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Stifel Financial Overview

Saint Louis, MO
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public (SF)
Investment Banking & Asset Management
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Pronounced Stee-ful

• Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri
• Our parent company, Stifel Financial Corp., is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol SF
• Nearly 400 offices in ... Read more

Stifel Financial – Why Work With Us?

Our commitment to our current and future associates is to provide an entrepreneurial environment that encourages unconfined, long-term thinking. We reward hard-working team players that devote their energy and attention to client needs. At work, at home, and in their community, we seek to be their firm of choice.

Stifel nurtures a culture which values the diversity of its work force and encourages independent thinking, empowering our associates with a broad array of services, products, and support.

If you're looking for a more challenging and satisfying career, we welcome you to be part of an exciting, fast-paced environment that fosters creativity, innovation, and growth.

Looking back on more than 125 years of success, we recognize that our founding partners’ defining principle – to “safeguard the money of others as if it were your own” – is as important today as it wasin 1890.

Throughout the ups and downs of the market and amid a constantly changing industry, we’ve upheld the values of our heritage. And it’s these values that have helped us build Stifel into one of the nation’s premier wealth management and investment banking firms.

We look forward to the years ahead, and we sincerely thank our shareholders and clients for their support, as well as our more than seven thousand associates for their commitment to excellence.

Ronald J. Kruszewski Chairman and CEO  Stifel Financial Corp



Stifel is a full-service wealth management and investment banking firm, established in 1890 and based in St. Louis, Missouri. The Company provides securities brokerage, investment banking, trading, investment advisory, and related financial services through its wholly owned subsidiaries to individual investors, professional money managers, businesses, and municipalities.

Mission Statement
To Our Clients
Individual, institutional, corporate, and municipal, our commitment is to listen and consistently deliver innovative financial solutions. Putting the welfare of clients and community first, we strive to be the Advisor of Choice in the industry. Pursuit of excellence and a desire to exceed clients' expectations are the values that empower our Company to achieve this status.

Fortune's annual Fastest Growing Companies List

  • Ranked #5 in the Financial Services Industry and #65 overall.
  • Ranked #2 in the Financial Services Industry and #25 overall.

The Wall Street Journal's Best on the Street Analysts Survey

  • Ranked fourth among nearly 200 qualifying firms
  • Ranked in the top ten in each of the past ten years
  • Tied for fifth out of nearly 200 qualifying firms
  • Won four awards, with two analysts ranked #1 stock-pickers in their respective industries
  • Tied for ninth out of 196 qualifying firms
  • Stifel analysts won five individual awards, including one #1 ranking
  • Stifel is the only firm to have ranked in the top 12 in the Best on the Street Survey in each of the last eight years (includes Legg Mason Capital Markets, which was acquired by Stifel on December 1, 2005)
  • Ranked first overall out of 183 qualifying firms
  • Stifel analysts earned 11 individual awards
  • Four analysts recognized as the #1 stock-pickers in their respective industries - more #1-ranked analysts than any other firm.
  • Ranked ninth out of the 65 firms that qualified for the survey.
  • Picked up six awards
  • Eight awards
  • Ranked fifth out of 72 qualifying firms.

FT/StarMine's World's Top Analysts Survey

  • Tied for second out of 350 qualifying firms
  • Ranked in the top five for the last eight years and top ten for twelve consecutive years
  • Ranked fifth in total awards won since 2004
  • Tied for third out of 350 qualifying firms
  • Won 14 awards, including five #1 rankings for earnings estimate accuracy - more than any other firm
  • Earned three of top ten spots overall out of 4,000 analysts
  • Ranked in the top five for the past seven years
  • Tied for second out of more than 190 qualifying firms
  • Won 15 awards, including nine #1s - more than any other firm
  • Cited by the Financial Times as the "best house for stock picking"
  • #5 overall estimator out of more than 1,800 analysts
  • Fifth consecutive top ten finish
  • Only firm to have finished in the top 12 each of the last seven years (includes Legg Mason Capital Markets, acquired by Stifel on December 1, 2005)
  • Tied for second out of more than 180 qualifying firms
  • Earned 15 individual awards, with six analysts ranked #1 in their respective industries
  • Tied for seventh out of 192 firms
  • Won 14 individual awards, with six analysts ranked #1 in their respective industries
  • Took the #2 overall earnings estimator spot out of more than 2,000 analysts
  • Collected 14 awards, ranking the firm eighth out of 235 firms
  • Four #1s
  • #10 overall estimator out of more than 1,900 analysts
Rankings include Legg Mason Capital Markets, Ryan Beck, Thomas Weisel Partners, and Keefe,Bruyette & Woods, which were acquired by Stifel

Stifel Financial Reviews

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    "I recommend Stifel to friends all the time"

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    Fantastic management
    Fair pay
    Flexible work hours
    Educational opportunities


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Stifel Financial Interviews



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    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Stifel Financial (New York, NY) in October 2017.


    Two rounds, on campus and super day. On campus was pretty straight forward--30 minute interview. Superday was in the New York office and consisted of 5 rounds with only one technical session, which was fairly difficult but not awful overall.

    Interview Questions

    • Run me through the three cash flow statements   1 Answer
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Stifel Financial Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015

Pledges & Certifications

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

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