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SmallCap S&P 600 Index Separate Account-Pro

Quick Facts

Small Blend

Investment Strategy

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The investment seeks long-term growth of capital and normally invests the majority of assets in common stocks of companies that compose the S&P SmallCap 600 Index. Management attempts to mirror the investment performance of the index by allocating assets in approximately the same weightings as the S&P 600 Index. Over the long-term, management seeks a very close correlation between the performance of the Separate Account before expenses and that of the S&P 600 Index.

Morningstar Style Box™

  as of 08/31/2015
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Investment Style
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Overall Morningstar Star Rating™

  as of 09/30/2015
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Out of 645 Small Blend 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 % -3.71 -9.74 -6.71 2.06 11.11 12.10 5.90 7.67
Standard & Poor's 600 Stock Index % -3.50 -9.27 -5.49 3.81 13.02 14.04 7.65 ---
Small Blend Category % -4.33 -10.90 -7.74 -1.11 10.38 10.94 6.11 ---
Morningstar Percentile Rankings** --- --- --- 32 48 35 59 ---
# of Funds in Category 843 834 802 787 645 577 383 ---
**Morningstar percentile rankings are based on total returns.


  as of 09/30/2015
Total Investment Expense - Gross: 1.66%
Total Investment Expense - Net: 1.66%
Total Investment Expense Gross Per $1,000 Invested: $16.60

Growth of $10,000

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Inv Manager or Sub-Advisor

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Principal Global Investors

Portfolio Managers

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Thomas L. Kruchten , CFA
Since 03/01/2011
B.A. , University of Northern Iowa

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The full name of this investment option is Principal SmallCap S&P 600 Index Separate Account-Pro.

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.

Standard & Poor's 600 Stock Index is a small cap index that consists of 600 domestic stocks chosen for market size, liquidity, and industry group representation.

Small-cap and mid-cap investment options are subject to more fluctuation in value and may have additional risks than other investment options with stocks of larger, more stable companies.

Each index based investment option is invested in the stocks or bonds of the index it tracks. Performance of indexes reflects the unmanaged results for the market segment the selected stocks or bonds represent. There is no assurance an index based investment option will match the performance of the index tracked.

The risks associated with derivative investments include that the underlying security, interest rate, market index, or other financial asset will not move in the direction the Investment Adviser and/or Sub-Advisor anticipated, the possibility that there may be no liquid secondary market, the risk that adverse price movements in an instrument can result in a loss substantially greater than a fund's initial investment, the possibility that the counterparty may fail to perform its obligations; and the inability to close out certain hedged positions to avoid adverse tax consequences.

S&P SmallCap 600 is a trademark of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. and has been licensed for use by Principal Life Insurance Company and Principal Management Corporation. The product is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Standard & Poor's and Standard & Poor's makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in the product.