We run a family-focused office infrastructure designed to organize, monitor, preserve, and build our clients' wealth utilizing our deep understanding of each family's needs and financial personality make up. We do this by approaching every relationship using a disciplined and completely customized investment process to create a holistic and comprehensive financial & investment plan. Each member of the team concentrates on a specific and different part of the wealth management process at a granular level. Stifel affords our team the ability to be plugged into a vast firm infrastructure, while maintaining the integrity and the independent client-driven process of the team.

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Advisory Process

Stifel's wealth management process consists of six steps that help get an overview of your current situation, choices available, and what must be done to pursue goals. The process involves gathering relevant financial information, determining your organization's goals, examining current financial status, and formulating a strategy or plan for how to work toward goals given the current situation and future plans.

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Taking Control

Assess Your Financial Situation

  • Take inventory of assets, including retirement plans
  • Evaluate your income stream

Define Your Goals

  • Buying a house
  • Investing for college education
  • Saving for retirement

Calculate Funds Needed

  • Inflation
  • Risk tolerance

Create a Portfolio to Address Your Investment Goals

  • Allocate funds among appropriate investment categories

Ongoing Commitment 

  • Respond to changes in objectives
  • Fundamental changes in portfolio (values)



"The future belongs to those who plan for it."

Stifel encourages investors to take control of their financial future.  We have developed several services that are designed to help investors with many of the time-consuming details involved in investment planning and supervision.

Like a road map, an investment plan directs to a destination.  The map, like the plan, isn't useful until the destination has been decided — or in the case of investing, the long-term goals defined.

Setting specific goals is the most important step taken when developing your plan.  A discussion of financial objectives and goals will provide an understanding of what hopes to be achieved.  Any information discussed with Stifel Financial Advisors is kept confidential.

After the long-term goals have been defined, all that remains to be done is deciding the right mix of investments.  The entire asset base must be considered.  If part of a portfolio is not taken into account, a false picture will be presented.

One can predict how much money can be accumulated over a lifetime from employment or other sources.  That amount will remain constant as long as the variables do not change, such as employment.  How successfully you invest your money will determine the degree of financial security you will enjoy in the future.

Few things are more vital to your security than knowledgeable investment planning.  You can take control of your financial future by:

  1. Developing a sound investment plan offering the greatest opportunity for achieving your goals;
  2. Executing that plan;
  3. Periodically reviewing that plan and making adjustments for changing financial objectives.

Investment planning and supervision can be time-consuming, but knowing a long-term investment plan is in place may bring the investor comfort and greater confidence.

Because this process takes time, Stifel has designed various services to help investors with many of the details involved in investment planning and supervision.



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Advanced Planning Process

Our services cover all areas of financial management, from investment and retirement planning, to risk management strategies and issues surrounding estate planning.  We specialize in helping our clients develop a comprehensive, cohesive financial strategy that fits their unique needs and enables them to pursue both short- and long-term strategies.

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Stifel does not offer legal or tax advice. You should consult with your legal and tax advisors regarding your particular situation.

Investment Banking

Premier Investment Bank

Stifel Investment Banking provides strategic advisory services to our clients in North America, Europe, and Asia that include initiating, structuring, and negotiating mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures as well as providing fairness opinions, valuation, and restructuring services. We raise public and private debt and equity for our clients through our institutional and retail brokerage network. Stifel also has dedicated financial sponsors and a venture capital effort, maintaining regular dialogue and deal flow with private equity firms focused on Stifel's core industry groups. Stifel clients are served through Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated in the U.S., through Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited in the United Kingdom and Europe, and through Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, a Stifel company, in the U.S. and Europe. The combination of a full-service product offering and 400 bankers' deep domain and product expertise allows us to provide solutions that meet the evolving needs of our clients.

The Stifel Difference

•  Full-service investment bank with broad product and industry coverage

•  1,538 M&A deals since 2000 with over $378 billion in deal value and an average size of $336 million*

•  #1 in all managed equity deals since 2010 for companies with market caps below $1 billion**

  * Source: Dealogic. M&A Analytics as of 6/30/16 
** Source: Dealogic. Rank-eligible SEC-registered IPOs and follow-on offerings since 2010 as of 6/30/16 


  • International Coverage 
  • Equity and Convertible Capital Raising 
  • Mergers & Acquisitions/ Strategic Advisory


  • Debt Capital Raising 
  • Financial Sponsors & Venture Capital Coverage
  • Restructuring


  • Consumer & Retail 
  • Diversified Industries 
    • Aerospace, Defense & Government Services 
    • Business Services 
    • Clean Technology 
    • Diversified Industrials 
    • Maritime 
    • Plastics, Packaging & Paper 
    • Transportation & Logistics 
  • Energy & Natural Resources 
  • Financial Institutions 
  • Gaming, Lodging & Leisure 
  • Healthcare 
    • Biotech 
    • Devices 
    • Diagnostics & Tools 
    • Information Technology Services 
  • Real Estate 
  • Technology 
    • Communications Technology 
    • Electronics & Applied Technologies 
    • Financial Technology 
    • Internet & New Media 
    • Software & Software as a Service (SaaS) 
    • Communications & Tech-Enabled Services 

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