Diversified Real Asset CIT Tier 2
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Diversified Real Asset CIT Disclosures
The Diversified Real Asset CIT is operated by Principal Trust Company, which has claimed an exclusion from the definition of the term “commodity pool operator” under the Commodity Exchange Act (the “Act”) and, therefore, is not subject to registration or regulation as a pool operator under the Act.
The Trust and Participation Agreement contain important information about Trust fees and investment objectives, risks, and expenses of the underlying investments in the Collective Investment Funds managed by Principal Trust and should be read carefully before investing.
Equity investment options involve greater risk, including heightened volatility, than fixed-income investment options. Fixed-income investment options (inclusive of U.S. Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities) are subject to interest rate risk, and their value will decline as interest rates rise. Neither the principal of bond investment options nor their yields are guaranteed by the U.S. or any other government entity. Floating rate debt instruments are subject to credit risk, interest rate risk, and impaired collateral risk, which means that the value of the collateral used to secure a loan held by the Fund could decline over the course of the loan. Credit risk refers to an issuer's ability to make interest and principal payments when due. Investments concentrated in natural resources industries can be affected significantly by events relating to those industries, such as variations in the commodities markets, weather, disease, embargoes, international, political, and economic developments, the success of exploration projects, tax and other government regulations, and other factors. Investing in derivatives entails specific risks relating to liquidity, leverage, and credit that may reduce returns and/or increase volatility. REIT securities are subject to risk factors associated with the real estate industry and tax factors of REIT registration. An MLP that invests in a particular industry (e.g., oil and gas) may be harmed by detrimental economic events within that industry. As partnerships, MLPs may be subject to less regulation (and less protection for investors) under state laws than corporations. In addition, MLPs may be subject to state taxation in certain jurisdictions, which may reduce the amount of income paid by an MLP to its investors. Global infrastructure companies may be subject to a variety of factors that may adversely affect their business, including high interest costs, high leverage, regulation costs, economic slowdown, surplus capacity, increased competition, lack of fuel availability, and energy conversation policies. International and global investing involves greater risks such as currency fluctuations, political/social instability and differing accounting standards. Commodity-Related Investment Risk: The value of commodities investments will generally be affected by overall market movements and factors specific to a particular industry or commodity, which may include weather, embargoes, tariffs, and economic health, political, international regulatory and other developments. Exposure to the commodities markets may subject the fund to greater volatility than investments in traditional securities. Commodity Index-Linked Notes Risk: The value of commodities may be affected by overall market movements and other factors affecting the value of a particular industry or commodity. These notes expose the fund to movements in commodity prices. They are also subject to credit, counterparty, and interest rate risk. Commodity index-linked notes are often leveraged. At the maturity of the note, the fund may receive more or less principal than it originally invested. The fund may also receive interest payments on the note that are less than the stated coupon interest payments.
Asset allocation and diversification do not ensure a profit or protect against a loss.
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