Principal LifeTime 2050 Fund

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    Principal LifeTime 2050 Fund

    Fund details

    as of 03/23/2023 unless indicated otherwise
    Fund ticker
    PTESX
    CUSIP
    74253M290
    Benchmark
    S&P Target Date 2050 Index
    NAV
    $14.00
    Total fund assets
    $2.6B
    Dividend frequency
    Annually
    Minimum investment
    Inception date
    03/01/2001
    Morningstar category
    Target-Date 2050
    Investment approach
    The investment seeks a total return consisting of long-term growth of capital and current income. The fund operates as a "target date fund" that invests according to an asset allocation strategy designed for investors having a retirement investment goal close to the year in 2050. It is a fund of funds and invests in underlying funds of Principal Funds, Inc. ("PFI"). Its underlying funds consist of domestic and foreign equity funds, fixed-income funds, real asset funds, and other funds that aim to offer diversification beyond traditional equity and fixed-income securities.
    Disclosures
    Principal Funds are distributed by Principal Funds Distributor, Inc. ALPS Distributors, Inc. is the distributor of the Principal ETFs. ALPS Distributors, Inc. and the Principal Funds are not affiliated.
    The holdings listed do not constitute a recommendation to purchase or sell a particular security. Cash and/or derivative positions that are not part of the core investment strategy will not be reflected in the top holdings list.
    NOT FDIC INSURED - MAY LOSE VALUE - NO BANK GUARANTEE
    Asset allocation and diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against a loss. Equity investment options involve greater risk, including heightened volatility, than fixed-income investment options. Fixed-income investments are subject to interest rate risk; as interest rates rise their value will decline. International and global investing involves greater risks such as currency fluctuations, political/social instability and differing accounting standards. These risks are magnified in emerging markets. Fixed-income and asset allocation investment options that invest in mortgage securities are subject to increased risk due to real estate exposure.
    The Principal LifeTime Funds, which are target-date funds, invest in underlying Principal Funds. Each Principal LifeTime Fund is managed toward a particular target (retirement) date, or the approximate date the participant or investor starts withdrawing money. As each Principal LifeTime Fund 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 asset allocation for each Principal LifeTime Fund is regularly readjusted within a timeframe that extends 10 years beyond the target date, at which point it reaches its most conservative allocation. Principal LifeTime Funds assume the value of the investor’s account will be withdrawn gradually during retirement. Neither the principal nor the underlying assets of the Principal LifeTime Funds are guaranteed at any time, including the target date. Investment risk remains at all times.
    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.
    Performance assumes reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains.
    Principal Global Investors is the Investment Adviser of all funds included in the Principal Funds, Inc. Principal Funds are managed by Principal Global Investors, its boutique affiliates, and by many leading sub-advisors.
    To obtain a prospectus, download or call Customer Service at 1.800.222.5852. Carefully consider a fund’s objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. The prospectus, or summary prospectus if available, contains this and other information. Please read it carefully before investing.
    Standard & Poor's Target Date Index Series is comprised of nine multi-asset class indices, each corresponding to a particular target retirement date. The asset class mix for each index is determined once per year through a process designed to reflect the overall opportunity of the markets represented, adjusted for risk associated with the time remaining to the relevant target date.
    There is no guarantee that a target date investment will provide adequate income at or through retirement. A target date fund's (TDF) glidepath is typically set to align with a retirement age of 65, which maybe your plan's normal retirement date (NRD). If your plan's NRD/age is different, the plan may default you to a TDF based on the plans NRD/Age. Participants may choose a TDF that does not match the plan's intended retirement date but instead aligns more to their investment risk. Compare the different TDF's to see how the mix of investments shift based on the TDF glide path.
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