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Stifel has a proud history, reaching back to 1890, and our board and leadership take seriously the trust placed in them to govern and steward Stifel so that it thrives for decades to come. Our leadership knows that effective leadership requires constant vigilance and improvement in corporate governance and stewardship.
The composition of our board also reflects diversity: in business and professional experience, skills, gender, and ethnic background. Our directors understand that our long-term success and our ability to generate sustainable value for our shareholders is not possible unless we put the needs of our clients, community, and associates first. The board has prioritized oversight of ESG matters at Stifel, and created a Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee, which has oversight of most of Stifel’s ESG initiatives.
Under the Stifel umbrella are a variety of financial services. While policies and procedures differ between the product lines, we share common values. Chief among them is our Code of Ethics. Compliance with all applicable laws and regulations is non-negotiable and is the foundation of our ethics and compliance initiatives. We have zero tolerance for behavior that does not reflect the ethical nature of our culture.
We also insist on avoiding conflicts of interest, and if they are unresolvable, we decline the business. The Federal Reserve evaluates and rates member banks and Stifel is one of the 10% of those banks rated as “outstanding”, due in part, to our strong governance practices.
Our technology infrastructure is also robust and designed to protect both data and privacy, which are particularly important in this era of rapidly evolving technology and an equally fast-moving risk landscape.