Reimagining the future of financial services

Financial professionals, business decision makers, and individuals turn to us for the solutions and expertise to help them reach their financial goals.

But that’s not why we’re here. We’re here to help people create the kind of lives they dream about, empowered by financial security and stability.

A 140+ year journey

Founded in 1879 as a small life insurance company in Des Moines, Iowa, we’ve become a formidable global leader in retirement and long-term savings, while also expanding our insurance business. Evolving from our history as a mutual company, Principal became a public company over 20 years ago. Today, we’re a member of the Fortune 500®, serving nearly 62 million customers in more than 80 nations and territories.*


62M customers*


80 nations and territories*

Our products and services

We offer a broad range of solutions to help customers build, protect, and advance their financial well-being.


We help people save for retirement, manage investments, and protect—and enjoy—the life they’ve worked hard to build.


We help employers protect their employees, their business, and themselves through a comprehensive set of employee benefits and retirement plans, plus the expertise we offer.


We help institutions meet financial targets through specialized investment portfolios, customizable strategies, and long-term savings and pension solutions.

Three business units

Principal is comprised of three business units—each with market-leading expertise they provide to our customer and client bases. We also have a range of teams that support the enterprise as a whole.

Retirement and Income Solutions

Helps people save enough, protect enough, and have enough in retirement through a range of savings solutions

Benefits and Protection

Helps individuals and small to midsize businesses grow and protect their assets and teams through a broad range of solutions

Principal Asset Management℠

Meets the needs of institutional, retirement, and retail investors globally by providing investment management expertise, products and solutions, and digital tools and resources across a broad range of capabilities and investment vehicles

Recognition as a leader in our field

One of the Best Places to Work in Money Management

Pensions & Investments, 2023, our 12th consecutive award

One of the World's Most Admired Companies

Fortune, 2023

One of the World's Most Ethical Companies

Ethisphere, 2024, our 13th award

Principal® is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and an E-Verify participant. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion or religious creed, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information or characteristics, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic partner status, military status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also prohibit harassment on these bases.

Know your rights: Workplace discrimination is illegal (

If at any stage of the employment application process you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, contact Human Resources at or 1.866.524.6947. Read our employment policies for more information.

Recruitment fraud is a scheme that offers fictitious job opportunities to people. This type of fraud is normally done through online services such as bogus websites, social media, or through unsolicited emails/SMS texts claiming to be from Principal or Principal employees. Only applicants who have filled out an official application on our career site ( will be considered for employment opportunities. Principal will never ask for money during any stage of the employment application process. If you receive a communication (e.g., LinkedIn message, Facebook Messenger, SMS text, personal email, etc.) asking for money or personal financial information, don’t engage or respond. Please contact our Human Resources team at or 1.866.524.6947, and your local law enforcement. For more information, review our recruitment fraud information.

You can find our U.S. workforce privacy notice here.