Cort Bethmann Promoted to Senior Vice President and Wealth Advisor for Argent Trust in Nashville

  • December 13, 2019

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Cort Bethmann

Cort Bethmann

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 12, 2019 – Argent Trust Company announced today the promotion of Cort Bethmann from vice president and wealth advisor to senior vice president and wealth advisor in the firm’s Nashville office.

Formerly with Franklin-based Independence Trust Company, which he joined in 2012, Bethmann joined Argent Trust Company in 2017 with the merger of Independence Trust Company into Argent. As an Argent senior vice president, Bethmann’s duties include working directly with clients to deliver practical and proactive wealth management advice in estate planning, strategic asset protection, directed trusts, challenging family dynamics, charitable giving strategies and legacy planning.

“Cort brings exceptional legal and financial planning expertise to his clients and is incredibly deserving of this promotion,” said Greer Redden, regional manager for Argent Trust. “He is constantly staying on top of wealth management law and continuing his formal education to provide exemplary fiduciary service. We are fortunate to have him on the team.”

Bethmann received his J.D. from Texas A&M University School of Law and his B.A. from the University of Tennessee. He also recently earned his Latin Legum Magister (LL.M.) degree in wealth management from Texas A&M University School of Law, a program focused on long-term wealth creation and preservation, including governance, investment and expansion, exit strategies and estate and family planning.

“I am honored to be recognized for my efforts in providing fiduciary advice that empowers clients to meet their financial goals,” Bethmann said. “I’m also looking forward to playing a larger role in building our company in Middle Tennessee.”

A licensed attorney in Tennessee and Texas, Bethmann is involved in several area organizations, including the Estate Planning Counsel of Middle Tennessee, the Nashville Bar Association, the Nashville Bar Probate & Estate Planning Sections and the Williamson County Bar Association.

About Argent Trust Company
Argent Trust Company is a division of Argent Financial Group (AFG), a leading independent fiduciary wealth management firm. Responsible for more than $23 billion in client assets, 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. The company was also recently named for the second year in a row to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S. AFG is the only financial services company in Louisiana to make the prestigious list. For more information, visit