Edward Jones Ranks Highest among Full Service Investment Firms Two Years in a Row



    TORONTO, June 20 /CNW/ - For the second consecutive year, Edward Jones
Canada ranks highest in client satisfaction with full-service investors,
according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2007 Canadian Full Service Investor
Satisfaction Study(SM).
    The firm received top ratings from clients in the key drivers that
determine overall satisfaction: investment advisor/team; investment
performance; account statements; and account set-up and offerings.
    The 2007 Canadian Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study is based on
responses from 3,357 investors who use full-service investment institutions.
The study was conducted in April and May 2007.
    "Ranking highest in client satisfaction with full-service investors by
J.D. Power and Associates is a great honor and making it to the top of such a
distinguished list two years in a row is quite an accomplishment," said Gary
Reamey, principal, Canada. "It's especially rewarding because client service
excellence is how Edward Jones distinguishes itself in the financial services
industry."
    According to the study, satisfaction translates into advocacy, and Edward
Jones has the highest percent of customers who would definitely recommend
their firm.
    The study also finds that when customers are asked to consider all
aspects of their experience with their full-service investment firm, the role
of the financial advisor is the most important driver of satisfaction.
    Edward Jones in the United States ranked highest in investor satisfaction
with full-service brokerage firms by J.D. Power and Associates in the 2006 and
2005 Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study. The firm also ranked highest in
a tie in the 2002 Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study.

    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 Dealers
Association of Canada and the Canadian Investor Protection Fund, and a
participating organization of the Toronto Stock Exchange. Including its
affiliates, Edward Jones serves more than 6 million individual investors in
Canada, the U.S. and the United Kingdom from more than 8,800 locations.

    About J.D. Power and Associates

    Headquartered in Westlake Village, Calif., J.D. Power and Associates is
an ISO 9001-registered global marketing information services firm operating in
key business sectors including market research, forecasting, performance
improvement, training and customer satisfaction. The firm'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 and Associates is a business unit of The McGraw-Hill Companies.




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