The investment seeks to provide a high level of total return (consisting of reinvestment of income with some capital appreciation). The fund operates as a fund of funds. It: (1) Generally invests between 55% and 95% of its assets in fixed-income funds, and less than 40% in any one fixed-income fund; (2) Generally invests between 5% and 45% of its assets in equity funds, and less than 30% in any one equity fund; (3) Generally invests less than 20% of its assets in specialty funds, and less than 20% in any one specialty fund. The fund may temporarily exceed these percentage ranges for short periods.
Morningstar Style Box™
as of 09/30/2014 What's this?
Overall Morningstar Star Rating™
as of 10/31/2014 What's this?
Out of 578 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 12/08/2014
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Growth of $10,000
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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
Edge Asset Management, Inc.
Charlie 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
Jill R. Cuniff Since 01/01/2010 B.S. , Montana State University
The full name of this investment option is Principal SAM Flexible Income Portfolio (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
SAM Flexible Income Blended Index is composed of 5% MSCI EAFE Index, 20% Russell 3000 Index and 75% Barclays Aggregate Bond Index.
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. Additionally there is no guarantee this investment option will provide adequate income at or through retirement.
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, 2014, the weighted average operating expenses of the underlying funds are: Flexible Income, 0.58%; Conservative Balanced, 0.63%; Balanced, 0.68%; Conservative Growth, 0.72%; Strategic Growth, 0.70%. 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.
Fixed-income and asset allocation investment options that invest in mortgage securities are subject to increased risk due to real estate exposure.