Michael Shearer

Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer - Argent Timberland Group

M.S., University of Kentucky
B.S., University of Kentucky

Michael joined Argent in 2016, following a 40 year career in forestry and timberland investment management. As Chief Investment Officer at Argent Timberland Group, he is responsible for all phases of the client investment program, including strategic planning, acquiring and selling properties, protecting and managing client assets, valuation and reporting, and environmental stewardship and sustainability.

Michael began his forestry career with Weyerhaeuser Company, developing and implementing modern silvicultural techniques, and helped timberland become an institutional asset class with a pioneer timberland investment firm. At Regions Timberland Group, he led the portfolio management and acquisitions team as the group’s assets under management increased from $1.2 billion to $2.2 billion.

Michael holds BS and MS degrees in Forestry from the University of Kentucky and serves on the Forestry Advisory Board there. He is a member of the Society of American Foresters and is an SAF Certified Forester. He also is a Registered Forester in Alabama and a past Director of the Georgia Forestry Association. Michael and his wife Anita have one daughter, Jeanne, and enjoy travel, their family farm in southern Kentucky and University of Kentucky sports.

600 University Park Place Suite 200, Birmingham, AL 35209

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Custody & Escrow Services

Custody & Escrow Services

Argent’s institutional services team has 30 years of experience serving public funds, unions/Taft Hartley, financial institutions, corporations, healthcare providers, insurance companies, governments, non-profits and family offices.


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