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Panel will examine economic ties between the U.S. and China

November 19, 2012

A panel of experts will discuss their views on rebalancing economic ties between the United States and China on Monday, Nov. 19. The event will be held at Sussman Theater in Drake’s Olmsted Center from 7–8 p.m., and is sponsored by The Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship. Academic and industry experts will be featured at the event, which is free and open to the public.

The panel will include Robert Baur, Jim McCaughan, and Rick Long. Baur is the chief global economist for Principal Global Investors, the diversified asset management arm of The Principal Financial Group. He completed post-doctoral study in finance and economics at the University of Minnesota and speaks regularly around the world. He is often quoted by the financial news media and appears regularly on CNBC, Fox Business and Bloomberg Television.

McCaughan is the chief executive officer of Principal Global Investors and serves as president of global asset management for the Principal Financial Group. He graduated with a degree in mathematics from the University of Cambridge (Pembroke College) and is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries. McCaughan oversees investment activities across asset classes and market regions, with primary responsibility for the strategic development of Principal’s asset management business globally.

Long is an assistant professor of practice in finance at Drake. He received his B.A. from Cornell College and his M.A. from the University of Iowa. At Drake, Long teaches classes pertaining to financial management, fixed income markets, and Chinese economics. Before coming to the University in 2010, he worked for a combined 25 years at Aviva Investors North America and Principal Global Investors, primarily in fixed income analysis and portfolio management. He has lived and managed investment portfolios in Hong Kong and London.

For more information on the Center and a complete list of Fall 2012 events, visit The Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship website. Queries can be forwarded to David Skidmore at (515) 271-3843 or david.skidmore@drake.edu.