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 team has been dedicated to delivering the best possible financial planning and wealth management solutions.

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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
Review and Outlook

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

April 2020

“Some welcome “green shoots” have become visible. CBOE’s Volatility Index (VIX) . . . has declined from an all-time high of 83 to 44.2 as of 4/6. . .  Although far from signaling an “all-clear”, the market surged to open the week of 4/6, breadth has firmed up, correlation among stocks shows signs of abating, and fixed income credit spreads are narrowing off recent highs. We are also encouraged to see insiders stepping in to buy their own shares…”

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March 2020

“We monitor a number of technical factors and sentiment indicators that, in our view, signal short-term oversold conditions…Volatility remains extremely high with sharp swings in both directions… Finding a bottom is an evolving process and stocks tend to retest their initial lows before ultimately recovering…”

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February 2020

“The decade ended with a banner year for risk assets as nearly every major asset class enjoyed gains in 2019. The S&P 500 gained 31.5%, its best annual performance since 2013…”

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