Founded in 1969, Duncan-Williams, Inc. is a broker-dealer headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.
From our beginnings as a small regional municipal bond firm, Duncan-Williams grew to be one of the largest regional “Female Owned” broker-dealers in the nation before becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of South State Bank, N.A. (SSB) in February 2021. Although our roots are in the Southeast, we have grown into a nationally recognized, financial services provider serving clients across the country.
Today, our team is better prepared than ever to address even the most complex financial challenges. We have expanded our capabilities across asset classes and financial markets, giving our clients broad access to an ever-changing world of financial opportunity.
Despite our continuous growth, we have not lost sight of the single most important asset responsible for our company’s growth—the trust placed in us by our clients, with whom we have built relationships that, in many cases, span decades. At Duncan-Williams, we know that our success depends on yours. That’s why, without exception, everyone in our firm is dedicated to building relationships based on trust, integrity, and professionalism.
These core values, together with an unwavering commitment to quality, make us who we are as an investment firm.
We are focused on our clients.
We are committed to always putting their interests first. We understand that the quality of our reputation is directly proportional to our customers’ long-term satisfaction. Our role as an investment banking company is to support those relationships with value-added financial expertise, products and services.
We are proud to be a local firm with a national presence.
We believe that size is a statistic, not a company’s culture. We recognize that our national and global capabilities are important only to the extent that they enable us to deliver a comprehensive array of financial solutions and opportunities, one client at a time.
We have staying power.
With a strong capital base and a heritage of excellence that is more than 50 years strong, we know that financial stability and proven management expertise are prerequisites to serving our clients in good economic times and bad