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Three Key Retirement Concerns
Not having enough money for retirement is the top financial concern for two-thirds of Americans.3 See how a multi-discipline approach can help.
At a 2% inflation rate, $100,000 of income today would be worth only about $67,300 after 20 years. Help address inflation concerns with multiple real asset classes.
Volatility can cost investors money–and time. Alternative strategies seeks to help manage volatility and provide downside protection.
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Traditional investment portfolios may not provide the growth and income investors need. Learn about the innovative approach from Principal Management Corporation.
Listen to Dave Reichart, Portfolio Advisor, share the philosophy in building strategies that seek to solve investors' challenges.
Principal Funds can help. Learn more about our suite of innovative strategies that seeks to utilize alternative investments and strategies which has a goal of helping solve for longevity, inflation, and volatility concerns.
1 The Cerulli Edge, Q3 2011.
2 The sub-advisors for the Principal Global Diversified Income Fund, Principal Diversified Real Asset Fund, and Principal Global Multi-Strategy Fund were selected using a proprietary due diligence process that provides a rigorous and disciplined framework for identifying, hiring, and retaining premier investment managers within each asset class and investment style. It is characterized by the comprehensive and continuous review of all investment managers based on specific investment guidelines.
3 Principal Financial Well-Being Index, Fourth Quarter 2011.
Index performance information reflects no deduction for fees, expenses, or taxes. Indices are unmanaged and individuals cannot invest directly in an index.
The Principal Global Diversified Income Fund uses fixed-income investment options that are subject to interest rate risk, and their value will decline as interest rates rise. Lower-rated securities are subject to additional credit and default risks. Risks associated with preferred securities differ from risks inherent with other investments. In particular, in the event of bankruptcy, a company's preferred securities are senior to common stock but subordinated to all other types of corporate debt. International investing involves increased risks due to currency fluctuations, political or social instability, and differences in accounting standards. These risks are magnified in emerging markets. REIT securities are subject to risk factors associated with the real estate industry and tax factors of REIT registration.
The call option writing program seeks to improve the Principal Global Diversified Income Fund's risk profile by reducing the volatility of its underlying equity components as well as improve the economics of the Fund via the receipt of option premium. While option premiums are not accounted for as income they do accrue, which may cause the Fund's price to rise. Writing calls may limit upside potential of the Fund and like any investment strategy, loss is possible.
The Principal Global Diversified Fund invests in fixed-income investment options that invest in mortgage securities, such as commercial mortgage-backed securities, which are subject to increased risk due to real estate exposure.
The Principal Diversified Real Asset Fund uses fixed-income investment options that 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. Investments concentrated 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. Investing in derivatives entails specific risks relating to liquidity, leverage, and credit that may reduce returns and/or increase volatility.
REIT securities used in the Principal Diversified Real Asset Fund 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 Principal Global Multi-Strategy Fund utilizes alternative investment strategies such as arbitrage, leverage, derivatives, and shorting securities in addition to traditional investments. Long/short investing does not guarantee reduced risks associated with equity markets, capitalization, sector swings or other risk factors. Long/short investing may also have higher turnover rates, which can result in additional tax consequences. Short selling involves certain risks, including investment loss and added costs associated with covering short positions. Investing outside the U.S. involves added risks, such as currency fluctuations, periods of illiquidity, and price volatility. Investment risk may be magnified with the use of these alternative strategies. In addition, securities such as bonds, equities, international and emerging market securities, and currencies are used to implement the investment strategy. These investments are subject to risks associated with market and interest rate movements. The Fund is considered non-diversified, which may make it more susceptible to price volatility if the Fund does not meet its objective. Due to the nature of the investment process, investors should not expect significant outperformance during market rallies. Additional risks are included in the Fund's prospectus. It is possible to lose money when investing in the Fund.
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