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).