ERISA 408(b)2

Stifel and Century Securities Associates, Inc. are committed to assisting you as a responsible plan fiduciary in your assessment of the reasonableness of compensation paid for services rendered to your plan. Stifel has designed this website with the goal of providing you the information you need. In order to begin this process, you will need to know how the investment program used by your plan is structured. There are three types of investment program structures (also called "platforms") available to retirement plans through Stifel.

Please read the descriptions of the platforms below and click on the link that applies to your plan's investment program.

  • STIFEL BROKERAGE ACCOUNT(S): Under this investment program structure, a brokerage account(s) is/are opened directly with Stifel. A variety of investment securities are available to the account(s), including but not limited to mutual funds, stocks, bonds, ETFs, UITs, etc. If you have or will open a brokerage account or accounts directly with Stifel, click here for details.
  • MUTUAL FUND PLATFORM: Under this investment program structure, mutual funds and collective trusts are the only investments offered, and an account is opened directly with a mutual fund company or third party record-keeper. Click here for details.
  • INSURANCE COMPANY PLATFORM: Under this investment program structure, a group annuity contract, group funding agreement, or other insurance company issued contract is established directly with an insurance company record-keeper. Within such an annuity or funding contract, the insurance company provides a specific menu of mutual funds or separate accounts for investment. Click here for details.