SAN DIEGO -- While most participants at a recent compliance conference flocked to the fair-lending discussions, speakers predicted mutual fund sessions will be the big draw in coming years.

"The industry is just getting with it," said James M. Rockett, an attorney with the San Francisco law firm of Ropers, Majeski, Kohn, Bentley, Wagner & Kane. "It's probably one of the riskiest businesses we've gotten into."

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