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.
Based on a survey of 3,900 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 are proud of this recognition because it demonstrates that peers in our business recognize our focus on making a difference to the clients and communities we serve,” said Edward Jones Managing Partner Jim Weddle. “We partner with our clients to help them successfully reach their goals, and as we do, our branch teams help make our communities better places to live. Our clear focus on serving our clients creates an exciting career opportunity for individuals who share our values.”
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 each of 52 industries. Twenty-nine countries were represented. A total of 330 companies make the final list. Edward Jones ranked 6th in the category of Securities/Asset Management.
The most admired ranking is the latest in a series of honors for Edward Jones by FORTUNE magazine. In its 18th appearance on the list, the firm ranked No. 5 on FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For 2017" list. Edward Jones also was named a great place to work for women, for millennials and for camaraderie by the Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine.