Shop Talk: Jill Knight Nalty

What is the Argent Trust Company?  Argent Trust is a subsidiary of Argent Financial Group. Argent is a leading independent wealth management firm providing comprehensive wealth management solutions to individuals, families, businesses and institutions.

What are some of your responsibilities?  I am responsible for new client outreach and strengthening current customer relationships in the Greater New Orleans area.

What additional services does Argent offer?  We offer trust and estate planning; investment management; family office services; retirement plan consulting; governmental services; charitable organization administration; mineral (oil and gas) management; retirement and estate planning; funeral and cemetery trusts; as well as custody and escrow services.

What is your specialty?  At our core, we’re a trust company, meaning we as a fiduciary are held to the highest standard in our industry.

Why should people consider Argent over other financial institutions?  We are local; we have offices in downtown New Orleans, and our home office is based in Ruston, Louisiana. We have a history of over 30 years of client-focused service. Ensuring and safeguarding our clients’ wealth is paramount for us. We are responsible for over $30 billion in client assets with 31 market locations in 12 southeastern states.

Is there anything else you’d like us to know about yourself or your company?  I have over 13 years of banking experience in New Orleans, having previously served the banking community at Hibernia National Bank and First Commerce Corporation. I have spent the recent decades on fundraising efforts in the nonprofit sector in the New Orleans community. In particular, I’ve worked with Children’s Hospital, Ochsner Pediatrics, Junior Achievement and the Audubon Institute, and currently serve on the Board of Baptist Community Ministries. In addition, I’ve been involved with a number of New Orleans activist groups such as Women of the Storm, Katrina Krewe, Girls on the Run and Heart of Passion. I feel proud that Argent is committed to impartial, transparent fiduciary wealth management.  Our focus is on keeping our clients’ best interests at the forefront of every action we take.

Argent Trust Company, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 2420, 291-8800,

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