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Link Fund Solutions selects EFA for middle office outsourcing

Source: EFA

EFA is proud to have been chosen by Link Fund Solutions (Luxembourg) S.A. part of the largest providers of Alternative Investment Fund Management (AIFM) and third-party Management Company (ManCo) services in Europe, to provide Middle Office services covering Trade management services for transferable securities and for financial derivative instruments.

EFA Middle Office services are specifically designed for Asset Managers operating in an open-model, (multi-custodian, multi-broker, multi-manager) that seek to implement an efficient and robust post-trade execution processes in line with CSD Regulation. This block of Middle Office services is part of EFA’s scalable Front-to-Back solution. It can be easily combined with Back Office services and a new state-of-the-art Front Office if needed.

This new cooperation further strengthens EFA and Link Fund Solutions (Luxembourg) S.A.’s long-lasting partnership and confirms the movement within the industry for Management Companies and their portfolio managers to focus on core activities and outsource others.

Paulo Fernandes, Chief Commercial Officer at EFA, said: “At EFA, our mission is to build solutions that enable our clients to focus on their core business, while we takecare of everything else up to the perimeter of the client's investment process. The
foundation of our modular offer is state-of-the-art front and middle office technology. What sets us apart is the technical and operational expertise combined with the flexibility of our solutions. Developing a dedicated operating model with our strong
partner Link Fund Solutions has been a pleasure and a success and we thank them for their continued trust.”

Richard Maisse, Conducting Officer in charge of Investment Management at Link Fund Solutions (Luxembourg) S.A., added: “We have chosen to outsource our Middle Office activities to our long-lasting partner EFA as they offer us a set of customized
and efficient technology tools and post- trade execution services that allow companies to decrease operational risks. The Middle Office outsourcing solution enables EFA (i) to offer a consultative approach and technical support when designing and implementing a dedicated operating model (ii) to provide our clients with a customized technology via an integrated set of tools.”

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