Mission Statement

The mission of The Peoples Bank Asset Management & Trust Division is to be an objective provider of investment, trust and estate services and to provide committed personal services to our customers through educated, service-oriented personnel.

Qualified Professionals

The Peoples Bank Asset Management & Trust Division management team has more than 150 years of investment management experience.

Portfolio management maximizes client care and service with full unbiased access to equities, taxable fixed and tax-free fixed income research.


  • Highly educated and experienced staff
  • Strong research
  • Service oriented


The Peoples Bank was granted trust powers from the State of Mississippi Banking authorities in 1937.  The first fiduciary trust account was established in 1938.  From the inception of trust services, the bank’s trust division has concentrated on personal trusts.

In the mid 1980s, management saw the opportunity to become a niche player in the securities transfer business and small corporate trusteeships.  By 2000, the division acted as transfer/registrar/paying agent for almost 250 different  municipal bond issues. 

Emphasis continues to be on client communication.  Customers know their trust officers and the trust personnel know their customers.