Empowering Innovation. Empowering Growth.
We’re a rare breed. We’re a proven leader in the clearing space, led by a leadership team who brings over 150 years of combined experience in the space. That experience is combined with a relentless focus on our customers, an ability to anticipate industry trends, and a sophisticated suite of forward-thinking technology-driven solutions. This powerful combination enables us to work together in a highly consultative way, perfectly aligned to help you solve your most challenging business problems. Ultimately, our goal is to empower your innovation.
With Apex, you’ll get:
We have one goal — to help you reach your goals. Our experts are with you every step of the way to recommend solutions to help you solve your business challenges.
Our industry-leading Apex ConnectTM solution provides a powerful suite of APIs for your business. This highly flexible technology solution integrates seamlessly with your infrastructure.
We’re not a bank, so we’re not subject to the taxing overhead of those regulations. This means we can deliver a very predictable capital cushion, mitigating the need to drop clients unexpectedly as a result of regulatory overhead.
Our industry-leading Apex RiskCheckTM solution is one-of-a-kind. This proprietary, multi-dimensional approach to managing risk is integrated across every aspect of our business. At Apex, we proactively monitor all aspects of our business, and our clients’ accounts, to ensure we remain well capitalized and we protect you and your assets.
Apex is consistently selected as the clearing firm for tech savvy, Fintech firms in the space. As a first-mover in the Fintech space, Apex has become the Custodian-of-Choice for tech-savvy firms like Betterment, Stash and other financial disrupters.
In addition to proven industry expertise, robust technology solutions, and highly consultative service, you’ll even get a competitive rate structure.
Looking for a Clearing Firm? Here’s what you’re looking for!
When you’re in the market for a clearing firm, there’s a lot of variables to consider. And all of them are critical to your firm’s bottom line. It’s important that you have the facts when you’re searching for a firm.
As you’d expect, not all clearing firms are the same. Apex is an independent, self-clearing broker, which means we can deliver greater efficiencies during every phase of the process. Our proven expertise, cutting-edge technology solutions, and highly consultative approach will help drive bottom line impact for your business.
We believe educated clients are our best partners. So we’ve created a comprehensive checklist of the key elements you should seek in your clearing firm:
Is clearing their primary focus? Or, are they part of a larger business where clearing is only one aspect of their business and trying to be a lot of things to a lot of firms?
Why we’re different: Our core focus is clearing, which is why we’re a leader in the space.
Are they clearing through another firm, making them a pricey middleman?
Why we’re different: Apex is a self-clearing broker-dealer, enabling us to have complete control over the entire process, creating more efficiencies, transparency, and faster throughput.
How big are they? How small are they? Keep in mind — bigger is not always better. It’s not uncommon for larger firms to “fire” unprofitable clients.
Why we’re different: Leveraging our Apex RiskCheckTM solution, we take a disciplined, responsible approach to financial health ensuring we’re well capitalized and can partner with clients of all sizes. We’re stable with a strong financial position.
It’s one thing to say they have it, but it’s quite another to actually be good at it. The question is — will they actually respond in a timely fashion?
Why we’re different: With Apex AssistTM you’ll have a dedicated account representative and a team of client service specialists who are responsible for ensuring your needs are met in a timely fashion.
How technologically savvy are they? Do you have to fit into their antiquated and inflexible platform or will they develop a custom solution for you?
Why we’re different: Apex ConnectTM is an industry leading flexible, scalable suite of APIs and sophisticated technology-driven solutions designed to integrate seamlessly with your infrastructure.
Does the firm have relevant, useful products that solve a genuine need — and that you can understand?
Why we’re different: Apex has developed a suite of products, like Apex ConnectTM, Apex AssistTM, and Apex QuickStartTM, that offer tangible benefits and deliver real benefits to your business. Our products are designed to communicate benefits in a simple, easy to understand, down-to-earth kind of way.
You get what you pay for. If a clearing partner is cheap, then most likely their service, technology, and solutions are cheap too. Conversely, just because a firm charges a lot doesn’t mean they’re better. You want a good value for what you’re getting.
Why we’re different: Apex delivers competitive rates combined with significant value throughout the entire clearing lifecycle: paperless onboarding, industry-leading technology, high-touch consultative service, and a leadership team with significant industry expertise.
Are we the right partner for you?
Wondering if your firm is a good fit with Apex? Take our Client Compatibility Quiz and find out.
A Disciplined Approach to Safety, Security and Stability
Apex RiskCheckTM, is a proprietary, 5 tiered approach to risk that ensures all aspects of our business protects your assets and your business. As an Apex client, we know you put your trust in our ability to protect you, your customers, and your business. We take that seriously. Which is why managing risk permeates everything we do as a firm.
When it comes to finding a clearing firm who can effectively manage risk and protect its clients — bigger isn’t necessarily better. As an independent, self-clearing broker dealer, our size is actually one of our core strengths. Because we’re not a bank, we’re not subject to the taxing overhead and regulations as other firms. And because we’re privately held, we’re not beholden to external shareholders. This means we’ve got the ability to manage our finances in a highly disciplined way, to meet the needs of our clients, and manage our capital in a highly efficient way. Ultimately, this disciplined and fiscally responsible approach ensures a strong financial position that keeps us well capitalized to provide a predictable capital cushion for you and your customers.
We proactively monitor client trading activity through our sophisticated risk tools to prevent negative impacts to other clients.
Our risk team strenuously tests client portfolios to flag potential risk scenarios before they happen.
Our compliance team continually checks for regulatory red flags to help you operate in compliance and prevent missteps that will cost your business.
We have a vigorous client review process that ensures we only partner with clients who won’t put our firm or our clients at risk.
We manage our balance sheet to ensure we are well capitalized and able to provide a stable and predictable capital cushion.