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SAM Conservative Growth Separate Account-R6

Quick Facts


Aggressive Allocation

Investment Strategy

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The investment seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation. The fund operates as fund of funds. It generally invests: between 0% and 40% of its assets in fixed-income funds, and less than 30% in any one fixed-income fund; between 60% and 100% of its assets in equity funds that invest in small, medium, and large market capitalization companies, and less than 40% in any one equity fund; and less than 20% of its assets in specialty funds, and less than 20% in any one specialty fund. The fund may temporarily exceed the applicable percentage ranges for short periods.

Morningstar Style Box™

  as of 09/30/2015
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Investment Style
Stylebox Market Capitalization

Overall Morningstar Star Rating™

  as of 10/31/2015
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Out of 400 Aggressive Allocation 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 11/30/2015
1 Month3 MonthYTD1 Year3 Year5 Year10 YearSince     
Total Return % 0.10 2.89 0.36 -0.14 10.27 9.54 5.84 7.33
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**Morningstar percentile rankings are based on total returns.


  as of 11/30/2015
Total Investment Expense - Gross: 1.20%
Total Investment Expense - Net: 1.20%
Total Investment Expense Gross Per $1,000 Invested: $12.00

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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Charlie D. Averill , CFA
Since 01/01/2010
M.A. , Princeton University

Todd A. Jablonski , CFA
Since 01/01/2010
M.B.A. , New York University

Jill R. Cuniff
Since 01/01/2010
B.S. , Montana State University

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The full name of this investment option is Principal SAM Conservative Growth Separate Account-R6. Principal SAM Conservative Growth investment option is available as a mutual fund and as a Separate Account that invests wholly in Institutional class shares of the Principal Funds, Inc. SAM Conservative Growth Inst Portfolio. 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 (PCWIX) 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.

SAM Conservative Growth Blended Index is composed of 20% MSCI EAFE Index, 60% Russell 3000 Index and 20% Barclays Aggregate Bond Index.

These calculated returns reflect the historical performance of the oldest share class of the fund, adjusted to reflect a portion of the fees and expenses of this share class. For time periods prior to inception date of the fund, predecessor performance is reflected. Please see the fund's prospectus for more information on specific expenses, and the fund's most recent shareholder report for actual date of first sale. Expenses are deducted from income earned by the fund. As a result, dividends and investment results will differ for each share class.

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.

This Separate Account invests directly in the Institutional class shares of a Principal Strategic Asset Management Portfolio (SAM). Performance results shown prior to January 16, 2007, are of the mutual fund (Institutional class performance adjusted based on the historical performance of the A class shares of the Fund where Institutional class shares is not available) only adjusted for the fees of the Separate Accounts since the Separate Account was not available. The underlying SAM Portfolio indirectly bears its pro rata share of the management fees incurred by the underlying Principal Fund in which this portfolio invests. Based on the asset allocation of the Principal Strategic Asset Management Portfolio outlined in the prospectus dated March 1, 2015, the weighted average operating expenses of the underlying funds are: Flexible Income, 0.57%; Conservative Balanced, 0.64%; Balanced, 0.68%; Conservative Growth, 0.72%; Strategic Growth, 0.66%. While the operating expenses of the underlying mutual funds are not part of the SAM Portfolio operating expenses they are included in the Total Investment Expense. Performance results shown for the SAM Portfolio reflect the application of these expenses. For further information on all mutual fund expenses, see the prospectus of the underlying SAM Portfolio. 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.

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.