Fact Sheet

Our firm

Edward Jones is the only financial services firm to supply financial products at an individual investor level. We currently serve nearly seven million clients.

The managing partner of Edward Jones is James D. Weddle.

Our offices

USA: Edward Jones has its headquarters in St. Louis, with more than 11,000 offices spread across all 50 States. We have more branch offices than any other brokerage firm in the country.

Canada: Over 550 branch locations since our Canadian affiliate, Edward Jones Canada, opened its first office in 1994.

Globally: Today, we have more than 11,500 offices throughout the United States, and through our affiliates in Canada.

Our philosophy

Service to the individual is at the center of the Edward Jones philosophy. Our 13,500 financial advisors provide a convenient and personalized brand of service by working with each client to address his or her individual investment needs on a one-on-one basis.

Having cultivated a previously untapped market of investors, Edward Jones financial advisors provide quality, long-term investment opportunities that include a broad mix of municipal, government and corporate bonds; mutual funds; common stocks; and tax-advantaged securities.

Our background

Edward Jones was founded in 1922 by Edward D. Jones Sr. After working a rural territory in Missouri and Illinois, Ted Jones, the son of the founder, positioned the company in the increasingly competitive marketplace as a specialist in providing investment advice to rural Americans.

In the 1970s, Edward Jones expanded to serve the long-term individual investor, wherever they may live. By the 1980s, Edward Jones was expanding into metropolitan areas, starting with Chicago and Dallas. Edward Jones now conducts the majority of its business in urban and suburban markets.

Despite expansion, our set of business principles retains the same focus. Firstly, our firm serves just one client: the serious, long-term individual investor. Secondly, our investment philosophy emphasizes quality and diversification.

The Edward Jones brand appeals to a careful and considering kind of investor who prefers a long-term relationship with his or her financial services firm. This is why we believe that the personal relationship is integral to our way of business.

Where we are today

Growth has transformed Edward Jones from a regional firm with only 304 offices in 1980, to a national and global presence of 11,500 offices. To support this growth, we created a nationally recognized training program for our financial advisors.

Although many of our offices are in rural communities, Edward Jones has developed a strong presence in metropolitan areas, including Chicago, St. Louis, Atlanta, Oklahoma City, Kansas City and Seattle.

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