International Financial Data Services (IFDS) is the leading global investor and policyholder outsourcing organisation, providing administration, technology and operational support for the financial services industry.
IFDS UK has grown rapidly since its formation in Basildon in 2002 with a staff of 65 and continues to grow substantially year on year. The company currently employs over 5,000 people throughout Europe with around one quarter of these working at the Basildon headquarters. The 10,312 sq metre site in Basildon now represents the European headquarters of IFDS, twinned with North American and Asian head offices in Canada and Hong Kong.
Investing in local community
IFDS are conveniently positioned within close access to London-based clients in the financial services sector. The company’s site is about ten minutes' drive from the M25 and around 30 minutes by train from Fenchurch Street.
The Basildon location also attracts individuals looking to work locally for a large organisation and employees previously based in the City who have decided to maintain career development opportunities within the financial sector in a more flexible working environment.
“We employ over 5,000 people throughout Europe, with around one quarter of these working at our Basildon HQ. When recruiting, we often attract individuals who live nearby and are looking to work locally for a large organisation. We are also able to capture those employees previously based in the City or Canary Wharf who have decided to reduce their daily commute but maintain career development opportunities within the industry”.
Simon Hudson-Lund, Executive Chairman, International Financial Data Services
Gaining industry recognition
IFDS UK has maintained its quality of customer service through a combination of people, processes and technology and its achievements have been recognised by a number of prestigious awards, including…
- Most Outstanding European Transfer Agent 2016 Award
- Best Use of Cloud Software/Services 2016 Award
- AI Business Excellence Awards 2016
Best European Transfer Agent
- AI Business Excellence Awards 2015
Excellence in Policyholder Administration (UK)
- Custody Risk European Awards 2015, 2014
European transfer agent of the year
- Funds Europe 'European Transfer Agent of the Year’ award 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008
Working with INVEST Essex
IFDS works closely with INVEST Essex most recently assisting in setting up a finance and insurance sector action group to address the skills challenges in the market.
See here for more information on INVEST Essex.
See here for more information on IFDS.