past performance does not indicate future results.
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 sub-sub-adviser is Schroder Investment Management North America Limited.
Portfolio Manager
Title
Involved with
Fund Since
Tom Wilson, CFA
Portfolio Manager
2021
David Philpotts
Portfolio Manager
2021
Gordon Huang
Portfolio Manager
2021
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 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
This requirement is waived for purchases through certain plan level or
omnibus accounts.
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 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.
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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 professional), 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 professional to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your financial professional or visit your financial intermediary’s website for more information.
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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, hold and sell shares of the Fund. You may pay other fees, such as brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries, which are not reflected in the table and example below. Please contact your financial intermediary for more information regarding whether you may be required to pay a brokerage commission or other fees. 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 in The Hartford® SMART529® College Savings Plan. 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 117 of the Fund’s statutory prospectus. Descriptions of any financial intermediary specific sales charge waivers and discounts are set forth in Appendix A to the statutory prospectus.
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
1.01%
1.01%
1.01%
1.01%
1.01%
1.01%
1.01%
1.01%
1.01%
Distribution and service (12b-1) fees
0.25%
1.00%
None
0.50%
0.25%
None
None
None
None
Other expenses
0.19%
0.13%
0.22%
0.26%
0.21%
0.16%
0.15%
0.04%
0.04%
Total annual fund operating expenses
1.45%
2.14%
1.23%
1.77%
1.47%
1.17%
1.16%
1.05%
1.05%
(1)
Investments of $1 million or more will not be subject to a front-end sales charge, but may be subject to a 1.00% contingent deferred sales charge.
Example. The example below is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then, except as shown below, redeem all of your shares at the end of those periods. The example also assumes that:
Your investment has a 5% return each year
The Fund’s operating expenses remain the same
You reinvest all dividends and distributions.
Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:
Share Classes
Year 1
Year 3
Year 5
Year 10
A
$689
$983
$1,299
$2,190
C
$317
$670
$1,149
$2,472
I
$125
$390
$676
$1,489
R3
$180
$557
$959
$2,084
R4
$150
$465
$803
$1,757
R5
$119
$372
$644
$1,420
Y
$118
$368
$638
$1,409
F
$107
$334
$579
$1,283
SDR
$107
$334
$579
$1,283
If you did not redeem your shares:
C
$217
$670
$1,149
$2,472
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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 example, affect the Fund’s performance. During the fiscal year ended October 31, 2021, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 36% 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 more than 50% of their revenues or profits from, or having more than 50% 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 weights of the Fund’s benchmark index along with their quantitative country allocation model as a guide when making allocation decisions. As a result of this analysis, the Fund may invest more than 25% of its assets in securities of companies located in China. Securities of companies located in China include China H-shares and China A-shares, among others. The Fund invests in countries and companies that the Sub-Advisers believe offer the potential for capital growth. The Sub-Advisers consider bottom-up factors in evaluating investment opportunities. These factors include a company’s potential for above average earnings growth, a security’s attractive relative valuation, and whether a company has proprietary advantages. In addition, the Sub-Advisers integrate financially material environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) characteristics into their investment process. The Sub-Advisers evaluate the impact and risk around issues such as climate change, environmental performance, labor standards and corporate governance, which they view as important in their assessment of a company’s risk and potential for profitability. The equity securities in which the Fund may invest include, but are not limited to, common stock, preferred stock (or units of ordinary and preference shares), and depositary receipts. The Fund may invest in companies of any size market capitalization, but tends to focus on mid to large cap companies. Based on market or economic conditions, the Fund may, through its normal stock selection process, focus in one or more sectors of the market.
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.
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, or as a result of other events such as geopolitical events, natural disasters, or widespread pandemics (such as COVID-19) or other adverse public health developments.
Foreign Investments Risk –  Investments in foreign securities may be riskier, more volatile, and less liquid than investments in U.S. securities. Differences between the U.S. and foreign regulatory regimes and securities markets, including the less stringent investor protection, less stringent accounting, corporate governance, financial reporting 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. The impact of the United Kingdom’s 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.
