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Outsourcing for financial services is the subject of a two-day conference in London next month.

The conference will focus on issues including outsourcing strategy and management, the generation of profit through outsourcing and the importance and place of outsourcing within financial organisations.

Speakers include ABN Amro Bank managing director Michael Hampson, Credit Suisse First Boston director, head of pensions and benefits Europe Laura Jackson and KPMG Consulting principal consultant Tom Bamber.

FSA policy adviser Simon Ashby will explain the regulator&#39s approach to supervision and outsourcing and give an update on the integrated prudential sourcebook.

The event takes place on April 17 and 18 at The Hatton Hotel, London. Contact 0870 90 90 711.


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