A moment in history
Our founding in 1921

It was 1921. The world was trying to recover from the Great War in which millions had perished, and the Spanish flu pandemic which had killed even more. New businesses and modernized methods of production were emerging. Harold Mara and Leigh McCarthy saw the opportunity and seized the chance to create their own stock brokerage firm.

It was a handshake deal. In those days your handshake and your word was enough. Was it risky? Sure. As it turned out it was only 8 years before the beginning of the Great Depression, followed shortly by another World War. Though they didn’t know what was to come, it took true grit to make a go of it.

What they started nearly 100 years ago is still going strong. We are proud of our history and heritage and we would like to share our story with you.

Over the next few months, as we celebrate our 100th year, we will be sharing some snapshots of moments in time in world history and in our firm’s history. Join us on our journey through the last 100 years.

While our name may have changed over the years, our
values have not.
Here is to the next 100 years.

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