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Equity Analyst - Financial Sector - #220564 more...
Location:Des Moines, IA
Company:Principal Financial
First posted:May 23, 2017 (last updated 1 week 3 hours ago)

Job Area: Investments
Business Area: PGI Equities
Location: IA - Des Moines
Career Category: Experienced Professional
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Date Posted: 2017-05-22


At Principal®, every role supports a greater purpose to help people live their best lives. And after more than 130 years, weve never had a more vibrant and dynamic global team united in our purpose.  Through community involvement, innovative financial solutions and dedication to career development, we make a difference in millions of lives every day, including our employees.

Principal Global Equities, part of Principal Global Investors, managing approximately 80 Billion USD in  global AUM is looking for an experienced Equity Analyst to join our research team.  This Analyst will make specific company recommendations and provide essential insights into industry trends supporting multiple portfolios in keeping with our firm's investment philosophy and process.  Consistent across all strategies, our approach is to evaluate and select stocks from a board investment universe and construct portfolios in alignment with specific objectives and risk management parameters supported by our proprietary quantitative tools. We seek companies demonstrating positive fundamental change, with exploitable expectation gaps and attractive market anomalies. Our conviction is built on bottom up insights rather than making macro based calls.


  • MBA with finance emphasis and/or Chartered Financial Analyst designation required.
  • Three plus years investment experience working as an  Equity Analyst required.
  • Financials sector experience preferred.
  • Strong analytical  and quantitative skills and an understanding of valuation techniques. 
  • Must have the ability to work within a team in a self-directed basis. 
  • Possess a clear passion for the markets and investing.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Be located in or willing to relocate to Des Moines, IA

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

Investment Code of Ethics

You will be required to comply with a Code of Ethics which covers personal trading activities for you and members of your household.

Visa Sponsorship

This position is not eligible for sponsorship for work authorization by Principal. Therefore, if you will require sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, we cannot consider your application at this time.


Principal is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic partner status, military status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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