The Principal Strategic Asset Management (SAM) Portfolios are a series of five actively managed asset allocation funds that provide clients with a highly diversified investment solution that is simple to understand.
Additionally, the multi-manager SAM Portfolios provide financial professionals like you with a robust practice management solution — not just a product — that will help simplify client acquisition and retention efforts.
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- SAM Asset Allocation Team provides a mid-year report card on their 2013 investment themes
Asset allocation/diversification does not guarantee a profit or protect against a loss.
Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Insurance products and plan administrative services are provided by Principal Life Insurance Company. Principal Funds, Inc. is distributed by Principal Funds Distributor, Inc. Securities are offered through Princor Financial Services Corporation, 800-547-7754, Member SIPC and/or independent broker/dealers. Securities sold by a Princor Registered Representative are offered through Princor®. Principal Funds Distributor, Princor and Principal Life are members of the Principal Financial Group®, Des Moines, IA 50392.
Real estate investment options are subject to some risks inherent in real estate and real estate investment trusts (REITs), such as risks associated with general and local economic conditions, interest rate fluctuation, credit risks, and liquidity risks, including interest conditions on real estate values and occupancy rates.
International investing involves increased risks due to currency fluctuations, political or social instability, and differences in 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. Additionally there is no guarantee this investment option will provide adequate income at or through retirement.
Fixed-income and asset allocation investment options that invest in mortgage securities are subject to increased risk due to real estate exposure.
Asset allocation/diversification 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.
Each portfolio is weighted to reflect a targeted level of risk. Over time, the weights are adjusted based on predetermined formulas to reduce the level of potential risk as the portfolio's maturity date approaches.
Investment options are subject to investment risk. Shares or unit values will fluctuate and investments, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.
Class I shares are available only to eligible investors, including various institutional investors and investors in certain mutual fund wrap or asset allocation programs. See the prospectus for eligibility requirements.
Principal Management Corp. was ranked #1 out of 40 eligible companies in Lipper's Mixed-Asset category for the three-year period ended 11/30/12. The lowest average decile rank of the three years' Consistent Return (effective return) measure of the eligible funds per asset class and group determine the asset class group award winner over the three-year period. Asset class group awards are given for the three-year period only. The funds did not win the awards for other time periods. The individual funds that made up the category may not have ranked number one in their categories. Lipper's large company universe is comprised of fund families with more than $43.5 billion in assets under management. Individual fund classification awards extend over 3, 5, and 10 years. The highest Lipper Leader for Consistent Return value within each eligible classification determines the fund classification winner over 3, 5, and 10 years.
The funds being discussed may not have won an individual fund award. Click here to view the individual fund rankings.
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.