Our culture defines who we are and how we operate. With integrity, commitment and collaboration, we aim to meet the individual objectives of every client.

Douglas Chamberlain, CFA

President and Chief Executive Officer

We Hear You

Appleton has built multi-faceted, multi-generational relationships through close personal engagement with our clients.

Objectivity Above All Else

As an independent firm, our advice is strictly driven by your fiduciary interests. We exercise professionalism and integrity in all that we do, and view these values as cornerstones of our business.

Clarity of Purpose

We work with you to develop well-defined and clearly communicated goals that guide each private client relationship.

Insight and Expertise

Comprehensive financial planning and investment capabilities, coupled with active coordination with outside specialists, allow us to address a diversity of private client and family needs.

Customization and Creativity

Personalization lies at the heart of everything we do, because going beyond the portfolio to understand your unique situation is the best way to achieve success.

Dynamism and Adaptability

With flexible, nimble services, we’re able to react to shifting market conditions or a change in your circumstances.

More Than Portfolio

We are 100% employee-owned and operated, an organizational structure that we feel optimally aligns our interests with those of our clients. Our success is derived from yours. Since 1986, our private client services team has been dedicated to delivering the best possible financial planning and wealth management solutions.

Account Review
Account Review

Account Review

We emphasize sustained interaction with clients encompassing all aspects of the relationship. This approach aims to ensure that objectives are understood, and goals are clearly defined, adjusted appropriately, and regularly tracked.

Integrated portfolio systems help ensure adherence to client and strategy guidelines.

Proprietary technology links trading, settlement, reconciliation and compliance processes.


Markets aren’t static, and neither are your circumstances. That’s why we closely monitor and actively manage our clients’ investment portfolios. Our wealth management process maintains the flexibility to react to changing dynamics, emphasizes time-tested buy-and-sell disciplines, and focuses on periodic rebalancing to personalized asset allocation parameters.

Portfolio Optimization

Onboarding and Relationship Management

Onboarding and Relationship Management

Private Client Services:
Review and Outlook

Don’t miss the latest edition of our Private Client Services monthly.

January 2021

“Investors spent much of 2020 trying to reconcile how the stock market could advance so strongly in the face of an economy facing severe challenges…A rationale worth noting is the glaring distinction between the market and economy in terms of leverage to the consumer…”

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December 2020

“This year’s circumstances have stretched the financial resources of non-profits and strained their ability to delivery badly needed services…For those considering year-end charitable giving plans, we recommend thinking about several options…”

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November 2020

“Politics are often intertwined with emotion, and we caution clients that emotion often doesn’t mix well with long-term investment strategy…”

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