Tore Stole

Vice President and Director of Research

Tore leads Confluence’s market research efforts and chairs the firm’s Equity Investment Committee. His research coverage includes Industrial Goods, Consumer Goods, and Capital Goods.

Tore joined Confluence in 2008, having served during the prior 18 years as an analyst with A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc., the last eight years with Gallatin Asset Management, the investment management arm of A.G. Edwards, Inc. Tore was part of the portfolio management team responsible for Gallatin’s value-oriented equity portfolios. His analytical coverage was primarily focused on Basic Industries, including Chemicals and Forest Products, as well as the Food and Beverage sectors. Prior to joining the Asset Management division in 2000, Tore served as an equity analyst covering the Pollution Control, Chemicals, and Paper & Forest Products industries.

Tore has more than 30 years of experience covering stocks, starting in 1985 with Milwaukee-based Blunt Ellis & Loewi before moving to The Chicago Corporation in 1988. Tore earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois – Urbana.