RUSTON, LA., September 19, 2014 — Argent Financial Group, a leading diversified wealth management company, has elected Charles D. Wade as Chief Operating Officer. Wade brings more than 30 years of experience in leading large financial services firms. Wade has joined Argent’s executive management team and is initially responsible for assimilating the firm’s investment management services.
Wade will play a critical role in creating synergies and efficiencies for all Argent’s seven operating subsidiaries and implementing other growth strategies, according to Kyle McDonald, CEO of Argent Financial Group
“As a leader for large wealth management firms during his career, Charlie identifies with the core values of focused client service that Argent delivers through our growing professional staff,” said McDonald. “His acumen and experience leading companies and advising on strategy make him well-suited to further position Argent at the forefront of the continually evolving wealth management industry.”
Previously, Wade served as the Executive Vice President and Manager of Reliance Trust’s Wealth Management and Investment Division. Prior to joining Reliance, Charlie founded and then served as Chairman, and CEO of The Trust Company, now the Texas based trust services subsidiary of Argent Financial Group. He holds an MBA and finance degree from the University of Alabama.
About Argent Financial Group Argent Financial Group, Inc., domiciled in Ruston, Louisiana, was formed in 1990 and traces its roots back to 1930. Responsible for more than $8 billion in client assets, Argent Financial Group is a diversified financial services entity providing individuals and businesses in the Southern U.S. with a broad range of wealth management services including trust administration and related services, investment management, retirement plan and charitable organization administration, mineral (oil and gas) management and financial, retirement and estate planning. For more information, visit www.argentcares.com.