|Spectrum Asset Management is a world-leading manager of preferred securities, with over US$17.6 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2014. Spectrum was founded in 1987 and has been a wholly owned and independently run affiliate of Principal Global Investors, a member of the Principal Financial Group®, since 2001. Spectrum has a team of eighteen dedicated investment professionals and is based in Stamford, Connecticut.
Spectrum manages portfolios of preferred securities for an international universe of corporate, pension fund, insurance and endowment clients, open-end and closed-end mutual funds domiciled in the United States, Ireland and Japan, and separately managed account programs for high net worth individual investors sponsored by a variety of broker-dealers.
Spectrum has produced a record of strong performance by consistently implementing its fundamental credit-based investment philosophy, leveraging its expertise in capital structure analysis and employing and retaining its experienced team of investment professionals.