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.
News from IPE
Looming tariffs on trade between China and US are a cause for pessimism among consultants and strategists
As Giuseppe Conte is sworn in as prime minister at the end of a turbulent week in Italy, asset managers have their say
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
White Papers / Research from Principal Global Investors
Performance leadership in the decade long U.S. equity market cycle is and continues to be growth stocks. Value has significantly underperformed for several years. Principal proprietary factor timing models signalled an opportunity for value exposures in December and we believe it is time to discuss portfolio implementation to take advantage of the potential value opportunity.
Strategic Relative Value Q1 2019 download
A quarterly look at how macro events are driving relative value around the globe.
Get active about your passive download
The evidence is mounting that investors have given up on trying to beat the market in US large caps. For example, Bloomberg recently reported that passively managed large cap US equity fund assets overtook actively managed large cap US equity fund assets at the end of 2018.
Default Probability Measure download
In a world of integrated global financial markets, accurately predicting company default risk is important not only in traditional fixed income credit analysis but also more broadly across the financial industry.
Global Perspectives: 2019 Outlook download
The new year brings new challenges and new opportunities for investors. The investment professionals of Principal Global Investors look at the regional macroeconomic outlooks and examine the major asset classes.
Analysis from IPE
The euro-zone appears to be in a low-growth liquidity trap redolent of Japan
Opposing views on the timing and effects of quantitative tightening suggest investors should be cautious of high valuations
A successful momentum strategy requires close attention to trading costs and timing and the impact it has on returns
IPE asked the top 120 European asset managers how they were dealing with the issue of third-party research costs
It is a subtle point but important not to miss. Natixis Investment Managers is in plural form. The group is not just an asset manager but an owner of asset managers and the provider of a global distribution platform