Co-Sourcing Has Firms Re-Thinking Outsourcing Models

co-sourcing-modelThe co-sourcing model is gaining traction in firms looking to scale front and middle office.

Co-sourcing is the practice of collaborating with dedicated staff from a service provider to subsidize the firm’s front and middle office responsibilities. The model blurs the line between partnering and outsourcing, and it’s gaining traction in the financial service space.

People are embracing co-sourcing a lot more than they ever have, says Jayesh Punater, CEO of Gravitas, a provider of cloud, collaborative outsourcing, risk analytics and research support to hedge funds and private equity firms. Their employees work onsite or remotely, and all parties are responsible for the success of the projects.

Punater says large firms are looking at co-sourcing as a quick way to leverage technology and professional resources without up-front costs of in-house solutions. “It makes them more efficient as they scale the business.”

Read the full article by Becca Lipman at http://www.wallstreetandtech.com