Summit Notebook

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Here’s lookin’ at you KIID

March 24, 2010

The vexing question of how much to tell retail investors about what exactly they are buying has been exercising industry participants at the Reuters European Funds Summit. Although the sentiment is for more transparency and simplicity, as exemplified by the EU's new two page marketing document, some managers feel this won't fully reflect the risks and processes involved in a product.

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UCITS IV Everyone

March 23, 2010

It is early days at the Reuters fund summit in Luxembourg, but already a few themes are building. For one thing, no one seems to be too negative about the investment climate.

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Hedge funds: Greece is the word

March 4, 2010

This week's Reuters Hedge Fund and Private Equity Summit gave us some new insights into how hedge funds are betting on Greece's debt crisis and their attitude to talk that politicians and regulators may clamp down on their activities.

2010 Reuters Hedge Funds and Private Equity kicks off

March 1, 2010

Some of the world’s leading names in the hedge funds and private equity industries are visiting the Reuters bureaus in New York, London and Hong Kong this week to discuss the outlook for the sector in a series of exclusives interviews as part of the 2010 Reuters Hedge Funds and Private Equity Summit.

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A “remote, silent whirlwind”?

September 29, 2009

We may have just lived through the biggest financial crisis in 80 years, but its impact may still not have been big enough for people to learn the right lessons for next time.

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The morgue after Christmas

September 28, 2009
Around this Christmastide banks will begin to take a strict approach to companies running out of money, according to Simon Davies, managing director of The Blackstone Group.  

Moscow: The least worst place for your money

September 14, 2009

   Russian investment bank Renaissance Capital was a big backer of Moscow’s ambition to become a major emerging-markets financial centre, a bridge between European and Asian capital, a rival to Dubai.

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Shadow of Madoff

April 14, 2009

It's hard enough for fund firms to get investors to put money into markets when stocks are so volatile, but it seems they're also still having to wrestle with the bad publicity from U.S. financier Bernard Madoff's giant fraud.

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Counting sheep

March 26, 2009

By Lorraine Turner

 

Speakers at the Reuters Hedge Fund and Private Equity summit this week were asked "what keeps you awake at night" and the answers were wide-ranging, from "my 7-week old daughter" to "the next meteorite".