At The Principal, every role supports a greater purpose - to give real people an edge in planning and protecting their financial lives. And after more than 130 years of service, 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’.
As an Associate Trader you will, within a high degree of autonomy, conduct trading analysis, execute trades and provide analytical support for the trading desk of Principal Global Fixed Income. Judgment is required to efficiently and effectively research and summarize information, and communicate persuasive recommendations.
Analyze and understand macroeconomic risks and drivers.
PC proficiency with strong Excel and Internet research skills required.
Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential.
Prioritize and effectively manage time is critical.
Bachelor’s degree in business required with a major in finance, accounting, math or economics preferred.
CFA preferred or in process.
Related investment experience or strong internship experience also preferred.
High marks in quantitative coursework.
Knowledge of (or ability to learn) fixed income security concepts (i.e. yield, spreads, duration, interest rates and convexity) and how they relate to market factors.
Proficiency with quantitative computer applications.
Personality conducive to building relationships within and across work groups internally and externally.
Strong analytical and verbal/written communications skills, including the ability to tactfully, assertively and professionally handle difficult situations with clients and brokers.
This position may be subject to SEC restrictions on personal political contributions.
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.
The Principal Financial Group® (The Principal®) is a leading global financial company offering businesses, individuals and institutional clients a wide range of financial products and services.
Our range of products and services includes retirement solutions, insurance, wellness programs, and investment and banking products through our diverse family of financial services companies and national network of financial professionals.