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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.
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.
We host many highly informative meetings each year with clients, industry decision makers, and thought leaders across the U.S. and in Europe.
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.
We assist companies with accessing capital through innovative advisory and execution services that help firms achieve their strategic goals.
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.
We are a trusted municipal advisor with proven expertise in public financings. We also work with clients in negotiated and competitive municipal underwritings.
Students and Graduates
Investment Banking Analyst
The Stephens Investment Banking Analyst Program is one-of-a-kind in the financial services industry. Our two-year, generalist program offers analysts the best opportunity to learn and prepare for a rewarding career in finance, while making significant contributions to our team.
We have a superb track record of adding value for small and middle-market companies, as well as global organizations, across all major sectors and with deep expertise on the subsector level. Our transatlantic team of more than 200 investment banking professionals has a collaborative approach to addressing the M&A and capital needs of clients. These include some of the most successful public and private companies in business today.
How is the Analyst Program unique?
Our two-year, generalist program begins with four weeks of intensive training taught by Stephens investment bankers who have gone through the process, and evolves into comprehensive on-the-job experience as analysts assist industry and product teams in advising clients. Our streamlined teams and organizational structure enable analysts to conduct meaningful work on live deals. Numerous former analysts have become senior team members in Investment Banking and other lines of business at Stephens.
What type of work will I be doing?
Analysts often work on deal structure, financial analysis and modeling, the due diligence process, presentations, client communications and more. Instead of being assigned to a single group, analysts work across multiple sectors and services while receiving exposure to private equity firms and family offices. They take on additional responsibilities based on their individual skill sets, and exceptional second-year analysts can receive work that corresponds to the associate level.
Where will I be working?
Investment Banking has seats available across our U.S. locations. Wherever you work at Stephens, we strive for a supportive atmosphere with professionals who take an active and authentic interest in your success.
What skills will I develop?
Our analysts can gain the skills to become highly effective investment bankers. Furthermore, from the earliest stages of the analyst program through completion, our analysts develop invaluable financial skills, business judgment and the ability to cultivate professional relationships. As a result, they can enhance their long-term career potential, whether they stay at Stephens or pursue opportunities elsewhere.
Surrounded by top bankers in the industry, all driven, intelligent and invested in your development, Stephens culture is truly one of a kind. The Analyst Program provides a challenging and gratifying opportunity to launch a career.
Senior Analyst, Investment Banking
This material includes a testimonial from a recent Analyst who has been hired as a full-time employee of Stephens. Her viewpoint represents the type of Analyst experience Stephens strives to achieve. The experience of this former Analyst is not necessarily representative of the experience of all Analysts, and no assurance can be given that future Analysts will have similar experiences.