Principal Financial Group announced that Barbara Wenig has joined its global asset management business, Principal Global Investors, as executive director of global operations and platforms experience. In this newly created role, Wenig will be a key contributor to advancing the firm’s strategic initiatives and growing global platforms in partnership with the distribution and investment teams for Principal Global Investors, Des Moines-based Principal said in a release. Wenig comes to Principal Global Investors from Neuberger Berman LLC, a New York City-based asset management firm, where she gained a reputation for developing and driving global operating models and planning and executing against complex business strategies. She will be based in Principal’s New York office.