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Strategy differentiators

  • Incorporates the expertise of Principal’s global fixed income platform in a single multi-sector portfolio solution.

  • Repeatable investment process and proprietary investment tools foster cross-sector collaboration and seek to identify and take advantage of inefficiencies across changing market environments.

  • Rigorous risk management framework is designed to aid in providing downside risk mitigation and capital preservation.

Strategy facts

  • Manager

    Principal Fixed Income 

  • Inception

    1 April 2000 

  • Index

    Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Bond Index

  • Targeted number of issuers


  • Expected turnover


  • Investment vehicles

    IMA, SMA, U.S. Mutual Fund

Portfolio management

Principal Fixed Income

A global platform of integrated and specialized teams focused on delivering innovative, actively managed total return and yield-oriented investment solutions through capabilities that span all major fixed income sectors.

PM Title
Portfolio Manager
William C. Armstrong, CFA
35 years of experience
PM Title
Portfolio Manager
Bryan C. Davis, CFA
31 years of experience
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