StephensChoice: Investment Platform for Retirement Planning | 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.

Capital Management


StephensChoice - A Turnkey Approach to Retirement Planning

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.

The investment platform enables investors to build an asset allocation that provides diversification and market return exposure for their risk tolerance and time horizon. To simplify the asset allocation decision for investors, our investment professionals have developed five Lifestyle Asset Allocation Models that provide appropriate allocations for the risk tolerance and time horizons of typical investors using the actively managed funds identified through the StephensChoice process.

Once chosen, selected actively managed funds are regularly monitored in a thorough and demanding manner. Actively managed funds unable to meet our high standards are replaced.

Contact us today to learn more about our unique approach to capital managment.

Current Lineup

Actively Managed Funds
Cash and Cash Equivalents
Federated Government Obligations

Baird Core Plus Inv
BlackRock Low Duration BLK
Loomis Sayles Global Bond Fund
Lord Abbett High Yield R6

Invesco Discovery Fund I
Invesco Discovery Mid Cap Growth R6
T. Rowe Price Mid Cap Value
T. Rowe Price Value I
T. Rowe Price Small Cap Value I
PGIM Jennison Growth R6

International Equity
Columbia Overseas Value Instl 3
Invesco Developing Markets
Wasatch International Growth Instl

In Certain Portfolios These Actively
Managed Funds Continue to be Offered

Dodge & Cox Stock Fund
Janus Henderson Enterprises

Previously Offered Index Funds
Federated Mid-Cap Index Fund
SSgA S&P 500 Index Fund

Previously Offered Actively Managed Funds
Aberdeen Global High Income
Allianz NFJ Large Cap Value
Allianz NFJ Renaissance
Artio International Equity Fund A
Artio International Equity II A
BlackRock International Bond Service
Calamos Growth Fund
Columbia Acorn International A
Columbia Acorn International R4
Columbia Acorn International Z
Dodge & Cox International
Federated Mini-Cap Index Fund
Fidelity Advisor New Insights I
Fidelity Advisor Small Value I
Fidelity Low Priced Stock
Goldman Sachs Mid Cap Value
Goldman Sachs Mid Cap Value I
Growth Fund of America R3
Invesco Oppenheimer Dis. Mid Cap Gr. R6
Ivy International Core Equity R6
JP Morgan Mid Cap Value I
Perkins Mid-Cap Value
Royce Low Priced Stock Inv.
Royce Low Priced Stock Svc
Royce Total Return S
Sentinel Small Company I
SSgA Emerging Markets
Thornburg Core Growth Fund R5
Van Eck Emerging Market

Stephens Performance Update

Lifestyle Asset Allocation Models

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Cash & Cash Equivalents (CE)
Federated Government Obligations
3 Month T-Bill+
Money Market@
Short-Term Bond (STB) <
BlackRock Low Duration Blk 6 >
Merrill Lynch Corp & Gov 1-3 Year Index+
Short-Term Bond@
Intermediate Bond (IB) <
Baird Core Plus Inv 6>
Barclays US Universal Index
Intermediate Bond@
International Bond (IntB) <
Loomis Sayles Global Bond 5,6>
Barclays Global Aggregate Index+
World Bond@
High Yield Bond (HY) <
Lord Abbett High Yield R6
BofA Merrill Lynch High Yield
Constrained Index+
High Yield@
Equity Large-Cap Value (LV) <
T. Rowe Price Value >
Russell 1000 Value+
Large Value@
Equity Mid-Cap Value (MV) <
T. Rowe Price Mid Cap Value 1>
Russell Mid-Cap® Value Index+
Mid-Cap Value@
Equity Small-Cap Value (SV) <
T. Rowe Price Small Value 2>
Russell 2000 Value® +
Small Value@
Equity Large-Cap Growth (LG) <
PGIM Jennison Growth R6 I >
S&P 500+
Large Growth@
Equity Mid-Cap Growth (MG) <
Invesco Dis. Mid Cap Gr. R61>
Russell Mid Cap Growth® Index+
Mid-Cap Growth@
Equity Small-Cap Growth (SG) <
Invesco Discovery Fund2>
Russell 2000 Growth® +
Small Growth@
Equity International (IntE) <
Columbia Overseas Value Instl 3
Foreign Large Blend@
Wasatch International Growth Instl. -50%3>
S&P Global Ex US Small Cap Index +
Foreign Small to Mid Growth@
Equity Emerging Markets (EM) <
Invesco Developing Markets 4>
Emerging Markets@
< Asset Class
> Actively Managed Fund
+ Prospectus Benchmark
@ Morningstar Category

1 Stocks of medium-sized companies may be more volatile and less liquid than large company stocks.
2 There are additional risks associated with investments in smaller and/or newer companies because their shares tend to be less liquid than securities of larger companies. Further, shares of small and new companies are generally more sensitive to purchase and sales transactions and changes in the issuer’s financial condition and, therefore, the prices of such stocks may be more volatile than those of larger company stocks.>
3 Investing in foreign securities presents certain risks that may not be present in domestic securities. For example, investments in foreign and emerging markets present special risks including currency fluctuation, the potential for diplomatic and political instability, regulatory and liquidity risks, foreign taxation and differences in auditing and other financial standards.>
4 Investing in foreign securities presents certain additional risks that may not be present in domestic securities. For example, investments in foreign and emerging markets present special risks including currency fluctuation, the potential for diplomatic and political instability, regulatory and liquidity risks, foreign taxation and differences in auditing and other financial standards. In addition to the greater exposure to the risks of foreign investing, emerging markets present considerable additional risks, including potential instability of emerging market countries and the increased susceptibility of emerging market economies to financial, economic and market events.>
5 Investing in foreign debt obligations entails additional risks, including those related to regulatory, market or economic developments, foreign taxation and less stringent investor protection and disclosure standards.>
6 Investing in debt (bond) obligations entails additional risks, including interest rate risk such that when interest rates rise, the prices of bonds and the value of bond funds shares can decrease and the investor can lose principal value.>


The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Additional information is available upon request. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. Data shown is the most recent month-end on this Website. For more complete information about the actively managed mutual funds including investment objectives, risks, fees, expenses and charges, obtain a current prospectus by calling 1-800-643-9691 ext. 2505. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.

Information included in this site was obtained from internal and external sources considered to be reliable but have not been independently verified and is not guaranteed as to its accuracy or completeness. Such information is believed to be accurate on the date stated.