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Equities International Small Cap Analyst

Company: Principal Financial Group
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:


Principal Equities, part of Principal Asset Management, manages over $100 Billion in assets and is looking for a US-based fundamental Research Analyst for its International Small Cap team. As a member of the research team, this analyst will make investment recommendations and provide essential insights into industry and regional trends while applying the firm's investment philosophy and process. 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 supported by our proprietary quantitative tools. 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.


This analyst will provide and continue to build expertise for assigned regions/sectors within the investment universe, which consists of smaller companies in developed markets outside the United States. They will 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.


We're looking for someone with:

  • MBA with finance emphasis or Chartered Financial Analyst designation and 2 years investment experience or relevant work experience
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills, and solid understanding of valuation techniques
    Additional preferred skills and experience:
  • Non-US smaller company equity research experience, along with some sector specialization
  • Must have the ability to thrive in a team-environment and conduct their work within a structured process and workflow.
  • Possess a clear passion for the markets and investing.
  • Must have excellent English and verbal communication skills to effectively contribute to our global structure. Additionally, having another applicable language is a plus
    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

    $127000 - $179000 / year

    Additional Information

    Work Environments

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


    The preferred location for this position is at the firm's headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa. Depending on the candidate and circumstances we may consider other locations. Principal has investment team members currently working in Hong Kong, Tokyo, London, Seattle, New York, Chicago, and Des Moines.

    Work Authorization/Sponsorship

    At this time, we're not considering candidates 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 Global Investors 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

    While our expertise spans the globe, we're bound by one common purpose: to foster a world where financial security is accessible to all. And our success depends on the unique experiences, backgrounds, and talents of our employees - individually and all of us together. Explore our core values, benefits and why we're an exceptional place to grow your career.

    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.


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Keywords: Principal Financial Group, Des Moines , Equities International Small Cap Analyst, Accounting, Auditing , Des Moines, Iowa

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