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Outsourcing seminar 16 May 2002 - Book now

Outsourcing the back office

Breakfast Briefing
Thursday 16th May
Armourers Hall
Coleman Street
Start time: 8.00am
Finish: 10.30

Delegate fee: £52.88 (incl VAT)
To register, please send an email to Tracy at : [email protected] with your name, firm, position, department and invoice address...Please mention you saw the advert at Bobsguide.

Outsourcing has become a hot topic in the investment management industry and with good reason. With the market downturn, intensified competition for assets, and ever changing technology, investment managers are evaluating their core competencies and looking to hand off those areas which, while essential, may be unnecessary to keep in-house.

This breakfast seminar will be of particular interest to all senior management involved in fund management operations, together with those involved in investment banking and institutional broking operations.

Keynote address by Pamela Brewster, Analyst, Celent Communications

Defining the new concept of outsourcing
Examination of the factors driving the consideration of outsourcing as well as the fears which could limit deployment
Discussion of trends and attitudes regarding outsourcing in North America and Europe
Exploration of the different levels of an outsourcing relationship – lift-out, business service provider, and ASP models
Criteria for selecting an outsourcing vendor

Followed by panel discussion, chaired by Ian Barnetson, Partner, Accenture

How the discussion will benefit participants:

Participants will gain an understanding of the opportunities and challenges presented by outsourcing, vendors in the space, and key evaluation points in the selection of an outsourcing provider. The discussion will be illuminated by one or two actual outsourcing examples.

The following Celent research findings will be explored:

Outsourcing revenues will climb to US$30 billion by 2006. North America and Europe will be the most promising areas for outsourcing.
40% of investment managers surveyed are considering expanded outsourcing within the next year.
Stability is the leading criteria for selecting an outsourcing provider.
The Business Service Provider model (BSP) promises the greatest return potential, and providers will look to move clients to this model.
Outsourcing providers will form partnerships, some even with competitors, to extend market reach, leverage complementary skills and/or ensure continued state-of-the-art technology platforms.

When registering for this event, please feel free to ask any questions that you would like the panelists to address, and we will pass these to the panel chair (anonymously, if you prefer – please indicate.)