Our Firm

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As a Stifel Financial Advisor, Ed Hecker has the support of and access to the deep resources of one of the nation's leading financial services firms.  His affiliation with Stifel enables him to maintain the independent thinking and entrepreneurial spirit essential to help clients pursue their financial goals.

Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated is a full-service securities brokerage, investment banking, trading, and investment advisory firm founded in 1890. The company is a registered investment adviser with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Our parent company, Stifel Financial Corp., went public in 1983 and has traded on the NYSE since 1987 (symbol “SF”).


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  • More than 400 offices across the nation
  • Seventh largest full-service investment firm 
    in the country in terms of number of financial
    advisors, with approximately 2,300
  • More than 8,000 associates
  • $330 billion in client assets under management
    as of December 31, 2019
  • $3.3 billion of revenue in 2019 and 
    more than $24 billion in total assets
  • Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri

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Our equity research has ranked in the top 10 of the StarMine Analyst Awards for 14 consecutive years (includes Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW), a wholly owned subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp., and other firms acquired by Stifel). Stifel and KBW combined to win 15 awards and ranked No. 5 in 2020 out of 156 qualifying firms. For more information about the StarMine Analyst Awards, see www.stifel.com/research.