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Our investment approach

Principal Dynamic Growth uses a bottom-up, growth-oriented approach to find companies that we believe are getting stronger because of fundamental momentum or positive surprise. We specialize in the management of small-cap, mid-cap, and SMID-cap equities, primarily in the United States, and our growth strategies strive to outperform their benchmark over a three-to-five-year market cycle.
Investment process

Our commitment to ESG

When it comes to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing, we empower investors by offering choice, confidence, and flexibility.

Our approach to ESG considerations is informed by our active avoidance of unresolved or anticipated major controversies from a risk management perspective. Our focus on high growth has naturally led to strategies with generally low fossil fuel involvement and “low-carbon” designations.

  • Active surveillance of ESG risks and ratings trends is incorporated into our investment process.

  • MSCI ESG analytics are imbedded in the team’s toolkit and analysts document key ESG considerations on new buy recommendations.

  • We focus on understanding the perspectives of other engagers (Wall Street, industry experts, ISS, etc.) and benefit from memberships with ESG supporting organizations.

Get to know our equity investment teams.

Our distinct and highly experienced equity investment teams are committed to delivering consistent investment results.
Principal Aligned

Long-term, bottom-up fundamental investors managing U.S. large-cap and mid-cap equity portfolios with a specific preference for high-quality businesses run by owner-operators.

Principal Edge

Committed to fundamental analysis and the belief that quality companies make good stocks with the patience and confidence to invest in SMID, mid, and large-cap U.S. equities over the long term.

Principal Equities

With experienced resources around the world, combining global insights with local knowledge to deliver a wide range of fundamental and systematic specialized equity investment solutions spanning all regions and market caps.

Principal Origin

Uses a systematic, evidence-based approach to build global equity portfolios focused on companies that exhibit a balance of positive capital management, undervaluation, earnings revisions, and share price trend.

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Past performance does not guarantee future results.

Equity markets are subject to many factors, including economic conditions, government regulations, market sentiment, local and international political events, and environmental and technological issues that may impact return and volatility. Small and mid-cap stocks may have additional risks including greater price volatility.

ESG integration is considered across all actively managed asset classes, with the approach determined by each investment group’s process. This information is specific to the strategies managed by the individuals providing this content and various investment teams across Principal may have differing views of this approach.

Principal Dynamic Growth is an investment team within Principal Global Investors.