James Welch joined Principal Global Fixed Income in 2014. He brings over 20 years of fixed income experience to Principal Global Fixed Income, with knowledge across a spectrum of municipal strategies. James most recently served as a senior portfolio manager specializing in tax sensitive fixed income at Castleton Partners, an independently owned fixed income advisory firm. James was a senior portfolio manager at Standish Mellon Asset Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, where he managed tax exempt and taxable portfolios for high net worth individuals, mutual funds, and insurance companies. Prior to Standish, James was a senior portfolio manager for The Dreyfus Corporation. Prior to Dreyfus Corporation, James was a senior vice president, portfolio manager at Back Bay Advisors. James received a BA in economics.