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Global Investment Management. Asset Allocation Expertise. Retirement Leadership.

At Principal Funds, we're honored to be a part of your investment strategy. And we have the solutions to help make it a success.

  • Our global investment management means you get access to institutional-quality investments.
  • Our asset allocation expertise provides an easier way to invest.
  • And, our recognized retirement leadership helps you plan for and enjoy your retirement, no matter what your stage in life.

Global Investment Management — our funds are managed by many leading sub-advisors, including the extensive asset management capabilities of Principal Global Investors.

Principal Global Investors has $311 billion in AUM and has investor base spanning across 70 countries. With more than 1,300 employees, including 512 investment professionals1, Principal Global Investors trades during daylight hours in every time zone around the world.

Asset Allocation Expertise — learn how our Strategic Asset Management (SAM) Portfolios or Principal LifeTime Funds might be a good fit for your strategy.

Asset allocation helps investors and their financial professionals find the right mix of stocks, bonds, and other investments to achieve the highest potential for return while also managing risk.

As a leader in asset allocation, Principal Funds offers a suite of asset allocation options, including target-risk and target-date funds. In fact, we're the sixth-largest manager of lifecycle funds in the industry.2

Retirement Leadership — access our tools and services to help you make smart decisions about your retirement.

Whether you're still investing for retirement, rolling over your retirement savings, or creating an income strategy during retirement, The Principal® can help you plan for and enjoy your retirement — no matter what your stage in life.

Our target-date funds invest in underlying Principal Funds and each is managed toward a particular target (retirement) date, or the approximate date the participant or investor starts withdrawing money. As each of our target-date funds approaches its target date, the investment mix becomes more conservative by increasing exposure to generally more conservative investment options and reducing exposure to typically more aggressive investment options. The target-date fund's portfolio continues to be managed for approximately 15 years beyond the original target date. Our target-date funds assume the value of the investor's account will be withdrawn gradually during retirement. Neither the principal nor the underlying assets of our target-date funds are guaranteed at any time, including the target date, and investment risk remains at all times.

Principal Global Investors and its affiliates are sub-advisors to many of the Principal Funds.

1 As of December 31, 2013. Principal Global Investors is the asset management arm of the Principal Financial Group® (The Principal®) and includes the asset management operations of the following subsidiaries of The Principal: Principal Global Investors, LLC; Principal Real Estate Investors, LLC; Spectrum Asset Management, Inc.; Post Advisory Group, LLC; Columbus Circle Investors, Edge Asset Management, Inc.; Morley Financial Services Inc.; Principal Global Investors (Europe) Limited; Principal Global Investors (Singapore) Ltd.; Principal Global Investors (Australia) Ltd.; and the majority owned affiliates of Principal International, Inc.

2 As of December 31, 2013. Strategic Insight Report Q4 '13.


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