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 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.

Stephens Spotlights

My Stephens Story: Amy Knight, Senior Vice President

Mar 17, 2022

I entered wealth management because I love finance and helping people with their finances, but also because this career is a great fit for my lifestyle. I joined Stephens because of its supportive culture as a family business, and because the Private Client Group is committed to the best interest of clients. Here, the clients really do come first. It’s rare to find a company that so thoroughly aligns with your passion and priorities.

All of that is very important to me, because before I was in wealth management and working at Stephens, I was a mother of four children. I married my high school sweetheart from Helena, Arkansas. After graduating from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, I attained my Certified Public Accountant designation. My husband became a farmer. While we were living in Stuttgart, Arkansas, both of us decided to switch careers.

Putting it mildly, this was a big change for our family – occurring when our kids were still quite young. My husband enrolled in school to begin the process of transitioning from farming to becoming a tax attorney. Meanwhile, at the suggestion of our own financial consultant at the time, I decided to pursue wealth management. He recognized my technical background and enjoyment of connecting with people. So this new path, although somewhat daunting, appealed to me on a deep level.

In 1998, I began my wealth management career at a company that had good basic training but required me to manage my own office almost by myself. That amount of administrative work limited my time working with clients. Eventually I realized the value of working at a firm with highly responsive back-office staff, investment specialists, and senior management. A manager at Stephens reached out to me and showed me how PCG has a solutions-oriented environment, without any pressure to sell certain products or services.

Since coming to Stephens in 2002, my business has grown exponentially. Over the years I’ve completed the firm’s advanced wealth management program, Stephens University at Wake Forest University; brought on many new clients; provided solutions to empower those clients to achieve their financial goals; and along the way built a better life for my family. In addition, it is meaningful to me that two of my children and a nephew of mine all work at Stephens. They saw my enthusiasm for the firm and making a real difference in the lives of clients.

My nephew Mac Etoch works in Public Finance. My daughter Elizabeth works in Fixed Income. And my son Collins completed the Stephens three-year analyst program then became my junior partner here at PCG. He has been interested in my job since the age of 15, and ultimately joined the firm in 2018. Working with Collins every day to help our clients, and seeing him grow in this career, is a truly rewarding experience. I love that Stephens, which is a family business, enables us to have a family business. And that’s My Stephens Story.

About the Expert

Amy Knight

Senior Vice President, Private Wealth Management

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