David F. Powers began his career with Edward Jones as an intern in 1989. After completing his bachelor's degree, he joined the firm full time in 1991 and became a member of the Research department in 1993. He was named a limited partner in 1994 and a principal in 1999.
In December 2005, after working several years as an analyst, Powers was asked to lead the Equity Research department and became responsible for the firm's Stock Focus List. In 2009, he helped launch the firm's Fixed Income Research area.
After spending 20 years in the Research department, Powers was asked to lead the Capital Markets and Managed Investments teams in Product Review, which is responsible for reviewing new investment products offered to investors and monitoring investments already held by Edward Jones clients. He also serves on the Edward Jones Investment Policy Committee.
Powers earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia and an MBA from St. Louis University. He earned his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 1995. Powers is a member of the CFA Institute and is a past president of the CFA Society of St. Louis.