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The Investment Strategy team continuously assesses the global investing landscape and develops resulting investment conclusions. They make it a priority to communicate their investment outlook and interpretation of events, keeping you and your clients informed through a range of internal and external communications on a frequent basis. The team also offers strategic and tactical asset allocation models detailing portfolio mixes across six different return-risk profiles that you can implement in your clients' portfolios. The team has built models for tax-exempt and taxable investors and for qualified purchasers that include or exclude alternatives. In addition, the team manages turnkey solutions, which include asset allocation strategies and model portfolios that seek to capture the best thinking of the group.
Through our innovative and practical application of behavioral finance, we've created a proprietary tool - the Stifel Financial ID- to help you build a detailed picture of your clients' risk attitudes and decision-making preferences. It measures six key indicators that reveal how your clients think and feel about investing so that you can help them make better investment decisions, ultimately stay the course, and avoid common investor pitfalls. Advisors can use this high-resolution picture as a starting point for designing an optimal, personalized investment portfolio for their clients.
The Portfolio Solutions team works with financial advisors on larger, more complex relationships that require additional expertise and, often, considerable time to formulate customized strategies for the client's unique circumstances. They can serve as an extension of you and your team to enhance the client experience by assembling unique insights from across the Stifel organization, as well as offering assistance with proposal generation, customized portfolio construction, portfolio rebalancing, investment manager analysis, and client meetings.
We offer a deep, high-conviction roster of alternative investments, backed by rigorous due diligence and ongoing monitoring. Stifel's offerings include: Hedge Funds – Our investment strategies consist of equity long-/short-, event-driven, relative value, global macro, and managed futures. Private Assets – We employ a number of strategies, including real estate, direct lending, distressed credit, secondaries, and buyouts. Long-Only LPs – Stifel is the investment adviser to a series of private investment funds called the Cardinal Advisor Series Funds.
Our Structured Investments team builds customized investments for a variety of strategic investment objectives, such as leveraged upside, enhanced yield, or capital preservation. We can design structured investments around a market theme, the firm's strategic view, or your client's personal view. We offer solutions to help your clients gain exposure to markets, asset classes, and investment strategies that are not otherwise easily accessible to the investor, as well as provide greater portfolio diversification. Our team works with best-in-class issuers to obtain best execution, pricing, and access to diverse strategic and tactical ideas. Strategic alignment, open architecture, tailored investment strategies, portfolio allocation, and focus on the client are the hallmarks of our approach.
Comprised of several affiliated stand-alone asset managers, Stifel's Asset Management Division provides investment management and services to individual and institutional clients over a breadth of asset classes. Our asset management affiliates benefit from being part of a world-class financial institution with tremendous resources while maintaining the independence that allows each manager to focus on its proven strengths. Together as a group, with common leadership and business vision, we provide the next generation of investment management that can be catered to address any client need.
Our Corporate Executive Services team can help you navigate the complex rules and regulations pertaining to your clients' company shares and stock options. Our expertise includes designing and implementing 10b5-1 plans, advising on the sale of control and restricted stock, lending on control stock, and financing stock options.