Our Firm

Stifel is a full-service wealth management and investment banking firm established in 1890 and headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.  The company provides securities brokerage, investment banking, trading, investment advisory, and related financial services to individual investors, institutions, corporations, and municipalities.

The company operates more than 400 offices across the nation and has approximately 2,300 financial advisors in our interdependent private client, capital markets, and investment banking businesses, including our affiliates.  We are the seventh largest full-service investment firm in the U.S. in terms of the number of financial advisors, and one of the nation's largest full-service investment banks.  Stifel is a member of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) and the New York Stock Exchange, Inc., as well as the American, Chicago, and Philadelphia Stock Exchanges, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA).

Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp.  Stifel Financial Corp.'s publicly traded stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “SF.”

Stifel has established itself as one of the nation's leading wealth management and investment banking firms by understanding the hopes and dreams of our clients.  We've helped our clients pursue those goals by embracing the objectives of our clients, rising to the challenges of our industry, and empowering our entrepreneurial associates.

Such contemporary charges are rooted in the firm's unique history.  It was in 1890 that a commitment to the investor's long-term interest was born and has since stood as the company's primary commitment.  From the start, company forefathers believed that without such dedication, any short-term gain would portend long-term failure.

Indeed, when Herman Stifel, a man whose sense of family and interest in the community would ultimately define the character of the firm, was hired in 1897, he brought to the company an edict as honest as it was infectious.  He firmly believed that true success came in “safeguarding the money of others as if it were your own.”  That wisdom remains a guiding principle for Stifel.  It also fortifies the firm's current doctrine.

Today, Stifel stands on a solid foundation of more than 130 years of knowledge and service.  And, through the commitment of our family of clients and the talents and efforts of our associates, we have secured the cornerstones for continued success today as we energetically prepare for the challenges of the future.