The investment seeks to provide as high a level of total return (consisting of reinvested income and capital appreciation) as is consistent with reasonable risk. The fund operates as a fund of funds. It generally invests: between 20% and 60% of its assets in fixed-income funds, and less than 40% in any one fixed-income fund; between 40% and 80% of its assets in equity funds that invest in small, medium, and large market capitalization domestic and foreign companies with growth and/or value characteristics, and less than 30% in any one equity fund; and less than 20% of its assets in specialty funds, and less than 20% in any one specialty fund.
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Out of 719 Allocation--50% to 70% Equity 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 Global Investors
Charles 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
Gregory L. Tornga , CFA Since 10/02/2017 M.B.A. , Chapman University
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 Principal Securities, Inc., 800-547-7754, member SIPC and/or independent broker/dealers. Securities sold by a Principal Securities Registered Representative are offered through Principal Securities. Principal Funds Distributor, Principal Securities 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 SAM Balanced R4 Portfolio.
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.
SAM Balanced Blended Index is composed of 15% MSCI EAFE Index, 45% Russell 3000 Index and 40% Bloomberg 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.
This Principal Strategic Asset Management Portfolio (SAM) indirectly bears its pro rata share of the management fees incurred by the underlying Principal Funds in which this portfolio invests. Based on the asset allocation of the SAM Portfolio outlined in the prospectus dated March 1, 2017, the weighted average operating expenses of the underlying funds are: Flexible Income, 0.57%; Conservative Balanced, 0.68%; Balanced, 0.74%; Conservative Growth, 0.79%; Strategic Growth, 0.78%. 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 Portfolios reflect the application of these expenses.
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.