Our Process & Services

We assist our clients in planning for their financial futures with strategies that help build wealth, control risk, and reduce or defer taxes.  Designing, implementing, and maintaining a solid investment plan is the foundation of our business.  We are interested in long-term relationships with my clientele, not individual transactions.

 

 

Advisory Process

Stifel's wealth management process consists of six steps that help get an overview of your current situation, choices available, and what must be done to pursue goals. The process involves gathering relevant financial information, determining your organization's goals, examining current financial status, and formulating a strategy or plan for how to work toward goals given the current situation and future plans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taking Control

Assess Your Financial Situation

  • Take inventory of assets, including retirement plans
  • Evaluate your income stream

Define Your Goals

  • Buying a house
  • Investing for college education
  • Saving for retirement

Calculate Funds Needed

  • Inflation
  • Risk tolerance

Create a Portfolio to Address Your Investment Goals

  • Allocate funds among appropriate investment categories

Monitor Portfolio

  • Respond to changes in objectives
  • Fundamental changes in portfolio (values)

 

 

"The future belongs to those who plan for it."

Stifel encourages investors to take control of their financial future. We have developed several services that are designed to help investors with many of the time-consuming details involved in investment planning and supervision.

Like a road map, an investment plan directs to a destination. The map, like the plan, isn't useful until the destination has been decided — or in the case of investing, the long-term goals defined.

Setting specific goals is the most important step taken when developing your plan. A discussion of financial objectives and goals will provide an understanding of what hopes to be achieved. Any information discussed with Stifel Financial Advisors is kept confidential.

After the long-term goals have been defined, all that remains to be done is deciding the right mix of investments. The entire asset base must be considered. If part of a portfolio is not taken into account, a false picture will be presented.

One can predict how much money can be accumulated over a lifetime from employment or other sources. That amount will remain constant as long as the variables do not change, such as employment. How successfully you invest your money will determine the degree of financial security you will enjoy in the future.

Few things are more vital to your security than knowledgeable investment planning. You can take control of your financial future by:

  1. Developing a sound investment plan offering the greatest opportunity for achieving your goals;
     
  2. Executing that plan;
     
  3. Periodically reviewing that plan and making adjustments for changing financial objectives.

Investment planning and supervision can be time-consuming, but knowing a long-term investment plan is in place may bring the investor comfort and greater confidence.

Because this process takes time, Stifel has designed various services to help investors with many of the details involved in investment planning and supervision.

 

Wealth Management Services

 

Lending services for clients of Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated are performed exclusively by Stifel Bank and Stifel Bank & Trust (Stifel Banks).  Stifel Bank, Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender, NMLS# 451163, is affiliated with Stifel Bank & Trust, Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender, NMLS# 375103, and Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, Member SIPC & NYSE, each a wholly owned subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp.  Unless otherwise specified, references to Stifel may mean Stifel Financial Corp. and/or any of its subsidiaries.  Unless otherwise specified, products purchased from or held by Stifel are not insured by the FDIC, are not deposits or other obligations of Stifel Banks, are not guaranteed by Stifel Banks, and are subject to investment risk, including possible loss of the principal.

Understanding the potential risks of a Stifel Pledged Asset (SPA) Line of Credit 
Speak with your Financial Advisor about your risk tolerance level, market fluctuations, and specifically the potential risks associated with a Stifel SPA Line of Credit. 

The SPA Line of Credit is a demand loan using the assets in the account as collateral.  If the minimum required value of the collateral is not maintained, the account holder will be required to:  (1) post additional qualified collateral, (2) repay a portion or all of the debt, or (3) forfeit that shortfall in value of pledged assets to Stifel Bank & Trust.  If the call is not met, Stifel Bank & Trust can liquidate some or all of the assets in the SPA Loan Account.  If terms of the account are not maintained, Stifel Bank & Trust may call the loan due and payable.  Stifel Bank & Trust will attempt to communicate with you to determine the right course of action to alleviate a collateral shortfall. Stifel Bank & Trust has the right to sell securities as needed without your consent to meet a collateral call.

 

Trust and fiduciary services are provided by Stifel Trust Company, N.A. and Stifel Trust Company Delaware, N.A. (Stifel Trust Companies), wholly owned subsidiaries of Stifel Financial Corp. and affiliates of Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, Member SIPC & NYSE.  Unless otherwise specified, products purchased from or held by Stifel Trust Companies are not insured by the FDIC or any other government agency, are not deposits or other obligations of Stifel Trust Companies, are not guaranteed by Stifel Trust Companies, and are subject to investment risks, including possible loss of the principal invested.  Stifel Trust Companies do not provide legal or tax advice.