CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Harbor Capital Advisors, the investment adviser to the Harbor Funds
family of no-load, actively managed mutual funds, today named Kristof
Gleich as President. Mr. Gleich’s appointment becomes effective November
12, 2018. Mr. Gleich will report to Harbor Capital Advisors’ Chief
Executive Officer Charles McCain, who had previously held the role of
President. Mr. Gleich will be based in Harbor Capital Advisors’ Chicago
Mr. Gleich joins Harbor Capital Advisors from J.P. Morgan Wealth
Management, where he was most recently the Global Head of Manager
Selection. In his previous role, Mr. Gleich was responsible for the team
charged with selecting a broad array of investment solutions across
discretionary, advisory and separately managed accounts for
approximately $500 billion in private- and institutional-client assets.
Prior to J.P. Morgan, Mr. Gleich served as an Executive Director of
Global Manager Selection for Goldman Sachs in London.
“We are very excited to welcome Kristof Gleich as Harbor Capital
Advisors’ new President. Since 1986 with the launch of our first Harbor
fund, identifying talented, institutional-caliber investment managers
and bringing those managers’ strategies to market in a cost-competitive
manner runs to the core of our value proposition for clients,” said
Charles McCain, CEO of Harbor Capital Advisors. “Kristof has
demonstrated great passion and expertise over his nearly 20-year career
and has established a strong track record for selecting compelling
investment managers and strategies across a broad range of asset
classes. We believe that Mr. Gleich’s leadership and experience will
enhance our core competency around investment manager selection and
drive strategic initiatives to enhance value for our clients in the
As President, Mr. Gleich will be responsible for spearheading Harbor
Capital Advisors’ efforts to creatively assess new strategies and
products that can offer compelling value for investors, while addressing
evolving market dynamics and client needs. Working collaboratively with
the leadership team, Mr. Gleich will provide strategic direction to
prioritize initiatives and allocate investment and distribution
resources to support the most promising of these initiatives.
The identification and selection of talented investment managers will
remain the responsibility of Harbor Capital Advisors’ Investment &
Portfolio Management Team under Brian Collins, Chief Investment Officer.
Given his deep experience and the stated mandate for role of President,
Mr. Gleich will assume oversight responsibility for this core investment
function and will identify and prioritize how these resources will be
allocated to best serve clients. Mr. Gleich will also assume
responsibility for the Executive Office function, as well as other areas
in the future.
“Kristof has been an extraordinary leader and valued partner over the
last several years,” said Monica Issar, Global Head of Multi-Asset and
Portfolio Solutions at J.P. Morgan Wealth Management. “We wish him all
the best in his new endeavors.”
About Harbor Capital Advisors
Harbor Capital Advisors, Inc. serves as the investment adviser to the
Harbor Funds family of no-load, open-end mutual funds. Each Harbor fund
is managed by an institutional investment firm selected by Harbor
Capital Advisors, Inc. and approved by the Harbor Funds Board of
Trustees based on the firm’s experience in a specific asset class.
Harbor Funds had combined net assets of approximately $60 billion as of
September 30, 2018. Fees and expenses apply to an investment in Harbor
Funds and are described in each fund’s current prospectus.
Paul Lim, 617-245-5311