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Appleseed Capital Included in FA’s 2018 Annual RIA Ranking

Appleseed Capital, an independent wealth management firm and advisor to Appleseed Fund (APPLX, APPIX), appeared on Financial Advisor (FA) Magazine’s 2018 Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) ranking.

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

About Financial Advisor Magazine and the Selection Process

The July 2018 issue of FA Magazine, a financial services industry trade publication, lists the nation’s largest registered investment advisor firms by assets under management. To be eligible for this ranking, firms had to be an RIA and provide financial planning and related services to clients.  Corporate RIA firms and investment advisor representatives were not eligible.  707 registered investment adviser firms completed the survey.  Of that total, 144 firms were included in the $500 million <$1 billion category, along with Appleseed Capital.

Appleseed Capital is not affiliated with FA Magazine 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 FA Magazine.  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 FA Magazine for more information on the methodology of the survey.

The full list is available to view at:—ranking-2018-39594.html?section=133

About Appleseed Capital

Our firm was founded in 1990 by Rick Singer, Nate Shapiro, Joanne Pekin, and Shelly Pekin. Our wealth management practice has grown in size as clients have referred their friends and family members. From a standing start over a quarter of a century ago, Appleseed Capital currently manages over $800 million of investors’ capital.  Appleseed Capital 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.  Appleseed Capital 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

CLM Communications

Cindy Martin, 847-864-9540


Firm Contact

Appleseed Capital

Colin Rennich, 312-896-9660

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