Steven Phillips, AAMS®

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Branch Manager, Managing Director – Investments
Benjamin F. Edwards - Birmingham, AL
850 Shades Creek Pkwy
Ste 310
Birmingham, AL 35209
Phone: 205-877-9900


As a financial advisor, I firmly embrace the principle of putting my clients first and working with them in an atmosphere characterized by trust, integrity and mutual respect.

My client-first commitment to you begins by asking questions and listening to your responses about your current situation and plans for the future. Are you caring for a family? What are your plans for retirement? Are you transitioning your wealth to the next generation?

As we discuss these issues, we’ll work side-by-side to evaluate you current financial picture and explore your investment time horizon and your tolerance for risk. Each of these steps will help us develop a personalized investment program that will be designed to meet your current and projected needs.


Drawn by their client-centered approach to financial services, I joined Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. as branch manager in 2013 and facilitated the opening of our Birmingham office. I started my financial services career in 1989.

Outside of work, I like to spend time with my wife, Marian; and our three adult children named Katie, Carol Anne, and Carmen. I also enjoy golf, hunting, saltwater fly fishing, and sports — I’m an avid Auburn University fan. In addition, I enjoy travel, food and wine.


  • Asset Allocation
  • Business Owners
  • Financial Planning Strategies
  • Investment Strategies
  • Portfolio Construction
  • Retirement Income Planning
  • Wealth Management


  • Auburn University, Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing

What is an AAMS®? Earning the ACCREDITED ASSET MANAGEMENT SPECIALISTSM, or AAMS®, certification from the College for Financial Planning means that a financial advisor has successfully completed a course of study, passed an exam, and is compliant with a Code of Ethics, which includes agreeing to abide by the Standards of Professional Conduct. In addition, the designation is subject to renewal requirements every two years, which in includes the completion of 16 hours continuing education, and a reaffirmation to the Code of Ethics.