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Sr. Retirement Investment Specialist - #220593 more...
Location:Des Moines, IA
Company:Principal Financial
First posted:June 06, 2017 (last updated 1 week 1 day ago)

Job Area: Investments
Business Area: Principal Securities
Location: IA - Des Moines
Career Category: Experienced Professional
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Date Posted: 2017-06-05

You know what youre worth; we know youre valuable

You want a company that is committed to integrity, teamwork, inclusion and the pursuit of. Principal® is that company. We strive to create a place where people are proud to work and live their best lives.

We help take care of our employees well-being through benefits and work perks that fit their lives.  Examples of our supportive culture include a wide variety of wellness programs, flexible work arrangements and a caring culture to help you balance all aspects of your life.


The Sr. Retirement Investment Specialist will provide investment analysis and asset allocation modeling support for both proprietary and non-proprietary retirement plans written within PSI's retail distribution channel. Work with advisors to develop appropriate investment lineups and base models for employer sponsored plans. Assist advisors with product overview in an effort to support sales.

Additional responsibilities may include:

  • Investment Management - Responsible for assisting advisors with providing investment/fund analysis on retirement plans.  Oversee work with advisors to assist employers with implementation of investment lineup changes in their retirement plans.
  • Product Knowledge - Responsibility to help advisors with general education on retirement plans and general investment questions. Lead discussions with advisors, and potentially employees, regarding aspects of the investment choices in the plan.
  • Market Environment - Must maintain knowledge of market conditions and determine which assets may be favorable based on current conditions.
  • Marketing - Assist with providing insight into development of marketing/product materials for retirement plans.
  • Regulatory Support - Working in conjunction with Compliance and Legal, continually monitoring the regulatory and legal environment for retirement plans.
  • Advanced Case Solutions - At times, will be responsible for helping advisors on advanced case needs and portfolio assistance. Assist PSI investment team with retail portfolio construction, process improvements, fund lineup and drift analysis as needed.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff throughout the organization in support of retirement plans.  Will partners with various departments, advisors, and outside professionals to educate and promote our retirement plan investment capabilities.
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.



Skills required:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent of 8 years experience.
  • MBA, CFA or CIMA is preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience required within the Financial Services Industry.
  • Active FINRA Series 6 required with FINRA Series 7 as a preference. If you do not have an Active FINRA Series 7 license, this must be obtained within 6 months.
  • Active FINRA Series 63 and 65 or Series 66 is required.

Qualified candidates will have the following:  

  • Strong investment background and ability to understand market/economic conditions required.
  • Solid written and verbal communication as well as organizational and time-management skills.
  • Good analytical skills and understanding of investments.  
  • Ability to use analytical tools and excellent knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications.
  • Able to work independently and must be adept at managing multiple requests with strict deadlines.
  • Some travel may be required (10-15%).

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Visa Sponsorship

This position is not eligible for sponsorship for work authorization by Principal. Therefore, if you will require sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, we cannot consider your application at this time.

Background Check Requirements

Employment at Principal is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Because of the nature of the duties of this position, a FINRA and credit check is also required.




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.

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