Our Firm

Type of Company
Stifel is a full-service wealth management and investment banking firm.
 
Founded
Established in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1890.
 
Ownership
Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated is a subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp., which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol SF).
 
Associates
The firm has approximately 7,500 associates.
 
Assets Under Management
Over $270 billion as of December 31, 2018.
 
Equity Capital
$3.0 billion as of December 31, 2018.
 
Products and Services
The company provides securities brokerage, investment banking, trading, investment advisory, and related financial services to individual investors, professional money managers, businesses, and municipalities.
 
Market Maker
A major market maker, Stifel makes a market in approximately 4,000 domestic equities.
 
Serving Individuals and Businesses:
Stifel serves investors through nearly 2,100 financial advisors in more than 400 offices across the nation, making Stifel the 7th largest brokerage firm in the U.S. in terms of number of financial advisors.  In fact, Stifel Financial Corp. was named to Fortune's 100 Fastest-Growing Companies list in 2009 and 2010.
 
Capital Markets:
Our firm has approximately 370 investment banking professionals in 12 industry groups and 5 product and service groups.  Since 2010, Stifel Investment Banking is, as of December 31, 2018:
 
No. 1 among middle-market firms in total number of M&A transactions under $1 billion.1
No. 1 in total number of advanced equity deals under $1 billion.2
 
Research:
Stifel's research is one of the nation's largest domestic equity research franchises, with 121 senior analysts. The Stifel Equity Research Group and our affiliate, KBW, combined to rank #1 in the 2017 and 2018 StarMine Analyst Awards from Refinitiv.  Stifel/KBW has ranked in the top ten for 13 consecutive years (includes firms acquired by Stifel Financial Corp.)  For more information go to www.stifel.com/research. 
 
1 Source: Dealogic, M&A Analytics
2 Source: Dealogic, Rank-eligible, SEC-registered IPOs and follow-on offerings