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Argent Capital Management, LLC Awarded Top Guns Designation by Informa Financial Intelligence

17 February 2022

St. Louis, Missouri—February 17, 2022—Argent Capital Management has been awarded a PSN Top Guns distinction by Informa Financial Intelligence’s PSN manager database, North America’s longest running database of investment managers.

Argent Capital Management was honored with a 1 star Top Gun rating for its Mid Cap strategy.

“We are humbled to be recognized with a 1 star Top Gun rating.  Our Mid Cap team’s dedication along with a solid investment process has led to outstanding returns and allowed us to offer continued value to our clients.”-said Steve Finerty, Chairman.

Through a combination of Informa Financial Intelligence’s proprietary performance screens, *PSN Top Guns (*free registration to view Top Guns) ranks products in six proprietary categories in over 50 universes. This is a well-respected quarterly ranking and is widely used by institutional asset managers and investors. Informa Financial Intelligence is part of Informa plc, a leading provider of critical decision-making solutions and custom services to financial institutions.

Top Gun firms are awarded a rating ranging from one to six stars, with the number of stars representing continued performance over time.

Argent Capital’s Mid Cap strategy was named a Top Gun 1 rating, meaning the Argent Mid Cap strategy had one of the top ten returns for the quarter in its respective universe.

The Mid Cap strategy returned 13.9% (net of fees) versus 6.4% for the Russell Midcap Index in the fourth quarter of 2021. In pursing the Mid Cap strategy, Argent utilizes an integrated blend of quantitative and fundamental research to identify opportunities to purchase ownership stakes in good businesses undergoing positive internal or external change.  The strategy seeks to own these companies for the long term. Argent believes that companies undergoing positive change, driven either by internal or external factors, frequently experience underappreciated growth.

“Congratulations to Argent Capital Management for being recognized as a PSN Top Gun,” said Ryan Nauman, Market Strategist at Informa Financial Intelligence’s Zephyr. “This highly esteemed designation allows us to recognize success, excellence and performance of leading investment managers each quarter.”

The complete list of PSN Top Guns and an overview of the methodology can be located on https://psn.fi.informais.com/

For more details on the methodology behind the PSN Top Guns Rankings or to purchase PSN Top Guns Reports, contact Margaret Tobiasen at [email protected]

About Argent Capital Management, LLC

With $3.5 billion in assets under management, Argent Capital Management, LLC is a boutique, long-only investment management firm. Argent offers domestic Large Cap Growth, Dividend Select, Mid Cap Equity, Small Cap and SMID Cap portfolio management services to clients including endowments, foundations, corporate and public pension plans, Taft-Hartley plans and high net worth individuals.

About Informa Financial Intelligence’s Zephyr

Financial Intelligence, part of the Informa Intelligence Division of Informa plc, is a leading provider of products and services helping financial institutions around the world cut through the noise and take decisive action. Informa Financial Intelligence’s solutions provide unparalleled insight into market opportunity, competitive performance and customer segment behavioral patterns and performance through specialized industry research, intelligence, and insight. IFI’s Zephyr portfolio supports asset allocation, investment analysis, portfolio construction, and client communications that combine to help advisors and portfolio managers retain and grow client relationships. For more information about IFI, visit https://financialintelligence.informa.com. For more information about Zephyr’s PSN Separately Managed Accounts data, visit https://financialintelligence.informa.com/products-and-services/data-analysis-and-tools/psn-sma.