Ferguson Wellman Capital Management, Inc

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Overview

Ferguson Wellman Capital Management, Inc is a financial advisory firm located in Portland, Oregon. The company handles $6.0 billion in total assets over 3,156 client accounts, placing it among the largest investment advisory firms in the nation by assets under management (AUM). Ferguson Wellman Capital Management, Inc has an average-sized group of 51 employees, of which 26 are financial advisors. Ferguson Wellman Capital Management, Inc is not a registered broker-dealer, signifying that the advisor is not able to buy and sell securities for its accounts and those of its customers and instead must go through a broker-dealer firm to do so. Securities are exchangable fiscal assets such as equities, bonds and options.

Ferguson Wellman Capital Management, Inc administers all of the company's accounts on a discretionary basis. Discretionary management signifies that a portfolio manager makes buy and sell judgments without needing the client's authorization. The company manages about $1.9 million in assets for every account. An average financial advisor at Ferguson Wellman Capital Management, Inc manages around 121 client accounts.

The company's headquarters is located at 888 Sw 5Th Ave Ste 1200, Portland, Oregon 97204. The firm is legally permitted to serve clients throughout 10 states, including Arizona, California, Florida, Idaho, New York, Ohio, Washington, Louisiana, Texas and Oregon.

Assets Under Management

$6.0 billion

Number of Advisors

26

Disclosures

No

Office Location

888 Sw 5Th Ave Ste 1200
Portland, OR 97204

Ferguson Wellman Capital Management, Inc by the Numbers

Total Assets Under Management

$6.0 billion

National Average: $3.7 billion
Total Number of Employees

51

National Average: 29
Total Number of Accounts

3,156

National Average: 2,073
Average Account Size

$1.9 million

National Average: $1.8 million

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Products and Services

Ferguson Wellman Capital Management, Inc offers a variety of services, which can consist of financial planning services, portfolio management for individuals and small businesses, portfolio management for institutional clients and selection of other advisers. In the prior financial year, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management, Inc provided 51-100 of its customers with financial planning services. Ferguson Wellman Capital Management, Inc is not involved in selling products or offering services aside from investment advice to its investment advisory accounts.

Core Advisor Services

  • Offered by 45% of firms

    Financial Planning Services

    This is the process of planning for your financial future, including for events such as retirement, your child's college education or estate succession.

  • Offered by 62% of firms

    Portfolio Management

    This is the selection and management of an investment mix and portfolio strategy for individuals and small businesses.

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    Market Timing Services

    This is the practice of attempting to make short-term profits on investments by buying low and selling high.

Other Services

  • Offered by 23% of firms

    Selection of Other Advisors

    This is the firm's assistance with choosing other advisors to work with who may have different specialties.

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    Publication of Periodicals

    This is the publication of various financial education materials.

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    Educational Seminars/Workshops

    This is the hosting of seminars or workshops to educate investors on financial concepts.

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Fee Structure

Financial advisory fees are based on which services the firm provides the client. However, fee types charged by Ferguson Wellman Capital Management, Inc typically consist of the following fee types: asset-based. Wrap fee programs, or the practice of bundling services for a single fee, are provided by the company.

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  • Offered by 74% of firms

    Percentage of Assets

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    This fee, which is the most common fee type charged by advisors for portfolio management, is based on the amount of assets you have under management. Also referred to as an asset-based fee, this fee typically ranges from 0.50%-2.00% of AUM annually. You'll typically pay a lower rate the more assets you have under management.

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    Hourly

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    Like a lawyer, a financial advisor may charge you by the hour. This can be helpful if you are only looking for short-term or one-time advice. Rates typically range from $100-$300 per hour, depending on the complexity and level of services needed.

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    Commissions

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    Occasionally, advisors earn commissions from selling financial products, such as securities or insurance policies, or making certain referrals or transactions. Advisors who earn commissions may be incentivized to make certain recommendations to clients in order to make a commission. Fee-only advisors do not earn commissions, while fee-based advisors may.

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    Performance-based

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    Advisors only earn performance-based fees if a portfolio outperforms a defined benchmark. This fee may be calculated in a number of ways but most commonly is charged as a percentage of investment profits. Performance-based fees may incentivize advisors to make riskier decisions in order to generate higher returns.

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    Subscription

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    Firms generally charge this fee for educational materials provided, such as a monthly magazine. This can be useful if you want to learn about investing or financial management on your own.

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    Fixed

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    Fixed fees are a one-time, lump sum charged for a specific service, like the creation of a financial plan without subsequent implementation. This can be useful if you only need advice for one specific purpose, rather than a long-term advisor. Fixed fees usually range from $1,000 to $3,000.

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    Other

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    Firms can sometimes charge customers using non-traditional fee structures. See this firm's Form ADV for more details.

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Types of Clients

The company does business with a number of different clients. Ferguson Wellman Capital Management, Inc works with retail investors, high net worth investors, pension plans, charitable organizations and corporations. Out of its 3,156 accounts, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management, Inc's largest client type by number of accounts is high net worth investors, though it also manages money for 578 high-net-worth individuals. The SEC defines a high-net-worth individual as an individual who has at least $750,000 under management or a net worth of at least $1.50 million or who is considered a "qualified purchaser" (a standard met by having at least $5 million in investments). None of its clients reside abroad.

  • High-Net-Worth Individuals* - 68.16%
  • Other Individuals - 13.56%
  • Corporations - 11.32%
  • Charitable Organizations - 6.96%

* The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) defines a high-net-worth individual as someone who has at least $750,000 under management.

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Disclosures

Ferguson Wellman Capital Management, Inc does not have any disclosures.

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Financial Advisors at Ferguson Wellman Capital Management, Inc

Peter Jones
Portland, OR
Joshua Frankel
Portland, OR
Blaine Dickason
Portland, OR
Nathan Ayotte
Portland, OR
Shawn Narancich
Portland, OR
Scott Christianson
Portland, OR
Samantha Pahlow
Portland, OR
Mary Lago
Portland, OR
James Coats
Portland, OR

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This content was compiled from the SEC and FINRA

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) owns the certification marks CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ in the United States, which it authorizes use of by individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.