PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL GROUP Equity Analyst in DES MOINES, Iowa

Equity Analyst - #222129Job Area:InvestmentsBusiness Area:PGI EquitiesLocation:IA - Des Moines, IL - ChicagoCareer Category:Experienced ProfessionalFull/Part Time:Full-TimeRegular/Temporary:RegularDate Posted:08/21/2018Responsibilities:At Principal, every role supports a greater purpose- to help people live their best lives. And after more than 130 years, we've 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.Qualifications:MBA with finance emphasis and/or Chartered Financial Analyst designation required.Investment experience working as an Equity Analyst preferred.Experience in any sector will be considered.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.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.Location:Be located in or willing to relocate to Des Moines, IA or Chicago, IL.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.Interview Details:What's next? Innovation at its finest.We'll review your application and if you're selected for an interview, you'll receive an invite for an On-Demand Video interview. Haven't done that before, don't worry. We've got all the tips and tricks available to help you be successful. With an On-Demand Video Interview, you can add your own flair and personality - at your pace.Be sure to check your email frequently. We'll communicate our decisions through the email address used on your online profile. If you receive an email from Principal Talent Team, you've been selected to begin your video interview and have a set time to submit once you log in.The 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.