Mr. Laufenberg’s primary responsibilities include advising public and privately-owned depository and business development companies on a wide range of alternatives. Al has represented numerous depository institutions in whole bank mergers (buy side and sell side) as well as working for special committees. Mr. Laufenberg is also a member of Stifel’s fairness opinion committee. Mr. Laufenberg joined the firm in connection with Stifel’s purchase of the Capital Markets division of Legg Mason in 2005; he joined Legg Mason in 2000. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Laufenberg was a Vice President in the Financial Institutions Group at First Union Securities (now Wells Fargo). Mr. Laufenberg has been involved in investment banking since joining EVEREN Securities (a predecessor firm to First Union Securities) in 1995. Prior to entering investment banking, Mr. Laufenberg spent over three years as a financial analyst at Kemper Corporation. Laufenberg has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Mr. Laufenberg received his B.B.A. in Finance from University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, where he was a Kemper Scholar.
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