Principal Spectrum Preferred and Capital Securities Income Fund

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    Principal Spectrum Preferred and Capital Securities Income Fund


    Active management based on specialized research and dynamic security selection to manage complex global markets

    • Deep and broad experience analyzing, managing, and pricing complex security structures across a variety of credit, interest rate, and regulatory conditions.
    • An emphasis on capital preservation equates to higher quality and capital structure bias.
    • Has delivered a low volatility profile and attractive risk-adjusted returns by selecting higher-quality and improving credits and avoiding speculative risks.

    Fund details

    as of 07/16/2024 unless indicated otherwise
    Fund ticker
    ICE BofA U.S. All Capital Securities Index
    Extended performance inception date
    Total fund assets
    Dividend frequency
    Minimum investment
    Inception date
    Morningstar category
    Preferred Stock
    Investment approach
    The investment seeks to provide current income. The fund invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowing for investment purposes, in preferred securities and capital securities at the time of purchase. Preferred securities typically include preferred stock and various types of junior subordinated debt and trust preferred securities. It also invests up to 55% of its assets in below-investment-grade preferred securities and bonds (sometimes called “high yield bonds” or “junk bonds”), which are rated at the time of purchase Ba1 or lower by Moody’s and BB+ or lower by S&P Global.
    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.
    Contingent Capital Securities carry greater risk compared to other securities in times of credit stress. An issuer or regulator’s decision to write down, write off or convert a CoCo may result in complete loss on an investment.
    These calculated returns reflect the historical performance of the oldest share class of the Fund, adjusted to reflect the fees and expenses of the share class shown. Please see the Fund's prospectus for more information on specific expenses and see the Fund's most recent shareholder report for the 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.
    Spectrum Asset Management, Inc. is an affiliate of Principal Global Investors. Spectrum is a leading manager of institutional and retail preferred securities portfolios and manages portfolios for an international universe of corporate, insurance, and endowment clients.
    Fixed‐income investment options are subject to interest rate risk, and their value will decline as interest rates rise.
    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.
    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.
    Risks of preferred securities differ from risks inherent in other investments. In particular, in a bankruptcy preferred securities are senior to common stock but subordinate to other corporate debt.
    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.
    ICE BofA US All Capital Securities Index tracks the performance of fixed rate, US dollar denominated hybrid corporate and preferred securities publicly issued in the US domestic market. Qualifying securities must be rated by Moody’s, S&P or Fitch. Floating rate coupon or dividend securities are excluded, but zero, step and rating-dependent coupons are included.
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