Apex continues Americas expansion with new head of corporate solutions

US expansion continues for Apex as it follows up new launches with appointment of head of corporate solutions. 

By Jonathan Watkins

Apex Group has named a head of corporate solutions for Americas, promoting the head of tax and deputy head of its subsidiary Throgmorton UK to the role. 

Jon Hanifan will assume the role on 1 July and re-locate to New York. 

The move follows a suite of recent moves in the US from Apex after the Group recently announced the launch of locally delivered Escrow services, its FinTech partnership on a transfer agency platform and the expansion of its Throgmorton into the country to provide accounting and tax services. 

In his new role, Hanifan will be responsible for the development of Throgmorton USA, along with the Group’s Corporate Solutions businesses across the Americas, including the Cayman Islands and Bermuda.  

Hanifan joined the Throgmorton UK business in 2017, prior to which he was a principal at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, where he led the firm’s European hedge fund tax advisory team, and an executive director at EY. 

As part of the Apex Group we have the backing of a global provider which enables us to share our knowledge cross-border. Jon’s relocation enables us to leverage his wealth of experience to replicate the success of Throgmorton in the UK, across the Americas,” said Adam Hewitsonhead of Throgmorton.  

The Group’s longstanding global presence and its ever-expanding operations across the Americas provides us with an excellent platform from which to serve new markets and add further value to the Group’s capabilities on a global basis.” 

Apex acquired Throgmorton in June last year as part of its deal to buy the corporate services and private clients business from Link Asset Services. 

The Group added in a statement that the expansion of the solutions into the US reiterates its ongoing intention to further penetrate the US market following a string of local acquisitions in 2019; including Atlantic Fund Services and Broadscope.