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

Rick Blagg

Branch Manager, Senior Vice President

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Rick Blagg

Philosophy & Approach

Rick and his junior partner, Gus Leeper, provide customized investment solutions based on client goals. As part of this offering, they regularly perform cash flow analysis, portfolio and investment management, retirement planning, and estate planning. “Our focus is to develop a thorough wealth management plan based on information from the client to help them achieve their investment objectives. We are fully committed to their financial interests and, through an open and consistent dialogue, Gus and I are able to make meaningful and timely recommendations that are in-line with a client’s long-term wealth management plan. We place a premium on relationships and our clients recognize us as trusted financial consultant,” Rick said.

Rick and Gus are supported by Brandi Patrick, a registered client associate. Brandi joined Stephens in 1999, and she assists clients on a daily basis, as well as helping Rick manage daily administrative duties in the branch.

Experience & Education

In 1999, Rick joined Stephens as a Financial Consultant in the Private Client Group. Today, he is the Branch Manager of the Stephens Hot Springs office. He began his investment career in 1987 working for regional and national brokerage firms.

Rick received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas. He also graduated from Stephens University at Wake Forest University.

Personal

Rick is a third generation Hot Springs native. He and his wife, Diane, have one daughter and three grandchildren. In his spare time, he can be found playing golf or playing with grandchildren and family on Lake Hamilton.


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