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Principal Financial Group Global Equity Analyst - Consumer Sector Focus in Des Moines, Iowa

What You'll Do

Principal's Global Equity team is searching for an experienced Consumer Staples analyst. This candidate will work with a diverse team of portfolio managers and analysts supporting research and recommendations!

In this role, you’ll be able to:

  • Provide and continue to build expertise Globally in the Consumer Staples sector

  • Partner closely with other analysts and portfolio managers to provide outperformance through stock selection, while working within the framework of our process and portfolio constraints

  • Make specific company recommendations based on in-depth fundamental analysis and provide essential insights into industry trends

  • Partner with the Research Director and Portfolio Managers to make long-term investment recommendations for multiple portfolios

  • Maintain research coverage of existing investments within the assigned sector coverage

  • Proactively research, compile, and analyze information to aid Portfolio Managers in making informed investment decisions

Principal Asset Management offers global asset management expertise across a diverse set of traditional and alternative asset classes. Check us out at!

Consistent across all strategies, our approach is to evaluate and select stocks from a broad investment universe and construct portfolios in alignment with specific objectives and risk management parameters. We seek companies demonstrating positive fundamental change, with exploitable expectation gaps and pricing anomalies. Our conviction is centered on bottom-up fundamental insights while remaining macro-aware.

Who You Are

  • MBA or Master of Science with finance emphasis and Chartered Financial Analyst designation (or progress towards CFA)

  • 2 years (five highly preferred) equity investment experience

  • Global equity experience in the Consumer sector

  • A proven track record of consistently adding value through investment recommendations based on proprietary analysis.

  • Best-in-class analytical skills, including extensive consumer discretionary industry knowledge, fundamental company analysis, and financial modelling

Skills That Will Help You Stand Out

  • Superior analytical skills

  • Must be a self-starter and demonstrate understanding of economies and investment theories

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Factset, Bloomberg

This position may be subject to SEC restrictions on personal political contributions.

Salary Range Information

Salary ranges below reflect targeted base salaries. Non-sales positions have the opportunity to participate in a bonus program. Sales positions are eligible for sales incentives, and in some instances a bonus plan, whereby total compensation may far exceed base salary depending on individual performance. Actual compensation for all roles will be based upon geographic location, work experience, education, licensure requirements and/or skill level and will be finalized at the time of offer.

Salary Range (Non-Exempt expressed as hourly; Exempt expressed as yearly)

$137000 - $185000 / year

Time Off Program

Flexible Time Off (FTO) is provided to salaried (exempt) employees and provides the opportunity to take time away from the office with pay for vacation, personal or short-term illness. Employees don’t accrue a bank of time off under FTO and there is no set number of days provided.

Pension Eligible


Additional Information


We’re open to considering in-office or hybrid talent. Locations include Des Moines, New York City, Chicago, Seattle, or Denver.

Work Environments

This role offers the ability for in-office or hybrid (blending both office and remote work in a typical workweek) work arrangements. You’ll work with your leader to figure out which option may align best based on several factors.

Work Authorization/Sponsorship

At this time, we're not considering applicants that need any type of immigration sponsorship (additional work authorization or permanent work authorization) now or in the future to work in the United States. This includes, but IS NOT LIMITED TO: F1-OPT, F1-CPT, H-1B, TN, L-1, J-1, etc. For additional information around work authorization needs please use the following links.

Nonimmigrant Workers ( and Green Card for Employment-Based Immigrants (

Investment Code of Ethics

For Principal Asset Management positions, you’ll need to follow an Investment Code of Ethics related to personal and business conduct as well as personal trading activities for you and members of your household. These same requirements may also apply to other positions across the organization.

Experience Principal

At Principal, we value connecting on both a personal and professional level. Together, we’re imagining a more purpose-led future for financial services – and that starts with you. Our success depends on the unique experiences, backgrounds, and talents of our employees. And we support our employees the same way we support our customers: with comprehensive, competitive benefit offerings crafted to protect their physical, financial, and social well-being. Check out our careers site ( to learn more about our purpose, values and benefits.

Principal is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Posting Window

We will accept applications for 3 full days following the Original Posting Date, after which the posting may remain open or be removed based upon applications received. If we choose to post the job again, we will accept additional applications for at least 1 full day following the Most Recently Posted Date. Please submit applications in a timely manner as there is no guarantee the posting will be available beyond the applicable deadline.

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