Hedge funds consider outsourcing options for middle and back office functions

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The practice of hedge funds outsourcing functions now stands at a crossroads, as managers begin selectively to draw back in-house some activities they earlier farmed out.

Functions such as those performed in the middle office are among those being retrieved. Service providers increasingly agree that insourcing, even in some cases of fund valuations, can make sense.

Insourcing is occurring slowly, and it must be said it runs against the prevailing trend of outsourcing, which is being driven by requ