Financial-service firm Edward Jones ranked in the top 100 on this year's InformationWeek 500 - a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S., according to Garth Moreau, a Financial Advisor in St. James City.
Edward Jones was ranked as the No. 90 company among 500 companies chosen for the list. It was recognized for a project developed and rolled out to all of its 12,000 North American financial advisors in a mere five months - JonesLink Mobile, a mobile-friendly desktop rich with client information and usable on iPads, tablets and smartphones. The March rollout instantly made it easier for financial advisors to provide face-to-face personalized advice wherever most convenient for clients. With the rich app experience available on a tablet, they can access a client account, then review a client's portfolio and analytic charts to prepare for an appointment or conduct a meeting.
InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments, and administrative practices of America's best-known companies. The InformationWeek 500 ranking is unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.
Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/.
Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm's business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch offices, is designed to cater to individual investors in the communities in which they live and work. 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. Edward Jones embraces the importance of building long-term, face-to-face relationships with clients, helping them to understand and make sense of the investment options available today.
In January 2012, for the 13th year, Edward Jones was named one of the best companies to work for by FORTUNE Magazine in its annual listing. The firm ranked No. 5 overall and No. 3 in Large Size Companies. These 13 FORTUNE rankings include top 10 finishes for nine years, consecutive No. 1 rankings in 2002 and 2003, and consecutive No. 2 rankings in 2009 and 2010.
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