Argent Advisors

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Argent Advisors

Making the Most of Your Financial Resources

Argent Advisors is a Registered Investment Advisory firm with decades of combined experience. Our specialized planning, protection, and investment services offer a comprehensive approach to help you achieve financial well-being.

For individual clients, we offer diversified financial services related to financial planning, investment management, and retirement planning. Our goal is to create and implement personalized plans that meet the unique needs of our clients. 

Argent Advisors is also a Registered Municipal Advisor offering local governments services in all their public finance needs, from debt issuance to retirement and pension plan consulting.

 

Argent Advisors Provides the Following Services:

Investment Management
Financial Planning
Registered Municipal Advisor Services

 

View our Client Relationship Summary, also known as Form CRS, here.

Services Argent Advisors Provides

Investment Management

A comprehensive scope of investment services that are designed to optimize the performance of your financial assets, based on your unique needs and strategy.

Financial Planning

A comprehensive service provided by trained and experienced CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals, encompassing the areas of Investment, Tax, Retirement, Estate and Insurance planning.

Governmental Services

Administrative and investment expertise serving governments and municipal bodies in managing complex public finances.

Locations

Monroe

1609 Stubbs Avenue, Monroe, LA 71201

PH: (800) 757-7195

Monroe - Origin Location

2400 Forsythe Avenue, Monroe, LA 71201

PH: (318) 807-4541

Ruston

500 E Reynolds Dr., Ruston, LA 71270

PH: (318) 251-5800

Monroe

1609 Stubbs Avenue, Monroe, LA 71201

(800) 757-7195

Monroe - Origin Location

2400 Forsythe Avenue, Monroe, LA 71201

(318) 807-4541

Ruston

500 E Reynolds Dr., Ruston, LA 71270

(318) 251-5800

Our Team

Austin Mills

Austin Mills

Investment Analyst
Monroe

Austin is part of Argent Advisors' investment committee, which manages the Prime allocation models. Austin also works with Dean Mailhes, Mike Jones and Barry Guinn managing the CORE equity portfolio, and with Vaughn Antley and Mike Jones on the Dividend Focus models....

Barry Guinn

Barry Guinn

Senior Vice President, Investment Advisor
Ruston

Barry has over 20 years of financial services experience as a banker, broker and investment advisor. His lending background, investment experience and financial licenses allow him to provide a full array of financial planning services. Barry’s ideal client is looking...

Beck Hanes

Beck Hanes

Institutional Services Associate
Ruston
Byron R. Moore, CFP®

Byron R. Moore, CFP®

Managing Director, Planning Group, Argent Advisors
Ruston

Byron has been in the financial services industry since 1982 and a Certified Financial Planner® practitioner since 1991. His financial columns have appeared in three North Louisiana Newspapers since 1993. His Money Matters television segment aired weekly on KNOE TV’s...

Carrie Brown

Carrie Brown

Chief Compliance Officer, Argent Advisors
Ruston

Carrie joined Argent in 2004 as a part-time college student and came on full time in 2006. She currently serves as Chief Compliance Officer for Argent Advisors and Argent/Heritage Retirement Plan Advisors. Prior to this role she worked within Argent Trust Company as...

Dean Mailhes

Dean Mailhes

Managing Director, Argent Advisors
Monroe

Dean has over 30 years experience providing investment management and financial planning services. He joined Argent in 1996, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Retirement Plan Specialist. He also holds a Louisiana Health, Life and Accident Insurance...

Justin Mailhes, CFP®

Justin Mailhes, CFP®

Investment Advisor
Monroe

As an Investment Advisor Representative, Justin is responsible for providing financial advice to clients. As a CFP® practitioner, he can walk clients through their comprehensive financial plan step by step. He also assists with creating and analyzing various asset...

Kathy Hopkins Easley

Kathy Hopkins Easley

Vice President, Investment Advisor
Ruston

Kathy originally began working for TCL Securities (now Argent Advisors) in May 1993. After working for a year then leaving for one year, she returned and has been employed for 26 years with the firm. In August of 1996 she obtained her Series 7 stock broker license and...

Katie Watts, CFIRS

Katie Watts, CFIRS

Institutional Services Officer
Ruston

As Institutional Services Officer at Argent, Katie serves in the corporate trust area which consists of more than 300 individual municipal bond issues and 100 political subdivisions with a combined issue size exceeding $2 billion. Katie joined Argent in October 2010....

Lana R. Patton

Lana R. Patton

Vice President, Institutional Services Officer
Ruston

As a Vice President & Institutional Services Officer at Argent, Lana serves as administrator in the corporate trust area which consists of more than 300 individual municipal bond issues and 100 political subdivisions with a combined issue size exceeding $2...

Lucius McGehee

Lucius McGehee

Executive Vice President, Institutional Services
Ruston

As manager of Argent Trust’s Governmental and Philanthropic services, Lucius lends his 30+ years of financial services industry experience by overseeing all aspects of Argent’s governmental and charitable clients. Lucius brings Argent solutions to various public...

Matthew Moore

Matthew Moore

Planning Assistant
Ruston

Matthew joined Argent Advisors in 2017 after spending time working for an economic research firm and working as a high school teacher. Matthew helps Byron in designing financial plans. He specializes in plans that help clients reduce debt and increase retirement...

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