The investment seeks long-term growth of capital. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in equity securities of emerging market companies at the time of each purchase. "Emerging market country" means any country which is considered to be an emerging country by the international financial community (including the MSCI Emerging Markets Index or Barclays Emerging Markets USD Aggregate Bond Index). It invests in equity securities of small, medium, and large market capitalization companies. The fund actively trades portfolio securities.
Morningstar Style Box™
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Overall Morningstar Star Rating™
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Out of 561 Diversified Emerging Markets 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 09/30/2015
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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
Principal Global Investors
Mihail Dobrinov , CFA Since 05/30/2007 M.B.A. , University of Iowa
Mohammed Zaidi Since 12/06/2012 M.B.A. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)
The full name of this investment option is Principal International Emerging Markets 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
MSCI - Emerging Markets NDTR D Index measures equity market performance in the global emerging markets. It consists of 26 emerging market countries in Europe, Latin America and the Pacific Basin.
These calculated returns reflect the historical performance of the oldest share class of the fund, adjusted to reflect a portion of the fees and expenses of this share class. For time periods prior to inception date of the fund, predecessor performance is reflected. Please see the fund's prospectus for more information on specific expenses, and the fund's most recent shareholder report for actual date of first sale. Expenses are deducted from income earned by the fund. As a result, dividends and investment results will differ for each share class.
International and global investment options are subject to additional risk due to fluctuating exchange rates, foreign accounting and financial policies, and other economic and political environments.
Instances of high double-digit returns were achieved primarily during favorable market conditions and may not be sustainable over time.