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

Charlie Lapeyre

Managing Director

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Energy & Clean Energy Transition
Charlie Lapeyre

Mr. Lapeyre joined Stephens in February 2016 as a Managing Director. Prior to joining Stephens, Mr. Lapeyre founded Virage Energy Group LLC, a Dallas based advisory firm in 2012, focused on A&D advisory services for middle market independent energy companies engaged in upstream oil and gas transactions ranging from $5 million to $100+ million. Prior to, Mr. Lapeyre served as Managing Director of Energy Spectrum Advisors Inc. (ESA). During his 13-year tenure at ESA, Mr. Lapeyre and the firm’s engineering and finance professionals sourced, negotiated and closed more than 100 corporate/asset sales, private placements and M&A transactions in the upstream energy sector with an aggregate transaction value of over $8.0 billion. Earlier in his career, Mr. Lapeyre held various senior business development, financial, and technical (petroleum engineering) roles with Merit Energy Company (Dallas), Torch Energy Advisors Inc. (Houston) and ARCO International Oil & Gas Company (Los Angeles). Mr. Lapeyre has a BS in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa and an MBA with high honors from the University of Texas at Austin.