Argent Trust Company

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Argent Trust Overview

Preserving Your Wealth

Argent Trust Company is Argent Financial Group’s flagship subsidiary. For over 30 years, we have helped individuals, families, businesses, and institutions ensure their legacy and safeguard their wealth through trust administration and estate planning, investment management, and other fiduciary services. 

Argent Trust operates under a Tennessee-domiciled trust charter so that our clients may benefit from Tennessee’s very advantageous trust laws. Tennessee is a friendly state to trusts because of its favorable tax laws and other asset protection legislation available to anyone in the U.S. as long as a qualified trustee is a resident of Tennessee or part of a Tennessee-based trust institution, such as Argent. Argent Trust is Tennessee’s largest state-chartered independent trust company.

 

Argent Trust provides the following services:

Professional Trust Management
Wealth Management
Investment Management
Employee Stock Ownership Plans
• Retirement Plan Administration and Consulting
Funeral and Cemetery Trust Services
Governmental Services
Philanthropic Services
Timberland Investment Management

Argent Trust Company Services

Trusts & Estate Planning

A broad spectrum of Trust strategies available to provide long-term financial stability and growth for your financial legacy.

Employee Stock Ownership Plans

Premier trustee and special fiduciary services for employee stock ownership plans across the United States.

Funeral & Cemetery Trusts

A dedicated business unit focused solely on serving the deathcare businesses across the U.S. with funeral and cemetery trust needs.

Governmental Services

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

Locations

Our Team

J. Hutchison (Hutch) Bryan, Jr

J. Hutchison (Hutch) Bryan, Jr

Senior Portfolio Manager
San Antonio

J. Hutchison (Hutch) Bryan, Jr., CFA is a Senior Portfolio Manager at Argent Trust Company in our San Antonio office. He is responsible for fixed income portfolio management of client portfolios, with an emphasis on municipal and investment grade corporate bonds....

James Ferraro, J.D.

James Ferraro, J.D.

Trust Counsel
Shreveport

Jim joined Argent in 2016 and brought with him twelve years' experience as a Trust Officer, Manager of Trust Real Estate and Trust Counsel for a bank trust department in Kansas City. Prior to attending law school his previous career was as a Social Studies and History...

James M. Pettus, III

James M. Pettus, III

Senior Vice President
Corpus Christi

James has been with the company since 2004. His responsibilities include oversight of the Corpus Christi office, client service and business development in South Texas. He sits on the firm's Investment Committee and the Trust Management Committee. He has been a...

Jason McDavid, CPA

Jason McDavid, CPA

Vice President & Wealth Advisor
Ridgeland

Jason joined Argent in 2020, coming to Argent from Gulf South Capital, a family office in Jackson, where he had provided finance and accounting support since 2017. Before that, he worked at KLLM Transport Services in Richland as controller of investment transportation...

Jason Velie

Jason Velie

Trust Officer
Wilmington

As a Trust Officer for Argent Trust Company’s Funeral and Cemetery Division, Jason is responsible for the oversight and administration of various Funeral and Cemetery Trust relationships. Before joining Argent Trust Company, Jason worked in Trust Operations for Live...

Jill Knight Nalty

Jill Knight Nalty

Business Development Officer
New Orleans

As business development officer, Jill is responsible for new client outreach and strengthening current customer relationships. Jill has 13 years of banking experience in New Orleans, having served the banking community at Hibernia National Bank and First Commerce...

Jim Breaux

Jim Breaux

Senior Vice President, National Sales Executive
New Orleans

Jim joined Argent Trust in 2018 and serves as a Senior Vice President and National Sales Director for the company's funeral and cemetery trust services division. Prior to joining Argent Trust, Jim has served at other organizations as a Director of Administrative...

Jim Christman

Jim Christman

Vice President & Trust Officer
Lake Charles

Jim joined Argent in 2008 to open an office in Lake Charles, Louisiana. As an Argent Trust Officer, Jim services current clients and develops prospective clients for Trust Services, 1031 exchanges, and Fee-based Investment Management. Jim has been in financial...

Joe Fisher, Jr

Joe Fisher, Jr

Senior Vice President
Beaumont

Joe has worked for Argent and its predecessor, Genesis Wealth Management for 20 years. As Senior Vice President, Joes serves high net worth clients in the Beaumont area focusing on wealth management and trust services. Joe is one of the most experienced financial...

John McCollum, CFA

John McCollum, CFA

Chief Investment Officer, Argent Financial Group
Atlanta

John joined Argent Financial Group in 2015 and is responsible for overseeing investment management services for Heritage Trust Company and Argent Trust Company where he chairs the Investment Committee. John also supports corporate strategy and development activities...

John O. Allen, Jr

John O. Allen, Jr

Market President - Greenville, SC
Greenville

John Allen manages client relationships and leads the Greenville office in its client service efforts. He has 35 years of experience in trust, wealth management, tax and financial planning. Allen holds a BA from Furman University and is an Accredited Estate Planner...

Jon K. Daubert, J.D., LL.M.

Jon K. Daubert, J.D., LL.M.

Senior Vice President, Trust Officer
San Antonio

Jon joined Argent in 2019 and is responsible for managing personal and institutional relationships. He has more than 17 years of estate planning and trust banking experience with Frost Bank in San Antonio. Jon spent his early career in law, practicing as an estate,...

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