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The latest insights from our experts on attitudes, behaviors and trends that impact long-term financial security. Thought leaders from across the globe provide data analysis, research and perspective on the economy, investment management, retirement security and more. Know more now.
Oct. 1, 2014
Principal Global Perspectives – October 2014 (PDF)
Read unique insights from across our specialized boutique asset managers in our newest paper focused on emerging markets. This collection of articles represents the views of four of our boutiques on what they see as the challenges and opportunities for emerging markets.
Oct. 17, 2014
Seller Beware: Avoid These 6 'Gotchas' In Selling Your Business
Whether the buyer is a fellow entrepreneur or a big-box Goliath, small business owners need to watch out for the "gotchas" in selling their business.
Sept. 2014 – Read the latest trends and goals in asset allocation, which reveals fundamental shift in the mind-set of investors—attitudes and behaviors are now focused on tailored, goal-oriented approaches to manage risk, rather than chasing yield.
August 2014 – Commercial real estate tenants are increasingly willing to pay higher rents for environmentally friendly features and amenities. That means "green" real estate can offer the opportunity for improved risk-adjusted performance.
Oct. 2014 – The future looks bright for business owners. Economic optimism soars in the coming year. With a brighter outlook a better work/life balance follows.
Sept. 2014 – An independent panel of judges selected growing companies (five – 1,000 employees) for an outstanding commitment to their employees' financial security. Find out what's working.
Economic Insights, Oct. 13-17, 2014:
Strong labor markets, low gasoline prices, and decent confidence despite Ebola and geopolitical headlines are likely setting the stage for a decent final quarter of the year for personal consumption.
Economic Insights, Oct. 6-10, 2014:
The FOMC minutes calmed financial market fears that the Fed might have developed a high pain threshold for advancing the expected rate path in 2015.