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Rodney J. Abele, CFA®, MBA

Senior Portfolio Manager, Senior Advisor

Chartered Financial Analyst®
MBA, Tulane Universityty
B.S. (Economics), University of Notre Dame

 

Rod serves as Senior Portfolio Manager for Orleans Capital Management, a subsidiary of Argent Financial Group. His primary responsibilities are for high-net-worth individuals as well as religious foundations and endowments.

Formerly, Rod was an Executive Vice President of a major regional bank and manager of the trust and capital markets division. He began his career as a fixed-income portfolio manager.

A Chartered Financial Analyst, Rod received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Notre Dame and a Master’s in Business Administration from Tulane University. Rod has over 40 years of experience in investment management. He has been with the firm since the firm’s inception in 1991.

Metairie

2201 Veterans Blvd ste 410, Metairie, LA 70002, USA

(504) 592-4680

Mandeville

830 West Causeway Approach suite 1200, Mandeville, LA 70471, USA

(504) 592-4680

2201 Veterans Blvd ste 410, Metairie, LA 70002, USA

Provided Services

Trusts & Estate Planning

Trusts & Estate Planning

With over 30 years of expertise serving as sole trustee, co-trustee, successor trustee and directed trustee for thousands of clients, Argent can expertly serve the multi-generational wealth preservation and transfer needs of your family.

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Corporate Trusts

Corporate Trusts

With over 30 years of experience and 330+ professionals, Argent has the administrative and investment expertise to help protect your business and support its growth.

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Custody & Escrow Services

Custody & Escrow Services

Argent’s institutional services team has more than 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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ESOPs

ESOPs

Argent is a premier ESOP Trustee and can serve as a transaction trustee, ongoing or successor trustee, or special fiduciary for employee stock ownership plans across the United States.

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Wealth Management

Wealth Management

Our expert wealth advisors can assist with preserving and growing wealth through tax and risk management, planning for the transfer of wealth, carrying out philanthropic goals and consulting on the preservation of family vision and preparing heirs.

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Retirement Plan Consulting

Retirement Plan Consulting

Argent Retirement Plan Advisors is a Registered Investment Advisor with the SEC that specializes in fiduciary and investment advisory services for retirement plan sponsors.

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Investment Management

Investment Management

Argent provides a broad range of investment management services designed to optimize the performance of your financial assets based on your unique needs and investment strategy.

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Special Needs Trusts

Special Needs Trusts

Argent provides SNT beneficiaries objective and appropriate investment services and administration to ensure that proper balance is achieved between eligibility for public assistance and quality of life.

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Funeral & Cemetery Trusts

Funeral & Cemetery Trusts

Argent’s dedicated funeral and cemetery trust group serves the deathcare industry across the United States with preneed, perpetual care, and merchandise trusts, as well as investment management.

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Oil & Gas Management

Oil & Gas Management

Few mineral management companies can match Argent Mineral Management’s expertise in contract negotiation, oil & gas accounting, asset evaluation, and ongoing management.

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The Morning View: February 13, 2024

The Morning View: February 13, 2024

Announced this morning, the headline Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased 0.3% in January, slightly higher than expected and grew 3.1% on an annual basis. Monthly prices for Energy Services, including Electricity, up 1.2%, and Utility (piped) Gas Service, up 2.0%,...

The Corporate Transparency Act is Coming

The Corporate Transparency Act is Coming

The Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”) went into effect on January 1, 2024, for newly formed companies and imposes strict reporting requirements that many other companies must meet by year-end. Basically, the CTA requires that all affected companies report the...

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