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 Flexible Income Inst 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
SAM Flexible Income Blended Index is composed of 5% MSCI EAFE Index, 20% Russell 3000 Index and 75% Bloomberg Aggregate Bond Index.
International and global investing involves greater risks such as currency fluctuations, political/social instability and differing accounting standards.
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 does not guarantee a profit or protect against a loss. Investing in real estate, small-cap, international, and high-yield investment options involves additional risks.
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.
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.
Fixed-income and asset allocation investment options that invest in mortgage securities are subject to increased risk due to real estate exposure.