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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.

Latest Insight

Apr. 21, 2014
Leaner Waistlines, Lighter Wallet, Survey Shows
American workers are more physically than financially fit, according to new research from the Principal Financial Well-Being Index. See what else employees said about their financial and physical health, savings and more.
See the results.

Investment Management

Asset Management Research Report

Investing In A Debt-Fuelled World discusses the challenges facing global financial markets imbued with ultra-low interest rates, heavy uncertainty, and investors who lack direction and the impact on investing.

Why Diversification Matters

Having enough income in retirement is often a top concern among investors. Learn how an outcome-oriented portfolio that seeks to mitigate specific risks using non-core income strategies and a multi-discipline, multi-manager approach can contribute to your goals.

Financial Security

Gen Y Defines Their American Dream

New research shows Gen Y workers are optimistic about the future. Their passion for financial security and retirement savings shows they are planning for their own American Dream.

Retirement Confidence, not Behavior, Rebounds

The 2014 Retirement Confidence Survey says expectations don't always meet reality. Greg Burrows and Dan Houston on actions to build retirement security.


Economic Insights:
April 14-18, 2014

Improving data align with our forecast of about 3 percent GDP growth for this year and our view that the stock market remains in a modest uptrend.

Economic Insights:
April 7-11, 2014

The big difference between today's job market and those of past recoveries is the huge rise in long-term unemployed; but gains, while slow, are being made.

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