AUSTIN, Texas - As the industry continues to embrace outsourcing as a means to cut costs, the models for doing so have evolved to the point where, quite frankly, no single, prevailing model any longer exists.

Just 10 years ago, many medium- to large-size fund families were actually bringing various back-office functions, like transfer agency services, back in-house. But these days, fund executives are scouring their businesses in search of outsourcing opportunities and the chance to wring out a few more dollars in savings.

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