The investment seeks consistent cash income through a diversified, yield-focused investment strategy. The fund generally invests a majority of its assets in fixed income securities, such as high yield bonds (also known as "junk" bonds), preferred securities, commercial mortgage-backed securities, and emerging market debt securities, in an effort to provide incremental yields over a portfolio of government securities. In addition, it invests in equity securities to provide incremental dividend yields and diversify fixed-income related risks in the fund.
Morningstar Style Box™
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Overall Morningstar Star Rating™
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Out of 562 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 03/31/2014
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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
Principal Global Investors
Principal Real Estate Inv
Guggenheim Investment Mgmt
Tortoise Capital Advisors, LLC
W.H. Reaves and Co., Inc
DDJ Capital Management, LLC
Post Advisory Group
First State Investments
Kelly A. Grossman Since 03/01/2010 B.A. , University of Northern Iowa
James W. Fennessey , CFA Since 03/07/2014 B.S. , Truman State University
Benjamin E. Rotenberg , CFA Since 03/07/2014 B.A. , Pomona College
Marcus W. Dummer Since 03/07/2014 M.B.A. , University of Utah
Jessica S. Bush , CFA Since 03/07/2014 B.A. , University of Michigan
Jake S. Anonson , CFA Since 03/07/2014 M.B.A. , Iowa State University
The full name of this investment option is Principal Global Diversified Income 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
Global Diversified Income Custom Index is composed of 35% Barclays U.S. Corporate High Yield 2% Issuer Capped Index; 17% blend of 75% J.P. Morgan EMBI Global Diversified Index and 25% BofA Merrill Lynch European Currency Non-Financial High Yield 2% Constrained Index; 13% Barclays Investment Grade CMBS Index; 12% blend of 85% MSCI All Country World Value Index and 15% MSCI ACWI Value SMID Index; 10% blend of 50% S&P Global Infrastructure Index and 50% blend of 10% S&P 500 Energy Index, 25% S&P 500 Telecom Services Index, and 65% S&P 500 Utilities Index; 5% blend of 50% BofA Merrill Lynch Fixed Rate Preferred Securities Index and 50% BofA Merrill Lynch U.S. Capital Securities Index; 5% Tortoise Midstream MLP Index; and 3% 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. 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 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.