Our expertise spans the globe, but we’re bound by one common purpose: to give you the financial tools, resources and information you need to live your best life.
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Whether you’re looking to secure your own retirement or your clients’, we’ll work with you to find strategies that are right for you to help you meet your specific, long-term goals.
- Retirement plans: #1 provider of Defined Benefit retirement plans1, #1 recordkeeper of Employee Stock Ownership Plans2, and #1 provider of Nonqualified Deferred Compensation plans3
- Insurance: The #3 provider of group benefits (dental, life and disability) insurance5
- Workplace culture: Best Place to Work in Money Management6, Best Place to Work in Information Technology7, and One of America's Best Employers9
- Company ethics: One of the World's Most Ethical Companies8 and #3 Greenest CRE Company4
We have $629.4 billion10 in assets under management, and you can trust us to manage your money, too. Join our customers worldwide, whom we serve through a national (U.S.) network of financial professionals and a diverse family of companies with offices in 18 countries.
Simply put, your goals are at the heart of what we do. It’s what motivated Edward Temple to start our company in 1879. It’s what continues to drive us today. We believe everyone can make progress with the right partner.
Chairman, President, and CEO
Des Moines, IA
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1 PLAN SPONSOR magazine, DB Administration Survey, May 2015
2 Based on the number of plans, PLAN SPONSOR Recordkeeping Survey, June 2016
3 Based on total number of NQDC plans, PLAN SPONSOR 2015 NQDC Buyer's Guide, July 2015
4 Commercial Property Executive Published March 2014, “2014 Greenest CRE Companies” list.
5 Based on 2016 LIMRA data on fully insured employer contracts in force, May 2017
6 Pensions & Investments, “The Best Places to Work in Money,” December 12, 2016
7 Computerworld, 2015
8 Ethisphere Institute, 2015
9 Forbes, 2015
10 As of June 30, 2017