Principal Global Investors Review

Trust Score 89%
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Principal Global Investors, federally registered in 1998, is a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) in 53 state(s) with a licensed staff of 48 advisors. Principal Global Investors manages $353 billion and provides investment advisory services for 15,873 clients (1:331 advisor/client ratio).


  • Firm uses a transparent fee-only model
  • Firm has $1B or more in assets under management
  • Firm has been federally registered for 20 years


  • There is only one licensed advisor for every 331 clients (industry average 1:50)
  • Firm is a broker-dealer, or is affiliated with one, and may be subject to compensation-related conflicts of interest
  • Firm actively engages in insurance sales and may be incentivized to insure clients with products that generate high sales commissions when lower cost alternatives may exist

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Managed Investing

Feature Value
Estimated Fees (Annual) N/A on $0 portfolio
Disciplinary History No
Total AUM $353 billion
Average Account AUM $22,234,579
Hybrid Advisor Yes
Annual Management Fee Notes None
Minimum Investment $0
Minimum Annual Fee $0
Advisor / Client Ratio 1:331
Headquarters 801 Grand Ave Des Moines, IA 50392
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