The Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship at Drake University events are all free and open to the public.
Sponsor: The Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship
Jim McCaughan is chief executive officer of Principal Global Investors. He also 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.
Madelyn Antoncic joined Principal Global Investors in 2015 as Executive Director – Institutional Investment Solutions. She has more than 25 years of economic and financial industry experience. Most recently, Madelyn was vice president and treasurer of the World Bank where she oversaw assets of official sector institutions, comprising central banks, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and other international financial institutions, as well as of the World Bank Group’s pension. She also oversaw the World Bank’s derivatives portfolio; its funding program; its capital management; and several businesses including engaging with client countries on central bank reserves management, debt management strategies, banking and risk management solutions. Madelyn holds a Ph.D. in Economics with a minor in Finance from New York University.
Thomas Root holds four degrees including a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Kansas. He also serves as an economic advisor on the River Glen Investment Policy Committee. He has been teaching finance at Drake University since 1999. He has received the Graduate Teaching Award and the College of Business Research Award. He published in many academic journals such as Quarterly Journal of Accounting and Finance; Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences; International Business: Research, Teaching and Practice; International Research Journal of Applied Finance; Journal of the Academy of Business Education; Energy Economics; Journal of Financial Education; and International Review of Financial Analysis.