Christi Edwards is a founding member of The Edwards Pharris Group and brings over 30 years of investment management experience to the service of her clients. Christi provides highly customized advice to corporate executives, business owners, music industry professionals, athletes, and other successful people throughout the Nashville area and across the country. Her approach includes a thorough planning process that concentrates on investment consulting, financial planning and relationship management. Christi takes the lead on fixed income and cash management recommendations when helping the team’s clients create and maintain highly customized portfolios.
Christi returned to her hometown Nashville after earning a Bachelor’s Degree from Auburn University in 1981. It was a challenging time for women to break into the financial services industry but her determination landed her a job with a local investment firm. She gained experience working on trading desks for bonds, equity, option, mutual funds and syndicate. In 1984, Christi became a Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley.
Christi has received numerous distinctions and professional accolades throughout her career. Barron’s named her to their Top 100 Women Financial Advisors list in 2008; recognized her as one of America’s Top 1,000 Financial Advisors in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012; and as one of America’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. She was also named as Forbes Best In State Advisors (Tennessee) in 2017 and 2018.
Christi is involved with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville as a past board member and chair of Women Build in 2013, in addition to being honored with the Groundbreaker Award in 2019. She has been active in the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, Iroquois Steeplechase, and L'Ete du Vin (one of the nation's largest charity wine auctions). Christi enjoys working out, running, and skiing with her husband, James, and playing with her cats, Woodrow and Gus.
Securities Agent: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY; Investment Advisor Representative; General Securities Representative; Transactional Futures/Commodities; Managed Futures