Apex Group boosts regulatory consulting service with enhanced team

11 March 2024

Apex Group publishes on its website:

Apex Group, the leading global financial services business, today announces the strengthening of its regulatory consulting service with a number of new, senior level appointments and promotions.

Isabelle Agius has been promoted to Regional Head of Compliance Solutions – Europe. Isabelle has been employed with Apex Malta as Head of Regulatory Services since 2019. Prior to that she spent 14 years with the Malta Financial Services Authority where she held various positions with the Regulatory Development Unit and the Authorisation Unit.

During this period Isabelle drew upon her background in law, to support the transposition of UCITS IV, UCITS V and AIFMD regulations into Maltese Law.

Alongside strengthening the team in Europe with Isabelle, Apex Group has also boosted its teams in the Middle East and the US.

In the Middle East, Brian Reilly has been appointed as Regional Head of Compliance Solutions, responsible for regulatory consulting and compliance services primarily in the UAE. Brian brings more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry to the role, including senior regulatory positions with the Dubai Financial Services Authority, BNP Paribas, and UBS AG.

Meanwhile Ron Bass has been appointed as Regional Head of Compliance Solutions – Americas, responsible for delivering regulatory solutions and compliance services to private fund investment advisers domiciled in the United States. Ron has more than 20 years experience in regulatory compliance including 12 years as Chief Compliance Officer with a registered mutual fund complex and its affiliated adviser.

Commenting on today’s announcement, Jude Hilton, Global Head of Product – External Compliance at Apex Group said: “The strategic appointments we are announcing today strengthen Apex’s Global Compliance Services offering. These appointments bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to provide and develop wider regulatory support to clients, helping them navigate increasingly complex regulatory demands in global financial centres.

“Our single-source solution is constantly evolving, and with increased financial regulation in the US and EU, and the growth of Asset Management in the Middle East, we remain committed to providing client focussed compliance solutions worldwide. These key appointments position us well to develop and implement innovative solutions to meet our clients ever-evolving needs.”

About Apex Group

Apex Group Ltd., established in Bermuda in 2003, is a global financial services provider. With over 13,000 employees globally, Apex Group provides services into 50 jurisdictions delivering an expansive range of services to asset managers, financial institutions, 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 services in the industry; including fund raising solutions, fund administration, digital onboarding and bank accounts, depositary, custody, super ManCo, corporate services and a pioneering ESG Ratings and Advisory solution. Apex Group’s purpose is to be more than just a financial services provider and is committed to driving positive change to address three core areas; the Environment and Climate Change, Women’s Empowerment and Economic Independence, Education and Social Mobility.

Source: Apex Group
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