Berger Funds of Denver, Colo. has launched an unusual print advertising campaign that warns investors not to expect repeat performances of 100 percent-plus returns that several of the Berger funds enjoyed in 1999.

The ads resulted from brainstorming sessions for developing ads. At one session, the firm's attorneys surprised Berger's marketing staff by warning them against promoting Berger's exceptional 1999 returns, said Sally Carleton, vice president of corporate communications at Berger.

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