InvestmentNews Ranks Ferguson Wellman a "Top RIA"

Ferguson Wellman Capital Management has been ranked by InvestmentNews magazine as a top investment company.

InvestmentNews named Ferguson Wellman 11 out of 15 companies in their “Western Success Stories” category in the listing of largest fee-only RIAs as organized by region as based on assets under management. Ferguson Wellman is the only firm to be included from Oregon and is the largest in the Pacific Northwest to be included.

“We are honored to be included in this impressive list of advisers by InvestmentNews. We believe it is a testament to how we have strategically grown our business and consistently focused on a high level of service for our clients,” said Steve Holwerda, CFA, principal and chief operating officer.

Founded in 1975, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management is a privately owned registered investment advisory firm, established in the Pacific Northwest. As of January 1, 2017, the firm manages over $4.5 billion for more than 760 clients that include individuals and families; Taft-Hartley and corporate retirement plans; and endowments and foundations with portfolios of $3 million or more. West Bearing Investments, a division of Ferguson Wellman, serves clients with assets starting at $750,000. (data as of January 1, 2017).

Methodology and Disclosure from Financial Advisor:

InvestmentNews qualified 1,937 firms headquartered in the United States based on data reported on Form ADV to the Securities and Exchange Commission as of Nov. 1, 2017. To qualify, firms must have met the following criteria: (1) latest ADV filing date is either on or after Jan. 1, 2016, (2) total AUM is at least $100M, (3) does not have employees who are registered representatives of a broker-dealer, (4) provided investment advisory services to clients during its most recently completed fiscal year, (5) no more than 50 percent of amount of regulatory assets under management is attributable to pooled investment vehicles (other than investment companies), (6) no more than 25 percent of amount of regulatory assets under management is attributable to pension and profit-sharing plans (but not the plan participants), (7) no more than 25 percent of amount of regulatory assets under management is attributable to corporations or other businesses, (8) does not receive commissions, (9) provides financial planning services, (10) is not actively engaged in business as a broker-dealer (registered or unregistered), (11) is not actively engaged in business as a registered representative of a broker-dealer, (12) has neither a related person who is a broker-dealer/municipal securities dealer/government securities broker or dealer (registered or unregistered) nor one who is an insurance company or agency.

Source: InvestmentNews

Data Additional Disclosures:

InvestmentNews produced this list by surveying all registered investment advisors that filed their ADV with the SEC. Ferguson Wellman (the firm) is not aware of any facts that would call into question the validity of the ranking. The firm does not believe this advertisement is inappropriate and is not aware of any unfavorable rating towards the firm. InvestmentNews pulled data from ADV filings for the ranking. All 12,000 RIAs in the United States were surveyed, then they narrowed the field down to those with assets under management of $250 million or more. For the category we were considered, there were 214 firms that qualified, and the Firm ranked 55 of the 214. Of the firms listed in the total RIA survey and ranking by InvestmentNews, 33 percent fell into the $1 billion or more assets under management category. The rating does not involve client experience and is not indicative of Ferguson Wellman’s future performance. Ferguson Wellman did not pay a fee to participate in this survey.