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 People

David Knight

Executive Vice President, General Counsel

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David Knight

David Knight, J.D., oversees the Legal Department at Stephens, providing guidance across the firm. This includes handling legal and regulatory matters as well as third-party agreements. Prior to joining Stephens in 1988, Mr. Knight served as a senior partner at the Rose Law Firm, a staff attorney at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and a judicial clerk in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. The Arkansas native holds general securities representative, general securities principal, and investment banking licenses. He has served on the FINRA District 5 Committee and the Executive Committee of the SIFMA Compliance & Legal Society. Mr. Knight received a B.A. from Hendrix College, a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma, and a J.D. from the University of Arkansas. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Hendrix College.