Patrick G. Halter

CEO & President, Principal Global Investors at Principal

Patrick G. Halter is the Chief Executive Officer for Principal Global Investors, the multi-boutique investment management firm within Principal’s Global Asset Management business. Halter is responsible for overseeing the firm’s operations, its 15 investment boutiques, and the fund and distribution teams.

Halter joined the company in 1984 in commercial real estate. In 2016, Halter was named chief operating officer of Principal Global Investors, responsible for oversight of primary functions within the firm, including finance, strategic direction, operations, global firm relations, human resources and technology, as well as many of the investment boutiques. Today, he serves on the boards of the firm’s 15 investment boutiques, the Principal Mutual Fund Board, and has board responsibilities with various international ventures. Additionally, he has served as Chief Executive Officer for Principal Real Estate Investors, the dedicated real estate unit of Principal Global Investors, since 2003, with responsibility for overall strategy, business development and boutique management.

Halter is past Chairman of the Board of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers (NAREIM). He is a member of the Real Estate Roundtable and serves on the REPAC Steering Committee. He is also a member of the Pension and Real Estate Association (PREA), the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) and serves on the Board of the Graaskamp Center for Real Estate at the University of Wisconsin.

Halter earned his bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing, and an MBA in finance from the University of Wisconsin.



  • CEO & President, Principal Global Investors

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