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Aligned Investors mid-year review 2017
28 Jul 2017
The most notable characteristic of equity markets so far in 2017 has been their near total tranquility. Through six months of the year, the S&P 500, including dividends, is up a little more...
Aligned Investors 2016 year-end review
25 Jan 2017
It is safe to say the year of 2016 will not be soon forgotten. However, when people do eventually look back at the year, they might reasonably assume that the markets, at least, were fairly...
*Principal Global Investors is the asset management arm of the Principal Financial Group. Aligned Investors is a specialist equity investment group within Principal Global Investors. Unless otherwise noted, the information in this document has been derived from sources believed to be accurate as of October 2016. Information derived from sources other than Principal Global Investors or its affiliates is believed to be reliable; however, we do not independently verify or guarantee its accuracy or validity. Pa
14 Dec 2016
Indexes are often described as a way to “own the market,” and, for the most part, that is true. Companies are weighted by their respective market capitalizations, so larger companies...
The Owner-Operator AdvantageThe owner-operator advantage
09 Nov 2016
It was a typical Monday morning for Jeffrey Lorberbaum.He went to the office, ready to start the week, but by the time he got to his desk he noticed something was different. Nobody else was there....
Aligned Investors mid-year review 2017
28 Jul 2017
The most notable characteristic of equity markets so far in 2017 has been their near total tranquility. Through six months of the year, the S&P 500, including dividends, is up a little more...
Aligned Investors 2016 year-end review
25 Jan 2017
It is safe to say the year of 2016 will not be soon forgotten. However, when people do eventually look back at the year, they might reasonably assume that the markets, at least, were fairly...
*Principal Global Investors is the asset management arm of the Principal Financial Group. Aligned Investors is a specialist equity investment group within Principal Global Investors. Unless otherwise noted, the information in this document has been derived from sources believed to be accurate as of October 2016. Information derived from sources other than Principal Global Investors or its affiliates is believed to be reliable; however, we do not independently verify or guarantee its accuracy or validity. Pa
14 Dec 2016
Indexes are often described as a way to “own the market,” and, for the most part, that is true. Companies are weighted by their respective market capitalizations, so larger companies...
The Owner-Operator AdvantageThe owner-operator advantage
09 Nov 2016
It was a typical Monday morning for Jeffrey Lorberbaum.He went to the office, ready to start the week, but by the time he got to his desk he noticed something was different. Nobody else was there....