Jeff Tyler is a Portfolio Manager for the Principal LifeTime and CIT Funds at the Principal Financial Group. He joined the firm in 2011. Previously, Jeff was the Chief Investment Officer at EXOS Partners, a financial advisory firm in San Francisco. Jeff began his career as an Institutional Fixed Income salesman at Citibank. From there he moved to Benham Capital Management, where he managed a variety of fixed-income portfolios, and eventually managed the Fixed Income department. From 1988 – 2009, Jeff was a member of the quantitative equity group and developed the Asset Allocation team at American Century. He was responsible for the design and management of several investment products, including the Strategic Asset Allocation Funds, the Learning Quest 529 funds, and the Livestrong target date series of portfolios. Jeff received his B.A. Degree in Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara and earned his Masters of Management from J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.