Stephens Inc., an independent financial services firm, has hired Jay Bliley as managing director for its Financial Institutions Group (FIG) in Investment Banking. Mr. Bliley will focus on asset managers and insurance brokers working closely with Stephens’ domestic and international FIG teams. He will be based in Atlanta, GA.
Mr. Bliley brings to Stephens more than 18 years of experience advising and executing transactions within the financial sector. He joins the firm from Bank of America where he forged lasting industry relationships and helped clients attain their strategic M&A and corporate development goals.
“Jay’s experience is the perfect complement to that of our existing team - both in the US and abroad. He is highly engaged and has built an impressive reputation and network. We believe Jay will be important to the continued growth of our FIG team and to the value we deliver our clients,” said Brad Eichler, Executive Vice-President and Head of Investment Banking at Stephens Inc.
Mr. Bliley added, “Having long-admired Stephens’ relationship-centric approach, I am thrilled to join an organization so closely aligned with my work ethos. I look forward to being a part of the firm’s Financial Institutions Group.”
Mr. Bliley began his career with Merrill Lynch & Co. in 1999 as an investment banking associate working from New York, London and Frankfurt. He is a graduate of Duke University and holds an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration from the University of Virginia.
About Stephens Inc.
Stephens Inc. is a full service, 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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