About Us

Helping you reach your investment goals

Whether you’re personally invested in the markets, or you have a professional responsibility to help your business organization reach its potential, you want an investment manager who empowers you to reach your financial goals through strong portfolio growth. Empowering individual investors, institutions, and business professionals is Principal Global Investors’ single purpose.

A global asset management leader

When you work with us, you benefit from the global investment management expertise of Principal®. We were founded in 1879 with the vision of helping people and businesses progress toward financial security. Principal now manages more than US $675.4 billion of assets, which includes over US $442.4 billion of assets managed* by Principal Global Investors. We are known for the:

  • Breadth of our capabilities
  • Results we achieve for our clients
  • Quality of our research
  • Global reach of our business

Integrity. Commitment. Best-in-class service.

These are more than just words. Our talented global team works for you every day to deliver on a never-changing set of values — integrity, commitment, and best-in-class service — in today’s ever-changing markets.

You’ll find we’re committed to responsible investing and environmental, social, and corporate governance leadership. We’ll earn your trust and deliver high-quality service, no matter the size of your portfolio.

We are uniquely positioned to connect the goals of clients around the world with innovative ideas, expertise, guidance, and real-life solutions. People and communities are at the core of our business. Enabling investors to realize their financial goals. Helping businesses reach their full potential through financial growth. Our singular focus on these tenets leads to strong communities and improved economies worldwide. This is why we do what we do.

Boutique investment capabilities

Our specialized boutiques offer a small-company mindset in a large-company environment. That gives you the best of both worlds — worldwide market reach, core operational capabilities, asset management expertise, and a market-leading mutual fund platform. The multi-boutique platform offers you access to independent investment specialists and philosophies to create customized solutions that fit your evolving investment needs. 

Our expertise includes a broad investment scope.

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Gain from our specialized investment boutiques


* As of March 31, 2019.