Financial Services

Capital Markets and Mutual Funds Families

Apex has the expertise and resources to provide complete Typesetting and Composition from the first draft to filing ready PDF for Proxy Statements, Financial Disclosure Reporting, Mutual Funds Reports, IPO Filings, Accessible EPUB, and PDF Content with Section 508 (ADA) Compliance. Apex provides full conversion services using XML, HTML5 and XBRL.

32 years of experience and expertise

Create Accessible PDF and EPUB Content with 508 (ADA) Compliance

Prepare for SEC Rule 30e-3 ahead of 2021

 

Proxy Statements

Improve your first-proof acceptance rate and peace of mind. Apex has the expertise and resources to provide complete Typesetting and Composition from the first draft to filing ready PDF. Our XML-first processes and built-in quality controls ensure the highest levels of quality in record time.

  • Proxy Statements
  • XPP for XBRL
  • InDesign for Highly Styled Proxy’s
  • Typesetting and Composition
  • eProducts creation, post-filing – HTML5 for Enhanced Proxy Statements

Financial Disclosure Reports

  • 10-Q, 10-K, 6-K, 8-K, 20-F, N-PX
  • Registrations (S-1, S-2, S-3, S-4, S-6, S-8, SB-1, SB-2, 424)
  • Ownership Reports (Forms 3, 4, 5)
  • Forms 144, 13D, 13G and 13F
  • IPO Filings

Mutual Funds – SEC Rule 30e-3

Annual Reports and Semi-Annual Reports

Section 508 (ADA) Compliance – Accessible Digital Content

Accessibility – Section 508 (ADA) Compliance

Apex is a Benetech certified accessible vendor and is part of Benetech’s Global Certified Accessible Program.

Please download our free Accessible PDF and EPUB for Section 508 (ADA) Compliance Datasheet

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Why Apex

Apex is one of only three companies certified by Benetech as a Global Accessibility Expert

Accessibility Expertise –

In 2019, Apex became a Benetech certified accessible vendor through our work on behalf of publishers and Benetech’s Global Certified Accessible Program. Apex has active projects providing alt-text for publishers, libraries, government institutions, and higher education institutions around the world. Apex has created hundreds of thousands of descriptions for corporations and academic publishers around the world. We have extensive expertise in building accessible EPUB and PDF files in accordance with Section 508 (ADA) Compliance, WCAG 2.0, IDPF, and other accessibility guidelines.

In 2018, the U.S. government update to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 went into effect. The updated refreshed guidelines impacted web content and digital files such as PDF. The Section 508 refresh aligned guidelines and standards in the U.S. with those issued by the European Commission (European Accessibility Act) and the World Wide Web Consortium (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 [WCAG 2.1]).

Section 508 mandates compliance by all Federal agencies to ensure those with disabilities have equal access to government information. The accessibility requirements by extension affected the content expected from publishers, academic libraries, and, other organizations responsible for putting information supported by government funding into the public domain.

  • In 2019, ADA Title III Lawsuits exceeded 11,000 cases, an increase of almost 9% over 2018
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 61 million people, or 25% of the adult American population, live with a disability. This group has an estimated annual disposable income of over $645 Billion
  • Accessibility creates New Revenue Streams and ROI
  • Apex can eliminate your companies exposure by creating and converting all content to be Section 508 (ADA) Compliant

 

The Apex Differentiator

Apex has 32 Years of professional expertise and agility to manage any large-scale content project from start to finish, producing high-quality digital output the first time, every time.

Content Inputs

  • Financial Publications and Journals
  • Proxy Statements
  • IPO Filings
  • Strategic Whitepapers
  • SEC Reports
  • Semi-Annual and Annual Reports

Deliverables

  • Accessible PDF
  • Accessible EPUB
  • XML (JATS, BITS, TEI, DocBook, BRL, DITA, XBRL)
  • HTML (HTML5/xHTML) – Enhanced Proxy Statements
  • Accessibility Compliance Report

 

3-Tiered Quality Controls

Apex’s unique workflow and process controls include three basic levels of quality assurance.

 

Content is checked through each step of the workflow for cleanliness.

 

 

Each workflow step itself is also evaluated to ensure it is performing exactly as designed.

 

 

Final content is a random-sample tested by an independent team ensuring a perfect product.

 

 

Human Touch

The best results are achieved by optimally balancing the processing power of the computer with the cognitive power of the human mind™. Apex systems apply human intervention at strategic points throughout the transformation process to ensure the highest quality without sacrificing speed.

 

Find Your “Right Shore” Model

Financial Publishers benefit from the ability to mix onshore and offshore resources to best fit their unique requirements. Headquartered in Miami Beach, FL. Apex has eight facilities across the U.S. and India to manage and scale according to your needs.

 

 

 

To learn more please contact Patrick J. Sullivan at psullivan@apexcovantage.com