Principal® Strategic Outcomes
A registered index-linked annuity
Give clients flexibility and control over their investment choices
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You can help clients benefit from index-linked investment strategies and provide them with some downside protection.
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Why choose Principal Strategic Outcomes
Sales of RILA products grew 62 percent in 2021, a growth trend predicted to continue over the next five years.1 The benefit of downside protection options resonates with consumers who’ve become wary of uncertain markets.2
Principal Strategic Outcomes helps provide what clients are looking for. We also added a few features to help it stand out from the crowd.
- No fee for base contract
- Higher participation rates and caps available for a fee on all index-linked segments
- Fixed segment3 and 0% floor options available
- Lock in segment performance at any time
- SG Smart Climate index not currently available in other investment products
- Customer-friendly website allows clients to check rates, initiate segment transfers, and set lock-in thresholds.
Web-based investment access
1 A Future View of U.S. Annuity Sales – Redefining the Future, LIMRA, 2022
2 A Deeper Dive: 2021 Registered Index-Linked Sales, LIMRA, 2022
3 Amounts allocated to a fixed segment option earn interest at the applicable annual interest rate for the segment term. The annual interest rate declared at the beginning of the segment term is guaranteed until the segment end date.
If you allocate your accumulated value to the fixed segment option, the value of that segment at any time will be equal to the accumulated value allocated on the fixed segment start date, plus interest during the segment term and minus any amount deducted during the segment term.
For Financial Professional Use Only.
Principal Strategic Outcomes may not be available in all states or with all broker dealers.
Principal® Strategic Outcomes does not directly participate in any stock, equity investments or index. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.
Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal.
Before investing in registered index-linked annuities, investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the contract and underlying investment options. This and other information is contained in the free prospectus which can be obtained from your local representative or online at principal.com. Please read the prospectus and, if available, the summary prospectus carefully before investing.
S&P 500 This index is comprised of equity securities issued by large capitalization (“large-cap”) U.S. companies. Generally, it is more difficult for large-cap companies to pivot their strategies quickly in response to changes in their industry. In addition, because they typically are more well established, it is rare to see large-cap companies have the high growth rates that can be seen with small-capitalization (“small-cap”) companies.
Russell 2000 This index is comprised of equity securities of small-cap U.S. companies. Generally, the securities of small-cap companies are more volatile and riskier than the securities of large-cap companies.
MSCI EAFE This index is an equity index that’s designed to represent the performance of large- and mid-cap securities across 21 developed markets around the world but excluding the U.S. and Canada. Unique to this index (as compared to the other available indices) are risks relating to political, social, and economic developments abroad, as well as risks resulting from differences between the regulations and reporting standards and practices to which U.S. and foreign issuers are subject. To the extent foreign securities are denominated in foreign currencies, their values may be adversely affected by changes in currency exchange rates. All of the risks of investing in foreign securities are typically increased by investing in emerging market countries. Shifts in these factors can result in this index being more volatile than other indices.
The SG Smart Climate Index is the exclusive property of SG Americas Securities, LLC (together with its affiliates, “SG”). “SG Americas Securities, LLC”, “SGAS”, “Société Générale”, “SG”, “Société Générale Indices”, “SGI”, “SG Smart Climate Index”, and “SG Climate Transition Risk Index” (collectively, the “SG Marks”) are trademarks or service marks of SG or have been licensed for use by SG from Entelligent, Inc. (together with its affiliates, “Entelligent”). SG has licensed use of the SG Marks to Principal Life Insurance Company (“Principal Life”) and sub-licensed the use of certain Entelligent marks (the “Entelligent Marks”) for use in a registered indexed annuity offered by Principal Life (the “Product”). SG is not acting, and has not been authorized to act, as an agent of Principal Life nor has SG in any way sponsored, promoted, solicited, negotiated, endorsed, offered, sold, issued, supported, structured or priced any Product or provided investment advice to Principal Life.
