Stifel Financial Corp. is a diversified financial services holding company that conducts its business through several wholly owned subsidiaries. Its primary broker-dealer subsidiary, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, is a full-service brokerage and investment banking firm established in 1890.
Stifel Financial Corp. was formed as a holding company in July 1983 and is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "SF."
Goldman Sachs Financial Services Conference
December 8, 2015
The Conrad Hotel in New York City
"Today marks another transformational achievement in the growth of our Global Wealth Management business. We are very excited to welcome our new associates from Barclays. Through the combination of the depth of Barclays' franchise and the breadth of Stifel's product offerings, we are creating a premier wealth management platform. We've already initiated, and are committed to making, significant investments in our platform with the goal of providing our clients with a superior set of products and services."
"Charlie Eaton and his team are placement experts with a large investor base and a track record of success. As partners, we look forward to expanding our core advisory business and leveraging direct placements with our high net worth platform. This partnership fits very well with our overall growth strategy for the company."
"A challenging market environment contributed to a generally slow quarter for investment banking services and fixed income
trading, which negatively impacted our results. Our recent acquisitions mitigated the revenue decline in our legacy businesses
and also added to our operating expenses. As a result, compared to the 2nd quarter of 2015, revenues declined by $6.1 million
while non-compensation operating expenses increased $13.0 million, resulting in a decline in pre-tax operating margin from
15.5% to 12.2%."
"In the quarter, Stifel continued to build a premier balanced wealth management and institutional services company. Our operating model provides us tremendous leverage to invest in the future while at the same time providing shareholders a strong return. We are well positioned to take advantage of opportunities as they arrive and offer our clients excellent advice and services."
"We expect the Barclays transaction, announced on June 8, 2015, to close on December 4, 2015. We are excited to welcome these highly talented associates to Stifel."
"We are excited about today's announcement and our continued growth in our Global Wealth Management business. Barclays' Wealth franchise in the U.S. is a high-touch, high-service business for sophisticated clients. Combining the depth of Barclays' franchise and breadth of Stifel's product offerings, coupled with an entrepreneurial and client-focused culture, will create the premier wealth management platform in the industry today. Importantly, we know that you do not acquire people, but we are excited about partnering with the professionals at Barclays."
"We have identified a great firm in Sterne Agee to bolster our Global Wealth Management group with the addition of more than 700 financial advisors and independent representatives increasing advisor professionals by 35%. Sterne Agee's fixed income platform is highly complementary to our existing products and services, and together will catapult this business to a new level, continuing the momentum we established with the addition of Knight's fixed income sales and trading business. This acquisition furthers our goal of creating a balanced, well-diversified business mix with wealth management and institutional exposure."