Argent Financial Group announced today that Linde Murphy, managing director for its subsidiary, Argent Retirement Plan Advisors, has been named one of the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) 2021 Top Women Advisors in the Rising Stars category. This is the second year in a row Murphy has received the honor. She is also one of three Texas-based advisors honored and the only one honored in the San Antonio area.
The Rising Stars category recognizes top producers who have less than five years of experience as a financial advisor for retirement plans, although they may have been in the industry longer. A panel of industry experts judged the anonymous questionnaires to select 34 individuals in the Rising Star category and 135 individuals total honored in three categories. More than 600 nominees responded to a series of quantitative and qualitative questions about their experience and practice, accomplishments, contributions to the industry, the state of workplace retirement plans and in what way(s) they “give back.”
“Since joining our team, Linde hasn’t stopped tirelessly putting the needs of our clients first, we are so proud of her to again be honored among the best in the country,” said Mark Milton, president of Argent Retirement Plan Consulting.
“To continue to be recognized as a model for financial advisors reflects Linde’s steadfast dedication to Argent’s values,” said Kyle McDonald, CEO of Argent Financial Group. “We’re so happy to see her acknowledged for her hard work and accomplishments for her clients, industry and community.”
Murphy currently serves as a governor on the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Board of Governors, as the chair of KLRN Public Television and as a member of the San Antonio Botanical Garden Advisory Board.
“To be nominated and win again as a Rising Star among such exceptional industry peers is quite humbling. Congratulations to all of the women recognized by NAPA in every category,” said Murphy. “Saving for retirement through your employer is one of the best ways to help guarantee a secure future and it’s truly an inspiration seeing so many women positively impact the financial lives of others as well.”
The NAPA Top Women Advisors accolade was launched in 2015 to acknowledge the contributions of a growing number of women who are making significant contributions to the retirement industry and bringing excellence to the profession.
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 trusts and estate planning, investment management, ESOPs, retirement plan administration and 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. For more information, visit www.ArgentFinancial.com.