BERMUDA, October 23, 2018 — Apex Group Ltd. (“Apex”), the world’s fifth largest fund administrator, jointly announces today both the foundation of the ‘Apex Advisory Council’ and the appointment of Robert Aaron as its first member.
Apex Group has set up a new independent function, the Apex Advisory Council, to deliver an advisory role to the global Group as it continues to expand on a global basis. The purpose of the Council is to form a select group of industry leaders, with significant track records in guiding market developments, to help drive Apex forward as a leading innovator in the fund services space. The first appointed member of the council has been announced today as industry veteran, Robert Aaron.
Aaron has over thirty five years of experience in the Alternatives Industry. His impressive resume includes both buy-side experience and the leadership of several large service providers in addition to serving on the Board of Directors of the Managed Funds Association for a total of eight years, including two years as Chairman.
Apex looks to leverage the expertise and insight of the highly experienced members of its Advisory Council, such as Aaron, to help develop its service model and go-to-market strategy in order to better meet and exceed the needs of the industry, both managers and allocators. Apex’s clients will benefit from the addition of the Apex Advisory Council through an increased insight into industry trends and through working with a proactive provider such as Apex, always focused on finding innovative ways in which to support them in a constantly evolving marketplace.
The Advisory Council will work closely with Apex’s CRO, Fred Jacobs, who is a member of the Apex Group’s Executive Committee and joined the firm in April this year to help drive revenue as the business expanded rapidly on a global basis. Jacobs brought with him over twenty five years of experience building businesses in financial services markets and experience in various leadership roles in fund services across the globe.
Apex will be making additional appointments to its Advisory Council over the coming weeks.
Fred Jacobs, Chief Revenue Officer, Apex Group Ltd, said:
“This move demonstrates a genuine desire to be the best. We acknowledge that the external expertise of a highly qualified group of professionals can help take Apex that step forward into the exceptional. We are continually looking for ways to improve and evolve our product offering and service framework. Following the recent stream of acquisitions, we are laser focused on ensuring we run a tight ship and maintain an exceptional experience for our clients, that includes staying ahead of the market and looking for new and innovative ways to adapt with the market and ahead of our competitors. The appointment of Robert as the first member of the newly set up Apex Advisory Council is a clear signifier of the level of talent, authority and experience we are bringing on board as part of this panel.”
Robert Aaron, Consultant, Gilwern, said:
“Apex is coming to the end of a record setting year. With such impressive growth it is encouraging to see that through the appointment of an Apex Advisory Council, they are not complacent about their position in the market and maintain a focus on the future and continuing to find ways of improving and evolving as a service provider. I am very much looking forward to working with the Apex team and to being part of the Apex Advisory Council. It is an exciting time for Apex and a time of great change in the fund administration, and with this in mind the Advisory Council they are forming gives Apex a real competitive edge and their clients can feel confident that they are working with a partner that genuinely values their service.
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