Latest Q&A Based Profiles ( 9 Interview, 1520 Classes )


Innovators, Renovators and Pacesetters

NA > NA

Principal SmallCap Fund

Date - Jan 1, 2020

Although financial markets are inherently fragile, companies that provide improving customer experience through positive change are bound to generate wealth for shareholders. Philip Nordhus, portfolio manager of the Principal SmallCap Fund, and a team of analysts look to identify early on companies with such characteristics and with the potential to

Diversified Sources of Alpha in REITs

NA > NA

Principal Real Estate Securities Fund

Date - Jun 6, 2019

With decades of experience in real estate, the Principal Real Estate Securities Fund relies on a dedicated and consistent team. Kelly D. Rush, who has managed the fund since inception, believes in diversifying sources of alpha, with security selection being a key factor in this process.

Picking Bonds, Contrarian Style

Large-Cap > Growth

Principal Income Fund

FDTRX Date - Aug 8, 2012

Corporate bonds can be lucrative for disciplined investors with a systematic valuation model applicable to sectors and businesses. Gregory L. Tornga and his team of analysts at Edge Asset Management, the sub-advisor to the Principal Income Fund, drill down sectors to find out-of-favor companies whose management teams have a history

The Worldly Investor

NA > NA

Principal Investors Diversified International Fund

Date - Sep 9, 2006

Investing abroad requires an understanding of companies, countries and economic cycles. Using quantitative metrics, the Principal Investors Diversified International Fund finds companies at the early stage of earnings growth and not yet on investors’ radar. The fund spreads its bets across 25 countries. A team of global researchers discover small

Ahead of the Curve in Emerging Markets

Natural Resources-Materials > NA

Principal International Emerging Markets Fund

APWEX Date - Dec 12, 2017

A process focused on identifying positive change requires disciplined research, especially when it comes to fully understanding the capital allocation model of a business. Mohammed Zaidi explains how the portfolio managers of the Principal International Emerging Markets Fund and a team of analysts combine fundamental analysis and behavioral finance disciplines

Seeking Consistent Short-Term Returns

Large-Cap > Core

Principal Short-Term Income Fund

AFEIX Date - Jan 1, 2016

For investors looking for better returns than cash, bonds with short maturities appear to be a viable option. Hundreds of large and smaller companies offer short-term bond investment opportunities that, if selected prudently, could add stability to one’s portfolio. Greg Tornga, portfolio manager of the Principal Short-Term Income Fund, benefits

From Good Businesses to Great Stocks

NA > NA

Principal Equity Income Fund

Date - Nov 11, 2015

Daniel Coleman, Portfolio Manager of Principal Equity Income Fund, believes that stock investing comes down to selecting good businesses. The true challenge, however, is identifying such companies and having the patience to invest when they are out of favor. With an investment process driven by extensive research, the fund selects

Expectation Gaps

NA > NA

Principal SmallCap Blend Fund

Date - Mar 3, 2015

As a research intensive effort, small-cap investing requires investors to have a systematic and behavioral process that separates good investments from good companies. Phil Nordhus, portfolio manager of the Principal SmallCap Blend Fund, and his team of analysts utilize a ranking process to identify companies undergoing a long-term positive change

Finding Expectation Gaps

Small-Cap > Value

Principal International Small Company Fund

ABSAX Date - Sep 9, 2018

Principal International Small Company Fund avoids excessive style biases by following a process that identifies companies that are not well understood by the market. Recognizing the distinction between a good company and a good investment, portfolio manager Tiffany Lavastida explains how the management team seeks to capitalize on market inefficiencies. 

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