FINANCIAL ADVISORS WILLIAM FUSCO, ROBERT RICHARD, AND PATRICIA WALSH JOIN STIFEL NICOLAUS; ESTABLISH NEW OFFICE IN MADISON, CONNECTICUT

ST. LOUIS, August 29, 2012 – Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated is pleased to announce that William Fusco, Robert Richard, and Patricia Walsh have joined the firm as Vice Presidents/Investments and established a new Private Client Group office in Madison, Connecticut.

“The Madison office is a great addition to Stifel, and I’m very happy to bring on advisors with such great reputations in the area,” said New England Manager Michael LeClair. “They have years of experience in the industry and bring a loyal group of clientele with them to Stifel. I look forward to continuing to build a presence in this shoreline community.”

The new advisors all come to Stifel from Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.  Working as a team, Messrs. Fusco and Richard have nearly 50 years of combined experience and manage $150 million in client assets.  Ms. Walsh brings more than 25 years of investment industry experience to the firm and has assets under management totaling $127 million. 

Commented Mr. Fusco, “Coming from a large platform and having been there for many years, I was very specific about what I was looking for.  Stifel had all the components I wanted.  Here was an old-line firm, with an established culture, a solid reputation, manageable size, and a full product suite.”

The Madison office is Stifel’s fifth in the state of Connecticut.  It is located at 70R Wall Street and can be reached by calling (203) 245-5908 or toll-free at (855) 244-2993.

Founded in 1890, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated is a full-service retail and institutional brokerage and investment banking firm.  Stifel Nicolaus is the principal subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF), a financial services holding company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.  Stifel clients are served through Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated in the U.S., through Stifel Nicolaus Canada Inc. in Canada, and through Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited in the United Kingdom and Europe. Stifel Bank & Trust offers a full range of consumer and commercial lending solutions.  Stifel Trust Company, N.A. Offers trust and related services.  To learn more about Stifel, please visit the company’s web site at www.stifel.com.

 

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For further information,

contact Lynda Hofstetter

(314) 342-2000

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