2013 Milken Institute Global Conference
McCaughan is CEO of Principal Global Investors and president of global asset management for the Principal Financial Group. He oversees investment activities across asset classes and market regions, with primary responsibility for the strategic development of Principal's asset management business globally.
McCaughan has three decades of experience in the investment management industry. Prior to joining Principal Global Investors, he was CEO, Americas, with Credit Suisse Asset Management. Before that, he was president and chief operating officer of Oppenheimer Capital. Previously McCaughan was with Phillips & Drew/UBS Asset Management in London, Zurich and New York, serving as CEO for institutional asset management in North America, head of international business and portfolio manager specializing in the management of UK, Japanese and diversified international equity portfolios, primarily for institutional clients. A fellow of the Institute of Actuaries, McCaughan graduated in mathematics from the University of Cambridge.