Financial institutions

Stephens adds three senior executives to the firm’s financial institutions group

SMALL ROCK, Arch.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Stephens, an independent financial services firm, today announced that Peter McCorry, Russell Gunther and Jake Morton have joined its Financial Institutions Group (FIG) within Institutional Equities and Research as Managing Directors . Mr. McCorry and Mr. Morton will focus on equity sales and trading while Mr. Gunther will work on equity research.

Together they bring over 60 years of industry experience to Stephens, deepening the company’s capabilities and offerings related to FIG. They will be based in Stephens’ New York office.

“Pete, Russell or Jake would be incredible recruits individually, but bringing all three together is a tremendous win for Stephens,” said Nik Fisken, executive vice president and head of institutional equity and research at Stephens, “Since founding from Stephens plus more than 80 years ago, this firm is a committed partner to financial institutions of almost any size and from all regions Pete, Russell and Jake are fantastic executives with deep institutional knowledge of this industry and can create new relationships by helping us to innovate and increase our revenues.”

Mr. McCorry and Mr. Gunther joined Stephens from DA Davidson while Mr. Morton joined Wells Fargo. All three held similar positions in these companies. Mr. McCorry held previous positions at FIG Partners, Compass Point, KBW and Citigroup. He graduated from the State University of New York at Oneonta.

Mr. Gunther held previous positions at Macquarie Capital, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods and PwC. He graduated from Colgate University.

Mr. Morton held previous positions at Mendon Capital, Piper Jaffray, Stern Agee, Moors & Cabot and the NYSE. He graduated from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.

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