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Edward Jones Principal Chris Blum leads the firm’s research and strategy teams and coordinates the ongoing development of advice and guidance tailored to the firm’s individual investor clients. He also co-chairs the Investment Policy Committee and is a member of the Advisory Investment Committee.
Blum joined Edward Jones in 1996 as an analyst in the Product Review department. In 1999, he joined the Research department, where he spent seven years as an analyst on the financial services team. In 2004, Blum was named FORTUNE magazine’s all-star analyst in financial services.
In 2007, Blum was named a principal and head of the Product Review department. He returned to Research and assumed his current responsibilities in 2012.
Blum has more than 20 years’ experience in investments and research, including working with individual clients as a trust portfolio manager and as a bank examiner with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Originally from Kansas City, Blum graduated from the University of MissouriColumbia with bachelor’s degrees in economics and finance. He has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst® professional designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and a member and past president of the CFA Society of St. Louis.