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.


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

Phillip Butterfield, CFP®

Senior Vice President

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Phillip Butterfield, CFP®

Philosophy & Approach

Phillip joined Stephens Private Client Group in 2014 as a member of the firm’s wealth management analyst program, which develops and trains the firm’s next generation of consultants. Phillip says, “This is an interesting time for financial consultants as multiple generations are seeking guidance for their varied investment needs. In each client relationship, accessibility is key. I take pride in working closely with clients to assist them in reaching their financial aspirations and providing sound guidance on a multitude of decisions that directly impact their futures.”

Experience & Education

Phillip received his Bachelor of Science in Finance with a minor in Accounting from Arkansas State University in 2012, where he was also a member of the varsity football team. He continued at the University to receive his Master of Business Administration two years later.

He is also 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.


An Arkansas native, Phillip is a member of The Hat Club of Little Rock, a non-profit organization that offers access to unique community services and charity events to help a number of charitable organizations.