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.

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

J.E. Jess Sweere, JD

Vice President, Commercial P&C

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J.E. Jess Sweere, JD

Jess Sweere joined Stephens Insurance in April 2019 as Vice President / Risk Manager providing Risk Management services for our transportation clients.

Sweere began his career in the LTL trucking industry where he worked as a billing clerk, dockworker, driver, dock supervisor, dispatcher, operations manager and terminal manager at both small and large facilities for multiple carriers throughout the Midwest and Southeast United States over a span of 24 years.

While managing a freight terminal full-time, Sweere attended law school part-time and entered the full-time practice of law in 2006 after being admitted to practice in state courts in Arkansas and before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He went on to serve as a Director at Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C. in Little Rock, practicing primarily employment, traditional labor, and transportation law.

Sweere earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Transportation from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville in 1988, and a Juris Doctor degree with Honors from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law in 2005. Mr. Sweere has been an active member of the Transportation Lawyers Association since 2006, where he serves as Chair of the Labor and Human Resources Committee, and the Arkansas Bar Association, where he chaired the Labor and Employment Section.

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