Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Todd Davenport, a financial advisor with Edward Jones in Summerville, and Jean Ruddy, the branch office administrator, recently were honored by the firm for their performance and client service excellence.
Davenport and Ruddy were selected to attend Edward Jones' Drucker Conference at the firm's headquarters in St. Louis.
Davenport and Ruddy were one of only 53 branch teams out of 12,000 selected to attend Edward Jones' Drucker 100 Conference at the firm's headquarters in St. Louis
The two-day meeting pools Edward Jones' financial advisors and branch office administrators for discussions with the firm's management about issues from simplifying and serving complex client solutions to achieving work/life balance.
The Drucker Conference is named after the late Peter Drucker, perhaps the greatest management thinker of the 20th century. The author of several influential books including, "The Effective Executive and The Practice of Management," Drucker worked as a consultant to Edward Jones from the 1980s until his death in 2005.
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. FORTUNE and Time Inc. are not affiliated with and do not endorse products or services of Edward Jones.
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