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

Robin Cole, CRPC®

Senior Vice President

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Robin Cole, CRPC®

Philosophy & Approach

Robin has been a member of Stephens Private Client Group since 2012 and has over 20 years of industry experience. Robin and his partner, Bryan Cook, provide their clients with sound guidance related to both their short-term goals and long-term objectives. “Our team’s goal is to develop a relationship of trust with our clients so they are comfortable sharing all the financial information needed to effectively oversee their investments,” says Robin.

Robin is supported by Debbie Lilley, a registered client associate. With more than 25 years of administrative experience, Debbie is an integral part of the team.

Experience & Education

Robin received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and a minor in Economics from the University of Central Arkansas in 1978. He also completed Stephens’ advanced wealth management program, Stephens University, offered through Wake Forest University. Prior to joining Stephens as a Vice President, Robin worked at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc.

He is a Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM (CRPC®). This designation from the College for Financial Planning signifies that Robin has met initial and on-going experience, ethical education, and examination requirements for the retirement planning process, including meeting multiple financial objectives, sources of retirement income, personal savings, employer-sponsored retirement plans, retirement cash flow, asset management, estate planning, and more.

Personal

Robin spent 10 years on the board of trustees for Central Baptist College, part of that time as Chairman. He also served on the finance committee.

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