Argent Trust Company, a subsidiary of Argent Financial Group, announced today that Michael Lanese has joined the company as senior portfolio manager. He will be based in Argent’s Dallas office and will be responsible for managing personal and institutional portfolios.
Lanese joins Argent from Fluent Financial, where he served as portfolio manager. In that role, Lanese handled the development and management of the firm’s portfolios and risk management processes. He also focused on strategizing client portfolios to help increase returns while simultaneously reducing overall financial risk.
“Mike is a seasoned veteran, bringing three decades of experience and a depth of industry knowledge that will be valuable in assisting clients,” said John McCollum, Argent chief investment officer. “We are pleased that he is joining our Argent team and look forward to Mike continuing to grow our client base within this market.”
“I’m excited to be a part of the Dallas office for such a well-respected company,” said Lanese. “I am looking forward to applying my past educational and professional experiences toward helping our clients through Argent’s wide variety of fiduciary-level services.”
Lanese received his bachelor of business administration in finance from Texas Christian University (TCU) and his MBA from Southern Methodist University (SMU). In addition, he holds the Series 7 (securities representative), 63 (state law license), 24 (principal) and 57 (securities trader) licenses with Private Client Services (PCS).
Lanese is a member of the Dallas Sommelier Society, has passed the WSET III certification and is a Level II sommelier through the International Masters Guild of Sommeliers. He also previously served as head coach of the TCU men’s lacrosse team and as a lacrosse coach within the Highland Park School System. He is the former president of the Southwest Lacrosse Association.
About Argent Financial Group
Argent Financial Group (Argent) is a leading, independent, fiduciary wealth management firm. Responsible for more than $35 billion in client assets, Argent provides individuals, families, businesses and institutions with a broad range of wealth management services, including trust and estate planning, investment management, retirement plan consulting, ESOPs, 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. For more information, visit www.ArgentFinancial.com.