Principal Launches Diversified, Real Asset Interval Fund

Principal Diversified Select Real Asset fund invests in private and public real assets

June 26, 2019 — DES MOINES, Iowa–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Principal Global Investors today announced the launch of its first interval fund, the Principal Diversified Select Real Asset (DSRA) fund, which primarily invests in private real assets, including infrastructure, natural resources, and real estate.

“This launch reflects Principal’s commitment to meeting growing client interest and demand for products that offer access and exposure to diversifying private assets,” said Mike Beer, executive director of Principal Funds. “Throughout 2019, we have encouraged clients and investors to reevaluate risk within their portfolios. Offerings like DSRA are designed to help investors address market uncertainty and volatility.”

Interval funds, which have grown to more than $27 billion in assets under management, provide investors with exposure to less liquid investments, while granting managers greater flexibility to invest in private, non-listed assets typically aligned with longer-term investment goals. Exposure to real assets provide investors with differentiated return streams offering the potential for enhanced risk-adjusted returns and income through various market cycle environments.

Multi-Asset. Multi-Manager Strategies

The launch of the Fund is an extension of Principal Global Investor’s asset allocation boutique, Principal Portfolio Strategies, which manages multi-asset and multi-manager strategies and helps to solve investors’ need for income, diversification, and inflation protection.




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Principal Diversified Select Real Asset Fund is a closed-end investment company that continuously offers its shares. Investors in a closed-end fund do not have the right to redeem their shares on a daily basis at a price based on NAV per share. There is no secondary market for the Shares, and the Fund does not expect a secondary market will develop. You may not be able to sell your Shares when and/or in the amount that you desire.