We provide investment banking, research, sales and trading, asset and wealth management, public finance, insurance, private capital, and family office services.
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 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.
Our reputation as a leading independent financial services firm is built on the stability of our longstanding and highly experienced senior executives.
We are committed to corporate philanthropy; economic and financial literacy advocacy; and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
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.
We host many highly informative meetings each year with clients, industry decision makers, and thought leaders across the U.S. and in Europe.
We provide fiduciary investment strategies to public-and private-sector institutional clients through asset allocation, consulting, and retirement services.
Decades of proven performance and experience in providing tailored fixed income trading and underwriting services to major municipal and corporate issuers.
Proven industry-leading research, global market insights, and client-focused execution.
Customized risk management, property & casualty, executive strategies and employee benefits solutions that protect our clients over the long term.
We assist companies with accessing capital through innovative advisory and execution services that help firms achieve their strategic goals.
We have been a trusted and reliable source of capital for private companies for over 70 years.
Our experienced Private Client Group professionals develop customized investment strategies to help clients achieve their financial goals.
We are a trusted municipal advisor with proven expertise in public financings. We also work with clients in negotiated and competitive municipal underwritings.
Economists have an abysmal record at predicting the onset of recessions. The current recession is positive proof of that fact. But this time, we can give economists a bit of a break; no one saw this recession coming. Policymakers, economists, and the medical community were caught totally unprepared for the chaos caused by Covid-19. Worldwide, the pace of an economic recovery following the Covid-19 ambush will be hard to predict.
Epidemiologists will play a key role in guiding policymakers through the health issues and subsequent labored opening of the economy. In the meantime, economists must assess the impact of the current catastrophe recognizing that there are no roadmaps or models to guide sound conclusions. Most assessments are and will be rife with guesswork.
We can try to draw some preliminary conclusions on economic conditions such as output, employment, prices, monetary policy, and fiscal policy. Keep in mind much of the data is fragmentary and, in some cases, unreliable information due to problems in data collection.
Thomas Goho, Ph.D. is formerly the Chief Economic Consultant for Stephens Inc. He also served as the Co-Director of Stephens University at Wake Forest University.