Throughout 2009, DST Systems, Inc. has celebrated 40 years of providing market-leading solutions to the mutual fund industry. In recognition of this milestone, Money Management Executive asked DST's senior leadership to identify ways investment management companies can maximize the value they deliver to their stakeholders by leveraging the strengths and resources of a service provider.

This special three-part series looks at how service providers like DST support investment management companies as they seek to manage expenses, improve efficiencies, mitigate risks and support distribution. The first two articles of the series are available at This third part focuses on how investment management companies can look to their service provider to increase their ability to sell products through their distribution channels.

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