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    Stifel deal for Sterne Agee would beef up IBD ranks

    A potential acquisition of Sterne Agee Group Inc. by Stifel Financial Corp. would greatly bolster Stifel's presence in the independent broker-dealer industry.Stifel has 1,943 employee reps and advisers in the in the traditional employee model of retail brokerage, but only 188 in the independent

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    $2.5 billion adviser duo fired by Merrill Lynch lands at Stifel

    A team of elite advisers who was fired last month by Bank of America Merrill Lynch over private securities transactions has found a new home. (Plus: The team plans to fight back.)

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    Wirehouses warm to bank channel recruits

    Wirehouses are now focusing on a new market segment in their talent searches: bank channel recruits. Why the change in sentiment for advisers once considered too risky?

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    Court to Wells: Pay ex-reps $1.1M

    Advisory unit loses latest appeal of raiding case stemming from brokers' move to Stifel in 2008; ordered to pay lawyers' fees

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    Gold drops below $1,600 as stronger dollar muscles in

    Gold closed below its 200-day moving average today, signaling prices may drop to $1,400, according to Stifel Nicolaus & Co.

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    Court orders Wells Fargo to pay up in failed raiding claim

    A California appeals court has ordered Wells Fargo Advisors LLC to pay $915,000 in legal fees to Stifel Nicolaus & Co. Inc. and a Stifel broker.

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    Fixed and indexed annuity sales crept upward during 2Q

    Sales of indexed annuities surged to $8.4 billion, growing 18% from the first quarter. Meanwhile, income annuities climbed 30% to $2.3 billion during the same period.

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    Stifel defrauded school districts: SEC

    Says brokerage told officials in Wisconsin it would take ‘15 Enrons' to sink $200M investment; CDOs went bust

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    Stifel’s West Coast push rolls on with hire of ex-MSSB manager

    Stifel Nicolaus & Co. Inc. has hired Susan M. Dixon, former branch manager of Smith Barney's Laguna Niguel, Calif., office, to open a Stifel branch in Irvine, Calif.

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    Stifel CEO downplays impact of fiduciary standard on brokers

    Stifel Financial Corp., which increased its brokerage force by 23% in the past year, won't be as buffeted as many analysts expect if regulators impose a fiduciary standard on brokers, the company's chief executive said today.

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    Charge against Thomas Weisel won't derail deal, says Stifel CEO

    Finra's complaint will have ‘no impact' on Stifel's $318M purchase of the San Francisco-based investment bank, says Kruszewski

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    Wells Fargo loses another A.G. Edwards raiding case to Stifel

    The suit is one of several arising between Edwards and its successor firms and Stifel as a number of Edwards brokers deserted ship in the wake of the 2007 takeover of Edwards by Wachovia Securities LLC.

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    Stifel snags Thomas Weisel in $300M merger

    Stifel Financial Corp. and Thomas Weisel Partners Group Inc. said last week that they have reached a definitive agreement to merge operations in an all-stock transaction valued at more than $300 million.

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    Stifel backs off recruiting wars -- and profits soar

    Earnings up 80% in 1Q, even though recruitment dipped substantially; ‘people dangling money'