ST. LOUIS, August 24, 2021 – Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF) today announced that financial advisor Gerardo “Ardo” Fuentes has joined the firm’s broker-dealer subsidiary, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, in Dallas.
A financial advisor since 2000, Mr. Fuentes comes to Stifel from Merrill Lynch, where he was responsible for $130 million in client assets.
“Ardo has a great sense of the private wealth landscape,” said JR Koeijmans, Branch Manager. “His goal was to find the best place to be a steward of his clients’ assets and their financial futures. We are pleased he recognized Stifel as that client-focused firm he had been looking for and decided to help us build on our momentum in the market.”
Mr. Fuentes is the latest in the growing number of advisors in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex who have recently joined Stifel for its advisor-centric culture and lack of bureaucracy. Stifel’s four Dallas-Fort Worth-area offices have successfully navigated the recruiting challenges since early 2020, adding 16 advisors with nearly $3.3 billion in client assets since May 2020. These recent hires have increased Stifel’s advisor headcount in the Dallas-Fort Worth market from 23 to 39.