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Eric Needleman

Eric Needleman

Global Head of Fixed Income Capital Markets

New York


Eric D. Needleman serves as Global Head of Fixed Income for Stifel. He is responsible for supervising more than 500 employees across Institutional Sales, Trading, Research and Strategies in addition to Retail Trading. He is also a member of Stifel’s Institutional Group Management Committee.

Mr. Needleman had been the Chairman and CEO of both Sterne Agee Group, Inc. and of Sterne Agee & Leach, Inc. from 2014 until the firm was acquired by Stifel in 2015. Before this, he was a Senior Executive Managing Director and Co-Head of Fixed Income at Sterne Agee.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Needleman was Co-Head of U.S. Market Making and Head of High Yield Sales, Trading and Research at KBC Financial Products from 2002 - 2009. He started his career with Lehman Brothers and subsequently worked at Granchester Securities (the High Yield division of Wasserstein Perella) where he served as a Managing Director in both Sales and Trading and in Research capacities from 1996 to 2002.

Mr. Needleman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and a minor in English from Lehigh University.