Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc
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Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc operates as an advisory firm based in Saint Louis, Missouri. The firm administers $132.6 billion in assets under management throughout 334,814 accounts, making it one of the largest firms in the nation by assets under management (AUM). The company has a very large group, including 3,012 financial advisors. Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc does not act as a registered broker-dealer, meaning it is not able to buy and sell securities for its own accounts as well as its clients' and instead must go through a broker-dealer company to do so. Securities are defined as tradable financial investments such as bonds, options and equities.
Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc manages 242,844 of the company's client assets on a discretionary basis. Discretionary management means that a portfolio manager makes buy and sell judgments for the client's account without requiring client consent. It also has 91,970 non-discretionary accounts totaling $50.9 billion in assets. The firm's average account size is $397,235. The typical advisor at Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc manages around 111 client accounts.
The firm's central office is at 501 N Broadway, Saint Louis, Missouri 63102. Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc is legally allowed to provide services to clients across 50 U.S. states and territories.
Assets Under Management
Number of Advisors
Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc by the Numbers
Products and Services
Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc provides 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 last financial year, the firm provided 11-25 of its clients with financial planning services. It does sell products or offer services other than investment advisory services to its customers. The firm is affiliated with a number of other companies 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 46% of firms
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.
Offered by 20% 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 6% of firms
This is the hosting of seminars or workshops to educate investors on financial concepts.
Fees charged by financial advisors largely vary depending on which services the firm provides the client. Fee types charged by Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc likely include any blend of the following fee types: asset-based, fixed or commission-based. Wrap fee programs, or the practice of bundling services for a single fee, are provided by Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc.
Offered by 69% of firms
Percentage of AssetsShow Explanation
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
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 32% of firms
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.
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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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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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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.
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Firms can sometimes charge customers using non-traditional fee structures. See this firm's Form ADV for more details.
Types of Clients
Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc manages money for a number of different clients. It works with retail investors, high net worth investors, banking institutions, pooled investment vehicles, pension plans, charitable organizations, state or municipal government entities, corporations and other. Out of its 334,814 accounts, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc's largest client type by number of accounts is retail investors, though it also manages money for 48,961 high-net-worth individuals. The SEC defines a high-net-worth individual as someone who has at least $750,000 in AUM 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* - 24.02%
- Other Individuals - 73.34%
- Corporations - 2%
- Charitable Organizations - 0.64%
* 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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