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
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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
Economic Insights: September 2017 download
Global expansion stays on track: The global economic recovery that began in early 2016 has reached a self-sustaining velocity.
Economic Insights: July 2017 download
Is this Goldilocks? Probably not, but it surely feels that way.
Strategic Relative Value: Q3 2017 download
A quarterly look at how macro events are driving relative value around the globe.
Economic Insights: June 2017 download
The nine years since the summer of 2007 were anything but normal. There was a nearly constant stream of financial crises: emanating first from the United States, then the Eurozone, and then from China’s stock market meltdown and surprise devaluation.
Economic Insights: April 2017 download
The free trade negotiations of the late 1980s and 90s that lowered world trade barriers plus the opening up of countries of the former Soviet Union in 1989 led to a massive, positive, global labor supply shock.
Analysis from IPE
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
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