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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 and oversight, less extensive and less frequent accounting, financial, auditing 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. In addition, the imposition of exchange controls (including repatriation restrictions), sanctions, confiscations, trade restrictions (including tariffs) and other government restrictions by the United States and other governments may also result in losses. 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, economic and other risks associated with that region or country. A natural or other disaster could occur in a geographic region in which the Fund invests, which could affect the economy or particular business operations of companies in the specific geographic region. As a result, the Fund may be subject to greater price volatility and risk of loss than a fund holding more geographically diverse investments.
China Investments Risk –  China is an emerging market and has demonstrated significantly higher volatility from time to time in comparison to developed markets. Investments in Chinese securities, including certain Hong Kong-listed and U.S.-listed securities, subject the Fund to risks specific to China. These risks include: (i) the risk of more frequent (and potentially widespread) trading suspensions and government interventions with respect to Chinese issuers, resulting in liquidity risk, price volatility, greater market execution risk, and valuation risk; (ii) the risk of currency fluctuations, currency non-convertibility, currency revaluations and other currency exchange rate fluctuations or blockage; (iii) the risk of intervention by the Chinese government in the Chinese securities markets; (iv) the risk of nationalization or expropriation of assets; (v) the risk that the Chinese government may decide not to continue to support economic reform programs; (vi) the risk of limitations on the use of brokers; (vii) the risk of interest rate fluctuations and higher rates of inflation; (viii) the risk that the U.S. government or other governments may sanction Chinese issuers or otherwise prohibit U.S. persons (such as the Fund) from investing in certain Chinese issuers; and (ix) the risk of market volatility caused by any potential regional or territorial conflicts, including military conflicts, or natural or other disasters. Recent developments in relations between the United States and China have heightened concerns of increased tariffs and restrictions on trade between the two countries. It is unclear whether further tariffs and sanctions may be imposed or other escalating actions may be taken in the future, which could negatively impact the Fund. In addition, China is alleged to have participated in state-sponsored cyberattacks against foreign companies and foreign governments. Actual and threatened responses to such activity and strained international relations, including purchasing restrictions, sanctions, tariffs or cyberattacks on the Chinese government or Chinese companies, may impact China’s economy and Chinese issuers of securities in which the Fund invests. As a result of different legal standards, the Fund faces the risk of being unable to enforce its rights with respect to holdings in Chinese securities and the information about the Chinese securities in which the Fund invests may be less reliable or complete. Chinese companies with securities listed on U.S. exchanges may be delisted if they do not meet U.S. accounting standards and auditor oversight requirements, which could significantly decrease the liquidity and value of the securities.
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.
Mid-Cap Securities Risk –  The securities of mid-capitalization companies generally trade in lower volumes and are generally subject to greater and less predictable price changes than the securities of larger capitalization companies.
Large Cap Securities Risk –  The securities of large market capitalization companies may underperform other segments of the market because such companies may be less responsive to competitive challenges and opportunities and may be unable to attain high growth rates during periods of economic expansion.
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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.
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-Advisers’ investment strategy does not perform as expected, the Fund could underperform its peers or lose money. As part of the Fund’s investment strategy, the Sub-Advisers evaluate certain factors as part of the investment process, including ESG characteristics. The analysis of these factors may not work as intended. ESG characteristics are not the only factors considered and as a result, the companies (or issuers) in which the Fund invests may not be companies (or issuers) with favorable ESG characteristics or high ESG ratings.
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.
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.
Securities Lending Risk –  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 a particular sector or sectors, its performance will be especially sensitive to developments that significantly affect those sectors. Individual sectors may be more volatile, and may perform differently, from the broader market.
The Fund is subject to certain other risks. For more information regarding risks and investments, please see “Additional Information Regarding Investment Strategies and Risks” and “More Information About Risks” in the Fund’s statutory prospectus.
PAST PERFORMANCE. The performance information 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 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 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. The returns in the bar chart and table:
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
Reflect fee waivers and/or expense limitation arrangements, if any. Absent any applicable fee waivers and/or expense limitation arrangements, performance would have been lower.
