The breadth and sophistication of our investment expertise shows in our lengthy history of prestigious awards for outstanding performance, client satisfaction, and industry leadership.

Our employees also rank us as a best place to work—so you know the people you're working with are truly invested in your success.


Pensions & Investments 

Best Places to Work in Money Management 2018

The Principal® again earned a spot in its category in Pensions & Investments' annual survey of the Best Places to Work in Money Management. The survey, now in its seventh year, ranks firms based on their responses to employer and employee questionnaires.

IAIR Award

In October 2013, Principal Global Investors was annouced as a winner of a prestigious IAIR Award for Excellence in Investment Management- Multi Boutique Strategy - Independent/Regional

"For its wide and diversified offer that makes Principal Global Investors an undisputed leader in the independent asset management field. Thanks to its tailored and responsible investment capabilities, its multi-boutique model and its consistent results, it represents a point of reference for the investors worldwide."

IAIR AWARDS® is one of the world's leading ranking and prize for excellences in global economy and sustainability. It is made up of the scientific committee of IAIR® and along with a team of dedicated legal, economic and financial journalists in over 120 countries worldwide.

Investments & Pensions Europe

PFPP Award

In April, 2013, Investments & Pensions Europe (IPE) magazine, the leading European publication for institutional investors and those running pension funds, presented Principal Global Investors with two 2013 Pension Fund Perception Programme Awards. The awards recognize asset managers rated highest by their pension fund clients.

2013 Pension Fund Perception Programme Awards won by Principal Global Investors include:

Managers Recommended to Other Pension Funds by 100% of Clients2
Highest-Rated Managers for Environmental, Social & Governance3
Besides winning these prestigious awards, Principal Global Investors was also nominated for the Highest-Rated Managers for Quality of Investment Management award.


Institutional Investor

Institutional Investor magazine recognized Principal Global Equities with the top award in the non-U.S. Equity Value (excluding emerging markets) category at its 4TH Annual U.S. Investment Management Awards on May 16, 2013, in New York City.

The awards highlight U.S. institutional investors in more than 35 asset classes and strategies who stood out for their exceptional performance, risk management, and service. Award winners were chosen by the editorial staff of Institutional Investor based on the results of a survey of U.S. institutional investors.

Global Finance

Global Finance magazine recently announced the winners of its 6TH annual awards for the World’s Best Islamic Financial Institutions. The publication, which provides data and analysis on international financial markets in 192 countries, named CIMB-Principal Islamic Asset Management the Best Asset Management Company. CIMB-Principal Islamic Asset Management is a partnership between Principal Global Investors and CIMB Group Holdings Berhad to provide Shariah-compliant investment solutions to global institutional investors.

The awards were presented on October 12, 2013, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Money Management Institute

Principal Global Investors was recognized by the Money Management Institute 2014 Industry Leadership Awards in the following categories:

Established Investment Manager of the Year - Finalist
Advisory Solutions All-Star Achiever Award - Finalist (Doug Younkin)
Advisory Solutions Field Sales Team of the Year - Nominee
Money Management Institute, March 7, 2014





2 One of 25 managers to win this award out of a field of 180.
3 Sole winner in this category.