The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

December 8, 2012

Edward jones No. 1 in survey

Enid News & Eagle

— Edward Jones has ranked No. 1 in REP magazine’s annual survey of the nation’s six largest financial services firms for the 18th time, according to the Enid Edward Jones financial advisers.

The magazine randomly selects financial advisers nationwide and asks them to rank their firms in various categories.

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,” said Managing Partner Jim Weddle. “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 success to online account information and 9.7 for the high quality of the firm’s branch office administrators.