The SG Smart Climate Index has been licensed to Principal Life for the Principal Life’s benefit. SG makes no representation or warranty whatsoever, express or implied, to investors in or owners of the Product (or any person taking exposure to it) or any member of the public in any other circumstances (each a “Contract Owner”): (a) regarding the advisability of investing in securities or other financial or insurance products generally or in the Product particularly; or (b) the suitability or appropriateness of an exposure to the SG Smart Climate Index in seeking to achieve any particular objective. Contract Owners should seek independent financial, tax, accounting, insurance, legal, and other professional advice prior to making any investment in the Product or any other product linked to the SG Smart Climate Index. SG is not responsible for and does not have any obligation or liability in connection with the design, issuance, administration, actions of Principal Life, marketing, trading, or performance of the Product. SG has not prepared any part of this prospectus and no statements made herein (including, without limitation, any disclosures relating to the SG Smart Climate Index) can be attributed to SG. Publication of the SG Smart Climate Index and the constituents thereof do not constitute an investment recommendation or advice in respect of the SG Smart Climate Index or any constituent thereof by SG and no person should rely upon it as such. SG does not act as an investment adviser or investment manager in respect of the SG Smart Climate Index or the Product and does not accept any fiduciary or other duties in relation to the SG Smart Climate Index, Principal Life, the Product, or any Contract Owner.
The SG Smart Climate Index has been designed and is maintained and sponsored by SG without regard to Principal Life, the Product, or any Contract Owner. The ability of Principal Life to make use of the SG Smart Climate Index may be terminated on short notice and it is the responsibility of Principal Life to provide for the consequences of that in the design of the Product. SG shall have no obligation to, and will not, take the needs of Principal Life or any Contract Owner into consideration in sponsoring, maintaining, determining, composing, or calculating the SG Smart Climate Index or in any decision to cease doing so.
SG makes no representation or warranty whatsoever, whether express or implied, and hereby expressly disclaims all warranties (including, without limitation, those of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or use), with respect to the SG Smart Climate Index or any data included therein or relating thereto, and in particular disclaims any guarantee or warranty either as to the quality, accuracy, timeliness and/or completeness of the SG Smart Climate Index or any data included therein, the results obtained from the use of the SG Smart Climate Index and/or the calculation or composition of the SG Smart Climate Index, or calculations made with respect to the Product at any particular time on any particular date or otherwise. SG shall not be liable (whether in negligence or otherwise) to any person for any error or omission in the SG Smart Climate Index or in the calculation of the SG Smart Climate Index, and SG is under no obligation to advise any person of any error therein, or for any interruption in the calculation of the SG Smart Climate Index. SG shall not have any liability to any party for any act or failure to act in connection with the determination, adjustment, or maintenance of the SG Smart Climate Index. Without limiting the foregoing, in no event shall SG have any liability for any direct damages, lost profits or any special, incidental, punitive, indirect, or consequential damages, even if notified of the possibility of such damages.
SG may enter into derivative transactions or issue financial instruments linked to the SG Smart Climate Index and may independently issue or sponsor other indices or products that are similar to and may compete with the SG Smart Climate Index and the Product. SG may also transact in assets referenced in the SG Smart Climate Index (or in financial instruments such as derivatives that reference those assets). The roles of the different teams involved within SG in the design, maintenance or replication of the SG Smart Climate Index have been strictly defined. Where SG holds a product having the SG Smart Climate Index as its underlying and other positions exposing it to the SG Smart Climate Index for its own account, the replication of the SG Smart Climate Index is made in the same manner by a single team within SG, be it for the purpose of hedging the product held by external investors and consumers or for the purpose of the positions held by SG acting for its own account. SG may take positions in the market of the financial instruments or of other assets involved in the composition of the SG Smart Climate Index, including as liquidity provider. It is possible that these activities could have an effect (positive or negative) on the value of the SG Smart Climate Index and the Product.
