Argent Trust Names David Franks Market President



Contact: Brooks Campany
Argent Financial Group, Inc.
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MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE, August 8, 2016 – Argent Financial Group and its subsidiary Argent Trust Company are pleased to announce the promotion of David Franks, CTFA, AIF® to Market President of their Memphis office.

David FranksFranks joined Argent in early 2015 and this office has seen substantial growth since his arrival. He will continue to manage client relationships for individuals of high net worth and institutions. He has served clients for 25 years in a similar capacity with other Memphis trust and wealth management entities, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Regions Private Wealth Management.

Argent’s team also includes Howard Safer, CEO of Argent Trust Company, Ken Alderman, President of Argent Trust Company, Frank Hosse, Chief Investment Officer of Argent Trust, and Kristen Sears, Vice President and Trust Officer of Argent Trust.

“Argent Trust is committed to employing highly qualified professionals who are willing to listen first so that we can best understand and serve clients. David has demonstrated these qualities which have resulted in his attracting a large client base to Argent. We are excited that he will be leading our Memphis team” said Kyle McDonald, CEO of Argent Financial Group and chairman of Argent Trust Company.

“We are committed to growing our presence in the Memphis market. The promotion of David to Market President was an easy decision as he is a natural leader to our seasoned team and exemplifies the standard we hold for client service,” said Ken Alderman. “I am grateful we were able to promote the best in class talent.”

“I am extremely excited for the future Argent Trust and its offering to the dynamic Memphis market,” says Franks. “The strength of this organization is compelling and the management is world class. In an industry based on trust, Argent is positioned to take care of all clients’ financial needs.”

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 $13.5 billion in client assets, Argent Financial Group provides individuals, 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


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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