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Fund firms run out of ideas as crisis bites

LUXEMBOURG Fund managers are struggling to come up with new ideas to win back clients following the mayhem in financial markets over the past 18 months.

Cautious investors suddenly challenged by hope

By Jeremy Gaunt, European Investment Correspondent - Analysis


Funds industry reflects on Madoff scandal

LUXEMBOURG Financial experts gathered in funds capital Luxembourg insisted this week the fraud orchestrated by Bernard Madoff was an unfortunate incident that would not dent the country's leadership.

Shell-shocked investors eye funds warily

LUXEMBOURG Hammered by the dot-com crash and the current financial meltdown, investors will take some time before being enticed en masse back into many funds, speakers at the Reuters Funds Summit said this week. | Video

U.N. panel says world should ditch dollar

LUXEMBOURG A U.N. panel will next week recommend that the world ditch the dollar as its reserve currency in favor of a shared basket of currencies, a member of the panel said on Wednesday, adding to pressure on the dollar. | Video

Offshore blame seen as crisis red herring

LUXEMBOURG Cash-strapped western governments are firing their ammunition at smaller offshore financial centers in the hope of recovering unpaid tax, but they may be eyeing the wrong target. | Video

Mutual funds see no big regulatory threat

LUXEMBOURG Mutual funds are quietly breathing a sigh of relief they are escaping a regulatory backlash from the credit crunch, while greater hedge fund supervision is even welcomed by some in the industry. | Video


Tough times bring fund sector consolidation

LUXEMBOURG A wave of mergers and acquisitions could sweep the fund management industry this year as players come under pressure from the market turmoil, said speakers at the Reuters Funds Summit.


No major bull run in next three years: Create

LUXEMBOURG Investors should not expect a substantial bull run for the next three years, the head of an industry think-tank said on Tuesday.


Hedge funds shakeout could be over by June

LUXEMBOURG A shakeout of the hedge funds industry could be over by June 2009, with nearly half of firms likely to shut up shop, a leading hedge fund manager said. | Video


Equities dead as long-term asset: Thames River

LUXEMBOURG Equities face a bleak future and will no longer be the main choice for long-term investors after their recent collapse, a leading hedge fund specialist said on Tuesday.

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