Edward Jones has been named to Fortune magazine’s 2024 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 and 175 overall.
Positive impact manifests in a multitude of ways, including the delivery of goals-based advice to its 8 million clients across North America through the firm’s more than 19,000 financial advisors. The firm recently announced a multi-year transformation and $1 billion investment in human capital, technology infrastructure and strategic relationships, in an effort to serve its clients more completely through deep personal relationships and comprehensive planning and advice.
“As a firm, we have a responsibility to bring our clients and colleagues together to positively impact others’ lives. Being named among the World’s Most Admired Companies™ is both a recognition of where we are and an inspiration for where we are going,” said Ken Cella, Edward Jones Head of External Affairs.
Beyond its work with clients, is Edward Jones’ commitment to its communities. Currently in 68 percent of all counties in the U.S., the firm is partnering for lasting financial strength, promoting healthier futures and advancing inclusive growth. Highlights include:
- Since 2020, the firm has reached 814,035 learners with free financial education, more than halfway to its goal of positively impacting 1 million learners by the end of 2025.
- The firm has raised more than $45 million since 2016 toward its goal of $50 million by 2025 for the Alzheimer’s Association in its fight to end Alzheimer’s disease.
- More than $46 million in corporate, Edward Jones Foundation and associate giving contributed to 6,000 organizations around the U.S. in 2023.
“Our commitment is to grow the impact we’re able to make for people across North America. It’s deeply connected to our purpose, which is to partner for positive impact, to improve the lives of our clients and colleagues, and together, better our communities and society.”
To create the ranking of World’s 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 the Fortune 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 across 52 industries. A survey of 3,760 executives, outside directors and industry analysts determined the top-rated companies from that pool of 645. The final list was announced in January 2024.
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