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

Curt Shelmire

Senior Vice President, Manager of Texas Public Finance

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Curt Shelmire

Curt has over of 27 years of public finance experience. He began his public finance career at Merrill Lynch in 1991 at its New York headquarters. Curt has been involved with Texas public finance since relocating in 1994. Curt has executed a variety of transactions including fixed rate bonds, direct bank placements, limited offerings, commercial paper, VRDO's, escrow restructurings, interest rate swaps, swaptions and basis swaps. His client base includes general municipal governments such as cities, counties, transportation agencies, colleges and universities, regional river authorities and state agencies. In August 2004, he served as special advisor to the City of Arlington in its negotiations with the Dallas Cowboys Football Club and advised the City in regard to the financial feasibility of the club's stadium proposal. Mr. Shelmire has a B.S. in Finance from the University of Virginia. He holds series 7, 50, 53 and 63 FINRA licenses.


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