Business Name: Edward Jones
Address: 2500 S Center St. Ste. L02-03 (next to Papa Murphy's Pizza)
T-R PHOTO BY MIKE DONAHEY
Edward Jones financial advisor Shanna Turner is shown Tuesday in her Marshalltown office. Turner, an Iowa Falls native, has been with Edward Jones one year.
Hours: 7:30 to 4:30 p.m. (Evening and weekend appointments available)
Financial Advisor: Shanna Turner
The Business: 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.
Unique Features: Edward Jones, which ranked number five on FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For 2012," is headquartered in St. Louis. The Edward Jones Web site is at www.edwardjones.com, and its recruiting Web site is www.careers.edwardjones.com. Member SIPC.
Why Central Iowa?: The answer is simple, this is my home. When I started with the firm, I had the option to move anywhere in the United States. I chose HOME. Iowan's have unmatched compassion and a sense of community, I couldn't imagine being anywhere else.