John is a Portfolio Manager at Principal Global Fixed Income, an investment boutique within Principal Global Investors. John is the lead Portfolio Manager for the Core Plus Long-Term Focus strategy and provides research coverage for the Energy and Gaming industries. He joined WM Advisors in 1998 as an Investment Analyst, when he entered the industry, and was promoted to Portfolio Manager in 2003. Principal Financial purchased WM Advisors at the end of 2006. John received a master's degree in finance from Seattle University and a bachelor's degree in communications and history from the University of Washington. John has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.