Dean Studer, who has been an Edward Jones financial advisor in Vinton, IA since 1992, was recently invited to attend the Edward Jones Managing Partner’s Conference April 17-19 in Phoenix, AZ. The prestigious annual event honors the top 400 of the firm’s more than 16,000 financial advisors.

The three-day meeting pools Edward Jones’ most successful financial advisors for a discussion with Jim Weddle, Edward Jones’ managing partner, on issues facing the firm and the financial services industry as a whole.

Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in St. Louis, provides financial services in the U.S. and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm’s business, from the investments its financial advisors offer to the location of its branch offices, caters to individual investors. The firm’s 15,000-plus financial advisors serve more than 7 million clients and care for $1 trillion in assets under management. Visit the firm’s website at and its recruiting website at Member SIPC.