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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)
During the periods shown in the chart above:
Returns
Quarter Ended
Best Quarter Return
21.26%
December 31, 2020
Worst Quarter Return
-23.23%
March 31, 2020
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, 2021 (including sales charges)
Share Classes
1 Year
5 Years
10 Years
Class A –  Return Before Taxes
-10.57%
9.72%
5.56%
–  Return After Taxes on Distributions
-10.43%
9.68%
5.57%
–  Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares
-6.06%
7.89%
4.62%
Share Classes (Return Before Taxes)
 
 
 
Class C*
-6.93%
10.19%
5.91%
Class I
-5.10%
11.24%
6.42%
Class R3*
-5.53%
10.79%
6.19%
Class R4*
-5.32%
11.08%
6.34%
Class R5*
-5.05%
11.28%
6.44%
Class Y*
-4.98%
11.36%
6.48%
Class F**
-4.93%
11.41%
6.50%
Class SDR***
-4.97%
11.42%
6.54%
MSCI Emerging Markets Index (Net) (reflects reinvested dividends net of withholding taxes
but reflects no deduction for fees, expenses or other taxes)
-2.54%
9.87%
5.49%
*
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.
**
Class F shares commenced operations on February 28, 2017 and performance prior to that date is that of the Fund’s Class I shares. Performance prior to Class F’s inception date has not been adjusted to reflect the operating expenses of Class F.
***
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.
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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 sub-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
PURCHASE AND SALE OF FUND SHARES. The Fund is closed to new investors. No purchases of the Fund’s shares are allowed, except as follows: (i) purchases by shareholders of record of the Fund as of April 15, 2021 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 mutual 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 mutual 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 April 15, 2021; (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
This requirement is waived for purchases through certain plan level or
omnibus accounts.
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 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.
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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 professional), 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 professional to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your financial professional 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, hold and sell shares of the Fund. You may pay other fees, such as brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries, which are not reflected in the table and example below. Please contact your financial intermediary for more information regarding whether you may be required to pay a brokerage commission or other fees. 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 in The Hartford® SMART529® College Savings Plan. 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 117 of the Fund’s statutory prospectus. Descriptions of any financial intermediary specific sales charge waivers and discounts are set forth in Appendix A to the statutory prospectus.
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)
0.53%
0.62%
0.46%
0.59%
0.54%
0.49%
0.48%
0.37%
0.37%
Total annual fund operating expenses
1.48%
2.32%
1.16%
1.79%
1.49%
1.19%
1.18%
1.07%
1.07%
Fee waiver and/or expense
reimbursement(3)
0.33%
0.42%
0.26%
0.34%
0.34%
0.34%
0.33%
0.32%
0.32%
Total annual fund operating expenses
after fee waiver and/or expense
reimbursement(3)
1.15%
1.90%
0.90%
1.45%
1.15%
0.85%
0.85%
0.75%
0.75%
(1)
Investments of $1 million or more will not be subject to a front-end sales charge, but may be subject to a 1.00% contingent deferred sales charge.
(2)
“Other expenses” for Class Y have been restated to reflect the estimated transfer agency fees for the current year.
(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 limit 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 28, 2023 unless the Board of Directors of The Hartford Mutual Funds II, Inc. approves its earlier termination.
Example. The example below is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then, except as shown below, redeem all of your shares at the end of those periods. The example also assumes that:
Your investment has a 5% return each year
The Fund’s operating expenses remain the same (except that the example reflects the fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement arrangement reflected in the table above for only the first year)
You reinvest all dividends and distributions.
