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

Brian Bratcher

Managing Director, Head of the Financial Sponsors Group

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Financial Sponsors Group
Brian Bratcher

Mr. Brian Bratcher is a Managing Director and Head of the Financial Sponsors Group at Stephens Inc. Mr. Bratcher moved from Stephens Institutional Equity Sales in 2008 to lead the firm's Financial Sponsors Group. Prior to moving to Corporate Finance, he spent eleven years covering hedge fund and mutual fund managers in various geographic areas, and he most recently headed Stephens West Coast Sales Team. In his prior role, Mr. Bratcher managed over 50 institutional accounts and assisted Stephens Corporate Finance in placing equity securities in numerous public and private offerings. He earned a BBA in Finance in 1993 from the University of Arkansas and joined Stephens in 1994.