The wide acceptance of operational outsourcing among mutual fund providers and the rapid growth of liquid alternatives have transformed the series trust from an operational anomaly to a fund preference in recent years, and why not? Many industry experts say series trusts provide well-documented cost-savings and speed-to-market benefits and give fund managers the ability to focus on portfolio management and asset gathering rather than operational tasks.

While all of those benefits can be realized, they are based on one huge assumption that many managers take for granted - choosing the right series trust. To help managers stuck in the wrong series trust, below are warning signs that may mean you've made the wrong decision and action steps for making a move to a new provider easier.

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