Summit Notebook

Food exec’s biggest cravings?

March 18, 2009

At the Reuters Food & Agriculture Summit, executives shared with the outlooks for their companies, their expansion plans and their views on the economy.

from Global Investing:

Reuters Funds Summit: A financial Chernobyl

March 18, 2009

The mood in the asset management industry is "very cautious, very realistic but not pessimistic" after the financial industry's "Chernobyl" of Lehman Brothers collapse, according to Europe's fund industry chief.

Feeding America’s six degrees of separation

March 17, 2009

While the six degrees game is tied to Kevin Bacon, connections to other celebrities are helping a major charity.

from DealZone:

Little orphan brandie

March 17, 2009

FOOD-SUMMIT/B&GB&G Foods Inc wants the small, orphan brands that no one else loves. 

"We have a laundry list and any number companies that we talk to on a regular basis," said B&G Chief Executive David Wenner. "We're buying all these things people don't want to run."

from Global Investing:

Reuters Funds Summit: Madoff, the silent presence

March 17, 2009

Master-fraudster Bernie Madoff is the invisible guest at an annual fund fest in Luxembourg, the European capital for fund administration.

How much for the bag of magic (soy)beans?

March 17, 2009

The weakening of the U.S. dollar and other currencies has led farmers around the world to value their crops more highly than they do money, said Dan Basse, president of agricultural research firm AgResource Co

Not for all the tea in China

March 17, 2009

Sara Lee Chief Executive Brenda Barnes is looking to expand the reach of the food maker.    But one thing she isn’t looking to do is sell tea in China.

from Funds Hub:

Reuters Fund Summit: Will hedge fund regulation open the door to retail investors?

March 17, 2009

 

By Huw Jones

 

Hedge funds are nothing if not optimistic – they have to be in the current climate.

from Global Investing:

Reuters Funds Summit: The end of equities?

March 17, 2009

Another in our series of one-minute managers. This time it is Ken Kinsey-Quick, who heads up multi manager investing at Thames River Capital. He reckons the old days of buying and holding equities over the long term are gone for good. Is he right?

from Global Investing:

Reuters Funds Summit: Kingdom for a horse

March 17, 2009

Anyone expecting investors to start galloping back into riskier assets in a rush might have something of a wait, according to Kathleen Hughes, who runs money funds for JPMorgan Asset Management in Europe. They are more likely to wander back in.