Despite the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the resulting drop in the stock market and the pessimistic short-term economic outlook, several fund companies have gone ahead with launching brand new mutual funds.

AIM Management, American Express Financial Corp., Bear Stearns Asset Management, Berger Funds, Delaware Investments and Seligman Advisors have all launched new funds within three weeks of the attacks that shocked the nation and caused significant turmoil within the financial markets.

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