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If your firm isn’t already using an outside consultant, you may want to ask yourself “why not?” Oftentimes at hedge funds, compliance officers struggle to successfully fulfill the requirements of the job without an essential tool in their toolbox: the outside compliance consultant. Why? The primary reason is simple: resources.

As the investment management industry becomes more consumer-focused, individual investors are pressing advisers for more innovative products and a personalized client experience. Further, the growth of passive strategies has created fee pressure across the spectrum, leading to contracting margins.1 Outsourcing certain critical functions can be an effective tool for advisers looking to focus on more strategic goals.

According to the Investment Firm of the Future, a report published by CFA Institute earlier this year, 24% of the organization’s…