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  • Our History
  • ALPS Today
  • Our Philosophy
  • Our Focus
  • Guiding Principles

Our History

ALPS, celebrating over 30 years of customized and innovative service to the mutual fund industry, traces its roots to changes in the Glass-Steagall banking laws back in the early 1980's. Indeed, with the financial institutions deregulation act, a wide range of securities, insurance and other financial products suddenly became available to banks and thrift institutions, and banks across the country were getting into the mutual fund business.

It was inside that emerging market that company founders Bob Alexander and Art Lucey, both executives with the First National Bank of Denver, saw opportunity. Specifically, they saw a chance to create a company that provided certain specialized services that banks could not themselves offer. And so it was that in June of 1985, ALPS came to be.

Our History
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ALPS Today

660+ Employees and Growing
660 +

Employees and Growing

400+ Client Serviced
400 +

Clients Serviced

28+ Years of CUstomized Service
30 +

Years of Customized and Innovative Service

7+ Years that our executive team has been in place
20 +

Years of Executive Team Tenure

In almost three decades, ALPS has evolved from its modest beginnings of servicing a single bank mutual fund client into a full-service provider to the investment management industry. Now with more than 660 employees, over 400 clients, and an executive team that's been in place for over 20 years, ALPS continues to actively promote all of its various business segments, from asset servicing through ALPS Fund Services, Inc. to asset gathering through ALPS Distributors, Inc. and ALPS Advisors, Inc.

With a combination of expertise in a broad range of products and a culture built around the founders' encouragement to "Do Things Right," ALPS is uniquely positioned in the industry to help its clients' structure, service and distribution of all product types.

Our Philosophy

We consider ourselves to be a partner to our clients, not a vendor, by providing service beyond what is required in our contracts. As highlighted in our Guiding Principles, ALPS was founded on the premise to always "Do Things Right" and this motto still flourishes within our company today.

Management at ALPS has made a conscious decision to control growth so that we never have to compromise our service levels or our reputation in the industry for delivering tailored, high-touch services to our clients. By following this philosophy, ALPS has demonstrated a consistent ability over the years to grow revenues while maintaining high levels of service and excellence.

Truly customized service requires care and forethought. To ensure we can always fulfill that commitment, we aim to partner with like-minded clients who share our values. Your success is our success; therefore, we maintain a deep commitment to providing a range of high-quality services critical to the growth of your funds.

Our Focus

ALPS is focused on providing a suite of asset servicing and asset management solutions to the investment management industry. Clients successfully leverage both aspects of ALPS, to combine a top-rated fund servicing model with the expertise needed to develop new products.

Asset Servicing

  • Global Custodian’s 2015 Mutual Fund Administrator of the Year
  • Asset servicing is tailored to you and second to none

Asset Management

  • A pioneer in product development and bringing innovative products to market.
  • Internal expertise combined with external alliances on navigating complex distribution channels

Guiding Principles

We believe that personal relationships are the foundation of our success.

We are driven by growth and the challenges and opportunities it presents.

We promote an open and enthusiastic environment that leads to job satisfaction and career advancement based on merit.


We are committed to “Do Things Right.”

We strive to establish and grow relationships with organizations that share our values.

Contact ALPS
  • 2699 S. Bayshore Drive
  • 9th Floor
  • Miami,FL 33133
  • 305.859.7000
San Francisco
  • 235 Pine Street
  • Suite 1825
  • San Francisco, CA 94104
  • 816.737.6665
  • ALPS Fund Services Canada, Inc.
  • 30 Adelaide St. East, #1
  • Toronto, Ontario M5C 3G9
  • 416.506.8305
  • One Financial Center
  • 15th Floor
  • Boston, MA 02111
  • 617.426.1745
Grand Cayman
  • Landmark Square, 1st Floor
  • 64 Earth Close
  • Grand Cayman KY1-1107
  • 416.654.5767
New York
  • 1177 Avenue of the Americas, 5th Floor
  • New York, NY 10036
  • 646.452.7070
  • Bellevue Place
  • 10500 NE 8th St. #1000
  • Bellevue, WA 98004
  • 425.454.3770