The Fund may invest up to 40% of its total assets in below investment-grade or high-yield securities or up to 50% in securities and instruments that are economically tied to emerging market countries.
Employing an unconstrained investment approach, the Fund may be exposed to certain types of securities, credit qualities, maturities, countries and regions not reflected in other fixed income indices. For example, high-yield, or below investment-grade, securities carry a higher degree of credit risk, and may be speculative and more volatile. Investing in emerging markets may entail risk due to foreign economic and political developments. Also, foreign currency exposure can entail significant volatility, and this may be amplified with the currencies of developing countries. As a result, investors considering an investment in the Fund should be prepared to accept significant volatility in the Fund's performance, particularly over shorter time periods, due to the unconstrained nature of the Fund's investment approach.
As of Quarter-Ended 03/31/2013
YTD 1 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception 1.81% 8.56% N/A N/A 4.39%
Performance data shown represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the past performance data shown. Investment returns and the value of an investment will fluctuate, and an investor's shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. You can obtain performance data current to the most recent month-end (available within seven business days after the most recent month-end) by calling 800-422-1050 or visiting www.harborfunds.com.
The Harbor Funds performance shown assumes the reinvestment of dividend and capital gain distributions and is net of management fees and expenses. Returns for periods less than one year are not annualized.
From time to time, certain fees and/or expenses have been voluntarily waived, which has resulted in higher returns. Without these waivers, the returns would have been lower. Voluntary waivers may be applied or discontinued at any time without notice.
The Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index is an unmanaged index of investment-grade fixed-rate debt issues with maturities of at least one year. This unmanaged index does not reflect fees and expenses and is not available for direct investment.
The BofA Merrill Lynch US Dollar 3-Month LIBOR Constant Maturity Index tracks the performance of a synthetic asset paying Libor to a stated maturity. The index is based on the assumed purchase at par of a synthetic instrument having exactly its stated maturity and with a coupon equal to that day's fixing rate. That issue is assumed to be sold the following business day (priced at a yield equal to the current day fixing rate) and rolled into a new instrument.
The Harbor Unconstrained Bond Fund received a 3-star Overall Morningstar Rating™ as of 04/30/2013 out of 94 Nontraditional Bond funds. Unconstrained Bond Fund was rated 3-star among 94 domestic Nontraditional Bond funds for the three-year period ended 04/30/2013. The Morningstar Rating is for the Institutional share class only; other classes may have different performance characteristics.
The Harbor Unconstrained Bond Fund received a 3-star Overall Morningstar Rating™ as of 04/30/2013 out of 94 Nontraditional Bond funds. Unconstrained Bond Fund was rated 3-star among 94 domestic Nontraditional Bond funds for the three-year period ended 04/30/2013. The Morningstar Rating is for the Administrative share class only; other classes may have different performance characteristics.