Fifty-nine percent of fund managers do not expect their return on equity to return to pre-crisis levels, and, thus, a majority are focused on cost reduction, product innovation and outsourcing.

This is according to a survey of 100 senior-level fund managers at 80 publicly traded companies in North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and the Middle East conducted by RBC Dexia and Accenture. Forty percent of those surveyed were chief executive officers, chief information officers and other C-suite officers.

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