George B. Ward organizes a securities firm in Birmingham, Alabama
Mervyn H. Sterne founds M.H. Sterne Securities Company.
Mervyn H. Sterne and George B. Ward merge to form Ward, Sterne & Company.
Rucker Agee joins their firm.
Edmund C. Leach opens a Montgomery, Alabama, office for the firm.
Ward, Sterne & Company joins the NASD (now FINRA).
Founder George B. Ward passes away. Firm name is changed to Sterne, Agee & Leach.