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Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:
Share Classes
Year 1
Year 3
Year 5
Year 10
A
$562
$866
$1,192
$2,112
C
$293
$684
$1,202
$2,624
I
$92
$343
$613
$1,386
R3
$148
$530
$938
$2,077
R4
$117
$438
$781
$1,750
R5
$87
$344
$622
$1,413
Y
$87
$342
$617
$1,402
F
$77
$309
$559
$1,277
SDR
$77
$309
$559
$1,277
If you did not redeem your shares:
C
$193
$684
$1,202
$2,624
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 example, affect the Fund’s performance. During the fiscal year ended October 31, 2021, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 168% 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 sub-advisers, Schroder Investment Management North America Inc. (“SIMNA”) and Schroder Investment Management North America Limited (“SIMNA Ltd.,” together with SIMNA, the “Sub-Advisers“), allocate the Fund’s assets among sectors within the fixed-income market based on their assessment of the relative values and the risks and rewards the sectors present. In selecting investments for the Fund, the Sub-Advisers seek to identify bonds that offer what they consider the best possible risk/reward profile. In addition, the Sub-Advisers integrate financially material environmental, social and governance (”ESG“) characteristics into their investment process. The Sub-Advisers evaluate the impact and risk around issues such as climate change, environmental performance, labor standards and corporate governance, which they view as important in their assessment of a company’s risk and potential for profitability. Securities may be denominated in emerging market currencies, in the U.S. dollar, or in other developed-market currencies, depending on the Sub-Advisers’ 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-Advisers to be of comparable quality (so-called “junk bonds”). The Fund may invest in debt securities of any maturity or duration. The Sub-Advisers’ investment process may result in frequent trading of the Fund’s portfolio securities.
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-Advisers consider to be emerging market countries based on the Sub-Advisers’ evaluation of such country’s level of economic development or the size and experience of such country’s securities market. Countries considered by the Fund’s Sub-Advisers 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
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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-Advisers determine 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.
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, or as a result of other events such as geopolitical events, natural disasters, or widespread pandemics (such as COVID-19) or other adverse public health developments.
Foreign Investments Risk –  Investments in foreign securities may be riskier, more volatile, and less liquid than investments in U.S. securities. Differences between the U.S. and foreign regulatory regimes and securities markets, including the less stringent investor protection, less stringent accounting, corporate governance, financial reporting 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. The impact of the United Kingdom’s 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 and oversight, less extensive and less frequent accounting, financial, auditing 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. In addition, the imposition of exchange controls (including repatriation restrictions), sanctions, confiscations, trade restrictions (including tariffs) and other government restrictions by the United States and other governments may also result in losses. 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.
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, economic and other risks associated with that region or country. A natural or other disaster could occur in a geographic region in which the Fund invests, which could affect the economy or particular business operations of companies in the specific geographic region. 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
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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 inflation has begun to increase. 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. Periods of market volatility may increase credit risk.
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 those of higher rated 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-Advisers’ 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-Advisers seek 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 Risk –  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.
Swaps Risk –  A swap is a 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, increase volatility in the Fund, magnify investment risks, and cause losses to be realized more quickly. 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.
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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.
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-Advisers’ investment strategy does not perform as expected, the Fund could underperform its peers or lose money. As part of the Fund’s investment strategy, the Sub-Advisers evaluate certain factors as part of the investment process, including ESG characteristics. The analysis of these factors may not work as intended. ESG characteristics are not the only factors considered and as a result, the companies (or issuers) in which the Fund invests may not be companies (or issuers) with favorable ESG characteristics or high ESG ratings.
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 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. For more information regarding risks and investments, please see “Additional Information Regarding Investment Strategies and Risks” and ”More Information About Risks“ in the Fund’s statutory prospectus.
PAST PERFORMANCE. The performance information 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 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 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. The returns in the bar chart and table:
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
Reflect fee waivers and/or expense limitation arrangements, if any. Absent any applicable fee waivers and/or expense limitation arrangements, performance would have been lower.
