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Stephens Adds Three Senior Executives to the Firm's Financial Institutions Group

Aug 24, 2022

Stephens, an independent financial services firm, announced today that Peter McCorry, Russell Gunther and Jake Morton have joined its financial institutions group (FIG) within Institutional Equities and Research as managing directors. Mr. McCorry and Mr. Morton will focus on equities sales and trading while Mr. Gunther will work on equity research.

Collectively, they bring more than 60 years of industry experience to Stephens, deepening the firm’s FIG-related capabilities and offerings. They will be based in Stephens’ New York office.

“Pete, Russell or Jake would be amazing hires, individually, but bringing all three is a tremendous win for Stephens,” said Nik Fisken, executive vice-president and head of Institutional Equities and Research at Stephens, “Since the founding of Stephens more than 80 years ago, this firm has been a committed partner to financial institutions of almost every size and geography. Pete, Russell and Jake are fantastic executives with deep institutional knowledge across this sector and can drive new relationships as they help us innovate and grow revenue.”

Mr. McCorry and Mr. Gunther joined Stephens from D.A. Davidson while Mr. Morton joined from Wells Fargo. All three served in similar roles at those firms. Mr. McCorry held earlier positions with FIG Partners, Compass Point, KBW and Citigroup. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Oneonta.

Mr. Gunther held earlier positions at Macquarie Capital, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods and PwC. He is a graduate of Colgate University.

Mr. Morton held earlier positions at Mendon Capital, Piper Jaffray, Stern Agee, Moors & Cabot and the NYSE. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.

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“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. © 2022 Stephens. For more information,

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