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Stifel Adds Four Advisors from Merrill Lynch in Venice

New hires represent $935 million in client assets

ST. LOUIS, June 26, 2020 – Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF) today announced that four financial advisors have joined the firm’s broker-dealer subsidiary, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, in a new Private Client Group office in Venice, Florida.

Joining Stifel in Venice are the team of Blase Sparma, Stephen Long Jr., Brad Ripplemeyer, and Hampton Ballard. They come to Stifel from Merrill Lynch, where they were responsible for $935 million in client assets.

“Our entire team is looking forward to the opportunity and is eager to continue serving our clients,” said Messrs. Long and Sparma. “We’re a family, and that’s how we operate our business. Everyone is excited to partner with a company like Stifel, which embraces a culture where the interests of our clients come first.”

“We are delighted to open our new Venice office with this group of proven professionals,” said Chris McCray, Director, Southern Region. “Blase, Steve, Brad, and Hampton, along with their support associates, have developed an outstanding practice in the state of Florida and around the country. We look forward to partnering with them in their future success and welcome them to the growing network of Stifel associates worldwide.”

The Venice office is the firm’s 23rd in the state of Florida. It is located at 218 Harbor Drive South and can be reached by calling (941) 218-5687.

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contact Brian Spellecy
(314) 342-2000

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