Mission & History

Our mission is to provide you with investment solutions that deliver successful outcomes, not simply returns. 

This happens by taking the time to get to know you and your complex investment needs. From there, we use that knowledge and our own expertise to select the right mix of solutions from our multi-boutique investment capabilities—which span multiple asset classes and global markets—to achieve your investment objectives. 

Our history

Principal Global Investors is a limited liability company and a wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of the Principal Financial Group® (“The Principal®”).

Founded in 1879, The Principal began managing retirement assets in 1941. A member of the Fortune 500, the Principal Financial Group serves clients around the globe, from offices in Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States.

The Principal Financial Group, Inc. is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (Nasdaq) under the ticker symbol PFG.