ST. LOUIS, Jan. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial services firm Edward Jones has been named to FORTUNE magazine's list of the World's Most Admired Companies, a ranking of the most respected and reputable companies. The firm ranked 4th in the category of Securities/Asset Management.
Based on a survey of 3,750 executives, directors, analysts and experts, the ranking takes into account nine criteria from investment value and quality of management and products, to social responsibility and the ability to attract talent.
"We're proud of this ranking because recognition by our peers in business is really confirmation that we're doing what's right for our clients," said Edward Jones Managing Partner Penny Pennington. "Our #1 goal is to be on every one of our client's "most admired" list."
To create this list, FORTUNE magazine and Korn Ferry whittled down a list of about 1,500 of the world's largest companies based on revenue to a pool of 680 with the highest revenues in 30 countries. A total of 330 companies make the final list.
The most admired ranking is the latest in a series of honors for Edward Jones by FORTUNE magazine. In its 19th appearance on the list, the firm ranked No. 5 on FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For 2018" list. Edward Jones also was named a great place to work for women, for millennials and for parents by the Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine.
About Edward Jones
Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in St. Louis, provides financial services in the U.S. and, through our affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of our business, from the investments we offer to the location of our branch offices, caters to individual investors. Our 16,000−plus financial advisors serve more than 7 million clients and care for $1 trillion in assets under management. Edward Jones ranked No. 5 on the FORTUNE Magazine "100 Best Companies to Work For®" in 2017. Visit us at www.edwardjones.com. Our recruiting website is www.careers.edwardjones.com. Member SIPC.
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