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IFDS appoints director of product innovation

International Financial Data Services, the outsourcing provider, has appointed a director of product innovation.

Philip Goffin will assume responsibility for the firm’s digital and online solutions within its European business and will report to chief executive officer of funds Paul Roberts.

Goffin joins from fund re-registration and technology firm Calastone, and has previously worked for EMXCo, FundWorks and Kurtosys.

Roberts says: “Philip brings considerable experience to this newly created role. 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.”

Goffin adds: “I’m very pleased to join IFDS at such an exciting time.

“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.”



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