History

First Bankers’ Banc Securities, Inc. (FBBS), formerly known as First St. Louis Securities, Inc. was founded in 1984 by four former Centerre Bank employees, Kenneth A. Bretthorst, Albert W. Lauth, James R. Lanigan Jr., and Michael B. Atkin. The four founding partners saw an opportunity to service community banks and their investment portfolio needs in a simple and straightforward manner. The firm remained independently owned for twenty-two years. In the fall of 2006, bankers’ banks representing several Midwestern states acquired First St. Louis Securities, Inc. Currently, FBBS is owned by Midwest Independent Bancshares, Inc., Bankers’ Bancorp of Oklahoma, Inc., and BBOK Bancshares, Inc.  Based in St. Louis, Missouri, FBBS also has offices located in Overland Park, Kansas and Lincoln, Nebraska. Our tradition of being an innovative investment firm continues to this day.