We are part of a group of companies that have successfully worked together for over 40 years. Starting out in 1973 when State Street Bank and DST Systems combined to start a joint venture business called Boston Financial Data Services (BFDS) to provide technology and back office solutions to the mutual funds industry. We opened in Canada in 1994 (Canada Financial Data Services or CFDS) and the UK in 1995 through the purchase of a business called ‘The Administration Partnership’ (TAPL) when we became European Financial Data Services (EFDS). Both CFDS and EFDS re-branded to International Financial Data Services in 2001 but are mostly known as IFDS in the market. We continue to grow and expand into new markets whilst remaining leaders and innovators in our core business areas.
We have added a technology hub in Thailand and offices in Luxembourg, Ireland with presences in Hong Kong and Singapore in more recent years.
We have two main parts to our business, providing innovative technology solutions and high class customer centric outsourced administration services to the financial services world. The two can be separate or complement each other transforming our clients businesses to allow them to focus on what they do best and leaving the rest to us.
We organise ourselves into three focused business areas:
Technology underpins EVERYTHING that we do.