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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.

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 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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Private Wealth Management

Stephens Hires Heide Harrell as Vice President and Communications Director of its Private Wealth Management Division

Apr 20, 2022

Stephens, an independent financial services firm, announced today the hiring of Heide Harrell, APR, as Vice President and Communications Director of its Private Wealth Management division. Ms. Harrell brings to the firm nearly 20 years of communications, marketing and business development experience.

In her new role, Ms. Harrell will oversee the strategies and implementation of communications for the Private Wealth Management division as well as assist in relationship building opportunities for its financial consultants across the U.S.

"Heide is a proven communications professional in both the financial and legal industries, which makes her a great addition to our team,” said Kevin Scanlon, Executive Vice President and Head of Stephens Private Wealth Management division. “Her ability to deliver results through her varied experiences will be an asset as we continue to focus on growth throughout the department and firm.”

Prior to joining Stephens, Ms. Harrell was director of marketing and business development at Rose Law Firm, the oldest law firm west of the Mississippi. Additionally, she spent nearly eight years working for two of the state’s top advertising agencies in addition to five years at the former Delta Trust & Bank.

She earned a Bachelor of Speech Communications from the University of Central Arkansas and a Masters in Applied Communication Studies from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Ms. Harrell has the designation of Accredited in Public Relations (APR) by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and is a past president of the Arkansas Chapter of PRSA. She is currently serving her second two-year term on the National PRSA Board of Directors.

She is a graduate of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce Leadership Greater Little Rock program (Class XXIX), the 2021 Arkansas Business Executive Leadership Academy and serves as an executive board member for the UA Little Rock Alumni Association. In 2020, Ms. Harrell was selected as an honoree in the 27th class of Arkansas Business 40 Under 40.

About Stephens Inc.

Stephens Inc. is an independent financial services firm headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas. Since its inception in 1933, privately held Stephens Inc. has served a broad client base which includes corporations, state and local governments, financial institutions, institutional investors and individual investors throughout the United States and overseas. For more information, visit www.stephens.com. Member NYSE, SIPC

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Curtis Jeffries, Stephens Inc.
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