The Fund invests in U.S. dollar-denominated money market securities. These may include obligations issued by:
The Subadviser selects securities for the Fund's portfolio by:
The Fund may invest more than 25% of its assets in securities in the banking industry. The Fund may invest in all types of money market securities, including commercial paper, certificates of deposit, bankers' acceptances, mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities, repurchase agreements and other short-term debt securities.
Minimum Credit Quality. At least 95% of the Fund's investments are rated in the rating agencies' highest short-term rating category or are unrated securities the Subadviser determines to be of equivalent quality.
Maximum Maturity. The Fund maintains a dollar-weighted average maturity (WAM) of 60 days or less and a dollar-weighted average life (WAL) of 120 days or less. The securities held in the Fund's portfolio have remaining maturities of 397 days or less.
Interest rate risk: As interest rates rise, the values of fixed income securities held by the Fund are likely to decrease and reduce the value of the Fund's portfolio.
Credit risk: The issuer or guarantor of a security owned by the Fund could default on its obligations to pay principal or interest or its credit rating could be downgraded. Likewise, a counterparty to a derivative or other contractual instrument owned by the Fund could default on its obligation.
Selection risk: The Subadviser's judgment about the attractiveness or value of a particular security may be incorrect.
Foreign securities risk: Because the Fund may invest in securities of foreign issuers, an investment in the Fund is subject to special risks in addition to those of U.S. securities. These risks include heightened political and economic risks, greater volatility and less stringent investor protection and disclosure standards of foreign markets. Foreign securities are sometimes less liquid and harder to value than securities of U.S. issuers. Global economies and financial markets are becoming increasingly interconnected, and conditions and events in one country, region or financial market may adversely impact issuers in a different country, region or financial market.
Industry concentration risk: The Fund may invest more than 25% of its assets in securities in the banking industry. As a result, the Fund's performance may depend to a large extent on the overall condition of that industry.
Regulatory risk: While the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted amendments to money market fund regulation in 2010 that imposed more stringent liquidity, credit quality, and maturity requirements on all money market funds, the Securities and Exchange Commission is actively considering additional regulatory changes in the future which are intended to further reduce the systemic risks associated with money market funds generally. These changes may increase the operating costs of the Fund, may adversely affect the Fund's return potential, or may temporarily limit an investor's ability to redeem in full out of the Fund in certain circumstances.
Stable net asset value risk: The Fund may not be able to maintain a net asset value ("NAV") per share of $1.00 at all times. If any money market fund fails to maintain a stable NAV (or if there is a perceived threat of such a failure), other money market funds, including the Fund, could be subject to increased redemption activity, which may adversely affect the Fund's NAV. Shareholders of the Fund should not rely on or expect the Adviser or an affiliate to purchase distressed assets from the Fund, make capital infusions into the Fund, enter into capital support agreements with the Fund or take other actions to help the Fund maintain a stable $1.00 share price.
An investment in the Harbor Money Market Fund is not guaranteed by the FDIC or any other government agency. Although the Fund seeks to preserve the value of your investment at $1.00 per share, it is possible to lose money by investing in the Fund.