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LDI Intermediate Duration Separate Account-R6

Quick Facts


Corporate Bond

Investment Strategy

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The investment seeks to provide a high level of current income consistent with the stability of principal by investing primarily in corporate fixed income securities that are deemed to be investment-grade. The sub-advisor looks to identify issuers with strong business fundamentals from sectors and industries which traditionally have the characteristics it believes allow these securities to deliver consistent results through multiple business cycles. Those characteristics include steady cash flows, positive demographic trends and defensible market positions. The investment generally maintains a target portfolio duration between three and 10 years.

Morningstar Style Box™

  as of 08/31/2015
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Investment Style
Stylebox Market Capitalization

Overall Morningstar Star Rating™

  as of 09/30/2015
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Out of 156 Corporate Bond Funds


Morningstar's Star Ratings reflect risk adjusted performance and are derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three, five, and ten-year (if applicable) time periods.

Total Returns

Investment results shown represent historical performance and do not guarantee future results. Investment returns and principal values fluctuate with changes in interest rates and other market conditions so the value, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than original costs. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data shown.

In situations where the net and gross total investment expense figures are different, the mutual fund or the underlying fund in which a Separate Account invests has waived/capped a portion of its management fees through the date displayed in the waiver expiration date or contractual cap expiration date column. Differences may also be shown due to the fund family choosing to pay certain expenses that would normally be payable by the fund. Returns displayed are based on net total investment expense.

Month-End | Quarter-End
Average Annual Total Returns as of 09/30/2015
1 Month3 MonthYTD1 Year3 Year5 Year10 YearSince     
Total Return % 0.77 0.65 0.49 1.98 1.32 3.29 --- 3.89
Barclays U.S. Credit Bond Index % 0.50 0.53 -0.26 1.50 2.02 4.09 5.28 ---
Corporate Bond Category % 0.16 -0.26 -0.81 0.37 1.99 4.17 5.14 ---
Morningstar Percentile Rankings** --- --- --- 42 61 44 --- ---
# of Funds in Category 193 191 179 176 156 145 92 ---
**Morningstar percentile rankings are based on total returns.


  as of 09/30/2015
Total Investment Expense - Gross: 0.61%
Total Investment Expense - Net: 0.61%
Total Investment Expense Gross Per $1,000 Invested: $6.10

Growth of $10,000

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Inv Manager or Sub-Advisor

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Edge Asset Management, Inc.

Portfolio Managers

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Gregory L. Tornga , CFA
Since 08/27/2015
M.B.A. , Chapman University

Ryan P. McCann , CFA
Since 08/27/2015
B.A. , Washington State University

Scott J. Peterson , CFA
Since 08/27/2015
M.B.A. , New York University

John R. Friedl , CFA
Since 08/27/2015
M.S. , Seattle University

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The full name of this investment option is Principal LDI Intermediate Duration Separate Account-R6. Principal LDI Intermediate Duration investment option is available as a mutual fund and as a Separate Account that invests wholly in Institutional class shares of the DFA Intermediate-Term Extended Quality I Fund. All voting rights associated with ownership of shares in the mutual fund are the rights of the Separate Account, not of contract holders investing in the Separate Account. For further information on the underlying mutual fund, see the prospectus of the fund (DFTEX) at

Separate Accounts are available through a group annuity contract with Principal Life Insurance Company. Insurance products and plan administrative services, if applicable, are provided by Principal Life Insurance Company, a member of the Principal Financial Group, Des Moines, IA 50392. Certain investment options may not be available in all states or U.S. commonwealths. Principal Life Insurance Company reserves the right to defer payments or transfers from Principal Life Separate Accounts as described in the group annuity contracts providing access to the Separate Accounts or as required by applicable law. Such deferment will be based on factors that may include situations such as: unstable or disorderly financial markets; investment conditions which do not allow for orderly investment transactions; or investment, liquidity, and other risks inherent in real estate (such as those associated with general and local economic conditions). If you elect to allocate funds to a Separate Account, you may not be able to immediately withdraw them.

Returns shown for periods of less than one year are not annualized.

Before directing retirement funds to a separate account, investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the separate account as well as their individual risk tolerance, time horizon and goals. For additional information contact us at 1-800-547-7754 or by visiting

Not FDIC Insured
May Lose Value - Not a Deposit - No Bank Guarantee
Not Insured by any Federal Government Agency

Fees and expenses are only one of several factors that participants and beneficiaries should consider when making investment decisions.  The cumulative effect of fees and expenses can substantially reduce the growth of a participant's or beneficiary's retirement account.  Participants and beneficiaries can visit the Employee Benefit Security Administration's website for an example demonstrating the long-term effect of fees and expenses.

Barclays U.S. Credit Bond Index comprises the US Corporate Index and a non-corporate component that includes foreign agencies, sovereigns, supranationals and local authorities.

Effective August 27, 2015, this portfolio is sub-advised by Edge Asset Management. Prior to August 27, 2015, the portfolio was sub-advised by DFA. The portfolio has had various sub-advisors since its inception. Performance results displayed reflect all sub-advisors managing this portfolio during the time periods displayed.

Fixed-income and asset allocation investment options that invest in mortgage securities are subject to increased risk due to real estate exposure.

Fixed-income investment options 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. government.