Ferguson Wellman Recognized as One of Portland Business Journal's Most Admired Companies


PORTLAND, Ore. – January 10, 2017– Ferguson Wellman Capital Management has been named by Portland Business Journal as a “Most Admired Company.” Of the 10 financial services companies listed in the top tier, Ferguson Wellman was ranked second. Over 127 companies received votes in the financial services category.

This is the twelfth consecutive year that the company has been selected. The list is compiled by surveying over 3,000 CEOs across Oregon and southwest Washington, with over 500 leaders responding to the survey. CEOs were asked to select three companies they most admired in eight industries, as well as three companies they most admired across all industries. Companies eligible for consideration were not limited to those based in Oregon and southwest Washington, but included any business with a substantial presence in the region. Ferguson Wellman received over 80 nominations from CEOs and was ranked the highest investment firm on the list.

“We are honored to have been selected, along with many other companies that we respect and admire throughout our region,” said George Hosfield, CFA, principal and chief investment officer.

Founded in 1975, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management is a privately owned registered investment adviser that serves over 760 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 $4.5 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 12/31/16 data.