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.
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 philosophy and reputation are based on the belief that every client is different but equally deserving of our time, attention, and expertise. As investors ourselves, we understand the importance of growing and protecting your assets. We earn your trust through sound judgment and our ability to execute on your behalf. This approach allows us to forge deep, lasting client-relationships, contributing to our mutual success.
Unlike many financial firms, which are highly levered and focused on short-term results, Stephens takes a measured approach in managing our balance sheet. As prudent investors, we focus on quality over quantity, while maintaining profitability and financial strength.
We have a principal mentality in advising our clients, always thinking and acting as if we own the business. Our recommendations are guided by our clients’ needs and desires. As a privately held firm, we view time and patience as assets.
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.
“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.
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.
Please let us know how we can help you achieve your financial goals, whether personal or for your business.