Harbor Strategic Growth Fund Institutional Class (MVSGX)

Investment Strategy

The Fund invests in equity securities that the Subadviser believes have strong growth characteristics and are undervalued in the marketplace. Under normal market conditions, the Fund invests primarily (at least 65% of its net assets) in equity securities, principally common and preferred stocks, of U.S. companies. The Fund tends to invest more significantly in equity securities of companies with larger market capitalizations, but may also invest in equity securities of companies with mid and small market capitalizations.

In selecting securities, the Subadviser seeks to invest in businesses that it believes can grow excess returns on capital into the future and which the Subadviser believes trade at a discount to fair value of the companies. The Subadviser utilizes a bottom-up stock selection process to identify growth businesses with a sustainable competitive advantage.

The Fund maintains a portfolio of approximately 30-50 stocks. However, the actual number of portfolio holdings may vary due to market conditions. Holdings are generally spread across a number of industries/sectors but may have a higher percentage in sectors that the Subadviser believes have greater investment opportunities.

The Fund may purchase securities of companies engaged in initial public offerings ("IPOs") and may from time to time invest in foreign securities, including American Depositary Receipts ("ADRs").

The Subadviser generally sells a stock when it believes the risk/reward characteristics turn negative, the fundamentals deteriorate, a more attractive investment is identified, or the stock achieves the Subadviser's estimate of fair value.


Since the Fund typically invests in a limited number of companies, an adverse event affecting a particular company may hurt the Fund's performance more than if it had invested in a larger number of companies.

At times, a growth investing style may be out of favor with investors which could cause growth securities to underperform value or other equity securities.

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