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)
During the periods shown in the chart above:
Returns
Quarter Ended
Best Quarter Return
14.21%
June 30, 2020
Worst Quarter Return
-19.76%
March 31, 2020
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, 2021 (including sales charges)
 
 
Since Inception
Share Classes
1 Year
5 Years
(6/25/2013)
Class A –  Return Before Taxes
-8.87%
1.75%
1.96%
–  Return After Taxes on Distributions
-10.44%
-0.12%
0.11%
–  Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares
-5.24%
0.55%
0.68%
Share Classes (Return Before Taxes)
 
 
 
Class C*
-6.10%
1.90%
2.12%
Class I
-4.22%
2.98%
2.77%
Class R3*
-4.73%
2.68%
2.58%
Class R4*
-4.46%
2.86%
2.69%
Class R5*
-4.17%
2.99%
2.78%
Class Y*
-4.17%
3.04%
2.81%
Class F**
-4.10%
3.02%
2.79%
Class SDR***
-4.08%
3.07%
2.86%
JP Morgan Emerging Markets Blended Index (JEMB) - Equal Weighted
-3.26%
4.33%
3.74%
*
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.
**
Class F shares commenced operations on February 28, 2017 and performance prior to that date is that of the Fund’s Class I shares. Performance prior to Class F’s inception date has not been adjusted to reflect the operating expenses of Class F.
***
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.
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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 sub-sub-adviser is Schroder Investment Management North America Limited.
Portfolio Manager
Title
Involved with
Fund Since
Fernando Grisales, CFA
Portfolio Manager
2013
Autumn Graham
Portfolio Manager
2021
Abdallah Guezour
Portfolio Manager
2021
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
This requirement is waived for purchases through certain plan level or
omnibus accounts.
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 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 professional), 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 professional to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your financial professional 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, hold and sell shares of the Fund. You may pay other fees, such as brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries, which are not reflected in the table and example below. Please contact your financial intermediary for more information regarding whether you may be required to pay a brokerage commission or other fees. 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 in The Hartford® SMART529® College Savings Plan. 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 117 of the Fund’s statutory prospectus. Descriptions of any financial intermediary specific sales charge waivers and discounts are set forth in Appendix A to the statutory prospectus.
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
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
0.16%
0.15%
0.16%
0.27%
0.22%
0.15%
0.16%
0.05%
0.05%
Total annual fund operating expenses
1.11%
1.85%
0.86%
1.47%
1.17%
0.85%
0.86%
0.75%
0.75%
Fee waiver and/or expense
reimbursement(2)
0.00%
0.00%
0.00%
0.00%
0.00%
0.00%
0.02%
0.00%
0.00%
Total annual fund operating expenses
after fee waiver and/or expense
reimbursement(2)
1.11%
1.85%
0.86%
1.47%
1.17%
0.85%
0.84%
0.75%
0.75%
(1)
Investments of $1 million or more will not be subject to a front-end sales charge, but may be subject to a 1.00% contingent deferred sales charge.
(2)
Hartford Administrative Services Company (“HASCO”), the Fund’s transfer agent, has contractually agreed to waive its transfer agency fee and/or reimburse transfer agency-related expenses to the extent necessary to limit the transfer agency fee for Class Y as follows: 0.09%. This contractual arrangement will remain in effect until February 28, 2023 unless the Board of Directors of The Hartford Mutual Funds II, Inc. approves its earlier termination.
Example. The example below is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then, except as shown below, redeem all of your shares at the end of those periods. The example also assumes that:
Your investment has a 5% return each year
The Fund’s operating expenses remain the same (except that the example reflects the fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement arrangement reflected in the table above for only the first year)
You reinvest all dividends and distributions.
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Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:
Share Classes
Year 1
Year 3
Year 5
Year 10
A
$657
$883
$1,128
$1,827
C
$288
$582
$1,001
$2,169
I
$88
$274
$477
$1,061
R3
$150
$465
$803
$1,757
R4
$119
$372
$644
$1,420
R5
$87
$271
$471
$1,049
Y
$86
$272
$475
$1,059
F
$77
$240
$417
$930
SDR
$77
$240
$417
$930
If you did not redeem your shares:
C
$188
$582
$1,001
$2,169
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 example, affect the Fund’s performance. During the fiscal year ended October 31, 2021, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 85% of the average value of its portfolio.
PRINCIPAL INVESTMENT STRATEGY. The Fund normally invests at least 80% of its total assets in a diversified portfolio of equity securities, or derivative investments that provide exposure to equity securities, of companies located outside of the United States 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”), consider to offer attractive valuations. The Fund invests in a variety of countries throughout the world including emerging market countries and may, from time to time, invest more than 25% of its assets in any one country or group of countries. The Fund may invest in companies of any market capitalization. The equity securities in which the Fund may invest include, but are not limited to, common stock and preferred stock. The Fund may trade securities actively.
