Duane Thomas

Senior Vice President/Investments, Branch Manager - Clayton


Duane Thomas started in the investment business with the firm Dean Witter in 1985.

In 1992, Duane joined Prudential Securities and formed The Carothers Thomas Group. In 1994, The Carothers Thomas Group joined Stifel with the opening of new branches in Chesterfield, Kirkwood, and Frontenac, and the consolidation of the firm's two Clayton branches.

Most importantly, we work hard for our clients. We have active and daily involvement with helping each client pursue their investment goals. Currently, we help clients manage assets of over $700 million. Over the years, we have developed an acute understanding of various services, products, and investing styles to help create specific strategies for you based upon your personal objectives through discretionary and non-discretionary platforms.  I am also proud to be named to Forbes' 2021 Best-In-State Wealth Advisors list.*

Stifel has established itself as one of the nation's leading wealth management and investment banking firms. The resources it provides offer innovative, creative, high-quality, and value-added products and services to help you pursue your goals.


 * Forbes' Best-In-State Wealth Advisors, February 11, 2021.  Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research, LLC, and were selected from a pool of 32,725 nominations.  Qualifying advisors met the following basic requirements: a minimum of seven years as an advisor, a minimum of one year at their current firm, recommended and nominated by their firm, completion of an online survey, over 50% of their revenue/production must be with individuals, and an acceptable compliance record.  SHOOK Research ranking algorithms are based on qualitative measures derived from telephone and in-person interviews and surveys: service models, investing process, client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations, etc.; and quantitative criteria, such as assets under management and revenue generated for their firms.  Advisors are judged on individual contribution, but total team assets are shown, which can include one or more additional advisors.  Portfolio performance is not a criterion due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data.  The ranking may not be representative of any one client's experience and is not indicative of the financial advisor's future performance.  Neither SHOOK Research nor Forbes receive compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking.  Forbes is a registered trademark of Forbes, Inc.  All rights reserved.

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