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Business Model

Created in 1996, EFA stands for European Fund Administration. Over the years, our company’s range of services expanded far beyond fund administration as the world evolves around us.

EFA is now a specialised financial services company and a market reference for tailor-made services. We promote innovation and continuously develop new products and services by closely tracking market and regulatory trends. We do this in open architecture for investment funds and other investment vehicles and through the provision of specialised institutional services. Quality is our top priority: that is also why all our employees are based in Luxembourg (except for our branch EFA France, based in Paris). Our expertise goes beyond Luxembourg as EFA is servicing structures domicilied for example in France or in Nordic Markets.


Universal Investment Group and the shareholders of European Fund Administration (EFA) – Banque de Luxembourg, Banque et Caisse d'Épargne de l'État, Oddo BHF, Quintet Private Bank (Europe) S.A. –jointly announced the 12 April 2022 that they have entered into an agreement for the acquisition of EFA by Universal Investment Group.

The transaction is subject to regulatory clearance by the Luxembourg financial authority CSSF and is expected to be completed in the second half of 2022.

Central and independent positioning

Fund administration is a pivotal role going beyond accounting and transfer agency related tasks.

Asset Managers can rely on EFA to ensure that their funds are meeting all operational and regulatory obligations, at the best value for money, and that fund investors are provided with a high quality service as well as information and transparency on their assets.

EFA’s services are connecting the main players in the fund value chain through three pillars of activity and a central and independent positioning:

Central and independent positioning