Andy Smith, CFA, Senior Analyst, joined Edward Jones’ Research Department in 2007 as a Research Analyst responsible for covering European industrials and utilities. He joined Fixed Income Research in 2010 to cover nonfinancial corporate bonds and today is responsible for covering utility stocks. Prior to joining Edward Jones, Mr. Smith spent 11 years covering consumer stocks, beverages, restaurants and food and drug retailers, as well as closed-end funds. Mr. Smith earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from University of Missouri—Columbia. In addition, he holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Society of St. Louis.