Edward Jones makes Fortune 500

By Wendy Wood

September 10, 2013

Financial services firm Edward Jones has broken in to the Fortune 500, as published by Fortune magazine, according to Deanna Chilton, a financial advisor in Pilot Mountain.

Fortune magazine’s annual listing ranks the largest U.S. companies by revenue. Edwards Jones debuts on this year’s list at No. 491, with more than $5 billion in revenue for 2012.

Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada.

The firm’s 12,000-plus financial advisors work directly with nearly 7 million clients to understand their personal goals – from college savings to retirement – “and create long-term investment solutions that emphasize a well-balanced portfolio and a buy-and-hold strategy,” according tot he company.

In January 2013, for the 14th year, Edward Jones was named one of the best companies to work for by Fortune magazine in its annual listing. The firm ranked No. 8 overall. These 14 Fortune rankings include 10 top-10 finishes, consecutive No. 1 rankings in 2002 and 2003, and consecutive No. 2 rankings in 2009 and 2010.

Edward Jones is headquartered in St. Louis.