Edward Jones Ranks Highest among Full-Service Investment Firms in Canada Second Year in a Row, According to J.D. Power

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - For the second consecutive year, Edward Jones ranks "Highest in Investor Satisfaction with Full-Service Brokerage Firms", according to the J.D. Power 2014 Canadian Full Service Investor Satisfaction StudySM, released today.

"It is an honour to be recognized with the top customer ranking by J.D. Power because we believe that it is confirmation that our effort to provide exceptional value to our clients is being recognized," said David Lane, managing principal Canada, Edward Jones. "We believe that this award reinforces that our branch teams are making a difference by providing value to our clients through our personalized approach, tailored solutions and conveniently-located branch offices."

The study measures overall client satisfaction with full-service investment firms based on a number of performance factors. Not only did Edward Jones score 791 over the industry average of 755, they also scored particularly well in four of the six performance factors: Investment Advisor, Investment Performance, Account Offerings and Commissions and Fees.

"We have more than 700 financial advisors across Canada dedicated to building relationships with our clients and helping them reach their long-term financial goals," added Lane. "We believe that this recognition is the result of the focus of everyone at our firm on delivering exceptional value to our clients through our branch teams."

About Edward Jones

Edward Jones is a full-service investment dealer with one of the largest branch networks in Canada. It is a member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada and the Canadian Investor Protection Fund, and a participating organization of the Toronto Stock Exchange. Including its affiliate, Edward Jones serves nearly 7 million individual investors in Canada and the U.S. from more than 11,000 locations.

Insurance and annuities are offered by Edward Jones Insurance Agency (except in Québec).  In Québec, insurance and annuities are offered by Edward Jones Insurance Agency (Québec) Inc.  In Québec, our Financial Advisors are known as Investment Advisors.

About J.D. Power

Headquartered in Westlake Village, Calif., J.D. Power is a global marketing information services company providing performance improvement, social media and customer satisfaction insights and solutions.  The company's quality and satisfaction measurements are based on responses from millions of consumers annually. For more information on car reviews and ratings, car insurance, health insurance, cell phone ratings, and more, please visit JDPower.com. J.D. Power is a business unit of The McGraw-Hill Companies.

Edward Jones received the highest numerical score among full service brokerage firms in the proprietary J.D. Power 2013-2014 Canadian Full Service Investor Satisfaction StudiesSM.  2014 study based on 4,623 total responses measuring 13 brokerage firms and measures opinions of investors who used full-service investment institutions.  Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed May-June 2014.  Your experiences may vary.  Visit jdpower.com.

SOURCE Edward Jones