Jill Knight Nalty
Argent Trust Company
This year, Argent Trust Company will celebrate its 31st anniversary as a leading, independent, fiduciary wealth management firm providing comprehensive wealth management solutions to individuals, families, businesses, and institutions. With offices in 30 markets, the trust company is approaching responsibility for $31 billion in clients’ assets.
“Trust is the core of our business,” says Jill Knight Nalty, Business Development Officer. The value of trusting relationships guides Argent Trust and its team. Service-oriented, rather than transaction-oriented, the team understands the power of relationships formed over months or years.
“We have learned over the last 30 years that if you put people first, everything else will follow,” says Jill. Argent Trust’s goal to protect, manage, and grow clients’ wealth is accomplished through humble confidence and integrity.
With offices in Downtown New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lake Charles and Shreveport and headquarters in Ruston, Louisiana, Argent Trust is proud to be the state’s only independent, non-bank affiliated trust company. In 2019, the company was recognized as an INC 5000 Honoree for its exceptional growth, and this year Argent received a Private Asset Management Award, Best Philanthropic/Educational Initiative.
“Our focus is on keeping our clients’ best interests at the forefront of every action we take,” says Jill.
Argent is the largest independently owned trust company in the South. Its founder and CEO, Kyle McDonald, helped rewrite Louisiana’s banking laws as a LSU Law student. A forward-thinking, community-minded company, Argent supports local causes and organizations such as Children’s Hospital New Orleans, KIDsmART, PRC Julia Jump, and more.