DePaul University, Iowa State University


  • 20+ years of experience as a financial professional
  • Specializes in fixed income portfolio management, equity derivatives trading, and business trading analysis
  • Freelance writer contributing to topics in finance and investments


Mary Brown, a CFA charterholder, is the portfolio manager for Principal Global Investors, where she manages third-party insurance portfolios. After receiving her MBA from DePaul University, she began a career in finance as an associate with Goldman Sachs, supporting equity derivatives trading business. Prior to joining Principal, she worked as a financial analyst for Bank of America Securities, where she provided analysis for equity financial products. She leverages her education and experience in finance to write about financial and investment matters.


Mary received her bachelor's degree from Iowa State University and her MBA in finance from DePaul University.