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. The weighted average maturity of the Fund's portfolio was 39 days as of December 31, 2016.
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. Additionally, rising interest rates may lead to increased redemptions, increased volatility and decreased liquidity in the fixed income markets, making it more difficult for the Fund to sell its fixed income holdings when the Subadviser may wish to sell or must sell to meet redemptions.
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 repurchase agreement 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.
Regulatory risk:The Securities and Exchange Commission recently adopted changes to the rules that govern money market funds. Additional regulatory changes may be made in the future. These recent and future changes may affect the Fund's investment strategies, operations and/or return potential.
Market and issuer risk: Securities markets are volatile and can decline significantly in response to adverse market, economic, political, regulatory or other developments, which may lower the value of securities held by the Fund, sometimes rapidly or unpredictably. Additionally, an adverse event or adverse economic conditions may depress the value of a particular issuer's securities or may increase the risk that issuers will not generate sufficient cash flow to service their debt obligations.
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.
U.S. government securities risk: Securities issued or guaranteed by U.S. government agencies or government-sponsored entities may not be backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government. As a result, no assurance can be given that the U.S. government will provide financial support to these securities or issuers (such as securities issued by the Government National Mortgage Association, the Federal National Mortgage Association, or the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation). Although certain government securities are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government, circumstances could arise that would delay or prevent the payment of interest or principal. It is possible that issuers of U.S. government securities will not have the funds to meet their payment obligations in the future and, in these circumstances, the Fund's returns may be adversely affected.
Repurchase agreement risk: In the event that the counterparty to a repurchase agreement is unwilling or unable to fulfill its contractual obligation to repurchase the security underlying the repurchase agreement, the Fund may lose money or incur costs arising from exercising its rights under the agreement. If the counterparty fails to fulfill its obligation to repurchase the security and the market value of the security declines, the Fund may lose money. Repurchase agreements are subject to credit risk.
You could lose money by investing in the Harbor Money Market Fund. Although the Fund seeks to preserve the value of your investment at $1.00 per share, it cannot guarantee it will do so. An investment in the Fund is not insured or guaranteed by the FDIC or any other government agency. The Fund's sponsor has no legal obligation to provide financial support to the Fund and you should not expect the sponsor to provide financial support to the Fund at any time.