Global Conference 2016
CEO, Principal Global Investors; President, Global Asset Management, Principal Financial Group
Jim McCaughan is CEO of Principal Global Investors and president of global asset management for the Principal Financial Group. He oversees investment across asset classes and regions, developing global strategies and identifying and analyzing market opportunities. McCaughan speaks around the world, is frequently quoted by the financial media and appears regularly on CNBC and Bloomberg Television, among other outlets. Before 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, he was with Phillips & Drew/UBS Asset Management, serving as CEO for institutional asset management in North America, head of international business and portfolio manager specializing in UK, Japanese and diversified international equity portfolios, primarily for institutional clients. A fellow of the Institute of Actuaries, McCaughan holds a degree in mathematics from the University of Cambridge.