Stifel, Nicolaus & Company specializes in securities brokerage, investment banking, trading, investment advisory and financial services. The firm is a subsidiary of the Stifel Financial Corp., a brokerage and investment-banking firm. Based in Indianapolis, Ind., Stifel, Nicolaus & Company manages public offerings of equity/debt securities and raises debt/equity in the private markets. It caters to the individual investors, professional-money managers, businesses and municipalities. The company is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC).