By Andrew Welsch, OnWallStreet – Stifel signed on two teams managing more than $450 million in combined assets to staff two new branch offices, according to the firm, furthering the regional broker-dealer’s aggressive hiring streak in recent months.
Louis Diamond Quoted – By Mrinalini Krishna, Financial Advisor IQ – Big jumps in advisor loans reported by and LPL Financial reflect concentrated recruiting efforts at those shops that can set the tone across the industry, recruiters and company executives say. The increase in Stifel’s loan numbers is likely a result of the growing number of advisors they are hiring rather, not a signal that the firm is cutting bigger checks per deal, says Louis Diamond, executive vice president and senior consultant with Diamond Consultants.
By Amanda Schiavo, OnWallStreet – Last week, Stifel picked up an advisor managing nearly $300 million from Janney Montgomery Scott. The newest hires, advisors Ken Miller and husband-and-wife duo Tony and Bianca Urdes, joined the regional brokerage firm in Portland, Oregon. The team’s clients include early stage investors and ultrahigh-net-worth individuals.
Louis Diamond Quoted – By Andrew Welsch, OnWallStreet – My first interview with Stifel’s CEO was canceled at the last minute. We were due to talk about his M&A deals and vision for the firm’s future, but an assistant called me in the morning to say he needed to reschedule.
By Ralph Ortega, OnWallStreet – A team that managed $370 million in client assets at Merrill Lynch has left the wirehouse to join Stifel, a spokeswoman for the firm said. Sonny Skinner, Mark Causey, Everett Nix, Steve Hagood and Will Humber left Merrill to open a new office for Stifel’s private client group in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Skinner also serves as a branch manager.
Mindy Diamond Quoted – By Megan Leonhardt, WealthManagement.com – Over 20 percent of Barclays advisors have departed since Stifel Financial announced it would acquire the U.K. bank’s wealth management unit in early June. And yet, Ron Kruszewski, the St. Louis-based firm’s chief executive, remains upbeat.
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