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

Jim Hemmer

Managing Director

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Financial Institutions Group
Jim Hemmer

Mr. Hemmer joined Stephens in 2015 and has more than 20 years of investment banking experience. Most recently, Mr. Hemmer had been with Sterne Agee & Leach, where he provided investment banking services to Midwestern Banks and Thrifts out of the firm’s Chicago office. Prior to joining Sterne Agee, he held a similar position with Robert W. Baird & Co. which he joined October of 2012.

Mr. Hemmer had previously been with Sandler O’Neill & Partners, L.P. which he joined in 2003 as a Managing Director in the firm’s Investment Banking Group. While at Sandler O’Neill, Mr. Hemmer was responsible for advising Sandler O’Neill’s Midwest investment banking clients and was based out of the firm’s Chicago office.

Mr. Hemmer is a veteran investment banker with over 20 years of experience working
with Midwest banks, thrifts and other financial services clients. He has held a number
of prominent positions at other investment banking firms. Prior to joining Sandler
O’Neill, Mr. Hemmer was a Senior Vice President at Lehman Brothers with responsibility for advising banks and thrifts on mergers and acquisitions and assisting in capital raising transactions. In this role, he managed the firm’s Midwest relationships with leading banks and thrifts. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Mr. Hemmer was with McDonald Investments and The Chicago Corporation.

Mr. Hemmer holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management and a BA from
Dartmouth College.

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