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 People

Gus Leeper, CFP®

Financial Consultant

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Gus Leeper, CFP®

Philosophy & Approach

With more than five years of experience, Gus is a financial consultant in The Blagg Group, where he works with the team’s senior partner and Hot Springs Branch Manager Rick Blagg on helping clients define, set, and achieve their financial goals. Says Gus, “As a multigenerational team, we offer experience-based counsel that aligns with clients’ needs in various stages of their lives. Whether working with individuals, couples, or families, Rick and I are prepared to navigate their respective circumstances and deliver the right plan for their needs.”

Brandi Patrick is Gus’s registered client associate. She has been with Stephens almost 20 years and helps clients with matters regarding account administration.

Experience & Education

Gus began his wealth management career in Stephens Private Client Group’s three-year analyst program in 2015. This comprehensive program prepared him in the development of investment plans and strategies and for consulting with clients.

He graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2015 with two degrees. He received two Bachelors of Business of Administration, one in General Management and one in International Business, with minors in Finance & Spanish. Gus was a member of the UALR Trojan basketball team from 2010-2015.

Gus is also is a Certified Financial PlannerTM (CFP®). The certification from the CFP® board includes insurance planning and risk management, employee benefits planning, investment planning, retirement planning, and estate planning.

Personal

Gus serves on the UA Little Rock Athletic Department Letterman’s Board and on the their Alumni Association Board of Directors. He also serves on the Board of the Boys & Girls Club of Saline County. He enjoys UALR sporting events and playing in recreational basketball leagues. Gus and his wife, Danielle, spend their free time with their daughter, Lilly, family and friends boating on Lake Ouachita and playing with their dog, Molly.

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