When considering securities for the Fund, the portfolio manager uses an analysis of economic and market data as well as their knowledge of each country's political, social and economic culture. Using a value-oriented, bottom-up approach, the portfolio manager also looks for:
The Fund typically invests in a minimum of ten countries throughout the world at a time, and focuses on companies located in Europe, the Pacific Basin, and emerging industrialized nations whose economies and political regimes appear stable.
As of Quarter Ended 09/30/2015
YTD 1 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception -6.50% -10.29% 3.47% 5.21% 10.79%
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From time to time, certain fees and/or expenses have been voluntarily or contractually waived or reimbursed, which has resulted in higher returns. Without these waivers or reimbursements, the returns would have been lower. Voluntary waivers or reimbursements may be applied or discontinued at any time without notice. Only the Board of Trustees may modify or terminate contractual fee waivers or expense reimbursements.
The MSCI EAFE (ND) Index is an unmanaged index generally representative of major overseas stock markets. This unmanaged index does not reflect fees and expenses and is not available for direct investment.
The Harbor International Fund received a 3-star Overall Morningstar Rating™ as of 08/31/2015 out of 683 Foreign Large Blend funds. International Fund was rated 2-star among 683, 3-star among 587, and 4-star among 335 domestic Foreign Large Blend funds for the three-, five- and ten-year periods ended 08/31/2015, respectively. The Morningstar Rating is for the Institutional share class only; other classes may have different performance characteristics.
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