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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The recession is in the rear view mirror, panelists told an audience of more than 300 at the Bend Chamber’s annual Economic Forecast Breakfast.
“The news delivered by our panelists was not as grim as one might have thought,” said Bend Chamber EVP of Programs and Events Robin Rogers. “The overarching forecast was, 2017 will actually be better than 2016 and, 2018 should also be a growth year.”
Central Oregon’s economic expansion has slowed, but that doesn’t mean another recession is around the corner, according to the panel at the annual Economic Forecast Breakfast, presented Thursday by the Bend Chamber of Commerce.