Edward Jones financial adviser travels to Capitol on behalf of individual investors
John Stever, a Fairfield financial adviser for the financial services firm Edward Jones, recently met with legislators in Washington, D.C., to seek legislation to increase savings and enhance retirement security.
Stever was one of 50 financial advisers chosen from among the firm?s more than 13,000 who traveled to Washington to lobby on behalf of individual investors.
Stever does this as a member of the firm?s Grassroots Task Force, a group dedicated to voicing the investment concerns of individual investors to local, state and national lawmakers.
Edward Jones is the only large brokerage firm in the nation to organize this kind of grassroots effort. The financial advisers carry significant weight with legislators because they speak for the needs and concerns of nearly 7 million clients.