Outsourcing: An Example from Marriage

Outsourcing arrangements, like marriage, can end in divorce. Pre-nuptial agreements and exit strategies are required.

A range of speakers from the buy side were of one mind at this week's TSAM Europe conference in London─outsourcing is no longer a case of passing the baton and waving goodbye.

The more the regulators look to "systematize" the process, the more scrutiny is required by both sides, to the extent that buy-side firms are thinking long and hard before outsourcing their core services to another firm.

Ultimately, this is what the regulators want, but there is also the danger that in the long run, it may