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.

“Pekin Singer is an independent financial advisor that has for over 25 years been providing wealth management clients with a wide range of services, including financial planning, money management, value investing, and ESG investing,” said Adam Strauss, co-CEO of Pekin Singer Strauss. “Our clients’ trust is by far our firm’s most important asset.”

FA Online’s July 2016 compendium 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 $175 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 2016 issue of FA, a financial services industry trade publication, lists the nation’s largest registered investment advisor firms. To be eligible for this ranking, firms had to be an independent registered investment advisor (RIA), 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 (7%) were included in the $500 million < $1 billion category, along with Pekin Singer Strauss.  The rankings are not based on FA’s or clients’ evaluations of the firms.

Pekin Singer is not affiliated with Financial Advisor and the firm has not made any payment for participation in this survey; although, the firm may purchase reprints of the article and rankings from Financial Advisor.  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 more information on the methodology of the survey.

About Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management

Founded in 1990 and based in Chicago, Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management helps its clients develop and meet their financial goals through customized investment portfolios and a prudent, disciplined, value-investing approach.  The firm offers wealth management and institutional asset management services and is the adviser of a value-oriented mutual fund.  When we invest, we employ a combination of top-down and bottom-up approaches in which we seek out undervalued investments and asset classes using a prudent, risk-averse, value investing approach.  As the stewards of our clients’ investable capital, we focus on preservation of capital first and foremost, and we look for attractive risk-reward opportunities.  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, 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. Value investing involves the risk that an investment made in undervalued securities may not appreciate in value as anticipated or remain undervalued for long periods of time.

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


Media Contact

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Cindy Martin, 847-864-9540


Firm Contact

Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management

Colin Rennich, 312-896-9660