Edward Jones has been named to Fortune magazine’s 2023 list of the World’s Most Admired Companies, a recognition of the most respected and reputable companies globally. The firm ranked No. 5 in the Securities/Asset Management industry category.
Positive impact manifests in a multitude of forms. During the past three years, financial advisors have guided clients to navigate market volatility and uncertainty with confidence, and as the opportunity arose, the firm added 725 new branches to serve additional clients in local communities.
“As a firm, we are built on relationships and invest deeply in them. Being named a Most Admired Company is a testament to the depth of these relationships among our 8 million clients, 50,000 associates and 3,000 communities where we serve,” said Kristin Johnson, Chief Transformation Officer.
In 2022, Edward Jones began accelerating its journey and aspiration to serve clients more completely through deep personal relationship and comprehensive planning and advice. The firm believes it has an opportunity to serve 40 million families in North America – relationships that go beyond traditional investment advice to an experience that enables its clients to achieve that is more important to them.
“At the heart of our relationships is a shared determination to grow our impact and to live in harmony with our firm’s purpose: to partner for positive impact to improve the lives of our clients and colleagues, and together, better our communities and society.”
Kristin Johnson, Chief Transformation Officer
To create the ranking of Most Admired Companies, Fortune® magazine and research partner Korn Ferry began with the 1,000 largest U.S. companies by revenue plus foreign companies listed in Fortune’s® Global 500 database. Using nine criteria, ranging from investment value to social responsibility, they whittled down to the highest-revenue companies in each industry, a total of 645 companies (453 U.S.-based and 192 based elsewhere) across 52 industries. A survey of 15,000 senior executives, outside directors and industry analysts determined the top-rated companies from that pool of 645. The final list was announced in February 2023.