The Principal Financial Group®(The Principal®) is a premier global investment manager, and among the industry leaders in a long list of products and services.
- #1 provider of Defined Benefit retirement plans1
- #1 provider of Employee Stock Ownership Plans2
- #2 provider of Nonqualified Deferred Compensation plans3
- #3 Greenest CRE Company4
- #4 provider of non-medical insurance coverages5
- #4 manager of target-date lifecycle mutual funds in the U.S.6
- Best Place to Work in Money Management7
- Best Place to Work in Information Technology8
- One of the World's Most Ethical Companies9
- One of America's Best Employers10
With more than $530.3 billion in assets under management, The Principal serves 19.9 million customers worldwide through a national (U.S.) network of financial professionals and a diverse family of companies with offices in 18 countries.
But the most important thing? We’re a company that is focused on giving you the edge you need to achieve your financial goals.
Larry Zimpleman, Executive Chairman, Des Moines, IA
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1 PLAN SPONSOR magazine, DB Administration Survey, July 2014
2 PLAN SPONSOR magazine, Recordkeeping Survey, June 2014
3 PLAN SPONSOR NQDC Buyer's Guide, July 2014
4 Commercial Property Executive Published March 2014, “2014 Greenest CRE Companies” list.
5 LIMRA 2013 survey: Non-medical based on fully insured employer contracts in force.
6 Principal Funds ranked as the fourth largest manager of target-date lifecycle funds in the United States by Financial Research Corporation Lifecycle Fund Analytic Report. September 2011. "Active multi-managed target-date choices" describes the underlying assets.
7 Pensions & Investments, 2014
8 Computerworld, 2015
9 Ethisphere Institute, 2015
10 Forbes, 2015