The investment seeks a long-term total return in excess of inflation. The fund allocates its assets among the following general investment categories: inflation-indexed bonds, securities of real estate companies, commodity index-linked notes, fixed-income securities, securities of natural resource companies, master limited partnerships (MLPs), publicly-listed infrastructure companies, and floating rate debt. It concentrates its investments (invests more than 25% of its net assets) in securities in the real estate and energy/natural resources industries.
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Overall Morningstar Star Rating™
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Out of 548 Conservative 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.
**Morningstar percentile rankings are based on total returns and do not reflect the inclusion of sales charges. If sales charges were reflected, rankings could be lower.
as of 11/30/2013
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Represents performance for Class A shares adjusted for the maximum sales charge and assumes the reinvestment of distributions.
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
BlackRock Financial Mgmt, Inc.
Jennison Associates, LLC
Principal Real Estate Inv
Tortoise Capital Advisors, LLC
Brookfield Investment Mgmt Inc
Symphony Asset Management LLC
Kelly Grossman Since 03/16/2010 B.A. , University of Northern Iowa
Michael P. Finnegan , CFA Since 03/16/2010 M.A. , University of Iowa
Dave Reichart , CFA Since 12/30/2011 M.B.A. , Drake University
The full name of this investment option is Principal Diversified Real Asset Fund (A).
Investors should carefully consider a 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 principalfunds.com, or calling 800-222-5852. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.
Principal Funds, Inc. is distributed by Principal Funds Distributor, Inc., member of the Principal Financial Group®. Principal Funds Distributor, Principal Shareholder Services, Principal Management Corporation and its affiliates, and Principal Funds, Inc. are collectively referred to as Principal Funds.
Not FDIC Insured May Lose Value - Not a Deposit - No Bank Guarantee Not Insured by any Federal Government Agency
Diversified Real Asset Custom Index is composed of 17% Barclays U.S. Treasury TIPS Index, 18% Dow Jones UBS Commodity Index, 8% S&P N.A. Natural Resources Index, 12% Tortoise MLP Index, 20% Dow Jones Brookfield Global Infrastructure Index, 20% Credit Suisse Leveraged Loan Index, and 5% FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Index. The blended index historic returns reflect the allocation as of the time of production. Previous allocation changes are not restated.
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. or any other government entity. Concentrating investments in natural resources industries can be affected significantly by events relating to those industries, such as variations in the commodities markets, weather, disease, embargoes, international, political and economic developments, the success of exploration projects, tax and other government regulations and other factors. Investment in derivatives entails specific risks relating to liquidity, leverage and credit that may reduce returns and/or increase volatility. REIT securities are subject to risk factors associated with the real estate industry and tax factors of REIT registration. An MLP that invests in a particular industry (e.g., oil and gas) may be harmed by detrimental economic events within that industry. As partnerships, MLPs may be subject to less regulation (and less protection for investors) under state laws than corporations. In addition, MLPs may be subject to state taxation in certain jurisdictions, which may reduce the amount of income paid by an MLP to its investors.
The risks associated with derivative investments include that the underlying security, interest rate, market index, or other financial asset will not move in the direction the Investment Adviser and/or Sub-Advisor anticipated, the possibility that there may be no liquid secondary market, the risk that adverse price movements in an instrument can result in a loss substantially greater than a fund's initial investment, the possibility that the counterparty may fail to perform its obligations; and the inability to close out certain hedged positions to avoid adverse tax consequences.