The Principal Financial Group, Inc. is a global financial company that offers businesses, individuals and institutional clients a wide range of financial products and services. Its range of products and services includes retirement solutions, insurance, and investment products through the company's diverse family of financial services companies and national network of financial professionals. The company operates its business through five segments: Retirement & Investor Services, Principal Global Investors, Principal International, U.S. Insurance Solutions and Corporate. The Retirement & Investor Services segment consists of asset accumulation operations that provide retirement savings and related investment products and services. It also offers annuities, mutual funds and bank products and services to the employees, customers and other individuals. The Principal Global Investors segment consists of asset management operations, which offers an extensive range of equity, fixed income and real estate investments as well as specialized overlay and advisory services to institutional investors. The Principal International segment offers retirement products and services, annuities, mutual funds, institutional asset management and life insurance accumulation products through operations in Brazil, Chile, China, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore and Thailand. The U.S. Insurance Solutions segment provides individual life insurance as well as specialty benefits in the U.S. Its life insurance products include universal and variable universal life insurance and traditional life insurance. The Corporate segment manages the assets representing capital that has not been allocated to any other segment. The company was founded by Edward A. Temple in 1879 and is headquartered in Des Moines, IA.