Financial services firm Edward Jones just received  some hard won recognition. The national company with several local office has been named to FORTUNE magazine's list of the World's Most Admired Companies ranking sixth in the category of Securities/Asset Management..

Based on a survey of 3,900 executives, directors, analysts and experts, the ranking of the most respected and reputable companies considers criteria from categories like investment value and quality of management to social responsibility and the ability to attract talent.

FORTUNE magazine pared a list of about 1,500 of the world's largest  & wealthiest companies to a pool of 680 with the highest revenues in each of 52 industries.

A total of 330 companies in twenty-nine countries made the final list.

Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company, has 15,000-plus financial advisors serving more than 7 million clients and caring for $1 trillion in assets .

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