Austin McCarty, a wealth advisor in Argent Trust Company’s Oxford office, has earned his Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) certification and has been promoted to assistant vice president at Argent Trust.
The CFP® mark is widely recognized as the highest standard in personal financial planning. Advisors who earn a CFP® designation have met the CFP® Board’s rigorous requirements and set the standard for responsible and ethical financial planning. McCarty passed the CFP® exam on his first attempt.
“We are all very proud of Austin becoming a Certified Financial Planner professional,” said Mark Hartnett, managing director of Argent Family Wealth Services. “When coupled with Austin’s self-discipline, work ethic and commitment to excellence, the attainment of additional knowledge and skills through the CFP® program will allow Austin to provide an even greater level of service to our clients who rely on his advice for major financial decisions.”
As assistant vice president, McCarty will continue offering fiduciary wealth management services to clients and family offices from Argent’s Oxford office. McCarty joined Argent in 2018 as a trust assistant. Prior to joining Argent, he was a portfolio analyst with CBRE Group, a commercial real estate services and investment firm. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Mississippi College.
“I am extremely grateful for Argent investing in my pursuit of this professional designation and a team that has supported me in my personal growth along the way,” McCarty said.
About Argent Financial Group
Argent Financial Group (Argent) is a leading, independent, fiduciary wealth management firm. Responsible for more than $35 billion in client assets, Argent provides individuals, families, businesses and institutions with a broad range of wealth management services, including trust and estate planning, 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. For more information, visit www.ArgentFinancial.com.