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Linda Bannister

Leader - Securities Research


    At A Glance

    • Joined Edward Jones in 1993
    • Investment Policy Committee Member

    Linda Bannister leads Securities Research and is responsible for the Edward Jones Stock Focus List. She joined Edward Jones’ Research department in 1993 as a service specialist and three years later was named an analyst following the media and leisure industries. In 2000, she left the firm to join Banc of America Capital Management, working as a senior analyst in the media, entertainment, cable and publishing industries.

    In April 2003, Linda returned to Edward Jones and served as a senior area analyst responsible for the health care sector, the energy/utility team and the Equity Income Buy List. She also served a term on the firm’s Profit Sharing Investment Committee.

    In January 2013, Linda moved to the Mutual Fund Research Group to serve as a senior area analyst, responsible for researching U.S. mutual funds for the Edward Jones Advisory Solutions program. She also serves as a member of the Investment Advisory Research Committee.

    Linda has been quoted in numerous publications, including BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes magazine,, the Chicago Tribune and The Washington Post.

    Linda graduated cum laude from Southwest Missouri State University in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in finance. She earned her MBA from the University of Missouri in St. Louis and is a CFA® charterholder. She is a member of the CFA Society of St. Louis and the CFA Institute and also holds the CFP® professional designation.

    She is a member of the Saint Andrew’s Resources for Seniors Board of Directors and served on Washington University’s Institutional Review Board.

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