Stephen Straus, a financial adviser with Stifel Financial Corp., was killed in the mass shooting in Highland Park, Ill., on Monday.
He was 88. Mr. Straus, who was based in Chicago, began his career as a financial adviser in 1968 and joined Stifel in 1998. Ronald J. Kruszewski, chairman and CEO of the firm, said in a statement on its website that Mr. Straus continued to serve his clients and made the choice to continue commuting by train to the office every day.
"He was always willing to share ideas — an ambassador of the office. He was kind and gentle, warmhearted, and had a great sense of humor," Mr. Kruszewski said.
Services for Mr. Straus will take place at 12:30 p.m. CDT on Friday at Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation, 303 Dodge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60202.
Stifel has $149 billion in assets under management, of which $2.4 billion is managed for defined benefit and defined contribution plans.