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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.

Leadership

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

Louis Wilson

COO – Equity Capital Markets

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Louis Wilson

Louis Wilson, Managing Director, COO of Equity Capital Markets, oversees the day-to-day operations of Stephens’ Institutional Equities practice. Named to this role in 2018, Mr. Wilson’s leadership has been integral to the firm’s effectual integration of institutional sales, trading and research. Previously he served as Institutional Equity Sales Manager from 2016 - 2018.

Mr. Wilson joined Stephens’ institutional equity sales team in 1988. At the onset, he covered buyside accounts in the Midwest; three years later, he expanded his account coverage to include Europe. In 2004, Mr. Wilson was appointed Team Leader for the Midwest in Stephens’ Chicago office. Later that year, he became Branch Manager and held that position through 2016. Under his direction, the Midwest became one of Stephens’ best performing regions.

He served on the Stephens Capital Management committee in the early 1990s until moving to Chicago in 2000. Mr. Wilson is based in Stephens’ Little Rock headquarters, his native city.

Prior to Stephens, Mr. Wilson was a registered representative at EF Hutton and Paine Webber in Little Rock. He has a B.A. in Finance and Real Estate from the University of Arkansas. He is a FINRA Registered Representative (Series 7 & 63) and a Registered Investment Advisor (Series 65). He has also completed the National Commodity Futures Exam (Series 3) and the General Securities Sales Supervisor Exam (Series 9 & 10).

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