Edward Jones maintains traditional values
Published 12:27 pm Friday, September 18, 2020
Ted Jones thought investors should be served by someone who lives and works in their community. He believed, and those at Edward Jones still believe, that personal service means being available for clients, even if it means going to their homes or businesses.
In an age of voice mail and email, mobile phones and computerized banking, things change so fast that tradition is being lost in the jet wash of a jet-set society. However, traditional values literally define Edward Jones, a nontraditional company that embraces new technology while still making house calls.
Despite its rapid growth from 304 branch offices in 1980 to more than 15,000 throughout the United States and Canada today, Edward Jones remains committed to its traditional values.
That’s why Jeff Ledford, an Edward Jones financial advisor in Elizabethton, maintains an office on Lawson Avenue in town.
That’s also why Ledford will stress long-term and diversified investments. “I meet with clients face to face and emphasize the importance of choosing quality investments that have the potential to perform well over time. At Edward Jones, we prefer a long-term approach to investing,” he said.
“The decisions clients make when they meet with me will affect their financial futures. They are big decisions that deserve undivided, personal attention,” he added.
Jeff Ledford and Branch Office Administrator Liz Stothart can be reached at 423-543-2018. You may also visit Ledford’s website at www.edwardjones.com/jeff-ledford.
Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in St. Louis, provides financial services in the U.S. and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm’s business, from the investments offered to the location of branch offices, caters to individual investors. The firm’s 19,000-plus financial advisors serve more than 7 million clients with a total of $1.2 trillion in client assets under care. Visit edwardjones.com or the recruiting website at careers.edwardjones.com. Member SIPC.