SOURCE: Stifel


November 10, 2014 08:00 ET

Stifel Completes Acquisition of 1919 Investment Counsel & Trust Company

ST. LOUIS, MO--(Marketwired - Nov 10, 2014) - Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF) today announced the completion of the previously announced acquisition of 1919 Investment Counsel & Trust Company, N.A., formerly known as Legg Mason Investment Counsel & Trust Co., N.A. With over $9 billion in assets under management, 1919 Investment Counsel provides customized investment advisory, trust and family offices services, on a discretionary basis, to individuals, families, and institutions throughout the country. Offices are located in Baltimore, Cincinnati, New York, and Philadelphia.

"As we look to grow our asset management capabilities, 1919 Investment Counsel fits perfectly within this goal. Our combined assets under management are now over $16 billion," commented Ron Kruszewski, Chairman and CEO of Stifel. "We've known this talented team of professionals for a long time, and are pleased they are now focused on growing their business at Stifel."

Harry O'Mealia, President and CEO of 1919 Investment Counsel, stated "We've built our business on the idea that if we provide sound advice and counsel, always putting our clients' interests before our own, our firm will prosper alongside our clients. This value is as important today as it was in 1919, the year our legacy firm was founded. We are excited to partner with Stifel."

Stifel Company Information
Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF) is a financial services holding company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, that conducts its banking, securities, and financial services business through several wholly owned subsidiaries. Stifel's broker-dealer clients are served in the United States through Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated; Keefe Bruyette & Woods, Inc.; Miller Buckfire & Co., LLC; and Century Securities Associates, Inc., and in the United Kingdom and Europe through Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited; Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Limited; and Oriel Securities Limited. The Company's broker-dealer affiliates provide securities brokerage, investment banking, trading, investment advisory, and related financial services to individual investors, professional money managers, businesses, and municipalities. 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

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