Apex Announces Launch of Apex ESG Ratings and Appoints Global Head of ESG Product

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Apex Group Ltd. (“Apex”) enhances ESG capabilities with new rating and analytics product, Apex ESG Ratings, and announces the appointment of Amara Goeree as Global Head of ESG Product

Apex has signified its commitment to become a leader in the ESG investment services space, launching a new ESG data and rating service, Apex ESG Ratings, and appointing a Global Head of ESG Product to drive development.

As Apex continues to expand its capabilities to meet client demand across financial services the launch of Apex ESG demonstrates the firm’s ongoing focus on ESG innovation. Apex ESG will deliver an in-house developed ESG rating evaluating privately held companies globally, unlocking unique market intelligence and delivering unprecedented access to a previously opaque asset class.

Apex ESG will also deliver consulting services to support the integration of ESG across clients’ due diligence, value creation and reporting processes.

The new product line will be offered alongside Apex’s ESG reporting solutions for listed assets launched in October 2018, delivering an enhanced set of solutions to ease the reporting and due diligence process.

Amara Goeree has been appointed as Group’s Global Head of ESG Product and will lead the firm’s product development and go to market strategy. Goeree is a sustainability specialist with almost a decade’s experience in ESG innovation within financial services. Most recently Goeree was Head of Corporate Sustainability and Responsible Investment at Julius Baer. She has unrivalled experience in the ESG ratings space having acted as Deputy Head of the team leading the ESG ratings process for the Dow Jones Sustainability Index at RobecoSAM AG.

To further show its commitment to ESG, Apex is currently in the process of becoming a UN PRI signatory.

Peter Hughes, Founder and CEO, Apex Group Ltd.

“This product builds on our leading positon in the private equity and real estate administration sector where data analytics is one of our key differentiators. Apex ESG will deliver insights into private companies that investors were unable to access previously. For Apex this product is just the start of the ESG revolution we hope to pioneer across financial services, enabling us to make a positive impact on the world. We envision a future in which a company’s ESG score is as important as its credit score, and we are thrilled to welcome Amara to the team to help drive this change. An improved ESG score from Apex will enable companies to be competitive in an increasingly purpose driven society, where investors value companies that make a positive ESG contributions.”

Amara Goeree, Global Head of ESG Product, Apex Group Ltd.

“Over the course of my career, I’ve seen ESG and sustainable finance develop from a niche and conviction-based topic into a top priority for all investment firms. I am delighted to be joining Apex and driving its new Apex ESG product. It is an incredibly exciting role with a clear opportunity to make an impact. This new framework will pave the way for all types of companies, across all industries, to understand and accurately assess their ESG contribution. Apex, with its existing broad range of financial services and technologies offers the right platform.”

About Apex

Apex Group Ltd., established in Bermuda in 2003, is a global financial services provider. With over 40 offices worldwide and 3,000 employees, Apex delivers a unique solution that reaches across the full service ecosystem. The Group has three core pillars of service: fund solutions, financial solutions and corporate solutions and a broad range of clients spanning asset management, allocators and financial institutions.

Media contacts:

Rosie Guest, Global Head of Marketing and Communications, [email protected]

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