IFDS appoints financial technology expert innovator to lead digital product development efforts
Philip Goffin Named Director of Product Innovation for UK’s Leading Outsourcing Provider
LONDON -- 10 November 2014 -- International Financial Data Services (IFDS), a leading global provider of outsourced administration and technology solutions to the collective investment, retirement, insurance, and platform markets, today announced the appointment of Philip Goffin as Director of Product Innovation.
Mr. Goffin, who has been at the forefront of digital and innovation changes in the global funds industry over the past 15 years, will immediately assume responsibility for leading IFDS’ digital and online solutions within its European business. He will be based in the UK and report into Paul Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of Funds at IFDS.
“Philip brings considerable experience to this newly created role,” said Mr. Roberts. “With the majority of our clients in the process of developing their digital strategies, his appointment means we are best positioned to work alongside them and support their business requirements.”
Mr. Goffin comes to his new role at IFDS from Calastone, a privately-owned company based in London and Luxembourg that specialises in the order-routing, settlement, and reconciliation of mutual fund transactions. Originally from a finance and banking background in New Zealand, Mr. Goffin has supported the creation and development of a number of financial services technology companies over his career, including Calastone, EMXCo, FundWorks, and Kurtosys, and he has been involved with the development of various asset manager business propositions. He continues to take an active role in the development of the UK fintech industry.
“I’m very pleased to join IFDS at such an exciting time,” said Mr. Goffin. “My focus will be on ensuring we move to the forefront of digital and product innovation in the Global funds Industry and enhance our customer propositions through rapid technological development”.
Notes to Editors
International Financial Data Services is recognised as a world-leading provider of outsourcing and technology solutions to the financial services industry. IFDS services are provided to a wide range of global asset managers, wealth managers, platform providers, insurers, and life companies. Supporting more than 47 million investor and policy holder accounts for over 370 financial organisations across Asia-Pacific, Europe, and North America, the IFDS enterprise employs in excess of 7,800 experienced individuals located throughout Canada, Ireland, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. IFDS is a 50/50 joint venture between Boston-based State Street Corporation, one of the world’s leading providers of financial services to institutional investors, and Kansas City, Missouri-based DST Systems Inc., a global provider of strategically unified data management, business processing, and customer communications solutions. Figures as June 30, 2014. For more information visit www.ifdsgroup.com.