Apex Group Appoints Co-Head of Throgmorton Compliance Solutions


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Follows the launch of Apex’s new Compliance Solutions service

Global, September 7, 2020 — Apex Group Ltd. (“Apex”), a global financial services provider, today announces the appointment of Julie Ferguson as Co-Head of Throgmorton Compliance Solutions, working alongside previously announced Co-Head Mel Scotland.

Ferguson brings an extensive record of accomplishment and experience across all non- investment areas. In addition to her background in the traditional asset management space, including extensive experience managing operational risk within a quantitative investment manager, Ferguson has an excellent understanding of digital assets and the emerging cryptocurrency industry. She has held senior operational and financial roles at firms including commodities trading house VCMT and FCA regulated investment advisory company Ashenden Capital Management. Ferguson began her career in prime brokerage at Morgan Stanley, before joining Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services.

This appointment further strengthens Apex Group’s single-source solution, with Compliance Solutions delivering new and complementary services to clients in addition to Throgmorton’s well-established accounting, tax, HR, payroll and company secretarial services.

Throgmorton Compliance Solutions, which launched in July 2020, delivers tailored services including license applications to the FCA, the NFA/CFTC and the SEC, compliance monitoring and management services, company health checks, regulatory audits, outsourced registered compliance and MLRO functions, plus options for board liaison and training.

This key hire follows a period of extensive growth in the corporate solutions space for Apex over the past year; including the expansion of subsidiary, Throgmorton, into the USA, UAE, Switzerland and the Channel Islands.

Matt Claxton, Global Head of Corporate Solutions, Apex Group comments: “We have long sought to offer regulatory compliance advice to meet the evolving needs of our clients. Throgmorton Compliance Solutions under the leadership of Julie and Mel is an exciting addition to our single-source offering. Julie brings extensive experience of the regulatory landscape and this hire is yet further evidence of our reputation as the home of market leading talent.”

Julie Ferguson, Co-Head of Throgmorton Compliance Solutions comments: ”I am delighted to be joining Throgmorton and the Apex group during an exciting period of expansion following the launch of the Compliance Solutions offering. I look forward to working with Mel to lead and grow the business as part of Apex’s locally delivered, single-source solution for clients.”

About Apex

Apex Group Ltd., established in Bermuda in 2003, is a global financial services provider. With 45 offices worldwide and 3,500 employees, Apex delivers an extensive range of services to asset managers, capital markets, private clients and family offices. The Group has continually improved and evolved its capabilities to offer a single-source solution through establishing the broadest range of products in the industry; including fund services, digital onboarding and bank accounts, depositary, custody and super ManCo services, business services including HR and Payroll and a pioneering ESG Ratings and Advisory service for private companies.

About Throgmorton

Throgmorton, an Apex subsidiary, delivers financial and administrative outsourcing solutions including accounting, regulatory compliance, tax services, payroll, company secretarial and HR services to SME’s with a particular focus on alternative asset managers.


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Antonia Powell, [email protected] | +44 (0)778 9902 279


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