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Linda Bannister

Principal - Securities Research


    At a Glance

    • Joined Edward Jones in 1993
    • Investment Policy Committee Member

    Linda Bannister is an Edward Jones Principal and leads Securities Research, an area responsible for our buy/hold/sell recommendations on individual stocks and bonds. Linda was named a principal with the firm in 2023 and is a member of the Edward Jones Investment Policy Committee. This group utilizes the firm's investment philosophy to develop advice and guidance that supports the efforts of branch teams to help clients meet their long-term goals.

    Linda began her career with Edward Jones in 1993 as a service specialist and three years later was named an analyst following the consumer discretionary industry. In 2000 she left the firm to join Banc of America Capital Management, working as a senior analyst in the consumer discretionary industry. In April 2003, Linda returned to Edward Jones and served as a senior area analyst responsible for the health care sector and the Equity Income Buy List. She also served a term on the firm’s Profit Sharing Investment Committee and 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, is a CFA® charterholder, and holds the CFP® certification. She is a member of the CFA Society of St. Louis and the CFA Institute. She is a member of the Saint Andrew’s Resources for Seniors Board of Directors and served on Washington University’s Institutional Review Board.

    Linda and her husband Andy enjoy traveling, hiking, and skiing with their two children, Nick and Anna.

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