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

James Clingman

Vice President

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Financial Institutions Group
James Clingman

Mr. Clingman rejoined Stephens Inc. in 2018 and currently serves as a Vice President in the firm’s Financial Institutions Group, with a focus on commercial banks headquartered in the Southwestern United States. His M&A advisory experience includes buy and sell-side whole-bank transactions, branch acquisitions, and 363 bankruptcy transactions, and his capital markets transaction experience includes initial public offerings and subordinated debt issuances. Prior to rejoining Stephens, he served as an Analyst at Holiday Fenoglio Fowler, a Senior Analyst at Stephens Inc., and an Analyst at Sterne Agee. Mr. Clingman graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.B.A. in Finance and Business Honors.

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