Argent Attracts Senior Vice President

MEMPHIS, TENNESSE (March 17, 2015) – Argent Financial Group and its subsidiary Argent Trust Company are pleased to announce the addition of David Franks, CTFA, AIF® as Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager.


Franks will manage client relationships for individuals and institutions. He has served clients for 25 years in a similar capacity with other Memphis trust and wealth management entities, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Regions Private Wealth Management.

Franks joins Ed Brundick, Market President of Argent Trust in Memphis as the firm’s local executives. Brundick’s experience in law practice and wealth management in the Memphis area will be a nice complement to Frank’s high net worth client base.


Argent’s team also includes Howard Safer, CEO of Argent Trust Company and Frank Hosse, Chief Investment Officer of Argent Trust. Safer and Hosse will provide support to Memphis area clients in conjunction with Franks. Safer has been recognized as one of Worth magazine’s “Best Financial Advisors”, inducted into Research Magazine’s Advisor Hall of Fame and named one of the Top Five National “Most Innovative Investment Professionals” by Ticker magazine.


“Argent Trust is committed to employing highly qualified professionals who are willing to listen first so that we can best understand and serve clients. David has demonstrated these qualities and we are excited that he decided to join our Argent Trust team” said Kyle McDonald, CEO of Argent Financial Group and chairman of Argent Trust Company.


“We are committed to growing our presence in the Memphis market. The addition of David to our team affords us the opportunity to serve even more of this market,” said Ed Brundick, Market President. “I am grateful we were able to attract the best in class talent.”


“I am extremely excited to join Argent Trust and become part of a dynamic financial entity. The strength of this organization is compelling and the management is world class. In an industry based on trust, Argent is positioned to take care of all client’s financial needs.



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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