Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc

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Overview

Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc operates as an advisory company located in Saint Louis, Missouri. It handles $148.6 billion in assets over 316,625 client accounts, making it one of the biggest firms in the United States by assets under management (AUM). The company has a very large group, including 2,992 financial advisors. Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc is not a registered broker-dealer, signifying that the company cannot buy and sell securities for its clients' and own accounts and instead is required to go through a broker-dealer firm to do so. Securities are exchangable fiscal investments like stocks, options and bonds.

Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc administers 225,808 of the firm's accounts in a discretionary manner. Discretionary management is a structure in which buy and sell choices are made by a portfolio manager without requiring client permission. The company also oversees 90,817 non-discretionary accounts with a total of $59.5 billion in assets under management. The advisory firm administers an average of $470,588 in assets for each customer account. An average advisor at Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc manages about 106 client accounts.

The company's main office is at 501 N Broadway, Saint Louis, Missouri 63102. Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc is legally permitted to provide services to clients throughout 50 U.S. states and territories.

Assets Under Management

$148.6 billion

Number of Advisors

2,992

Disclosures

No

Office Location

501 N Broadway
Saint Louis, MO 63102

Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc by the Numbers

Total Assets Under Management

$148.6 billion

National Average: $9.0 billion
Total Number of Employees

6,384

National Average: 71,771
Total Number of Accounts

316,625

National Average: 4,329
Average Account Size

$469.2 thousand

National Average: $2.1 million

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Products and Services

Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc offers multiple services, which can consist of financial planning services, portfolio management for individuals and small businesses, portfolio management for pooled investment vehicles, portfolio management for institutional clients, pension consulting services, selection of other advisers and educational seminars. In the past financial year, the firm provided financial planning services to 25-Nov of its accounts. It does sell products or offer services other than investment advisory services to its clients. Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc is also affiliated with a number of other service providers in the financial services industry, including with a broker-dealer or securities dealer, banking or thrift institution, trust company, accountant or accounting firm, lawyer or law firm, insurance company or agency and commodity pool advisor.

Core Advisor Services

  • Offered by 31% of firms

    Financial Planning Services

    This is the process of planning for your financial future, including for events such as retirement, your child's college education or estate succession.

  • Offered by 47% of firms

    Portfolio Management

    This is the selection and management of an investment mix and portfolio strategy for individuals and small businesses.

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    Market Timing Services

    This is the practice of attempting to make short-term profits on investments by buying low and selling high.

Other Services

  • Offered by 21% of firms

    Selection of Other Advisors

    This is the firm's assistance with choosing other advisors to work with who may have different specialties.

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    Publication of Periodicals

    This is the publication of various financial education materials.

  • Offered by 7% of firms

    Educational Seminars/Workshops

    This is the hosting of seminars or workshops to educate investors on financial concepts.

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Fee Structure

Financial management fees vary depending on the type of services provided. Fees billed by Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc most likely include some combination of the following fee structures: asset-based, fixed or commission-based. The firm does participate in a wrap fee program, in which the company offers a bundle of services for a single fee.

Available

  • Offered by 70% of firms

    Percentage of Assets

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    This fee, which is the most common fee type charged by advisors for portfolio management, is based on the amount of assets you have under management. Also referred to as an asset-based fee, this fee typically ranges from 0.50%-2.00% of AUM annually. You'll typically pay a lower rate the more assets you have under management.

  • Offered by 1% of firms

    Commissions

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    Occasionally, advisors earn commissions from selling financial products, such as securities or insurance policies, or making certain referrals or transactions. Advisors who earn commissions may be incentivized to make certain recommendations to clients in order to make a commission. Fee-only advisors do not earn commissions, while fee-based advisors may.

  • Offered by 33% of firms

    Fixed

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    Fixed fees are a one-time, lump sum charged for a specific service, like the creation of a financial plan without subsequent implementation. This can be useful if you only need advice for one specific purpose, rather than a long-term advisor. Fixed fees usually range from $1,000 to $3,000.

Unavailable

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    Hourly

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    Like a lawyer, a financial advisor may charge you by the hour. This can be helpful if you are only looking for short-term or one-time advice. Rates typically range from $100-$300 per hour, depending on the complexity and level of services needed.

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    Performance-based

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    Advisors only earn performance-based fees if a portfolio outperforms a defined benchmark. This fee may be calculated in a number of ways but most commonly is charged as a percentage of investment profits. Performance-based fees may incentivize advisors to make riskier decisions in order to generate higher returns.

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    Subscription

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    Firms generally charge this fee for educational materials provided, such as a monthly magazine. This can be useful if you want to learn about investing or financial management on your own.

  • Find one of the 10% of firms that offer this fee type

    Other

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    Firms can sometimes charge customers using non-traditional fee structures. See this firm's Form ADV for more details.

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Types of Clients

The firm does business with a broad range of customers. The firm works with retail investors, high net worth investors, banking institutions, pooled investment vehicles, pension plans, charitable organizations, state or municipal government entities, insurance companies, corporations and other. Out of its 316,625 customers, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc's biggest client group is retail investors, though it also manages money for 52,393 high-net-worth individuals. The SEC defines a high-net-worth individual as someone who has at least $750,000 under management or a net worth of more than $1.50 million or who is deemed a "qualified purchaser" (a standard met by having at least $5 million in investments). None of the firm's clients reside abroad.

  • High-Net-Worth Individuals* - 26.96%
  • Other Individuals - 70.35%
  • Corporations - 2.04%
  • Charitable Organizations - 0.66%

* The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) defines a high-net-worth individual as someone who has at least $750,000 under management.

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Disclosures

Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc does not have any disclosures.

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Financial Advisors at Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc

John Thomas
Saint Louis, MO
Kyle Shaw
Saint Louis, MO
Kelsey Feeley
Washington, DC
Kevin Bowcock
San Diego, CA
Joshua Williams
Lagrange, GA
Leslie Nelson
Wenatchee, WA
Dennis Johnson
Mequon, WI
Michael Beck
Saint Louis, MO
Matthew Spring
Mystic, CT

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