Argent Chief Compliance Officer Carrie Brown Earns IACCP Designation

Contact: Sarah Warren, Argent Financial Group, Inc.  |  318.251.5812

Carrie Brown

RUSTON, Louisiana, Jan. 31, 2019 – Carrie Brown, chief compliance officer for Argent Advisors and Argent/Heritage Retirement Plan Advisors, has earned her Investment Adviser Certified Compliance Professional (IACCP) designation from National Regulatory Services (NRS), a leading compliance company.

The IACCP designation for investment advisory compliance professionals certifies that they have a broad knowledge of investment advisor regulation and compliance best practices, as well as a commitment to professional standards and ethical leadership.

Brown received the designation after completing coursework consisting of 15 required compliance courses, five electives, two years of work experience, submission of an ethics commitment and assessment, and a certifying examination. She finished the coursework in nine months.

“We’re very proud of Carrie for obtaining this certification, which demonstrates hers and Argent’s deep commitment to maintaining an ethical compliance culture throughout our company,” said Mike Jones, managing director of Argent Advisors’ Investment Group. “Our primary obligation is to our clients’ financial security, and by going the extra mile, we hope to continue earning their trust.”

Brown joined Argent in 2004 as a part-time college student and became a full-time employee in 2006. Before her current role, she worked as a reporting analyst and investment administrator with Argent Trust, as compliance administrator with Argent Fiduciary Consulting Services and as administrator and new business coordinator/compliance assistant with Argent Advisors. Brown earned her bachelor’s in finance from Louisiana Tech University.

“By giving me a deeper understanding of the laws and requirements of my field, this program will help me be a better compliance officer,” Brown says. “I look forward to applying my new knowledge here at Argent in a way that benefits the company and our clients.”

About Argent
Argent Advisors and Argent/Heritage Retirement Plan Advisors are divisions of Argent Financial Group (AFG), a leading independent fiduciary wealth management firm. Responsible for $19 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. The company was also recently named to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S. 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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