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

Austin Collins

Senior Vice President

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Austin Collins

Mr. Collins has more than a dozen years of investment banking experience advising middle market and large cap clients. He has led execution for a variety of transactions including mergers and acquisitions, capital raises, financial restructurings, and other strategic advisory work. His coverage has included sectors such as branded consumer products, health & wellness, retail, manufacturing, and general industrials.

Prior to joining Stephens in 2019, he worked at Imperial Capital, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and Wachovia Securities. Mr. Collins received a B.S. in Finance from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and an MBA in finance and management from the University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business.