Jeff Schwarte is a portfolio manager at Principal Global Equities. He serves as a portfolio manager for US large-cap and mid- cap strategies. Jeff co-leads and is an active contributor to the firm's global research and development team, responsible for model development and testing, proprietary technologies, risk management analytics and systematic strategies. He joined the equities group in 2000 as an analyst, and 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. He is a Certified Internal Auditor and a Fellow of the Life Management Institute (FLMI). Jeff is a member of the CFA Society of Iowa and the CFA Institute.