Eithne O'Leary


President of SNEL, Head of London, Stifel
Eithne heads up Stifel’s Institutional Group in London, overseeing their Debt and Equity capabilities in Europe, as well as their operations in financial services under the KBW brand.

Eithne joined the Stifel Group through the Oriel acquisition. Stifel Europe has grown consistently and now has over 500 employees focused on providing advice to companies and investors in the mid cap space. Stifel ranked 2nd in the London market for the volume of deals in 2019.

As equity analyst by background, Eithne was instrumental in building Oriel's retail franchise which has been consistently ranked highly by their clients. The team has ranked number 1 in the UK Extel Survey in 2014. Eithne is a Chartered Accountant by background and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University College Dublin.

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