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Kamal Bhatia

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Kamal Bhatia

Global Head of Investments, Principal Asset Management
Kamal Bhatia

Kamal Bhatia is global head of investments for Principal Asset Management, the global investment management business of Principal Financial Group. Bhatia has overall responsibility for the firm’s global investment organization, including the Principal general account and investment subsidiaries. He is also president of Principal Funds. Bhatia previously held the position of chief operating officer for Principal Asset Management.  Prior to joining Principal, Bhatia was CEO at OC Private Capital, a joint venture company between OppenheimerFunds and the Carlyle Group, where he focused on private credit investing. He is an industry veteran bringing significant experience in investment solutions, business strategy, client engagement, and product development across multiple global asset managers. Bhatia has worked at OppenheimerFunds, TIAA, Mellon Asset Management, and Citigroup in various leadership roles. He is a CFA charter holder and earned his bachelor’s from IIT, Kanpur (India) and master’s from Washington University in St. Louis. He serves on boards in the U.S. and Europe.