The origin of our firm’s name—Curbstone Financial Management Corporation—comes from the early days of securities trading in the U.S. For nearly two centuries, securities were traded in New York City outdoors on the sidewalks by “curbstone brokers.” This challenging environment meant that only hardy, dedicated brokers survived.

In 1921, when these brokers moved inside, each trading station was marked with a lamppost like those on the street, a reminder of the brokers’ past. This was the origin of the New York Curb Market, which later became the American Stock Exchange.

The traditions set by these hard-working curbstone brokers are reflected in the financial management services provided today by members of Curbstone Financial Management Corporation.