Whether you're investing personally or on behalf of your business, you want an investment manager who empowers you to reach your financial goals. At Principal Global Investors, empowering individual investors, institutions, and business professionals is our single purpose. When you work with us, you benefit from the combined strength of a multi-boutique investment firm and the management expertise of Principal®, one of the world's largest diversified investment companies.
We are committed to delivering the investment outcomes you need, combined with consistently competitive investment performance and superior service. Our dedication to and achievement of this goal is validated by the portfolios we manage for investors around the world.
Comprised of a network of specialized boutiques and teams, we currently manage portfolios on behalf of a broad range of sophisticated clients in over 70 countries around the world. Our global distribution provides direct access to the markets and companies in which we invest and close proximity to the clients we serve.
We are, however, much more than a collection of specialized investment boutiques and capabilities. You benefit from our multi-boutique business structure that cultivates a small company mind-set in a large company environment. This approach provides access to outstanding asset managers - each with a distinct investment specialty and philosophy.
The autonomy of the boutique investment professionals results in consistent, competitive and custom investment options that support your need for income and yield. We do this by offering quality-focused alpha and beta strategies in both developed and emerging markets using broad investment capabilities and asset classes:
• Equities, fixed income, real estate, currency management, and stable value funds
• Specialized asset allocation strategies
• Lifecycle funds
• Exchange-traded funds
• Collective investment trusts
• Alternatives, and other structured investment strategies
Our extensive client base reflects the breadth and sophistication of our investment capabilities.
The benefits are clear - flexible investment strategies, customized investment solutions, and consistent investment results, all through a single, global investment advisor.
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White Papers / Research from Principal Global Investors
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Economic Insights: February 2017 download
Recession; it follows an expansion as the economy encounters constraints, inflation rises, and the Fed hikes interest rates. A recovery follows a recession and begins a new era of better growth, mild inflation, and stock market gains.
Being nimble in the asset management industry means having the organizational agility to adjust to markets and client needs efficiently and cost effectively. For passive managers, scale and low fees will continue to be the point of competition. For active managers, clients will require access to a diverse set of niche asset classes to provide alpha atop their passive core portfolio’s beta exposure.
While the value and effectiveness of active management has been debated among investors, consultants, advisors, and academics for some time, the growth and expansion of passive investment options including index funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) over the past decade has added a new twist to the discussion.
The owner-operator advantage download
The first thing you notice about owner-operators, whether it’s a local restaurant owner or the head of a large corporation, is the passion they have for their business.
Analysis from IPE
European investors face an unprecedented array of political risks over the next few months. Daniel Ben-Ami reports
Brendan Maton finds there is some wariness about how long high-yield debt will continue to offer good returns in the current environment, although investors still find the asset class attractive
Emerging market currencies have been boosted recently by strong inflows from investors seeking higher returns. But Ayşe Ferliel Barounos finds not everyone expects the rebound to last
Policies being pursued by Japan and China for different reasons are behind the rising yen and the falling renminbi that are having significant effects on financial markets
To understand the current low level of interest rates, it is necessary to see it as the culmination of a trend that goes back to the 1980s