Argent Financial Group Names New President of Argent Property Services

RUSTON, Louisiana (May 20, 2014) – Argent Financial Group, a diversified Southern wealth and financial services firm responsible for more than $6 billion in client assets, recently named Matt Barham president of Argent Property Services (APS), a subsidiary of the firm that provides oil and gas management services.

With a forestry degree from Louisiana Tech University, Barham has worked for Argent Property Services since 2008 and most recently held the position of vice president. Prior to joining the company, Barham was self-employed as a consulting forester.

“Matt has proven to be a strong leader for Argent Property Services,” said Kyle McDonald, CEO of Argent Financial Group. “He has been instrumental in continuing to enhance our operations and client services. As a result of his leadership, Argent Property Services is well-known and respected.”

In his new role, Barham will continue to manage client relationships with land and mineral owners, protecting their property and mineral interests while maximizing value and wealth from their oil and gas assets.

“I want APS to continue to be the leader in oil and gas management services, not only in the South, but throughout the United States,” said Barham. “We will continue solidifying our relationships with each existing client through our service, our availability, our integrity and, most importantly, our appreciation.”

About Argent Financial Group
Argent Financial Group, domiciled in Ruston, Louisiana, was formed in 1990 and traces its roots back to 1930. Responsible for more than $6 billion in client assets, Argent Financial Group is a diversified wealth management entity providing individuals and businesses in the southern U.S. with a broad range of financial services including trust administration and related services, investment management, retirement plan and charitable organization administration, mineral (oil and gas) management, financial, retirement and estate planning, and brokerage services (offered through LPL Financial). For more information, visit www.argentcares.com.

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Argent Financial Group

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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