No actual investment which allowed tracking of the performance of the SG Smart Climate Index was possible before September 7, 2022. Any hypothetical “back-tested” information provided is illustrative only and derived from proprietary models designed with the benefit of hindsight based on certain data (which may or may not correspond with the data that someone else would use to back-test the SG Smart Climate Index) and assumptions and estimates (not all of which may be specified herein and which are subject to change without notice). The results obtained from different models, assumptions, estimates and/or data may be materially different from the results presented by SG and such hypothetical “back-tested” information should not be considered indicative of the actual results that might be obtained from an investment or participation in a financial instrument or transaction referencing the SG Smart Climate Index. SG expressly disclaims any responsibility for (i) the accuracy or completeness of the models, assumptions, estimates, and data used in deriving the hypothetical “back-tested” information, (ii) any errors or omissions in computing or disseminating the hypothetical “back-tested” information, and (iii) any uses to which the hypothetical “back-tested” information may be put by any recipient of such information. Any back-tested information provided herein is intended for use only by professional financial advisers and institutional investors within the meaning of FINRA Rule 2210.
SG is under no obligation to continue compiling, calculating, maintaining, or sponsoring the SG Smart Climate Index and may delegate or transfer to a third party some or all of its functions in relation to the SG Smart Climate Index. SG has contracted with S&P Opco, LLC (a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC) (“S&P”) to maintain and calculate the SG Smart Climate Index. The SG Smart Climate Index is not sponsored, promoted, sold, or supported in any other manner by S&P, nor does S&P offer any express or implicit guarantee or assurance either with regard to the results of using the SG Smart Climate Index and/or trademarks of the SG Smart Climate Index or the levels of the SG Smart Climate Index at any time or in any other respect.
The Product is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Entelligent. Entelligent has not passed on the legality or suitability of, or the accuracy or adequacy of descriptions and disclosures relating to the Product. Entelligent makes no representation or warranty, express or implied to the owners of the Product or any member of the public regarding the advisability of investing in securities generally or in the Product particularly, or the ability of the Licensed Intellectual Property to produce or to be used to produce a profit or otherwise constitute a separate investment program. Entelligent’s only relationship to the Product is in providing information to SG, which has created and is charged with calculating the SG Smart Climate Index. Entelligent is not responsible for and has not participated in the determination of the timing of, prices at, or quantities of the Product to be issued or in the determination or calculation of the equation by which the Product are to be converted into cash. Entelligent has no liability in connection with the administration, marketing, or trading of the Product.
ENTELLIGENT DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY AND/OR UNINTERRUPTED CALCULATION OF ANY INDEX OR INDEXES. ENTELLIGENT MAKES NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED BY ANY PERSON OR ENTITY FROM THE USE OF AN INDEX. ENTELLIGENT MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE WITH RESPECT TO THE INDEX CREATED BY SG. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, IN NO EVENT SHALL ENTELLIGENT HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF NOTIFIED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
EACH INVESTOR IN OR PURCHASER OF A PRODUCT ACKNOWLEDGES THAT: (I) THE LICENSED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MAY INCLUDE CERTAIN INFORMATION TAKEN FROM STOCK EXCHANGES AND OTHER SOURCES FROM AROUND THE WORLD; (II) ENTELLIGENT DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE SEQUENCE, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR TIMELINESS OF THE LICENSED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY; (III) THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN PARTS OF THE LICENSED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MAY BE SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF OTHER AGREEMENTS TO WHICH ENTELLIGENT IS A PARTY; (IV) NONE OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN, NOR THE RESULTS THEREFROM, THE LICENSED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CONSTITUTES A SOLICITATION, OFFER, OPINION, OR RECOMMENDATION BY ENTELLIGENT TO BUY OR SELL ANY SECURITY, OR TO PROVIDE LEGAL, TAX, ACCOUNTING, OR INVESTMENT ADVICE OR SERVICES REGARDING THE PROFITABILITY OR SUITABILITY OF ANY SECURITY OR INVESTMENT; AND (V) NONE OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN, NOR THE RESULTS THEREFROM, THE LICENSED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IS INTENDED FOR USE BY, OR DISTRIBUTION TO, ANY PERSON OR ENTITY IN ANY JURISDICTION OR COUNTRY WHERE SUCH USE OR DISTRIBUTION WOULD BE CONTRARY TO LAW OR REGULATION. ACCORDINGLY, ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY HEREIN SET FORTH NOTWITHSTANDING, ENTELLIGENT, ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, AGENTS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, SUCCESSORS, AND ASSIGNS SHALL NOT, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, BE LIABLE, IN ANY WAY, TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY: (A) INACCURACIES OR ERRORS IN OR OMISSIONS FROM THE LICENSED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, QUOTES AND FINANCIAL DATA; (B) DELAYS, ERRORS, OR INTERRUPTIONS IN THE TRANSMISSION OR DELIVERY OF THE LICENSED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY; OR (C) LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING THEREFROM OR OCCASIONED THEREBY, OR BY ANY REASON OF NONPERFORMANCE.
