Pictured from left to right are student award winners: Benjamin Bedard, James Klaassens, Meghan Cole, Daniel Cannone, Kate Ward, and Rasheed Adigun.
NORTH ANDOVER — Jenn Pollina knows the value of a comfortable pair of shoes. That’s because she has been introducing herself to the residents in North Andover. Pollina is a new financial advisor for the financial services firm Edward Jones, and her neighborhood visits demonstrate the Edward Jones way of doing business -- face to face. Pollina also had to complete one of the most rigorous training programs in the financial services industry. And although she is well-versed in the technical aspects of investments, the training isn’t over. Edward Jones places a lot of emphasis on continuing education, and its financial advisors train throughout their careers. 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. In January 2013, for the 14th year, Edward Jones was named one of the best companies to work for by FORTUNE Magazine in its annual listing. The firm ranked No. 8 overall. These 14 FORTUNE rankings include 10 top-10 finishes, consecutive No. 1 rankings in 2002 and 2003, and consecutive No. 2 rankings in 2009 and 2010. For more information, visit edwardjones.com.