Edward Jones a top training companyPublished 11:53pm Thursday, February 16, 2012
Edward Jones has been honored as a top training company for 12 years in a row, dating back to the debut of the Training Top 50 in 2001.
The firm consistently has earned high marks as an employer of choice in other national rankings. For the 13th year, Edward Jones was named one of Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For 2012.”
The firm took the No. 5 overall spot in the ranking and also was named to the No. 3 spot for large companies.
For 2012, Edward Jones was the top-ranked national brokerage on the list and won special recognition for its financial adviser training, which enrolls nearly 200 trainees monthly.
Edward Jones’ Practice Makes Perfect initiative — which significantly increased role play in training programs for recruits from all walks of life, improving success rates — won one of five Best Practice awards.
The 2012 rankings and special recognitions were announced at a Monday awards dinner during the magazine’s Training 2012 Conference and Expo in Atlanta, Ga.
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.
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