Outsourcing -- the coming wave in investment management

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The make or buy decision facing IT managers at buy-side firms has never been more crucial. Recent increases in the quality and user-friendliness of third-party applications, combined with spiraling development costs and lengthy latency periods, make the sourcing of IT infrastructure more critical than ever. Celent analyst Pamela Brewster reports.

The word is out -- outsourcing that is, of middle- and back-office functions within buy-side firms. No longer just the domain of custody, transfer a