Financial Planning Magazine Names Ferguson Wellman Capital Management on Top Registered Investment Advisers List

PORTLAND, Ore. – January 1, 2015 – Ferguson Wellman Capital Management was recently informed that the firm was named by Financial Planning to their “Top 100 Registered Investment Advisers Firms” list as well as their “50 Fastest Growing RIA Firms.” The Financial Planning list has strict requirements, with the editors of the rankings excluding firms with broker-dealer and insurance company affiliations, as well as and large outside owners. This year they aimed to remove firms that sell commission-generating investments, such as annuities. The only companies on the list are organizations that provide true wealth management to more than 50 percent of their individual client base. The rankings were compiled with data from Form ADV filings as of September 24, 2014.

“Everyone at Ferguson Wellman is very gratified by our recent acknowledgement in Financial Planning. We appreciate being mentioned alongside our peers, but quite frankly what means the most to us is the trusting relationship that we continually earn with each client we serve,” said James H. Rudd, principal and chief executive officer.

Founded in 1975, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management is a privately owned registered investment adviser that serves over 700 clients with assets starting at $3 million. The firm works with individuals and institutions in 36 states with a concentration of those clients in the West. Ferguson Wellman manages $4.1 billion that comprises union and corporate retirement plans; endowments and foundations; and separately managed accounts for individuals and families. In 2013, West Bearing Investments was established, a division of Ferguson Wellman, that serves clients with assets starting at $750,000. All company information listed above reflects 12/31/14 data.

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Methodology and Disclosure: Rankings compiled by data from Form ADV filings as of September 2014, less broker-dealer and insurance company affiliated advisers.