Harbor Small Cap Value Fund Institutional Class (HASCX)

Investment Strategy

The Fund invests primarily in equity securities, principally common and preferred stocks, of small cap companies. Under normal market conditions, the Fund invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus borrowings for investment purposes, in securities of small cap companies.

The Fund defines small cap companies as those with market capitalizations that fall within the range of the Russell 2000® Index, provided that if the upper end of the capitalization range of that Index falls below $2.5 billion, the Fund will continue to define those companies with market capitalizations between the upper end of the range of the Index and $2.5 billion as small cap companies. As of December 31, 2018, the range of the Index was $8 million to $6.2 billion, but it is expected to change frequently.

The Subadviser employs a value based investment style by seeking to identify companies with stocks trading at prices below what the Subadviser believes are their intrinsic values. The Subadviser uses a bottom-up approach, employing fundamental and qualitative criteria to identify individual companies for potential investment in the Fund's portfolio. The Subadviser employs statistical analysis, which is designed to limit certain risks in the Fund's portfolio versus the assigned benchmark. The Fund's sector weightings are a result of, and secondary to, individual stock selections.

The Fund expects to invest in approximately 55 to 70 companies.


Stocks of small cap companies pose special risks, including possible illiquidity and greater price volatility than stocks of larger, more established companies.

Stock markets are volatile and equity values can decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market and economic conditions.