Our journey began in Luxembourg in 1976 with just two people and today we have 475 talented employees across South Africa, the United Kingdom, Guernsey, and Luxembourg. 


Maitland 1976

Maitland’s founder Eric Pfaff, a specialist tax lawyer for South African law firm Webber Wentzel, opened our first office in Luxembourg on 13 January 1976.


Maitland 1986

The name Maitland was adopted in 1986 and came from Fiduciare Maitland, our first ever acquisition.

We also opened an office in Guernsey in 1986.


Maitland 1988

In anticipation of the UCITS directive being adopted by Luxembourg in March 1988, we established a SICAV called Royal Trust Assetmix – one of the first of such funds.

In 1988 we opened our London office.



We set up our first hedge fund in 1989 which was listed on the Irish Stock Exchange.


Maitland 2005

The acquisition of Finsource in 2005 allowed us to offer sophisticated institutional fund administration services globally from South Africa.


Maitland acquired Admiral Administration, a North American award-winning hedge fund administrator.


Maitland 2014

Maitland’s Luxembourg office introduces Manco services.

The Luxembourg fund services offering for alternative assets expands.


Maitland 2015

In June 2015, Maitland acquired leading UK-based fund administrator Phoenix Fund Services. This acquisition extended our Fund Administration and Transfer Agency offering and increased our scope of services in the UK to include ManCo and CoSec (Investment trusts).


Maitland 2017

Maitland acquired R&H Fund Services (Guernsey) Limited.

Maitland is now the largest fund administrator in South Africa.


Maitland 2018

Maitland initiated it’s robotic process automation (RPA) journey.


MUFG Investor Services acquired select divisions of Maitland’s fund administration business in the Cayman Islands, Halifax, and Dublin.


Stonehage Fleming acquired Maitland’s Private Client and Corporate Services business. This transaction was a key step in the refinement of Maitland’s services offering which is now dedicated to Fund Services and Management Company Services.


Maitland’s assets under administration breaks through the $200 billion milestone.


Our longevity is a result of our ongoing commitment to our clients and fund sponsors, configuring the high-quality fund services solutions they require to retain, service, grow and nurture their clients. Learn more about us.


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