Shika SoniRegional Head of Legal, Europe & Middle East at Principal Global Investors
Shika Soni is the Head of Legal for EMEA at Principal Global Investors (PGI). PGI is a US headquartered firm and has over $600 billion under management with offices in 19 countries and is a part of the Principal Financial Group, a Fortune 500 company.
Prior to joining PGI, Shika was at Royal London Asset Management and spent eight years in private practice working on both sides of the Atlantic, including a period in New York within the corporate finance team of Katten Muchin Rosenman. She also worked in the dynamic corporate department of Mishcon de Reya, where she played an integral part in a wide variety of transactions including: Mergers and Acquisitions, Fund Formations, Private Equity and Listings on the LSE, Euronext and AIM markets for prestigious corporate and entrepreneurial clients.
An Alumnus of City University where she gained a Law LLB(Hons) degree, Shika remains a Member of the New York State Bar and she successfully completed the CFA’s Investment Management Certificate (1). Shika sits on the Legal Committee at the Investment Association, plays an active role in Government Affairs and contributes to discussions about a variety of topics affecting the investment and funds management sector in Europe.