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PIMCO VIT Total Return Division







Quick Facts


12/31/1997
Intermediate-Term Bond
$6,882.10

Investment Strategy

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The investment seeks maximum total return, consistent with preservation of capital and prudent investment management. The fund invests under normal circumstances at least 65% of its total assets in a diversified portfolio of Fixed Income Instruments of varying maturities, which may be represented by forwards or derivatives such as options, futures contracts, or swap agreements. It invests primarily in investment-grade debt securities, but may invest up to 20% of its total assets in high yield securities, as rated by Moody's, S&P or Fitch, or, if unrated, as determined by PIMCO.




Morningstar Style Box™

  as of 06/30/2018
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Data Not Available

Overall Morningstar Star Rating™

  as of 09/30/2018
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Out of 902 Intermediate-Term Bond 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 09/30/2018
1 Month3 MonthYTD1 Year3 Year5 Year10 YearSince     
Inception*
Total Return % -0.54 0.10 -1.62 -1.58 2.05 2.10 4.73 5.19
Bloomberg Barclays Aggregate Bond Index % -0.64 0.02 -1.60 -1.22 1.31 2.16 3.77 ---
Intermediate-Term Bond Category % -0.47 0.20 -1.37 -1.06 1.65 2.14 4.21 ---
Morningstar Percentile Rankings** --- --- --- 76 29 50 31 ---
# of Funds in Category 1108 1104 1062 1039 902 796 577 ---
12/31/1997
**Morningstar percentile rankings are based on total returns.


Expenses

  as of 09/30/2018
Total Investment Expense - Net: 0.69%




Inv Manager or Sub-Advisor

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PIMCO



Portfolio Managers

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Mark R. Kiesel
Since 09/26/2014
B.A. , University of Michigan

Scott A. Mather
Since 09/26/2014
B.S. , University of Pennsylvania

Mihir P. Worah
Since 09/26/2014
Ph.D. , University of Chicago






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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.

Bloomberg Barclays Aggregate Bond Index represents securities that are domestic, taxable, and dollar denominated. The index covers the U.S. investment grade fixed rate bond market, with index components for government and corporate securities, mortgage pass-through securities, and asset-backed securities. These major sectors are subdivided into more specific indices that are calculated and reported on a regular basis.

Fixed-income investment options are subject to interest rate risk, and their value will decline as interest rates rise. Neither the principal of bond investment options nor their yields are guaranteed by the U.S. government.