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Dreyfus VIF Opportunistic Small Cap Division







Quick Facts


08/31/1990
Small Growth
$184.07

Investment Strategy

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The investment seeks capital growth. To pursue its goal, the fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in the stocks of small cap companies. The adviser currently considers small cap companies to be those companies with market capitalizations that fall within the range of companies in the Russell 2000(R) Index, the fund's benchmark index.




Morningstar Style Box™

  as of 02/28/2019
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Investment Style
Stylebox Market Capitalization

Overall Morningstar Star Rating™

  as of 03/31/2019
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Out of 588 Small Growth Funds

StarRating

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



The investment results shown represent historical returns based upon the assumption variable universal life insurance products and variable annuity products were available for the periods shown. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data shown. Since the investment results and unit values of the divisions will fluctuate, the policy's accumulated value may at any time be more or less than the total premiums paid under the contract, including upon surrender of the contract. For more performance information, including the most recent month-end performance, please contact 800-247-9988 for variable life products or 800-852-4450 for variable annuity products.


Month-End | Quarter-End
Average Annual Total Returns as of 03/31/2019
1 Month3 MonthYTD1 Year3 Year5 Year10 YearSince     
Inception*
Total Return % -2.49 14.50 14.50 -5.96 11.89 5.59 14.83 13.09
Russell 2000 Index % -2.09 14.58 14.58 2.05 12.92 7.05 15.36 ---
Small Growth Category % -1.12 17.01 17.01 7.70 15.88 8.45 16.24 ---
Morningstar Percentile Rankings** --- --- --- 97 81 91 81 ---
# of Funds in Category 697 696 696 679 588 522 392 ---
08/31/1990
**Morningstar percentile rankings are based on total returns.


Expenses

  as of 03/31/2019
Total Investment Expense - Net: 1.10%



Inv Manager or Sub-Advisor

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Dreyfus Corporation



Portfolio Managers

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Dale A. Dutile
Since 02/08/2010
B.S. , Boston College (Carroll)

James M. Boyd , CFA
Since 02/08/2010
M.A. , Boston College

Brian Duncan
Since 11/13/2017


R Patrick Kent , CFA
Since 03/13/2019







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Returns shown reflect all investment management charges and any miscellaneous expenses incurred by the underlying accounts of the divisions. Returns do not include premium expense charges and various monthly deductions (administration charges, cost of insurance, and mortality and expense risks charges) which vary by contract. In addition, results do not reflect the premium expense charge or the surrender charge levied if the policy is surrendered during the first 10 policy years, or within 10 years after a face amount increase. If these fees and charges had been deducted, the results shown would be significantly lower. These charges are explained fully in the prospectus and their effect upon cash surrender values are best explained by reviewing several hypothetical illustrations contained in the prospectus. For a personalized illustration of historical performance, which reflects the cost of insurance protection, contact your registered representative.

The initial offering of Executive Variable Universal Life (Executive VUL) was May 28, 2002. The initial offering of Benefit Variable Universal Life (Benefit VUL) was September, 2002. The initial offering of PrinFlex® Life was February 7, 1997. The initial offering of Principal Variable Universal Life (VUL) Income was August 23, 2004. The initial offering of Principal Variable Universal Life (VUL) Income Plus, the VUL Income with the Surrender Charge Adjustment Rider, was February 18, 2006. The initial offering of Principal Variable Universal Life (VUL) Accumulator II was February 11, 2003. The initial offering of Variable Universal Life Accumulator was November 19, 2001. The initial offering of Flex Variable Life Insurance was November 1, 1988. The initial offering of Survivorship Variable Universal Life was July 1, 1999. The initial offering of The Principal Variable Annuity was June 16, 1994. The initial offering of Principal Freedom Variable Annuity was April 30, 1999. The initial offering of The Principal Investment Plus Variable Annuity was January 4, 2005. The initial offering of Principal Freedom Variable Annuity 2 was September 18, 2006. The initial offering of Principal Variable Universal Life (VUL) Income II was 07/03/2008. The initial offering of Executive Variable Universal Life II (Executive VUL II) was October 3, 2008. The initial offering of Benefit Variable Universal Life II (Benefit VUL II) was October 3, 2008. Some of the underlying funds into which the divisions invest were offered prior to these dates. Inception dates are noted.

This material is authorized for distribution to prospective investors only when preceded or accompanied by a current prospectus for the Variable Universal Life product or Variable Annuity product and the underlying investment options. Insurance products from the Principal Financial Group® are issued by Principal National Life Insurance Company (except in New York) and Principal Life Insurance Company. Securities offered through Principal Securities, Inc., 800-247-9988, member SIPC. Principal National, Principal Life, and Principal Securities are members of the Principal Financial Group®, Des Moines, IA 50392.

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.

Russell 2000 Index consists of the smallest 2000 companies in the Russell 3000 Index, representing approximately 10% of the Russell 3000 total market capitalization.

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.

The investment option's performance may be affected by investments in initial public offerings (IPOs). The impact of the IPOs on a fund's performance depends on the strength of the IPO market and the size of the fund. IPOs may have less impact on a fund's performance as its assets grow.