Jim McCaughan is an executive with the Principal Financial Group(r). He is president, global asset management, and chief executive officer of Principal Global Investors. Jim oversees all global asset management activities, including developing global strategies and identifying and analyzing market opportunities. McCaughan has over 35 years of experience in the investment business and was most recently the CEO of the Americas division of Credit Suisse Asset Management, New York, N.Y. Prior to Credit Suisse, he was president and chief operating officer of Oppenheimer Capital in New York. He also speaks around the world, is frequently quoted by the financial news media, and appears regularly on CNBC and Bloomberg Television, among others. McCaughan earned a degree in mathematics from the University of Cambridge in England. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.