Alan Tarver Joins Argent Trust Company as Senior Vice President in Austin Office

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Alan Tarver

AUSTIN, Texas. May 1, 2019 – Argent Trust Company announced today that Alan Tarver has joined the company as senior vice president and senior portfolio manager in its Austin office, serving the Austin, Dallas and Fort Worth markets. He will report to John McCollum, chief investment officer. Tarver will be responsible for managing personal and institutional relationships.

A CFA® charterholder, Tarver has more than 20 years of investment management experience, most recently with Frost Bank in Austin and San Antonio. He spent his career progressing through equity analysis, co-managing the large cap growth equity fund, leading asset allocation initiatives, and as regional portfolio manager for the Austin area while at Frost.

“Alan brings a great deal of experience in high-level asset allocation and evaluating non-traditional investments, and he will serve as a vital resource to our current and prospective clients,” said McCollum. “Alan has spent much of his career working with families, and we look forward to him being an integral part of our development of the Texas market.”

“It’s exciting to be joining such a dynamic and fast growing, client focused company in Texas and across the South. It’s the best of both worlds — having the support and service offering of a large company, while also being able to work independently with a strong Austin team of familiar faces. This is the perfect opportunity to use my expertise in equity analysis, fiduciary fund management and corporate leadership to focus on client solutions.”

“We’re elated to welcome Alan to the Argent family here in Austin,” said Austin Market President David Redding. “He brings a rare and valuable set of skills to the table, combining his deep analytical knowledge of equity research with supreme interpersonal skills, allowing him to speak to clients about their portfolios with ease and understanding.”

Tarver received a master’s degree in international management from Thunderbird School of Global Management, an MBA from Arizona State University and a bachelor’s degree in economics and government from the University of Texas at Austin.

In addition, he is past president of the CFA Society of San Antonio, a member of the advisory council of the University of Texas MBA Investment Fund and a member of the investment advisory committee for the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word.

About Argent Trust Company
Argent Trust Company is a division of Argent Financial Group (AFG), a leading independent fiduciary wealth management firm. Responsible for more than $20 billion in client assets, AFG provides individuals, families, institutions and businesses with a broad range of wealth management services including trust administration and related services, investment management, family office services, retirement plan and charitable organization administration, mineral (oil and gas) management, and financial, retirement and estate planning. For more information, visit



Argent Financial Group

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2020, Argent Financial Group (Argent) is a leading, independent, fiduciary wealth management firm. Responsible for more than $30 billion in client assets, Argent provides individuals, families, businesses and institutions with a broad range of wealth management services, including trust and estate administration, investment management, ESOPs, retirement plan consulting, funeral and cemetery trusts, charitable organization administration, oil and gas (mineral) management and other unique financial services. Headquartered in Ruston, Louisiana, Argent was formed in 1990 and traces its roots back to 1930.

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