Principal Financial Group Asset Management Attorney - #220626 in Des Moines, Iowa

Job Area: LegalBusiness Area: LawLocation: IA - Des MoinesCareer Category: Experienced ProfessionalFull/Part Time: Full-TimeRegular/Temporary: RegularDate Posted: 2017-06-19


At Principal®, every role supports a greater purpose— to help people live their best lives. And after more than 130 years we’ve never had a more vibrant and dynamic global team united in our purpose.

Our employees are empowered to do their best work. We care about more than just skillsets and job responsibilities. We’re invested in helping our employees diversify their experiences, meet new challenges and reach bigger goals. Working at Principal comes with many opportunities and paths for career growth—all in the kind of welcoming, collaborative and community-spirited environment you’ll look forward to working in every day.

As an Asset Management Attorney you will provide legal services to a number of internal clients on a variety of matters in support of a global asset management business. Candidates should have strong corporate and transactional experience. Experience with laws and regulations applicable to investment management including US and international regulations regarding investment advisers and investment funds is a plus. In addition, the right candidate will possess a high degree of self-motivation, the ability to drive for results, a track record of setting and achieving goals and the presence, maturity, and credibility to present effectively to stakeholders.


  • Requires JD and minimum 5 years’ experience as an attorney, preferably in asset management, financial services or corporate environment.

  • Experience advising on a full range of issues associated with investment advisors and mutual funds, including compliance matters, investment vehicles, governance structures etc.

  • Must be admitted to practice in the state employed within twelve months of hire.

  • Requires knowledge of the relevant area of law and its application.

  • Must be able to work as a member of a team and independently on a self-motivated basis.

  • Requires superior written and verbal communication skills.

  • Requires excellent organizational skills and the ability to appropriately manage and prioritize a diverse workload.

  • Must be able to apply knowledge of the law to make sound judgments, communicate, and interact with others in a professional manner.

  • Some travel may be required.

Investment Code of Ethics

You will be required to comply with a Code of Ethics which covers personal trading activities for you and members of your household.

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.


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.