Argent Named to Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies

PRESS RELEASE: RUSTON, Louisiana, Aug. 15, 2018
Contact: Sarah Warren, Director of Marketing | (318) 251-5812

Argent Financial Group has been named one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies through its inclusion on the 37th annual Inc. 5000 List, published by Inc. Magazine. Argent ranked #4377 on a list of 5,000 small and mid-sized businesses across the country. This year marks the first time the company has been recognized on the list.

The list is ranked according to percentage revenue growth between 2014 and 2017. To qualify, businesses must be based in the United States, be privately held, for-profit and independent, meaning they are not a subsidiary or division of another company. Revenues in 2014 must have been at least $100,000 and at least $2 million in 2017.

“We are honored to be recognized on this year’s Inc. 5000 list for our growth and dedication to expanding our services and clientele,” said Kyle McDonald, CEO of Argent Financial Group. “This outstanding accomplishment belongs to our entire professional staff, who have made this possible through their attitude of humble confidence, their unbiased approach to managing and growing our clients’ wealth and their commitment to fiduciary service. We look forward to our company continuing to flourish as we provide our clients with the exceptional service they deserve.”

Since its inception in 1990, Argent has steadily grown in both geographic reach and amount of wealth managed. Today, the company is responsible for $19 billion in client assets and its mineral management division oversees oil and gas rights that encompass two million acres. It employs more than 270 professionals and has 29 locations in 12 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, domiciled in Ruston, Louisiana, was formed in 1990 and traces its roots to 1930. Responsible for more than $19 billion in client assets, Argent Financial Group 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) rights management, and financial, retirement and estate planning. 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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