Principal Global Investors announces new managing director for Global Consultant Relations

Principal Global Investors today announced a new managing director for Global Consultant Relations, Bob Strachan. In this new role Strachan now serves as a senior consultant advisor and supports Principal’s global business through close coordination with the portfolio management and sales teams.

Strachan will work to establish and strengthen relationships with consultants and position Principal’s strategies within the institutional market. He will assist consultants in understanding the firm's capabilities and investment processes across asset classes. Strachan reports to Doug Harper, senior managing director, global head of consultant relations, Principal Global Investors.

“Bob’s extensive experience and strong reputation among consultants make him a great fit for Principal’s consultant relations effort in the U.S. and globally,” said Doug Harper, senior managing director, head of consultant relations, Principal Global Investors. “He has been responsible for the achievement of many new consultant ratings in his career and has contributed to significant new opportunities. We’re very pleased to have him join Principal at a pivotal time in the investment management industry.”

Strachan comes to Principal from Franklin Templeton where he was a vice president in the Global Consultant Relations group. Strachan has been in the industry for 25 years, focusing on consultant relations in the western U.S. He began his career as an analyst at Russell, one of the world’s largest consulting firms. Bob graduated with a BA in finance from Washington State University, has an MBA from Pacific Lutheran University, and is a CFA Charterholder. He will continue to be based in the Seattle area.

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