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Jones Quoted in Portland Business Journal Article

Jones Quoted in Portland Business Journal Article

Peter Jones, CFA, shares insights on Ferguson Wellman’s strategy for clients, Global Sustainable Investing.

Ferguson Wellman Article in Portland Business Journal

Ferguson Wellman Article in Portland Business Journal

Matt Kish, banking and finance reporter for Portland Business Journal, spent some time with us in recent weeks to learn more about our fourth ownership transition process that began the end of 2017. We also had the opportunity to share with Matt that Ralph Cole, CFA, joined our board of directors this year. On June 30, Mark Kralj became director emeritus and we are delighted that he will continue to be involved with our firm for the next year until his retirement.

Cole Joins Ferguson Wellman’s Board of Directors

Cole Joins Ferguson Wellman’s Board of Directors

Ralph Cole, CFA, is Ferguson Wellman’s new director. He joins the current board that includes Dean Dordevic, Steve Holwerda, CFA, George Hosfield, CFA and Jim Rudd.

Lago Honored at Women of Influence Awards

Lago Honored at Women of Influence Awards

Mary Lago, CFP, CTFA, was honored at the Portland Business Journal’s annual Women of Influence award.

Cole and Fovinci Quoted in The Bend Bulletin

Cole and Fovinci Quoted in The Bend Bulletin

Investment advisers offer positive outlook to Central Oregon clients
A Portland-based investment manager reassured high-net-worth clients in Bend on Tuesday evening that good times will continue this year, but the audience met that outlook with skepticism and questions.

Jones Quoted by Reuters

Jones Quoted by Reuters

IPhone Addiction May be a Virtue, not a Vice for Investors

Apple investors are shrugging off concerns raised by two shareholders about kids getting hooked on iPhones, saying that for now a little addiction might not be a bad thing for profits.

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.

Rudds Quoted in Lake Oswego Review

Rudds Quoted in Lake Oswego Review

Philanthropy from the Heart

Lake Oswego's Rudds and Millers will be honored November 13 for their commitment to giving back

Dordevic Quoted in The Bulletin

Dordevic Quoted in The Bulletin

Haunted by Black Monday, Wall Street in Record Territory

Tim Duy was a freshman in an introductory course in economics at the University of Puget Sound. Jon Wolf had just broken loose from a big investment firm to join an upstart, independent firm in Anchorage, Alaska. Dean Dordevic was in asset management with Kidder Peabody on Wall Street.

Fovinci Quoted by Bloomberg

Fovinci Quoted by Bloomberg

Fed Taper Brings Risk to Mortgage Bonds Unseen in Treasuries

For all the talk that Janet Yellen’s plan to shrink the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet will hurt Treasuries, U.S. mortgage bonds face a bigger test.
   

Fovinci Quoted in Forbes

Fovinci Quoted in Forbes

A White House in Turmoil, The Fed Shifting Policy: Treasuries Are Actually Calm About It

For all the turmoil roiling Washington, D.C. from the Federal Reserve to the White House, and Treasury bonds, typically a go-to segment of the financial markets when you’re looking for a pessimistic take on the day’s affairs, appear unusually placid.

Kinateder Hired as Executive Vice President

PORTLAND, Ore. – July 1, 2017 – Ferguson Wellman is pleased to announce that Tara Kinateder has joined the firm as executive vice president and a member of the firm’s wealth management committee.

With more than 15 years of experience in the financial industry, Kinateder came to Ferguson Wellman after working at U.S. Trust as a private client advisor and market leader. Before her career at U.S. Trust, she worked for Bernstein Wealth Management as a financial advisor and Paychex MMS as a strategic consultant. Kinateder specializes in business succession and pre-transaction planning, asset management and asset allocation planning, retirement planning and advising women in transition on strategies to help them protect their wealth.

Raised in Georgia, Kinateder earned her B.A. from Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia, with a double major in journalism and business, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She received a certificate in personal financial planning from the University of Washington’s Michael G. Foster School of Business and a certificate in investment strategies and portfolio management from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. Kinateder serves as chair of the Classic Wines Auction board and has been a board member since 2014. She is also current chair of the annual Wine Auction. Kinateder chairs the Arlington Club entertainment committee and is a member of the house committee. 

“We are extraordinarily pleased to add Tara to our team of investment professionals. Her expertise in all aspects of wealth management allows her to become a value-add to our clients immediately. She has a shared vision with us for serving clients and growing our firm. We are delighted to have her,” said Jim Rudd, principal and chief executive 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 2017).

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Ferguson Wellman Ranked on Portland Business Journal Money Management List

Ferguson Wellman Capital Management and its division, West Bearing Investments, are pleased to announce that the firm has been named by Portland Business Journal as top money managers in their 2017 Money Management Firms list.

Portland Business Journal ranked Ferguson Wellman fourth in Oregon and Southwest Washington on their list of 25 money managers. The listing was created by calculating the total number of assets under management for Oregon and Clark County, Washington clients as of May 31, 2017. Forty firms were originally surveyed.

“We are always glad to see our firm listed among our Oregon and SW Washington peers. It is a real testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone at Ferguson Wellman, but even more importantly to the wonderful clients we serve,” said Jim Rudd, principal and chief executive 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).

Disclosures: Portland Business Journal produced this list by soliciting firms in Oregon and Southwest Washington for information regarding their assets under management. 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. The rating category is the Top 25 in the Financial Services Guide, forty firms were surveyed and 62.5 percentage of advisers polled received a ranking. 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.

