October 3, 2016


Timberland Capital Advisors is pleased to announce the launch of Argent Timberland Group, a division of Argent Trust Company.  Argent Timberland Group (ATG) is a new service offering for institutions, high net worth individuals and family offices. 


Argent Timberland Group is led by Argent Trust Company President Ken Alderman, Chief Investment Officer Michael Shearer and Managing Director Jim Webb.  Ken, Michael, and Jim joined Argent following successful careers with, among other entities, Regions Timberland Group, a leading timberland investment management organization.


Shearer and Webb bring long experience in forest products and timberland investment management to Argent.  This group will focus on locating and acquiring timberland assets which meet client investors’ needs, managing those assets cost-effectively and providing outstanding client service.  Argent Timberland will be supported by the full staff of Argent Trust Company and its parent, Argent Financial Group, for accounting, auditing, fiduciary controls, compliance, and legal support.


Argent’s long history of fiduciary service puts our clients at the very center of everything we do.  These attributes attracted the Timberland team to Argent.


For more information, visit www.argenttimber.com


Michael Shearer, CF                                                                    Jim Webb, RF

270.404.0435                                                                               336.817.7324

mshearer@argenttimber.com                                              jwebb@argenttimber.com



About Argent Financial Group
Argent Financial Group, Inc. was formed in 1990 and traces its roots back to 1930.  Responsible for more than $13.5 billion in client assets, Argent Financial Group is a diversified wealth management entity providing individuals and businesses in the Southern U.S. with a broad range of 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