Stifel Financial Corp’s independent contractor broker-dealer subsidiary – Stifel Independent Advisors – has welcomed a $335 million advisor practice, it’s second so far this year.
Columbia Crest Financial Advisors was previously affiliated with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network and is led by Richard Reith and Laura Nelson. The team operates mostly from Chehalis, Washington, and also includes financial advisors Silas Newkirk and Trina Whitten and four branch support associates. Whitten is based in a Roseberg, Oregon satellite office.
Reith and Nelson have both been in the investment industry since 2007.
“The team at Columbia Crest Financial Advisors is incredibly excited to work with Stifel Independent Advisors,” said Mr. Reith and Ms. Nelson. “Stifel’s approach to client service and their focus on collaboration creates a high-level experience for everyone. This makes them the perfect fit for our business, our team, and most importantly, our clients.”
The new Stifel Independent Advisors affiliates follow Stofan Agazzi Investments in Joliet, Illinois, which joined the firm in January.
“Richard and Laura have built an outstanding team at Columbia Crest Financial Advisors, and we’re excited to welcome them to Stifel Independent Advisors,” said Tim Boostrom, Head of Business Development for Stifel Independent Advisors. “They believe in our core mission of profoundly impacting lives and have shown it by relentlessly caring about their clients and communities in the Pacific Northwest for many years.”
Stifel Financial Corp. recently reported its fourth quarter and year-end results showing a slight decrease on overall net revenues for the year ended December 31, 2023 – $4.35 billion for the year ended December 31, 2023,Read more on investmentnews.com