The Sub-Advisers apply a proprietary quantitative investment analysis that seeks to capture the high returns historically available from value stocks. The Sub-Advisers do not consider benchmark weights when they construct the Fund’s portfolio. The Sub-Advisers believe that indices weighted by market-capitalization reflect a natural bias toward expensive stocks and geographic regions, and that, by contrast, a “bottom-up” approach to portfolio construction, not constrained by reference to a specific benchmark or index, may uncover less expensive stocks offering better investment value. The Sub-Advisers seek to select relatively inexpensive stocks of issuers located anywhere in the world based on an evaluation of a number of valuation metrics including: dividends, cash-flow, earnings, sales and asset-based measures. There is also a focus on high quality companies within this universe defined using metrics including: profitability, stability, financial strength, and management quality. Geographic and sector allocations are principally the result of this selection. In addition, the Sub-Advisers integrate financially material environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) characteristics into their investment process. The Sub-Advisers evaluate the impact and risk around issues such as climate change, environmental performance, labor standards and corporate governance, which they view as important in their assessment of a company’s risk and potential for profitability. The Fund does not generally invest in companies that generate over 5% of their revenue from thermal coal or companies with a high level of thermal coal reserves (over 1,500 metric tons); the Sub-Advisers believe these types of companies present sustainability risks that are detrimental to returns. The Sub-Advisers generally sell securities in the Fund when the Sub-Advisers believe they are fully priced or to take advantage of other investments the Sub-Advisers consider more attractive.
Although the Fund may invest in any country in the world, including “emerging market” countries, the Sub-Advisers expect that a substantial portion of the Fund’s investments will normally be in countries included in the MSCI ACWI ex USA Index. The Sub-Advisers will consider an issuer to be located in a country if it is organized under the laws of and its equity securities are principally traded in that country, or it is domiciled or has its principal place of business located in and its equity securities are principally traded in that country, or if the Sub-Advisers determine that the issuer has more than 50% of its assets in, or derives more than 50% of its revenues from, that country.
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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.
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, or as a result of other events such as geopolitical events, natural disasters, or widespread pandemics (such as COVID-19) or other adverse public health developments.
Foreign Investments Risk –  Investments in foreign securities may be riskier, more volatile, and less liquid than investments in U.S. securities. Differences between the U.S. and foreign regulatory regimes and securities markets, including the less stringent investor protection, less stringent accounting, corporate governance, financial reporting 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. The impact of the United Kingdom’s 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 and oversight, less extensive and less frequent accounting, financial, auditing 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. In addition, the imposition of exchange controls (including repatriation restrictions), sanctions, confiscations, trade restrictions (including tariffs) and other government restrictions by the United States and other governments may also result in losses. 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, economic and other risks associated with that region or country. A natural or other disaster could occur in a geographic region in which the Fund invests, which could affect the economy or particular business operations of companies in the specific geographic region. 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.
Mid Cap and Small Cap Securities Risk –  Investments in mid- and small-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.
Large Cap Securities Risk –  The securities of large market capitalization companies may underperform other segments of the market because such companies may be less responsive to competitive challenges and opportunities and may be unable to attain high growth rates during periods of economic expansion.
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Value Investing Style Risk –  Using a value investing style to select investments involves special risks. Overlooked or otherwise undervalued securities entail a significant risk of never attaining their potential value or may even be overpriced. Also, the value investing style may over time go in and out of favor. At times when the value investing style is out of favor, the Fund may underperform other equity funds that use different investing styles. “Value” securities can be undervalued by the market for long periods of time.
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.
