Laura Evans, an Edward Jones financial advisor in Richmond Hill, has accepted an invitation to become a limited partner in The Jones Financial Cos., the holding company for the St. Louis-based financial services firm.
Evans joined Edward Jones in 1994 and has served investors in Richmond Hill for the past six years.
In addition, she is active in several local groups, including Exchange Club, Chamber of Commerce, Women’s Business Alliance and the Telfair Academy Guild.
“I am honored to be invited to become a limited partner in the firm,” said Evans. “I enjoy working for Edward Jones, and I am very proud of the way we do business and the way we treat our clients.”
Edward Jones currently employs more than 40,000 associates in all 50 states and through its affiliate in Canada. Under the current partnership offering, 16,000 associates received initial limited partnership offerings or were invited to increase their existing ownership in the firm.
James D. Weddle, the firm’s managing partner, said, “Edward Jones is employee-owned. We believe one of the best ways to reward outstanding associates is to offer them an opportunity to share in the ownership of the firm they help build. I’m pleased to say that this associate certainly deserves the limited partnership offering.”
The Jones Financial Cos. was created in 1987 to enable the firm to expand into new business areas while allowing it to remain a partnership.
The Jones Financial Cos. owns Edward D. Jones & Co., LP, which operates under the trade name Edward Jones, EDJ Leasing Co., the Edward Jones Trust Co., and its international financial services subsidiary, Edward Jones Canada.