to its preferred fund families list effective January 11,
Edward Jones spokesperson Jackie Knolhoff confirmed to The MFWire
. The list now carries eight fund families. St. Louis, Missouri-based Edward Jones has dealer agreements with a total of more than 200 fund families.
Boston-based MFS is currently searching for four additional wholesalers to join four salespeople dedicated to Edward Jones reps, according to MFS spokesperson John Reilly.
Aside from the Edward Jones-focused wholesalers, MFS has 45 other wholesalers who work with Edward Jones and independent broker-dealers.
Commenting on MFS' addition to the preferred partner list, Knolhoff noted that MFS' funds are well-diversified across multiple asset classes and "their overall lineup of funds has provided good performance over the long-term."
She added: "They've demonstrated a strong commitment to supporting our Financial
MFS has been on Edward Jones' platform since 2006. Now, it has joined seven other firms on the preferred fund families list: American Funds
Franklin Templeton, Goldman Sachs Funds, Hartford Mutual Funds, Lord Abbett Funds
OppenheimerFunds and Van Kampen Investments.
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