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Last $55.51 USD
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711 High Street

Des Moines, IA 50392

United States

Phone: 515-247-5111


Principal Financial Group, Inc. offers a range of financial products and services, including retirement, asset management and insurance to businesses, individuals and institutional clients. As of December 31, 2014, the company had approximately 19.7 million customers worldwide. The company provides corporate defined contribution plans in the U.S. Segments The company’s segments include Retirement and Investor Services (RIS); Principal Global Investors; Principal International and U.S. Insurance Solutions. RIS This segment offers a portfolio of asset accumulation products and services for retirement savings and investment. To businesses of all sizes with a concentration on small and medium-sized businesses, the company offers products and services for defined contribution pension plans, including 401(k) and 403(b) plans, defined benefit pension plans, nonqualified executive benefit plans and employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) consulting services. For more basic investment needs, the company offers SIMPLE (individual retirement accounts (IRA)) and payroll deduction plans. To large institutional clients, the company also offers investment-only products, including guaranteed investment contracts (GICs) and funding agreements. To employees of businesses and other individuals, the company offers the ability to accumulate savings for retirement and other purposes through mutual funds, individual annuities and bank products. The company organizes its RIS operations into two business groupings: accumulation business includes full service accumulation, Principal Funds (mutual fund business), individual annuities and bank and trust services; and guaranteed business includes investment only and full service payout. Accumulation Business Full Service Accumulation Products The company offers various investment and administrative products for defined contribution pension plans, including 401(k) and 403(b) plans, pension plans, nonqualified executive benefit plans and ESOPs. A 403(b) plan is defined benefit a plan described in Section 403(b) of the Internal Revenue Code that provides retirement benefits for employees of tax-exempt organizations and public schools. The company delivers both administrative and investment services to its defined contribution plan and defined benefit plan customers through annuities and mutual funds. Its mutual fund offering is called Principal Advantage. It is a qualified plan product based on the company’s series mutual fund, Principal Funds, Inc. (PFI). The company offers investments covering a range of stable value, equity, fixed income, real estate and international investment options managed by its Principal Global Investors segment, as well as third party asset managers. As of December 31, 2014, the company provided full service accumulation products to approximately 33,600 defined contribution pension plans, of which approximately 28,400 were 401(k) plans and covering 4.0 million eligible plan participants; and to approximately 2,200 defined benefit pension plans and covering approximately 326,600 eligible plan participants. Markets and Distribution The company offers its full service accumulation products and services to employer-sponsored pension plans, including qualified and nonqualified defined contribution plans and defined benefit plans. Its primary target market is plans sponsored by small and medium-sized businesses. The company distributes its full service accumulation products and services nationally, primarily through a captive retirement services sales force. As of December 31, 2014, 119 retirement services sales representatives in 42 offices, operating as a wholesale distribution network, maintained relationships with approximately 14,400 independent brokers, consultants and agents. Retirement services sales representatives are an integral part of the sales process alongside the referring consultant or independent broker. The company distributes its annuity-based products through sales representatives, agents and brokers who are primarily state licensed individuals. Principal Advantage, the company’s mutual fund-based product, is targ


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