Each of the above paragraphs is severable. If the contents of any such paragraph is held to be or becomes invalid or unenforceable in any respect in any jurisdiction, it shall have no effect in that respect, but without prejudice to the remainder of this notice.
Index-linked deferred annuity contracts are complex insurance and investment vehicles. This Contract is a security and there is a risk of substantial loss of principal and earnings. The risk of loss may be greater when early withdrawals are taken due to any charges and adjustments applied to such withdrawals. These charges and adjustments may result in loss even when the value of a Segment Option has increased. Clients should consult with a financial professional about the appropriateness of this product based on their financial situation and objectives.
There is risk that this Segment Interim Value could be less than the original Premium Payment even if the applicable Index has been performing positively. The Buffer or Floor Rate provides limited protection. There is a possibility of a significant amount of loss of the Total Premium Payment, credited interest, and prior earnings. In the Index-Linked Segment Options it is possible that the total loss could be 100%. If clients choose to allocate amounts to an Index-Linked Segment Option subject to a Cap Rate, that rate limits the positive Index Change, if any, that may be credited to the annuity for a given Segment Term. The Participation Rate limits the positive Index Change, if any, that may be credited to the annuity for a given Segment Term. It is possible to receive less than the full protection of the Buffer Rate or Floor Rate. Once a Segment Lock-In is executed, it is irrevocable for that Segment Term. A lock-in will not be applied retroactively and can only be exercised for the entire Segment Option. A Segment Lock-In may only be exercised once per Segment Term for each Index-Linked Segment Option. There is no guarantee that any particular Segment Option or Index will be available during the entire period.
Withdrawals will reduce the contract value and death benefit. Some withdrawals may be subject to additional charges and adjustments. Withdrawals before age 591/2 may be subject a 10% early withdrawal federal tax penalty in addition to ordinary income taxes.
Guarantees are based on the claims-paying ability of Principal Life Insurance Company®.
Contract rider descriptions are not intended to cover all restrictions, conditions, or limitations. Refer to rider for full details.
Annuity products and services are offered through Principal Life Insurance Company. Securities offered through Principal Securities, Inc., member SIPC, and/or independent broker/dealers. Referenced companies are members of the Principal Financial Group®, Des Moines, Iowa 50392, principal.com.
Annuities have limitations. They are long-term vehicles designed for retirement purposes. Annuities are not intended to fund short-term savings goals.
S&P 500 is a trademark of S&P Global and is used under license. The product is not sponsored, endorsed, sold, or promoted by Standard & Poor’s and Standard & Poor’s makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in the product.
Principal®, Principal Financial Group®, and Principal and the logomark design are registered trademarks of Principal Financial Services, Inc., a Principal Financial Group company, in the United States and are trademarks and services marks of Principal Financial Services, Inc., in various countries around the world.
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Contract: SF 1027
Riders/Endorsements: SF 1028, SF 1029, SF 1030, SF 1031 and SF 1032
RF2604 2919585-062023 06/2023
|Not FDIC or NCUA insured
|May lose value • Not a deposit • No bank or credit union guarantee
Note insured by any federal government agency