Fallout from fund company mergers often means fund service providers will find themselves in one day and out the next, without them having caused a single service breach, tech snafu or operations meltdown.

Consolidation of fund service providers is driven by a desire to achieve economies of scale, simplify servicing across all funds and deal with a single provider. And, in light of increased regulatory scrutiny and enhanced compliance requirements, risk management issues now also weigh heavily into such decisions.

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