"Community First Trust is the first independent trust company in the state of Arkansas. With our staff of highly experienced, research-oriented professionals, we are focused on providing the personal attention and solutions needed to help our clients develop their financial plan for the future."

- William Kerst, Jr. - CEO & Founder

Like bank trust departments, we are regulated by the Arkansas State Bank Department and use independent, third-party custodians as depositories for all investment securities. We employ a diverse team of professionals including: Certified Public Accountants (CPA), Certified Trust and Financial Advisors (CTFA), Certified Financial Planners ™ (CFP), and wealth managers.

As a fiduciary, and by our own company standards, we have a legal duty to act solely in the best interest of our clients. CFT’s primary focus is to help grow and protect the assets of our clients and their families. We offer a range of services from trust and estate administration, to financial planning, and investment management. Our relationship managers provide the personal attention that makes communication comfortable and our regular reporting keeps you informed.