Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management

Financial Advisor Magazine Names Chicago-Based Firm to its 2016 Registered Investment Advisor Rankings

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management, an independent wealth management firm and advisor to Appleseed Fund (APPLX, APPIX), appeared on Financial Advisor (FA)’s 2016 Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) ranking.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized for the work we do as an independent financial advisor,” said Adam Strauss, co-CEO of Pekin Singer Strauss. “We’ve been serving wealth management clients for over 25 years with a wide range of services including financial planning, money management, value investing, and ESG investing. Our clients’ trust is by far our firm’s most important asset.”

FA Online’s July articles also feature an interview with Matthew Blume and Colin Rennich of Pekin Singer Strauss discussing its role with the Appleseed Fund. Created by the firm in 2006, the actively-managed ESG mutual fund has more than $196 million under management and seeks to generate market-beating returns by making prudent, disciplined and sustainable investments in a variety of asset classes around the world.

About Financial Advisor Magazine and the Selection Process

The July issue of FA, a financial services industry trade publication, recognizes the nation’s top registered investment advisor firms. To be eligible for this ranking, firms must be independent registered investment advisors (RIAs), provide financial planning and related services to clients, file their own ADV statement with the SEC, and have at least $50 million in assets under management as of December 31, 2015.

612 registered investment adviser firms were surveyed by Financial Advisor magazine for the 2016 RIA Survey and Ranking.  Of the total surveyed 92 firms or 7% were included in the $500 million < $1 billion category, along with Pekin Singer Strauss.  The results may not be representative of any one client’s experience, as they are an average of all of the experiences of all clients. The rankings are not based on client evaluations of the firm.

Pekin Singer believes the survey results will be generally relevant for existing and potential clients.  Pekin Singer is not affiliated with Financial Advisor and the firm has not made any payment for participation in this survey, [though the firm may purchase reprints from Financial Advisor time to time].  The results are not indicative of future performance and rankings of this kind are only one of many factors relevant in determining whether to retain an investment adviser. Registration with the SEC does not imply a certain level of skill or training.  Please contact Financial Advisor for further information on the methodology of the survey.

About Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management

Founded in 1990, Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management is a leading independent financial adviser that offers wealth management services and serves as the adviser to a value-oriented mutual fund. The firm provides its high-net-worth clients with thoughtful financial advice, comprehensive financial plans and custom investment portfolios. Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management is dedicated to delivering superior risk-adjusted returns by pursuing a disciplined value investing approach that minimizes investment risk with investors’ capital. The employee-owned, Chicago-based firm is committed to maintaining the highest standards of ethics and objectivity. Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management is registered with the SEC as an investment adviser, and the firm is a certified B Corporation. For more information, please visit

About Appleseed Fund

You should carefully consider the investment objectives, potential risks, management fees, and charges and expenses of the Fund before investing. The Fund’s prospectus contains this and other information about the Fund, and should be read carefully before investing. You may obtain a current copy of the Fund’s prospectus by calling 1-800-470-1029.

Investing involves risk, including loss of principal.There can be no assurance that the Fund’s investment strategy will succeed.

Appleseed Fund is distributed by Unified Financial Securities, LLC. (Member FINRA). For more information about Appleseed Fund, please visit


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Firm Contact
Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management
Colin Rennich, 312-896-9660