A powerful combination for customers, employees and shareholders

At Principal®, retirement is the heart of our business and will drive our future. We’re excited to announce that we’ve reached an agreement with Wells Fargo to acquire its Institutional Retirement & Trust business. This acquisition will further strengthen our ability to help people save enough, have enough and protect enough throughout their lifetime. A better retirement starts here.

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Listen to the May 7 acquisition update call led by Jerry Patterson, SVP—RIS1

What a better retirement
looks like

We believe people are better served by a company that has retirement as its core business.

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Building financial

A secure financial future goes beyond retirement—it means protecting the lifestyle our customers have built.

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Customers are at the center

It’s time to take innovation to a whole new level—creating meaningful, engaging experiences that help customers achieve their financial goals.

Learn how we’re boosting engagement >

This acquisition doubles the size of the retirement business at Principal2






in assets

An industry leader


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95% of assets under management are from retirement and asset management operations.
2 Pro-Forma calculations based upon data as of December 31, 2017 provided by PLANSPONSOR 2018 Recordkeeping Survey and inclusive of shock lapse and new sales assumptions.
3 World’s Most Ethical Companies: Ethisphere Institute, February 2018.
4 Forbes, May 2018.
5 Based on number of plans, PLANSPONSOR Defined Benefit Administration survey, May 2019.
6 Based on total number of Section 409A plans, PLANSPONSOR 2018 NQDC Recordkeeping Survey, June 2018.
7 Based on number of plans, PLANSPONSOR Recordkeeping Survey, June 2017.
8 Based on data from the Morningstar 2018 Target-Date Fund Landscape report. “Active multi-managed target date funds” describes the underlying assets.