About Stephens Inc.: Discover What Makes Us Unique | Stephens

Who We Are

What We Do

We provide investment banking, research, sales and trading, asset and wealth management, public finance, insurance, private capital, and family office services.

About Us

We are a family-owned financial services firm that values client relationships, long-term stability, and supporting the communities where we live and work.

The Stephens Story

The idea of family defines our culture, because each of us knows that our reputation is on the line as if our own name was on the door.


Our reputation as a leading independent financial services firm is built on the stability of our longstanding and highly experienced senior executives.

Impact Initiatives

We are committed to corporate philanthropy; economic and financial literacy advocacy; and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

Our Brand Ambassadors

Stephens is proud to sponsor the PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour, and PGA TOUR Champions careers, as well as applaud the philanthropic endeavors, of our Brand Ambassadors.

Making Connections

We host many highly informative meetings each year with clients, industry decision makers, and thought leaders across the U.S. and in Europe.

Our Businesses

Capital Management

We provide fiduciary investment strategies to public-and private-sector institutional clients through asset allocation, consulting, and retirement services.

Fixed Income Sales & Trading

Decades of proven performance and experience in providing tailored fixed income trading and underwriting services to major municipal and corporate issuers.

Institutional Equities and Research

Proven industry-leading research, global market insights, and client-focused execution.


Customized risk management, property & casualty, executive strategies and employee benefits solutions that protect our clients over the long term.

Investment Banking

We assist companies with accessing capital through innovative advisory and execution services that help firms achieve their strategic goals.

Private Capital

We have been a trusted and reliable source of capital for private companies for over 70 years.

Private Wealth Management

Our experienced Private Client Group professionals develop customized investment strategies to help clients achieve their financial goals.

Public Finance

We are a trusted municipal advisor with proven expertise in public financings. We also work with clients in negotiated and competitive municipal underwritings.

Who we are

Discover What Makes Stephens Unique

We are among a small group of the nation’s largest family-owned financial services firms, privately held by the Stephens family. This distinction allows us to focus on the long-term. We don’t have a five-year plan — we have a one hundred-year plan.

Stephens offers investment banking and advisory services, research, sales and trading, asset management, public finance, insurance, wealth management, private capital, and family office services. Our business is rooted in a deep client focus, sector knowledge, and a commitment to research.

Our clients include corporations, state and local governments, institutional and individual investors, with many relationships lasting for generations. We’re headquartered in Little Rock, with strategic locations in the US and Europe, working wherever our clients need us.

Since our founding in 1933, we’ve been able to identify and seize opportunities during all economic cycles. Whether executing single transactions or developing holistic solutions, we create lasting value.

Our Mission

Stephens’ mission is to become a trusted advisor to our clients in all aspects of their business and personal finances. Focusing on relationships over transactions, we assist our clients as they interact with the financial markets, consider capital formation and preservation, and analyze strategic alternatives.

Our Core Values


Financial Strength

Taking Responsibility

Contributing to our shared future

We are committed to supporting the communities where we live and work. Whether through economic literacy programs, or by providing growth opportunities to our diverse workforce, our goal is to contribute to a more prosperous and equitable world for all.

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Locations across the U.S. and Europe
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Related Companies

“Stephens” (the company brand name) is a leading family-owned investment firm that includes Stephens Inc. (member NYSE/SIPC), Stephens Investment Management Group, LLC, Stephens Insurance, LLC, Stephens Capital Partners LLC and Stephens Europe Limited.

PGA & LPGA Touring Pros: Stephens Brand Ambassadors

We proudly support players on the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour and Champions Tour. These Stephens Brand Ambassadors exemplify the character and values that define our firm and reflect our founder's passion for both business and golf.

Meet our ambassadors

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