Fund services round-up: Apex Group, Hawksford, IQ-EQ and more

A new weekly round-up of fund administration and prime brokerage news from Global Custodian this week features Apex, Hawksford, IQ-EQ, Altum Group, Socium Fund Services and Phoenix American.

By Editors

Apex Group has appointed former Waystone CEO in Cayman and the Americas, Anne Storie, as its country head, for Cayman Islands, effective 1 December. Based in Grand Cayman and reporting to Georges Archibald, chief innovation officer and managing director, Americas, Storie will be responsible for leading the business and to continue the growth and evolution of Apex Group’s operations in the Cayman Islands.  

Hawksford has enhanced its international leadership team with three senior promotions across the group. Steve Spybey has been promoted to the role of group chief operating officer, while Caroline Morris will take on the role of group chief financial officer and Rachel Husbands will take on the role of finance director for Jersey.  

Blume Equity, a European climate-tech growth investor, has appointed IQ-EQ for a full-service scope to support its maiden fund launch. In its mission to transform the health of the planet and people, Blue Equity partners with purpose-driven entrepreneurs who are tackling the climate emergency and creating a more sustainable world. The firm provides both financial and human capital to help these pioneering companies scale profitably with positive impact. 

Altum Group, a provider of fund, corporate, and family office solutions, has assisted HackCapital with the launch of its securitisation platform in Luxembourg. HackCapital is building an impact-investment marketplace that provides access to venture capital and accelerates investment into food, climate and health solutions globally. 

Socium Fund Services, a Suntera Global company, has appointed Matthew Reynolds as head of business development, Americas. Socium said the hiring of Reynolds, with his extensive track record in new business acquisition, sales process enablement and relationship management, underscores its commitment to growing the firm’s footprint in the region.  

Phoenix American has struck a new client partnership with real estate investment fund sponsor Ashford. Phoenix will fulfil the agent and back-office operational needs of Ashford.