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St. Louis-Based Argent Capital Management LLC Among Fastest Growing Private Companies in U.S. Says Inc. Magazine

08 September 2009

ST. LOUIS – Inc. Magazine has named St. Louis-based Argent Capital Management LLC one of America’s fastest growing companies. Argent, a private money management firm, earned the distinction after reporting revenue growth of more than 60 percent between 2005 and 2008.  This landed Argent on the publication’s annual Inc. 5000 list that ranks the 5,000 fastest growing companies in the U.S.

Founded in 1998 by Steve Finerty, CFP®, JD, and John Meara, CFA, Argent focuses on large and small capitalization stocks. “We strive to produce consistent outcomes for our clients by following a disciplined investment process and building the best team in the business,” said Meara, Argent president.

Argent manages roughly $700 million in assets for pension plans, endowments, foundations and wealthy families. For more information, visit

Methodology of the Inc. 5000 List

The Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage of revenue growth from 2005 through 2008. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by the first week of 2005 to be able to show four full calendar years of sales. The companies must also be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent – not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies – as of Dec. 31, 2008 (a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired since that date).  Revenue in 2005 must have been at least $200,000; 2008 revenue must have been at least $2 million.  To learn more:


Editor’s note:              Steve Finerty is a resident of Webster Groves, Mo. (63119)

John Meara is a resident of St. Charles, Mo. (63304)

Argent Capital Management is headquartered in Clayton, Mo. (63105)