Ralph W. Cole

Ralph W. Cole IV, CFA, is a Senior Vice President of Research and a member of
Ferguson Wellman Capital Management’s equity team and is the firm’s global
financials analyst. In this capacity, he also serves as the lead portfolio
manager on both our REITs and International disciplines for the firm. Before
joining the Ferguson Wellman in 1998, Cole worked as an investment officer for
U.S. Bancorp of Oregon and Washington, and as a financial consultant for Merrill
Lynch. While pursuing his master’s degree, he worked at Payden & Rygel
Investment Council in Los Angeles, where he assisted in the development of two
mutual funds. Cole earned his MBA degree from the University of Southern
California and received his B.S. in finance and marketing from the University of
Oregon. Cole is a member and past president of the Chartered Financial Analysts
Society of Portland, past president and current board member of the Oregon Club
of Portland and a board member of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society,
Oregon Chapter. Cole is also past chair of United Way Newleaders Steering