Our Firm

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Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated is a full-service wealth management and investment banking firm founded in 1890. Our philosophy on investing is grounded on a more than 125-year-old tradition of trust, understanding, and solid, studied advice. The company is a registered investment adviser with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  

Our parent company, Stifel Financial Corp., went public in 1983 and has traded on the NYSE since 1987 (symbol: “SF”).

Stifel's equity research group – the largest in the country in terms of coverage, including affiliate Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW) – won 18 awards in the 2018 Thomson Reuters Analyst Awards and has finished in the top ten for 12 consecutive years, including companies acquired by Stifel. For more information on Thomson Reuters Analyst Awards, see www.stifel.com/research.*

•   Nearly 400 offices across the nation

•   Seventh largest full-service investment firm
    in the country in terms of number of financial
    advisors, with nearly 2,300

•   Approximately 7,300 associates

•  More than $270 billion in client assets
   under management as of December 31, 2017

•  $3 billion of revenue in 2017 and
   $21 billion in total assets

•  Headquartered in St. Louis


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* Figures include Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW), a wholly owned subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp., and other firms acquired by Stifel. Stifel & KBW ranked third among 152 qualifying U.S. firms in 2018.