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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.

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We host many highly informative meetings each year with clients, industry decision makers, and thought leaders across the U.S. and in Europe.

Our Businesses

Capital Management

We provide fiduciary investment strategies to public-and private-sector institutional clients through asset allocation, consulting, and retirement services.

Fixed Income Sales & Trading

Decades of proven performance and experience in providing tailored fixed income trading and underwriting services to major municipal and corporate issuers.

Institutional Equities and Research

Proven industry-leading research, global market insights, and client-focused execution.

Insurance

Customized risk management, property & casualty, executive strategies and employee benefits solutions that protect our clients over the long term.

Investment Banking

We assist companies with accessing capital through innovative advisory and execution services that help firms achieve their strategic goals.

Private Capital

We have been a trusted and reliable source of capital for private companies for over 70 years.

Private Wealth Management

Our experienced Private Client Group professionals develop customized investment strategies to help clients achieve their financial goals.

Public Finance

We are a trusted municipal advisor with proven expertise in public financings. We also work with clients in negotiated and competitive municipal underwritings.

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Institutional Equities and Research

Stephens Adds Financial Institutions Sales Specialist Robert Hughes

Jul 7, 2021

Stephens, an independent financial services firm, announced today that Robert Hughes has joined its Institutional Equities sales team as a managing director and financial institutions group (FIG) specialist. Mr. Hughes brings more than 23 years of industry experience to Stephens, deepening the firm’s FIG-related capabilities and offering. He is based in Stephens’ New York office.

For more than 20 years, Stephens has been a leading presence covering and servicing financial institutions. According to Nik Fisken, executive vice-president and head of Institutional Equities and Research at Stephens, “With research dedicated to more than 100 banks and depositories, and over 150 financial services stocks, we are among the top-five in the industry, trusted for the quality of our analysis and insights. As we grow our market-share in financials, Bob will be integral to driving new relationships and revenue opportunities. He brings a keen ability to identify and capitalize on opportunities focused on innovation and trends within the sector; Bob understands the broader impact on and correlation of financials within the areas of consumer, healthcare, industrials and technology – industries we know well. We’re excited to have Bob on our team.”

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Stephens’ has an enviable history and reputation for working with and investing in financial institutions. The firm brings a depth of knowledge and expertise to its coverage of the sector that I believe sets it apart and is a distinct competitive advantage as we go to market. I see great opportunity for the firm and look forward to contributing to Stephens’ success.
Bob Hughes
Managing Director

Mr. Hughes comes to Stephens from D.A. Davidson where he served in a similar role. He held earlier positions with FIG Partners, Citadel LLC, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, and UBS Warburg. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University and holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.

About Stephens
“Stephens” (the company brand name) is a leading family-owned investment firm comprising the businesses of investment banking, advisory, sales and trading, research, insurance and wealth management. Founded in 1933, Stephens’ US operations are headquartered in Little Rock, AR, with additional locations in strategic domestic markets and a European practice in England and Germany. Stephens is committed to building long-term value for corporations, state and local governments, financial institutions, and institutional and individual investors. Stephens’ affiliates include: Stephens Inc. (offers securities products; member NYSE SIPC), Stephens Investment Management Group, Stephens Insurance, LLC, Stephens Capital Partners LLC, and Stephens Europe Limited. © 2021 Stephens. For more information, visitwww.stephens.com.

Stephens Inc. is regulated by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (Home Office: 111 Center Street, Little Rock, AR USA, 501-377-2000).

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