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

Chris Cooley, CFA

Managing Director

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Equity Capital Markets, Health & Life Sciences
Chris Cooley, CFA

Chris is a managing director leading the medical devices and hospital supply sector. Chris joined Stephens in July 2010 and has over 20 years of equity research experience.

Prior to joining Stephens, Chris began his professional career with Dean Witter and also worked for Cargill, Inc., Morgan Keegan, SunTrust Equitable Securities and FTN Equity Capital Markets. Chris received a masters in business administration, with concentrations in finance and operations management from the University of Tennessee and a bachelor of science degree in economics from the University of Arkansas.