Bob Coston of the financial services firm Edward Jones recently won the firm's coveted Ted Jones Prospecting Award, which recognizes financial advisors who achieve high levels of success early in their careers. Coston was one of only 923 of the firm's more than 14,000 financial advisors to receive the award.
The award is named after Ted Jones, the legendary 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," Coston said. "It is because of him that our Clearwater 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."
Jim Weddle, the firm's managing partner, said the award is a strong indicator of a financial advisor's future success.
"We recruit and hire our financial advisors from among the best, so we expect our financial advisors to do well," Weddle said. "But to achieve such success this early in his career is outstanding, and I commend Bob for his performance and dedication."
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