Global financial services provider Apex Group and ACA Group (ACA), a governance, risk, and compliance advisor in financial services, said today (11 June) they had formed a strategic partnership to offer their respective clients a broader range of services to enhance the overall customer experience.

The alliance would create a co-referral arrangement that will improve client outcomes, the statement said.

Jude Hilton, global head of product, compliance Solutions at Apex Group said: “This partnership with ACA compliments our service offerings by adding additional governance, risk and compliance capabilities to our customers in the UK and Americas."

Charlie Stout, partner and head of partnerships and alliances at ACA said: “This strategic alliance combines ACA’s leading regulatory technology platform and advisory capabilities with Apex’s extensive suite of global services.

“Through this collaboration, it demonstrates both organization's commitment to bring clients an expanded suite of innovative solutions and global coverage.”

The partnership would benefit global private equity, hedge fund and real asset managers of all sizes, as well as those seeking global expansion, the statement continued.

The collaboration would also bring together two globally recognised organisations with complementary services and a shared commitment to client success. Through this alliance, clients will benefit from streamlined access to services designed to support business growth.

The combined regional presence, diverse product offerings and strong leadership of both firms will enable a broader range of services to be offered to a global community, including registration, authorisation and initial filing services in the US and UK,
compliance services and technology, capital raising, global custodial services and managed services.