Apex Clearing — a custody and clearing engine — has hired Tricia Rothschild as its president. Rothschild was chief product officer and co-head of Global Markets at Morningstar, where she worked for 26 years.
The firm also tapped Tom Valverde, an RIA sales and custody veteran of Fidelity Institutional and BNY Mellon’s Pershing, for the newly created role of general manager, Advisory.
The news comes the custodial space is set for the wrap-up of its biggest deal to date — Charles Schwab’s $26 billion purchase of TD Ameritrade, which is expected by year end.
“The market wants a new and differentiated option, and Apex is all in,” according to Apex CEO Bill Capuzzi. “This is the perfect time for us to focus on a multi-channel approach … as we continue to see the shift toward consolidation within the advisory business and the firms that serve them.”