Argent Hires Additional Portfolio Manager

Argent Hires Additional Portfolio manager


NASHVILLE, TENNESSE (March 16, 2015) – Argent Financial Group and its subsidiary Argent Trust Company are pleased to announce the addition of Shannon Harrington, CFA as Vice President and Portfolio Manager.


In his new role, Shannon will actively manage personal, charitable, and institutional assets for trust and investment accounts.Harrington has over 15 years of experience offering investment management solutions to clients in Nashville. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from the University of California in Santa Barbara and a Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Harrington is reuniting with a seasoned team of fiduciary services professionals at Argent Trust. He joins his former manager Howard Safer, CEO of Argent Trust Company. Safer has over 40 years experience in fiduciary services with a special emphasis on high net worth families. Harrington started his career at Bradford Trust where Safer served as President and followed him to Regions Morgan Keegan after Bradford was sold.


Harrington will also be rejoining Frank Hosse, Chief Investment Officer of Argent Trust and Mindy Hirt, Wealth Advisor at Argent Trust.  Hosse and Hirt will provide services and support to Harrington and his clients.  This team has been recognized as one of Worth magazine’s “Best Financial Advisors”, inducted into Research Magazine’s Advisor Hall of Fame and named one of the Top Five National “Most Innovative Investment Professionals” by Ticker magazine.


“We have experienced a great deal of growth since we joined Argent Trust Company three years ago,” said Howard Safer, CEO of Argent Trust Company. “Our growth has created a need to add experienced professionals to serve the needs of our existing and prospective clients. The addition of Shannon to our team affords us the opportunity to serve even more of the market.” says Safer.


“Argent Trust is committed to employing highly qualified professionals who are willing to listen first so that we can best understand and serve clients. Shannon has demonstrated these qualities and we are excited that he decided to join our Argent Trust team” said Kyle McDonald, CEO of Argent Financial Group and chairman of Argent Trust Company.


“This team continues to add a great deal to Argent’s success with client-focused service and with a reputation unsurpassed in the industry,” added McDonald.







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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