 

Ferguson Wellman Ranked a “Top RIA” by Financial Advisor

Ferguson Wellman Capital Management has been named by Financial Advisor magazine as a top investment company. Financial Advisor named Ferguson Wellman 55 out of 214 U.S. firms in the $1 billion-and-over asset category of their registered investment adviser (RIA) rankings. Ferguson Wellman is the highest-ranked firm headquartered in Oregon. The listing is created by tracking independent investment firms registered with the SEC and ranks companies according to their assets under management as reported in their ADV forms. All firms must provide financial planning services to individual clients in order to be considered for the list.

Financial Times Names Ferguson Wellman to Top 300 RIA List

Financial Times Names Ferguson Wellman Capital Management
to Top 300 Registered Investment Advisers List

Ferguson Wellman Capital Management was recently named by Financial Times to their “FT 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers” list.

According to their detailed methodology, the RIAs are first examined via the RIA database and then only firms with $300 million or more in assets under management are considered. Next, the financial publishing company uses a formula based on six criteria and calculates a numeric score for each. Among the items of consideration are adviser assets under management, asset growth, the company’s age, industry certifications of key employees, SEC compliance record and online accessibility. According to the editors of the FT 300 RIA list, it is “presented as an elite group, not a competitive ranking of one to 300. This is the fairest way to identify the industry’s elite advisers while accounting for the firms’ different approaches and different specializations.” Over 725 RIA firms applied to be selected and of the 300 that made the list, only five firms from Oregon were selected.  

“We are always pleased to see our firm mentioned on these lists among our peers,” said Jim Rudd, principal and chief executive officer. “It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone at Ferguson Wellman and West Bearing, but even more importantly, to the clients we serve.”

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).

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Methodology and Disclosure from Financial Times:

The fourth edition of the Financial Times 300 has assessed registered investment advisers (RIAs) on desirable traits for investors. To ensure a list of established companies with deep, institutional expertise, we examine the database of RIAs registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and select those that reported to the SEC and select those that had $300m or more in assets under management (AUM). The Financial Times’ methodology is quantifiable and objective. The RIAs had no subjective input. The FT invited qualifying RIA companies – more than 2000 – to complete a lengthy application that gave us more information about them. We added to this with our own research into their practices, including data from regulatory filings. Some 725 RIA companies applied and 300 made the final list. The formula the FT uses to grade advisers is based on six broad factors and calculates a numeric score for each adviser. Areas of consideration include adviser AUM, asset growth, the company’s age, industry certifications of key employees, SEC compliance record and online accessibility. The reasons these were chosen are as follows: AUM signals experience managing money and client trust. AUM growth rate can be a proxy for performance, as well as for asset retention and the ability to generate new business. We assessed companies on both one-year and two-year growth rates. Companies’ years in existence indicates reliability and experience of managing assets through different market environments. Compliance record provides evidence of past client disputes; a string of complaints can signal potential problems. Industry certifications (CFA, CFP, etc.) shows the company’s staff has technical and industry knowledge, and signals a professional commitment to investment skills. Online accessibility demonstrates a desire to provide easy access and transparent contact information. Assets under management and asset growth, combined, comprised roughly 65 to 70 percent of each adviser’s score while asset growth accounted for an additional 10 to 15 percent. Additionally, the FT caps the number of companies from any one state. The cap is roughly based on the distribution of millionaires across the U.S. We present the FT 300 as an elite group, not a competitive ranking of one to 300. This is the fairest way to identify the industry’s elite advisers while accounting for the firms’ different approaches and different specializations. The research was conducted on behalf of the Financial Times by Ignites Distribution Research, a Financial Times sister publication.

Additional Disclosures:

Financial Times produced this list by Ignites Distribution Research, a sister company of Financial Times. 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. The rating category is the top 300 registered investment advisers, the number of firms surveyed was 725, and the percentage of advisers that received the rating of top 300 RIAs was 41 percent. 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.

Anderson Hired as Senior Vice President

PORTLAND, Ore. – March 1, 2017 – Ferguson Wellman and its division, West Bearing Investments, is pleased to announce that Charissa Anderson, CFP®, has joined the firm as senior vice president and portfolio manager.

With more than 13 years of wealth management experience, Anderson came to Ferguson Wellman after working at Umpqua Private Bank as a private banker for high-net-worth individuals. Prior to Umpqua Private Bank, Anderson worked for US Trust in private wealth management. Anderson is a Portland native and graduated from Portland State University with a B.S. in psychology. She earned her Certified Financial Planner® designation and Executive Certificate in Financial Planning from the University of Portland.

“Charissa has significant experience working with wealth management and high-net-worth individuals,” said Josh Frankel, executive vice president of West Bearing Investments. “Her expertise will certainly benefit our clients and she shares our core values. We are looking forward to her joining our team, serving clients and focusing on company growth.”

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 2017).

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Christianson, Frankel and Jones Receive Promotions

Ferguson Wellman Capital Management recently promoted three professionals, Scott Christianson, CFP®, Josh Frankel, CFP®, and Peter Jones. Christianson has been promoted to senior vice president, Frankel, has been promoted to executive vice president and Peter Jones has been promoted to vice president.

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

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.

InvestmentNews Magazine Names Ferguson Wellman to Western Success Stories List

Ferguson Wellman Capital Management has been named by InvestmentNews to its “Western Success Stories” list, ranking 11 out of 15 advisors.

Cole Quoted in The Bulletin

Cole Quoted in The Bulletin

Cascade Bancorp, the parent company of Bend-based Bank of the Cascades, is seeing strong growth across its Northwest footprint as a result of the economy and recent acquisitions, CEO Terry Zink said Wednesday. “The many strategic investments we have made are fueling our growth,” Zink said during a conference call with investors on third-quarter earnings.