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."
"In the third quarter, we had record results in Global Wealth Management and solid results in Investment Banking. Our equity and fixed income brokerage businesses were impacted in the quarter by lower volumes, particularly in the month of August. On the positive side, market volumes have strengthened in the month of October."
"Our results reflect two months of our partnership with Oriel Securities, our U.K. investment bank. The initial integration is going well and we look forward to their future contributions. Looking ahead, we expect to close the acquisition of Legg Mason Investment Counsel in November, which will add $9 billion in client assets."