To deliver digital clearing and custody as it ought to be – secure, dynamic, accessible


To be the revolutionizing technology force that drives modernization in the financial services industry


To enable frictionless investment access for anyone

Your custodian ought to be winning awards for innovation

Our History

  • 2012
  • 2012 – 2013
    Apex Clearing is formed in 2012 when PEAK6 acquires key strategic assets from the Penson Worldwide bankruptcy The new owners emphasize operational excellence, risk management, compliance and financial discipline to stabilize and strengthen the correspondent clearing business Peak6 invests in automation, bringing the newest technology to clearing & custody services

  • 2014 – 2015
    Apex offers a full suite of APIs that allow financial services firms to control their own UI, UX and CX and open new accounts in minutes (not weeks or days) without paper Apex technology helps launch and scale many of the most notable fintech innovators and disruptors – including Betterment, Wealthfront, Robinhood, Stash, Ally and SoFi Apex offers new line of business to RIAs focused on digital wealth management

  • 2016 – 2017
    Apex opens new Tech Hub in Portland, OR to attract engineering talent Apex launches new API-based rebalancing solution Apex originates first-ever real time payments transaction with BNY Mellon Apex signs first front-end platform partnership deal with RobustWealth to bring technology to independent advisors Apex expands into enterprise space, helping John Hancock, Principal Financial, and other Fortune 100 companies with digital transformation. Growth at Apex averages 200,000 new accounts and $1 billion in new assets per month

  • 2018 – present
    Apex announces dollar-based fractional share trading Apex wins back-to-back Fintech Breakthrough Awards as Best Wealth Management Company Apex introduces Apex Ascend, a white-label robo hybrid platform Apex launches first-ever brokerage-integrated cryptocurrency trading solution with partner Apex Crypto Peak6 acquires ETC Clearing, expanding its clearing and custody footprint into institutional and high-frequency trading

  • Present

A company ought to be defined by its culture, not its industry

Apex is a PEAK6 company. This means we’re a part of a diverse organization of technologists, investors and entrepreneurs – a combination that results in a uniquely broad vision of how people and technology can create the most value. PEAK6 has built a culture defined by the ambition and discipline to always make things better for our customers and ourselves with the speed, conviction and capital to ensure success.

The future of advice is still human

Apex CEO Bill Capuzzi pens an op-ed about how human-centered design principles can influence the future of financial advice.

Q2 2021 Apex Next Investor Outlook

Millennials and Gen Z are forging their own path with investments that diverge from the S&P 500 in key sectors like utilities, healthcare, and oil and gas.


The Next Digital Divide

Can building a multi-generational business – one with younger clients, even if they have fewer assets – help increase long-term valuations?

The Platform for Safety, Scale & Speed




number of trades processed every day on the Apex platform

2020 average through November 2020





total investor accounts opened through Apex technology

through November 2020



time it takes to open and fund an account with Apex APIs




number of feet kept warm with Apex sock donations