Edward Jones ranks No. 1 in national survey

By From page A13 | December 09, 2012

For the 18th time, the financial services firm Edward Jones ranked No. 1 in REP magazine’s annual survey of the nation’s six largest financial services firms. The magazine randomly selects financial advisers nationwide and asks them to rank their firms in various categories.

Edward Jones has four Davis-based financial advisers: Michael Clark at 429 F St.; Allan Telford at 2940 Spafford St.; Manny Provedor at 1340 E. Covell Blvd.; and Carolyn Stiver at 4627 Fermi Place.

Edward Jones’ overall score was 9.3 out of 10 possible points. Additionally, 96 percent of respondents said they believe Edward Jones is the best firm to work for in the financial services industry.

“This honor is a testament to the enduring strength of our firm values, our trade offs and our partnership,” managing partner Jim Weddle said in a news release. “We are guided by a clear mission to serve the serious, long-term individual investor and a strong culture that gives us a very real sense of pride in the important work that we do.

“According to the magazine, the firm’s culture ‘remained a critical key to the firm’s high scores, advisers said, praising Edward Jones’ partnership platform and commitment to clients.’ ”

Some of Edward Jones’ highest scores were 9.7 for ethics, 9.3 for clarity of client account statements, 9.5 for client access to online account information and 9.7 for the high quality of the firm’s branch office administrators.

In January, for the 13th year, Edward Jones was named one of the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine in its annual listing. The firm ranked No. 5 overall and No. 3 among large-size companies.

Edward Jones is headquartered in St. Louis. For more information, visit www.edwardjones.com.

Enterprise staff

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