Mihail is a portfolio manager for Principal Global Equities. He leads the global emerging markets team, encompassing equity markets in Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He oversees both diversified emerging markets portfolios and specialized regional Asian equity strategies. Mihail joined Principal in 1995, originally as an international and emerging market debt and currency specialist. He joined the equities team in 2002, and was named a portfolio manager for emerging markets equities in 2007. Mihail's fundamental research experience spans a wide range of economic sectors, with a particular emphasis on industrials, materials, and energy companies. His current coverage area includes companies in the industrials and telecommunications sectors. Mihail received an MBA in finance from the University of Iowa and a law degree from Sofia University, Bulgaria. He has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute.