Planning, Guidance, Education
We develop strategies for the many ways to save for a child’s education, including college savings plans, Coverdell Education Savings Accounts, and UGMA/UTMA Accounts.
Estate planning encompasses more than the distribution of your estate to your heirs. It is a process designed to identify the best way to accumulate, preserve, and pass your wealth by implementing a plan to meet all of your objectives. A carefully prepared estate plan can help you address lifetime management issues and ensure you are financially prepared to meet with an estate planning attorney.
We can provide you with a range of insurance services, including life insurance, long-term care insurance, and disability insurance. Stifel represents some of the most stable, trusted providers in the insurance industry, and we will work you to determine the types and amount of coverage that are most appropriate for you and your family.
Understanding the current income tax code is no easy task. Our tax planning professionals help you better understand federal and state income taxes and how they may impact particular investment strategies. Our goal is to help interpret the tax code as it relates to your investments and to provide you with proactive tax planning ideas to discuss with your tax advisor.
Using Stifel’s planning capabilities, we’ll analyze your particular investing behaviors, individual preferences, and the asset classes that align with your risk tolerance and customized investment plan. Our asset management affiliates employ a diverse range of active equity, fixed income, asset allocation, and alternative investment strategies.
We take a collaborative approach to lending, cash management, and trust services to complete your full financial picture. Stifel Bank provides access to a variety of lending program to meet your ongoing liquidity needs. Stifel Trust can help pair you with appropriate third-party trustees for your trust accounts as well as assisting in selecting an appropriate advisory strategy for managing trust assets.
As an investor, you’re faced with an uncertain and volatile financial marketplace further complicated by the wide array of investment options available to you. You know that proper planning and discipline are important in working toward financial independence and security for your heirs, but developing a sound strategy and selecting and managing your investments yourself can be an arduous task. For investors who would like to free themselves from the need to continually monitor asset allocation and portfolios, we have access to a wide array of advisory programs designed to match your custom needs.
Our investment bank is a leader in the middle market, which gives us a unique perspective on emerging managers on our platform. We also engage with our investment banking group to help evaluate these entrepreneurial companies and participate in offerings when private direct investments are available. If your business is in need of capital to help fuel growth or assistance in realizing shareholder value, Stifel stands ready to provide you with the insight and expertise you require, along with a wide range of investment banking services.
A well-crafted succession plan aims to benefit everybody involved – the departing owner, their family, the business, and the successor. However, organizing and effectively managing your personal and business affairs can be a daunting task when you are building, growing, and running an organization. That’s where we come in. Leveraging Stifel’s robust resources, our goal is to help business owners like you maximize enterprise value.