Argent Financial Group Once Again Named to Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing “Private” Companies

PRESS RELEASE: RUSTON, Louisiana, August 14, 2019
Contact: Sarah Warren, Director of Marketing | (318) 251-5812

Argent Financial Group has once again been named one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies through its inclusion on the 38th annual Inc. 5000 List, published by Inc. Magazine. This is the second year in a row that Argent has been recognized. It is the only Louisiana-based financial services company — and one of only 37 Louisiana companies in total — to be included on the list. Argent ranked #4885 on a list of 5,000 American privately owned businesses.

Companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2015 to 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2015. They must be based in the United States, privately held, for-profit and independent as of December 31, 2018. The minimum revenue required for 2015 is $100,000; the minimum for 2018 is $2 million.

“It’s truly an honor to be ranked among some of the most successful companies in America for the second year in a row,” said Kyle McDonald, CEO of Argent Financial Group. “Argent Financial’s success is directly tied to our employees’ commitment to personalized service and unbiased wealth management services that put the client’s interest first. This year we look forward to continued growth and to providing seamless and supportive customer service for our treasured clients and families.”

Since its inception in 1990, Argent has steadily grown in both geographic reach and amount of wealth managed. The company employs 300 professionals with responsibility for more than $21 billion in client assets and oversight of two million mineral acres through its mineral management division. Argent’s 31 markets are located across 12 Southern states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. For more information about the Inc. 5000 and to view the full list of this year’s winners, visit

About Argent Financial Group
Argent Financial Group (AFG) is a leading independent fiduciary wealth management firm. 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. Argent also recently won a bronze Stevie award in the Fastest Growing Company category from the 17th Annual American Business Awards®. For more information, visit

About the Inc. 5000
The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. 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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