A shifting paradigm: outsourcing beyond the back-office

FEATURE: OUTSOURCING

Outsourcing certain business processes – usually deemed by hedge funds and asset managers as those activities that do not offer the potential for competitive advantage – to specialist providers is nothing new on the buy side. But the popularity of this practice is on the rise as service providers grow in terms of competence and flexibility and buy-side practitioners look to focus their energies on the front office. By Stewart EisenhartConventional wisdom holds that while sell-side financial