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."
"I’m very happy to announce we posted our 21st consecutive year of record net revenues despite what was a challenging operating environment
for the vast majority of the year. The business we’ve built over the past 20 years continues to benefit from the diversity of our revenue streams
and is well positioned if the post-election market optimism continues. Our results underscore this diversity as the investments we made in 2015 helped
drive substantial growth in net interest income, asset management & service fees, fixed income brokerage and trading, and advisory revenue. These more
than offset weaker institutional commissions and underwriting revenue"
"The improved market environment is a solid backdrop for continued organic revenue growth in 2017 and we will continue look to deploy our excess capital in ways that generate the best returns. However, as we continue to grow our top line, we will put increased emphasis on improved operating leverage through expense efficiencies. In 2016, we illustrated our commitment to meeting our expense expectations as our comp. and non-comp. expenses consistently fell within our guidance. We have instituted a firm-wide cost reduction initiative that I expect will continue to generate positive results that will ultimately result in improved operating margins. Lastly, I’d note that the vast majority of our non-GAAP deal related charges are behind us and as we have consistently stated over the past year, we expect the difference between GAAP and non-GAAP results in 2017 will be materially less than our 2016 results."
“We have known the management team at City Financial for a long time and have always been impressed with their leading market position in the public finance and wealth management businesses within the state of Indiana. We believe the addition of City and its growing and profitable business to the Stifel platform further enhances the Company’s growing presence in these two attractive businesses.”
“ISM complements Stifel’s existing European business, particularly within our fixed income platform. ISM is well regarded in the emerging markets and credit research areas, and will add convertible brokerage capabilities for our institutional clients. We are excited to welcome Cliff and his team to Stifel.”
"A priority of ours has been to recruit exceptionally talented leaders to Stifel’s board to add to the leadership of our firm. We’ve found two outstanding candidates who possess a deep understanding of our industry and have each earned great success in their personal careers. We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome them to our board and for their future contribution."
Wells Fargo Securities Conference
Asset Managers, Brokers & Exchanges Forum
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
The JW Marriott in Chicago
"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."
"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."