KBW Bolsters European Investment Banking Effort

  KBW Bolsters European Investment Banking Effort

Business Wire

NEW YORK & LONDON -- July 16, 2013

KBW Europe, a leading investment bank and broker-dealer specializing in the
financial services sector, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Stifel Financial
Corp. (NYSE: SF), today announced the appointment of John Paul (J.P.) McGrath
as Managing Director in the firm’s Investment Banking Group based in London.

Mr. McGrath brings nearly twenty years of experience to KBW. Most recently, he
served as Managing Director and Head of Financial Institutions at DC Advisory
(formerly Close Brothers Corporate Finance), since 2009. Prior to that, he
spent nearly a decade at NM Rothschild & Sons, where he helped build that
firm’s Financial Institutions franchise. Mr. McGrath began his investment
banking career at Samuel Montagu, an investment bank owned by HSBC.

“As the European marketplace continues its recovery, we expect to see more
need for our advisory and capital raising services,” said Stephen Howard, Head
of European Investment Banking at KBW. “J.P. brings a wealth of experience to
KBW that both current and future clients can quickly tap into.”

“With an established presence on both sides of the Atlantic, KBW is well
positioned to provide clients with locally-based services and unique
perspective on developments in the world’s major financial centers,” added
Peter J. Wirth, Executive Vice President and Co-Head of Global Investment
Banking at KBW. “In addition, we look forward to further developing our role
as a prominent advisor on cross-border transactions.”

In the United States, KBW is the premier advisor on financial services
industry transactions. So far this year, KBW has advised on a league-leading
33 deals, totaling $2.8 billion in transaction value.

About KBW

KBW LLC, a Stifel company, operates in the U.S. and Europe through its broker
dealer subsidiaries, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. and Keefe, Bruyette & Woods
Limited (KBW Europe). Over the years, KBW has established itself as a leading
independent authority in the banking, insurance, brokerage, asset management,
mortgage banking and specialty finance sectors. Founded in 1962, the firm
maintains industry-leading positions in the areas of research, corporate
finance, mergers and acquisitions as well as sales and trading in equities
securities of financial services companies.


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