|DST Systems, Inc. (DST) offers information processing and software services and products. The Company operates in two segments: Financial Services and Output Solutions. In addition, investments in the Company's real estate subsidiaries and affiliates, equity securities, private equity investments and certain financial interests have been aggregated into the Investments and Other Segment. During the year ended December 31, 2011, the Company formed DST Insurance Solutions, LLC (DSTIS) to offer policyholder solutions to the life insurance industry. In connection with the formation of DSTIS, the Company acquired from its joint venture, International Financial Services Ireland, the North American rights to Eclipse from Percana. Eclipse is a software solution providing policyholder recordkeeping to the life and annuity insurance markets. On August 5, 2011, the Company acquired Lateral Group Ltd. On October 31, 2011, DST acquired ALPS Holdings Inc.