Edward Jones celebrates Centennial anniversary and continued commitment to making a positive impact for clients, colleagues and communities
News release | Feb. 18, 2022
From one man, Edward D. Jones, and one office, to 50,000 associates across
15,000 locations in North America - the firm is poised for the next 100 years
MISSISSAUGA, ON, February 18, 2022 - St. Louis-based financial services firm Edward Jones celebrates its Centennial, marking a century of transformative growth and the positive impact it has made for its clients, colleagues, communities, and society. This year and beyond, Edward Jones' more than 50,000 colleagues across North America will join in activities that celebrate this monumental milestone and set the stage for the continued growth of the firm's impact in the next 100 years.
"Since Edward D. Jones Sr. opened the doors of our firm 100 years ago, our focus has been helping people connect to their own purpose and achieve things in their lives they might not have known were possible," said Edward Jones Managing Partner Penny Pennington, the sixth leader in the firm's history.
Edward Jones achieved tremendous growth and impact over the past century, including increasing its branch office footprint by 1,400% since 1986. This growth included expansion into Canada in the early 1990s. The first Edward Jones financial advisor in Canada to serve clients opened their doors in 1994 in Nepean, Ontario. Since then, Edward Jones has grown to more than 850 financial advisors in Canadian communities from coast-to-coast. Edward Jones remains dedicated to continuing its extraordinary level of service to individual investors and business owners in a human-centered and complete way - helping clients put their purpose into action and achieve financially what is most important to them and their families.
"The firm has established a legacy of creating deeper, more meaningful relationships with clients, and maintaining those relationships by consistently delivering long-term value," said David Gunn, President of Edward Jones Canada. "We have proudly carried the Edward Jones legacy with us here in Canada for nearly three decades and continue to adapt to meet the unique needs of Canadian investors. Our continued growth is a testament to the ability of our financial advisors to help generations of clients navigate every peak and valley they encounter in their lifetime. Our Canadian business is inspired by this rich history and positioned to build on our firm’s legacy for generations to come.”
During the Centennial celebration, the firm will initiate volunteer activities to achieve impact in the areas of partnering for lasting financial strength, promoting healthier futures and advancing inclusive growth. It will also expand on its efforts to foster economic inclusion in the communities it serves, actively collaborating with organizations to make meaningful progress that enables every community to thrive.
On January 27, the firm kicked off its Centennial with a virtual event for all associates and retirees across North America. Pennington served as keynote for the event and was joined by several colleagues throughout the firm, including Gunn who shared stories of impact and growth across Canada.
"We are committed to providing guidance and tools to millions of families in North America, that raise their confidence in achieving greater possibility in their lives. We are looking forward to the impact we can make on society - one person, one colleague, one community at a time - as we partner together and begin our next 100 years," said Pennington.
To learn more, visit Centennial.EdwardJones.com.
About Edward Jones
Edward Jones is a full-service investment dealer with more than 850 financial advisors in Canadian communities from coast-to-coast. A member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada and the Canadian Investor Protection Fund, the firm is also a participating organization in the Toronto Stock Exchange. Edward Jones is a proud supporter of partners in the health and wellness space such as The Terry Fox Foundation, whose mission supports initiatives positively impacting cancer research. For more information, visit edwardjones.ca.
For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Nathaniel Wallace, Proof Strategies for Edward Jones
[email protected] (416) 969-1668
Tom Horn, Proof Strategies for Edward Jones
[email protected], (416) 566-5055