Active Investment Management Risk –  The risk that, if the Sub-Advisers’ investment strategy does not perform as expected, the Fund could underperform its peers or lose money. As part of the Fund’s investment strategy, the Sub-Advisers evaluate certain factors as part of the investment process, including ESG characteristics. The analysis of these factors may not work as intended. ESG characteristics are not the only factors considered and as a result, the companies (or issuers) in which the Fund invests may not be companies (or issuers) with favorable ESG characteristics or high ESG ratings. The Fund’s exclusion of certain investments from its investment universe may adversely affect the Fund’s relative performance at times when such investments are performing well.
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 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. For more information regarding risks and investments, please see “Additional Information Regarding Investment Strategies and Risks” and “More Information About Risks” in the Fund’s statutory prospectus.
PAST PERFORMANCE. The performance information 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 hartfordfunds.com. Effective immediately before the opening of business on October 24, 2016, the Schroder International Multi-Cap Value Fund (the “Predecessor Fund”) was reorganized into the Fund. The performance information 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. The returns in the bar chart and table:
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
Reflect fee waivers and/or expense limitation arrangements, if any. Absent any applicable fee waivers and/or expense limitation arrangements, performance would have been lower.
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)
During the periods shown in the chart above:
Returns
Quarter Ended
Best Quarter Return
17.47%
December 31, 2020
Worst Quarter Return
-27.97%
March 31, 2020
Average Annual Total Returns. The table below shows returns for the Fund over time compared to those of two 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, 2021 (including sales charges)
Share Classes
1 Year
5 Years
10 Years
Class A –  Return Before Taxes
7.25%
5.80%
6.30%
–  Return After Taxes on Distributions
6.82%
5.03%
5.32%
–  Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares
4.91%
4.46%
4.82%
Share Classes (Return Before Taxes)
 
 
 
Class C*
11.59%
6.21%
6.61%
Class I
13.88%
7.31%
7.19%
Class R3*
13.05%
6.67%
6.86%
Class R4*
13.49%
6.97%
7.01%
Class R5*
13.78%
7.28%
7.18%
Class Y*
13.81%
7.37%
7.22%
Class F**
13.88%
7.41%
7.24%
Class SDR***
13.91%
7.38%
7.26%
MSCI ACWI ex USA Index (Net) (reflects reinvested dividends net of withholding taxes but
reflects no deduction for fees, expenses or other taxes)
7.82%
9.61%
7.28%
MSCI ACWI ex USA Value Index (Net) (reflects reinvested dividends net of withholding taxes
but reflects no deduction for fees, expenses or other taxes)
10.46%
6.00%
5.29%
*
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.
**
Class F shares commenced operations on February 28, 2017 and performance prior to that date is that of the Fund’s Class I shares. Performance prior to Class F’s inception date has not been adjusted to reflect the operating expenses of Class F.
***
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.
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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 sub-sub-adviser is Schroder Investment Management North America Limited.
Portfolio Manager
Title
Involved with
Fund Since
Justin Abercrombie*
Portfolio Manager
2006
Stephen Langford, CFA
Portfolio Manager
2006
David Philpotts
Portfolio Manager
2006
Lukas Kamblevicius
Portfolio Manager
2021
*
Effective April 1, 2022, Justin Abercrombie will no longer serve as a portfolio manager to the Fund. Mr. Abercrombie will continue to transition his portfolio management responsibilities to the Fund’s other portfolio managers until April 1, 2022.
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
This requirement is waived for purchases through
certain plan level or omnibus accounts.
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 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 professional), 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 professional to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your financial professional or visit your financial intermediary’s website for more information.
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Hartford Schroders International Stock Fund Summary Section
INVESTMENT OBJECTIVE. The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation through investment in securities markets outside the United States.
YOUR EXPENSES. The table below describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy, hold and sell shares of the Fund. You may pay other fees, such as brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries, which are not reflected in the table and example below. Please contact your financial intermediary for more information regarding whether you may be required to pay a brokerage commission or other fees. 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 in The Hartford® SMART529® College Savings Plan. 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 117 of the Fund’s statutory prospectus. Descriptions of any financial intermediary specific sales charge waivers and discounts are set forth in Appendix A to the statutory prospectus.
Shareholder Fees (fees paid directly from your investment):
Share Classes
A
C