Investing Your Money at Edward Jones
Money is on everyone’s minds pretty much all the time, and if you have a little extra to invest, it’s important to consult with a professional. Sure, you could listen to your brother-in-law’s barber who knows about a nickel mine in Chile that’s a sure thing, but the odds of losing your entire investment are fairly high.
At Edward Jones Investments (1823 Nebraska Avenue), financial advisor and broker Jay Randolph is there to navigate you through the system. Jay was raised in Grants Pass and returned recently after attending college at Western Oregon University and living in Arizona and Wisconsin for a short time.
“Prior to coming to Edward Jones, I had a successful career in the furniture industry where I focused on providing excellent customer service,” Jay said. “Serving my clients well continues to be my priority. I do this through getting to know them, understanding what is important to them, and helping them feel informed.”
The company was founded by Edward D. Jones in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1922. His son was responsible for the creation of the individual branch network which has spread across rural communities and suburbs all across the U.S. and Canada.
The company offers commission-based and fee-based financial products. The one-broker-per-office model allows clients to choose their broker directly and deal with just that broker. The model is the reason that Edward Jones currently has the largest number of branch offices among brokerage firms in the United States.
“We focus on personalized service,” Jay said. “Our unique feature is that each branch has a dedicated Financial Advisor and a dedicated Administrator. This structure allows me to use an established process to create a personalized strategy to help each person achieve his or her goals. We offer a wide variety of investments, and my area of focus includes helping people plan for retirement, college savings plans, helping to save money on taxes, and life insurance and annuities.”
Jay has been married for 18 years and has two daughters, 8 and 6. He lived in Green Bay, Wisconsin, for several years and admits to being a converted and avid Green Bay Packers fan.
“When people come into this branch, they can expect to feel welcomed and at home,” he said. “My goal is for clients to be understood, informed, and secure in their financial lives.”