Principal Global Investors is the institutional asset-management arm of the Principal Financial Group—and meeting your investment needs is our single, constant focus.
We help you achieve your investing goals by delivering custom investment solutions through our unique, multi-boutique model, which comprises a diverse group of specialized investment boutiques.
World-class investing expertise
Because we have access to the independent knowledge of our boutiques, we’re able to create consistent, competitive, and tailored 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.
Our multi-boutique business model provides a holistic approach to investing that offers customization and dynamic management. This model allows us to adapt to shifting investment markets, and your evolving investment objectives.
You’ll get a single point of access to world-class investment boutiques and expertise in:
• Fixed income
• Real estate investments
• Currency management
• Asset allocation
• Stable value management
Who we serve
With a presence in more than 70 countries, our global firm provides direct access to the markets and companies in which we invest. It also allows us to have a more hands-on relationship with you, our client.
We manage portfolios for institutional clients of all sizes, across a range of industries including public and private pension funds, foundations and endowments, central banks, insurance companies, sub-advisory arrangements, and sovereign wealth funds.
Given our organization’s long-standing commitment to corporate stewardship and our track record in responsible property investing, we view the UNPRI as a natural progression in the development of our business. For this reason, we became a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) in December 2010. All investment teams and boutiques within the global asset management business of Principal Global Investors are covered by our UNPRI signature, and consistent with our multi-boutique business model, each boutique will define the scope and pace of its own implementation path, driven by what fits best with its investment process and the needs of its clients.
News from IPE
Debut European deal for Bayerische Ärzteversorgung under €500m BVK mandate
Investor sentiment to use alternative credit, emerging market debt for short-term up, 36 percentage point rise in use
Bavarian occupational scheme hires two managers with diversification in mind
GLOBAL – Stability seen in industry in recent decades ‘coming to an end’, says Principal CEO.
NETHERLANDS – Aruban pension fund APFA selects Russell Investments as fiduciary manager.
White Papers / Research from Principal Global Investors
Is it better to be weak or strong?
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
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
While Italy’s banks are languishing because of a legacy of poorly performing loans, there is a belief that the EU will not let the sector fail