Dynamic International Equity

Management

Jeff Schwarte
Portfolio Manager

Jeff Schwarte

Portfolio Manager

Jeff is a portfolio manager for Principal Global Equities and Head of Global Systematic Solutions. He oversees all aspects of quantitative research, portfolio management and strategy development for the firm’s systematic equity strategies. Jeff joined the equities group in 2000 as an analyst, and was named a portfolio manager in 2001. He has been with Principal since 1993, holding various positions with the firm such as investment accountant and auditor. He received a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Northern Iowa. Jeff has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Society of Iowa and the CFA Institute. He is a Certified Internal Auditor and a Fellow of the Life Management Institute (FLMI).

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Christopher Ibach
Portfolio Manager

Christopher Ibach

Portfolio Manager

Chris is a portfolio manager for Principal Global Equities. He specializes primarily in the management of global strategies, integrating fundamental and quantitative research . Chris also leads our advanced research and development initiatives, including ongoing alignment with the Principal data science team, which leads the coordination of our growing community of university and expert network resources. Chris has served as a key contributor to the firm’s research and development efforts for more than a decade, including model development for the firm’s proprietary stock selection models, portfolio construction, and risk management tools. He joined the firm in 2000 as an equities research analyst, specializing in the analysis of international technology companies and was named a portfolio manager in 2002. Previously, Chris gained six years of research and development experience with Motorola, Inc. He received an MBA in finance and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Iowa. Chris has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute.