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Stephens Adds Specialty Finance Analyst to Equity Research Team

September 30, 2016, 07:17 AM

Stephens Inc., an independent, full-service investment banking firm, continues to grow its equity research team with the hiring of Vincent Caintic as Senior Specialty Finance Analyst effective September 27. In this role he will build upon Stephens’ expertise in middle market non-bank lenders, and introduce coverage of commercial finance, aircraft and equipment lessors and credit card companies. Caintic will be based in New York. Stephens has 32 analysts covering more than 500 stocks across the sectors of consumer, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrials and technology.

Caintic has 10-plus-years of experience covering financial services with a focus on specialty finance, banks, and insurance. During his recent tenure as an analyst and Associate Director of Research at Macquarie, he launched coverage of 18 specialty finance companies totaling more than $200 billion in market capitalization. Earlier sell-side experience includes equity research roles with Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo.

“Stephens’ long-history of identifying opportunities within specialty finance sets us apart. The addition of Vincent furthers our ability to bring forth compelling investment ideas,” stated Nik Fisken, executive vice-president and head of Equity Capital Markets at Stephens. “Highly regarded for his industry insights, prudent stock selection, and entrepreneurial mind-set, Vincent will be a strong asset,” Fisken concluded.

Stephens Inc. is a full service investment banking firm headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas. Since its inception in 1933, privately held Stephens Inc. has served a broad client base which includes corporations, state and local governments, financial institutions, institutional investors and individual investors throughout the United States and overseas.

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