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Military Experience a Plus when Considering a Financial Advisor, According to Edward Jones Survey

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Conducted by ORC International on behalf of the firm, the survey of 1,006 respondents revealed nine in 10 people (90 percent) think that skills gained in the military are transferable to post-military careers. Fifty-seven percent believe those skills are specifically applicable to a career as a financial advisor. Seventy-five percent of Americans said they would be likely to work with a financial advisor who was formerly a military serviceman or woman.

Edward Jones was recently recognized by CivilianJobs.com as a finalist for the 2012 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military®. For the fourth time in as many studies, Edward Jones financial advisors rated the firm “Highest in Employee Advisor Satisfaction among Financial Investment Firms”, according to a recent study by J.D. Power and Associates. Additionally, this year Edward Jones was named a best company to work for by FORTUNE magazine, ranking No. 5 on that prestigious list, and was ranked a best company for training by Training Magazine, the twelfth consecutive year the firm has earned that honor.

CHARACTERISTICS OF VETERANS IMPORTANT FOR

FINANCIAL ADVISORS, ACCORDING TO

SURVEY RESPONDENTS

Discipline

77 percent

Goal-Orientation

73 percent

Integrity

72 percent

Methodology

These results are based on a national probability sample of 1,006 telephone interviews conducted among adults 18 years of age or older (502 males and 504 females) living in private households in the continental United States, conducted from March 8-11, 2012. The margin of error for data based on total sample is plus or minus 3 percentage points. The survey was conducted by CARAVAN®, an omnibus service of ORC International for Edward Jones.

About Edward Jones

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.

Edward Jones, which ranked No. 5 on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For 2012,” is headquartered in St. Louis. The Edward Jones Web site is located at www.edwardjones.com, and its recruiting Web site is www.careers.edwardjones.com. Member SIPC.

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