Argent Financial Group, a leading independent fiduciary wealth management firm, has been named the winner of a Stevie® Award in the 18th Annual American Business Awards®.
The Ruston, Louisiana-based company received a bronze award for Company of the Year – Financial Services – Large. This is the third year in a row that Argent has won a Stevie Award, and the second time the company has earned this specific recognition.
The American Business Awards are widely recognized as one of the nation’s top business awards. More than 3,600 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in nearly every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories.
“It is incredible to once again be recognized among the best in American business,” said Kyle McDonald, CEO of Argent Financial Group. “This honor is entirely because of our employees and their commitment to our clients and communities across the 31 markets we serve.”
Judges noted several of Argent’s significant accomplishments, such as:
• Increasing assets under management by 24 percent
• Being named a 2019 Louisiana Growth Leader by the Louisiana Department of Economic Development
• Making the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies for a second year in a row
Calling the company an “excellent success story,” the judges also praised Argent for its community contributions and growth efforts and strategies. More than 230 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.
“Despite the toughest business conditions in memory, American organizations continue to demonstrate their commitment to innovation, creativity and bottom-line results,” said Stevie Awards President Maggie Gallagher. “This year’s Stevie-winning nominations are full of inspiring stories of persistence, ingenuity, resourcefulness and compassion. We celebrate all of their stories and look forward to showcasing them during our virtual awards ceremony on August 5.”
The American Business Awards were created in 2002 to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide. Details about the American Business Awards and the full list of 2020 Stevie winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.
About Argent Financial Group
Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2020, Argent Financial Group (AFG) is a leading independent fiduciary wealth management firm. Responsible for more than $26 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. For more information, visit www.ArgentFinancial.com.
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.