Edward Jones' overall score was 9.5 out of 10 possible points. The firm scored
top marks across the board, earning near perfect scores in overall ethics (9.8)
and public image (9.7), according to WealthManagement.com.
"This honor is a
testament to the enduring strength of our firm values, our tradeoffs and our
partnership," said Jim Weddle, managing partner of Edward Jones. "We are guided
by a clear mission to serve the serious, long-term individual investor and to
provide the best career-long opportunity for financial advisors who take pride
in their work and appreciate the importance of the work we do."
Edward Jones financial advisement employees gave the firm some of the highest
scores in the technology and training category, scoring high above the other
five firms in every subcategory, which includes the quality of technology,
clarity and online access of client account statements, and ongoing training.
According to WealthManagement.com, between Oct. 7 and Nov. 7, invitations
were emailed to print subscribers and advisement professionals from various
firms in the Meridian-AIQ database, requesting participation in an online
survey. By Nov. 7, 2,333 completed responses were received. Financial advisers
rated their current employers on 33 items related to their satisfaction. Ratings
are based on a 1-to-10 scale, with 10 representing the highest satisfaction
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Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in
the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every
aspect of the firm's business, from the types of investment options
offered to the location of branch offices, is designed to cater to
individual investors in the communities in which they live and work.
The firm's 12,000-plus financial advisers work directly with nearly
7 million clients to understand their personal goals — from college
savings to retirement — and create long-term investment solutions
that emphasize a well-balanced portfolio and a buy-and-hold
strategy. Edward Jones embraces the importance of building
long-term, face-to-face relationships with clients, helping them to
understand and make sense of the investment options available today.
[Text from file received from
Edward D. Jones, Lincoln]
Headquartered in St. Louis, Edward Jones
ranked No. 8 overall in Fortune magazine's 2013 100 Best Companies
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