Stephen Fowler of the financial services firm Edward Jones’ Cheraw office recently won the firm’s Ted Jones Prospecting Award, which recognizes financial advisers who achieve high levels of success early in their careers.
Fowler was one of only 923 of the firm’s more than 14,000 financial advisers to receive the award.
The award is named after Ted Jones, the son of the firm’s founder, who recognized the need to sell securities to individual investors and established the firm’s one-broker branch office concept.
“I’m very proud to receive an award named after Ted Jones,” Fowler said in a company news release. “It is because of him that our Cheraw office exists, and I believe we are serving an important need here for one-on-one investment information. I plan to do my best to continue meeting that need.”
Fowler received the award at the Edward Jones regional meeting in Jekyll Island, Georgia.
Jim Weddle, the firm’s managing partner, said the award is a strong indicator of a financial adviser’s future success.
“We recruit and hire our financial advisers from among the best, so we expect our financial advisers to do well,” Weddle said. “But to achieve such success this early in his career is outstanding, and I commend Stephen for his performance and dedication.”
Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company, provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. The firm’s 14,000-plus financial advisers work directly with nearly 7 million clients.