The investment seeks a total return consisting of long-term growth of capital and current income. The fund operates as a "target date fund" that invests according to an asset allocation strategy designed for investors having a retirement investment goal close to the year in 2050. It is a fund of funds and invests in PFI Institutional Class shares. Its underlying funds consist of domestic and foreign equity funds, fixed-income funds, real asset funds, and other funds that aim to offer diversification beyond traditional equity and fixed-income securities.
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Overall Morningstar Star Rating™
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Out of 183 Target Date 2046-2050 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.
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Performance assumes reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains.Extended performance is calculated based on the historical performance of the investment option's oldest share class, adjusted for the fees and expenses of the share class shown. Periods of less than one year are not annualized.
Inv Manager or Sub-Advisor
Principal Management Corp
Principal Global Investors
James W. Fennessey , CFA Since 06/01/2007 B.S. , Truman State University
Randy L. Welch Since 06/01/2007 M.B.A. , Drake University
Jeffrey R. Tyler , CFA Since 03/01/2011 B.A. , California University
Matthew Annenberg , CFA Since 03/01/2013 B.A. , Harvard College
Returns shown for periods of less than one year are not annualized.
Insurance products and plan administrative services, if applicable, are provided by Principal Life Insurance Company. Principal Funds, Inc. is distributed by Principal Funds Distributor, Inc. Securities are offered through Princor Financial Services Corporation, 800-547-7754, member SIPC and/or independent broker/dealers. Securities sold by a Princor® Registered Representative are offered through Princor. Principal Funds Distributor, Princor and Principal Life are members of the Principal Financial Group®, Des Moines, IA 50392. Certain investment options may not be available in all states or U.S. commonwealths.
The full name of this investment option is Principal Funds, Inc. - Principal LifeTime 2050 R4 Fund.
Investors should carefully consider a mutual fund's investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses prior to investing. A prospectus, or summary prospectus if available, containing this and other information can be obtained by contacting a financial professional, visiting principal.com, or calling 1-800-547-7754. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.
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.
S&P Target Date 2050 Index provides varying levels of exposure to equities and fixed income. Each target date allocation is created and retired according to a pre-determined schedule related to the respective target date.
This Principal LifeTime Fund indirectly bears its pro rata share of the management fees incurred by the underlying Principal Funds in which this fund invests. Based on the asset allocation of the Principal LifeTime Funds outlined in the prospectus dated March 1, 2015, the weighted average operating expenses of the underlying funds are: Principal LifeTime Strategic Income, 0.60%; Principal LifeTime 2010, 0.65%; Principal LifeTime 2015, 0.66%; Principal LifeTime 2020, 0.69%; Principal LifeTime 2025, 0.71%; Principal LifeTime 2030, 0.73%; Principal LifeTime 2035, 0.74%; Principal LifeTime 2040, 0.75%; Principal LifeTime 2045, 0.76%; Principal LifeTime 2050, 0.76%; Principal LifeTime 2055, 0.76%; Principal LifeTime 2060, 0.78%. While the operating expenses of the underlying mutual funds are not part of the Principal LifeTime Fund's operating expenses they are included in the Total Investment Expense. Performance results shown for the Principal LifeTime Fund reflect the application of these expenses.
International and global investing involves greater risks such as currency fluctuations, political/social instability and differing accounting standards.
Fixed-income and asset allocation investment options that invest in mortgage securities are subject to increased risk due to real estate exposure.
Equity investment options involve greater risk, including heightened volatility, than fixed-income investment options. Fixed-income investment options are subject to interest rate risk, and their value will decline as interest rates rise.
Asset allocation and diversification do not ensure a profit or protect against a loss. Additionally there is no guarantee this investment option will provide adequate income at or through retirement.
The Investment Advisor will display "Multiple Sub-Advisors" for certain target-date, target-risk and specialty investment options where the assets are directed by the Investment Manager to multiple underlying investment options. These underlying investment options may use multiple sub-advisors who are responsible for the day-to-day management responsibilities.