Edward Jones changes leadership in Canada

MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 13, 2015 /CNW/ - Financial services firm Edward Jones has announced that David Lane, leader of its operations in Canada since 2012, will return to the US in September to assume a new leadership role in the firm's Client Strategies Group.  Under Lane's leadership, Edward Jones has enjoyed growth in Canada, and now employs nearly 2,000 associates in branch offices and at the home office in Mississauga, Ontario.

Tim Kirley, 61, a general partner with the firm since 1994, will assume leadership in Canada.  Kirley joined Edward Jones in 1983 as a financial advisor in Michigan, a role he filled until relocating to the firm's St. Louis headquarters in 1994.  He has held a number of senior leadership roles, most recently leading the firm's five-year planning process and serving as chief strategy officer.

"We thank David for his dedication and the growth and success we have achieved in Canada under his management, and look forward to Tim's leadership going forward," said Jim Weddle, Edward Jones managing partner.

Lane, 51, was one of the firm's top-producing financial advisors after joining Edward Jones in 1987.  He moved to the US home office in St. Louis in 2006 and served in a variety of leadership roles before relocating to Canada.

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 US from more than 12,000 locations.

Edward Jones is a limited partnership in Canada and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Edward D. Jones & Co., LP, a Missouri limited partnership. Edward D. Jones & Co., LP is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Jones Financial Companies, LLLP, a Missouri limited liability limited partnership.

SOURCE Edward Jones

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