Mark Jermak was named small-cap portfolio manager at Argent Capital Management, confirmed spokesman Steve Houston. The small-cap portfolio is a new strategy. Mr. Jermak was vice president and portfolio manager of small-cap core investments at Kennedy Capital Management. Don Cobin is moving into that role, said Chuck Bryant, vice president of marketing at Kennedy. Mr. Cobin previously was a research analyst.
Also, Chris Redmond was named COO at Argent, another new position. He previously was vice president and managing director, investment banking, at A.G. Edwards. Mr. Redmonds duties have been assumed by other employees, said Justin Gioia, A.G. Edwards spokesman.