Principal Securities, Inc

Investment Advisor
in Ames, IA
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Alan Murdoch is an investment advisor based in Ames, Iowa. Currently a registered advisor at Principal Securities, Inc, Murdoch has a notable 49 years of professional experience as a registered advisor. Murdoch has a Series 63 license, certifying the advisor as a securities broker. Murdoch can act as a financial advisor based out of Iowa. Over the course of their career, they have held roles at Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc, Iowa State University, Life Investors Ins. Co, Life Investors Financial Group, Murdoch Agency, Princor Financial Services Corp and Principal. Principal Securities, Inc is headquartered in Ames, Iowa, and has 354 other offices across the United States. In aggregate, Principal Securities, Inc manages $6 billion in assets across 28,235 accounts and retains more than 1,687 people. The amount of assets the firm manages makes it one of the largest firms in the country. The firm manages 12,357 accounts on a discretionary basis, in which the advisor makes investment decisions at their discretion. Currently 2% of the firm's investors are high-net-worth individuals, meaning they have greater than $1 million in assets. Principal Securities, Inc can provide financial planning services, portfolio management for individuals and small businesses, selection of other advisers and educational seminars. The firm's fees may include asset-based, hourly, fixed and other fees.

Certifications and Registrations

Series 63

Years of Experience

49 years

Services Offered

Financial planning services, Portfolio management for individuals and/or small businesses, Selection of other advisers, Educational seminars/workshops

Fee Structure

Percentage of Assets, Hourly Charges, Fixed Fees, Others



Office Location

2300 S Duff
Ames, IA 50010

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Principal Securities, Inc Brokerage Details

Total Assets Under Management


IA Average: $9,259,360,772
Total Number of Employees


IA Average: 166
Total Number of Accounts


IA Average: 7,189
Average Account Size


IA Average: $1,287,990

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Investment Advisory Services

  • Financial planning services
  • Portfolio management for individuals and/or small businesses
  • Selection of other advisers
  • Educational seminars/workshops

Alan Murdoch Work History

Alan has 49 years of experience.

2016 - Present (3 years)

Princor Financial Services Corp

2016 - Present (3 years)


2007 - 2012 (5 years)

Life Investors Financial Group, Murdoch Agency

1998 - 2016 (18 years)

Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc

1978 - 2012 (34 years)

Life Investors Ins. Co

1969 - 2016 (47 years)

Iowa State University


Alan Murdoch has disclosures.

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Brian Klemczak
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Ryan Heidrich
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Joshua Lieder
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Signe Nelson-Combs
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