Stifel Nicolaus Corporation is a full-service boutique investment firm that provides investment banking, securities brokerage, asset management and other financial services to individuals and institutions. The firm was created in 2000 with the merger of Miller, Johnson & Kuehn; R.J. Steichen & Company; and John G. Kinnard & Company. It also offers corporate finance, equity research and tax-exempt bond services. Stifel Nicolaus Corporation maintains operations in Minneapolis and also operates branch offices in Scottsdale, Ariz.; Burnsville, Golden Valley, Minnetonka, New Ulm and St. Cloud, Minn.; Dickinson, Jamestown and Williston, N.D.; and Watertown, S.D.