The Appleton Group offers expert private client advisory services to individuals, families, foundations, trusts and municipalities. Today’s dynamic market environment requires close contact, and our firm is intentionally structured to serve you with distinction.
Our advisory process begins with an initial in-person interview, enabling you to get to know our firm and our staff of well-trained advisors and for us to learn about your particular needs, goals and risk tolerance. We take into consideration a wide variety of factors, including your age, current portfolio holdings and size, income assumptions, time horizon, and more. We then prepare a detailed and objective analysis, identifying what investment returns you need over time to make your financial engine run smoothly and most importantly how much risk (if any) you really need to experience along the way. This entire process forms the basis for our long-term relationship with you.
Once this first step is completed, we will recommend an investment portfolio that targets the return necessary to give you the greatest likelihood of meeting your financial goals on schedule. Every good plan needs to be monitored, updated, and occasionally adjusted. That’s why every one of our advisory clients is offered an in-person quarterly portfolio and performance review with their personal advisor. We intentionally keep our advisors’ practices small in size to ensure that quality face time with you is never an afterthought.
- Complete financial planning services
- Social Security and pension elections
- Investment tax reporting
- Retirement income needs analysis
- Strategy coordination with CPAs and other tax professionals
- Roth IRA conversion strategies
- Strategy coordination with estate planning attorneys