Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

May 16, 2013

Edward Jones breaks into the Fortune 500


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CROSSVILLE — Financial services firm Edward Jones breaks into the Fortune 500, as published by Fortune magazine, according to Ron Davis, a financial advisor in Crossville.

Fortune magazine's annual listing ranks the largest U.S. companies by revenue. Edward Jones debuts on this year's list at Number 491, with more than $5 billion in revenue for 2012.

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 advisors 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.

In January 2013, for the 14th year, Edward Jones was named one of the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine in its annual listing. The firm ranked Number 8 overall. These 14 Fortune rankings include 10 top-10 finishes, consecutive Number 1 rankings in 2002 and 2003, and consecutive Number 2 rankings in 2009 and 2010. Fortune and Time Inc. are not affiliated with and do not endorse products or services of Edward Jones.

Edward Jones is headquartered in St. Louis. The Edward Jones website is located at www.edwardjones.com, and its recruiting website is www.careers.edwardjones.com. Member SIPC.