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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NETHERLANDS – Aruban pension fund APFA selects Russell Investments as fiduciary manager.
White Papers / Research from Principal Global Investors
In this year’s global economic outlook we examine the outlook for the United States and the rest of the world, ask if the coming fiscal stimulus in developed countries could boost this expansion even further, try to shed some light on how central bank attempts to normalize monetary policy might impact the stock market, and investigate the asset class implications of this cyclical upturn and of less-accommodative monetary policy.
Economic Insights: October 2017 download
And the beat goes on: The world expansion rolls along. Surging confidence, rising capital spending, strong profit gains, and healthy demand generate a positive feedback loop that reinforces the robust growth, which should persist well into 2018.
Principal is sparking an ongoing conversation on transformational technologies and their influence on our world.
Strategic Relative Value: Q4 2017 download
A quarterly look at how macro events are driving relative value around the globe.
Emerging market debt represents a key source of income and risk diversification in a low-yield environment. Investment managers with the ability and expertise to navigate the diverse universe of EMD assets can offer their clients opportunities for attractive growth and capital gains.
Analysis from IPE
IPE asked the top 120 European asset managers how they were dealing with the issue of third-party research costs
Emerging market equities have enjoyed a good year so far but are investors too late to enter the market?
Foreign criticism of Germany’s strong trade performance is escalating
Daniel Ben-Ami finds that while there are signs that the global economy might be bouncing back, doubts are being raised by the weakness of the recovery
European investors face an unprecedented array of political risks over the next few months. Daniel Ben-Ami reports