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Our experienced investment advisors consider each client's unique situation as well as the changing  financial markets in developing investment strategies tailored to meet the client’s financial goals. We have earned a strong reputation for offering our clients the highest quality of customized asset allocation strategies. Our clients entrust portfolios of equity and fixed income assets in excess of $7.4 billion to Stephens Capital Management for supervision.

We provide our clients with the tools they need to understand their individual risk and return profiles and to develop strategic, long-term asset allocation programs. Our successful investment approach is based on four fundamental principles:

  1. Long-term performance is overwhelmingly influenced by strategic asset allocation. Studies show that more than 90% of a portfolio's performance can be attributed to its asset allocation. Our materials explain financial risk and can help participants prioritize their financial needs and assess their risk tolerance to help them develop a successful investment strategy.

  2. Asset allocation requires an array of investments each representing one of the major asset classes. Diversification is more than stocks and bonds — it's knowing how much to allocate to each asset class, and having an array of asset classes to provide diversification. As a trusted capital management firm, we have identified asset classes that will allow the asset allocation process to effectively diversify and give exposure to various investment styles and objectives within the broad categories of stocks, bonds and cash.

  3. Specialized expertise is required and disciplined investment objectives must be maintained to manage an asset allocation program. It has become increasingly rare to find a successful asset managers who attempts to manage more than one specific investment style. Rather, top-performing money managers tend to direct their energies and expertise toward mastering one specific segment of the market. SCM believes that asset allocation can be best achieved through the selection of highly accomplished independent investment managers to manage each asset class.

  4. Continuous monitoring of each manager is essential to ensure strict adherence to the investment objectives of each asset class.

We monitor each manager's performance and investment style for adherence to the objectives of the assigned asset class and for the results produced in comparison with the performance of that asset class as a whole. Since our asset allocation process utilizes independent portfolio managers, we can be completely objective in the review and selection of fund managers for each investment style. If warranted, we can replace a fund or managers. This structure enables our asset managment team to respond effectively to investment concerns without undue disruption to your asset allocation choices.

Governmental and Corporate Pension Management Consulting.  Stephens Capital Management combines financial expertise with technical knowledge in the specialized field of retirement planning services, offering investment for retirement plans ranging from 401(k) plans to 457 governmental plans. Our services include:

  • Development of investment policy
  • Creation of asset liability models
  • Customized asset allocation
  • Tailored designed reports
  • Incorporate independent custodian for account assets


We offer a full range of retirement products and services for businesses with as few as five employees to corporations with several thousand employees and multiple locations. Our expert representatives specialize in providing education, enrollment, consulting and investment services for retirement plan sponsors and participants. We work to stay abreast of developments in this rapidly changing and highly specialized field.

StephensChoice is a quality process for selecting and monitoring actively managed mutual funds. Our objective is to build a "Best of Breed" portfolio of actively managed funds across an array of asset classes. As a turnkey solution for your retirement program, the StephensChoice program provides a full range of plan education services. We have alliances with third party administrators which provide plan administration.  

Stephens Spectrum
Spectrum combines an asset allocation process with the flexibility and efficiency of index fund ETFs to provide plan sponsors and participants with a simplified, lower cost 401(k) solution.

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