The hearty predictions surrounding outsourcing in the asset management industry three years ago that mostly fizzled during the bear market, may finally be on their way to fruition, according to a recently released white paper.

"A Novel Look at Outsourcing in the Asset Management Industry: The Customer's Perspective," just issued by TowerGroup, predicts that the frequency and scope of outsourcing contracts will increase over the next year and a half and forecasts assets under administration to jump 12% a year through 2007.

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