By Douwe Miedema LONDON, Dec 30 (Reuters) - The financial crisis caught up with Kirk Kerkorian, Robert Tchenguiz and Adolf Merckle in the last days of 2008, denting their reputations for being among the world's savviest, not merely richest, investors. Ultra-wealthy people such as the three men -- a 91-year old U.S. billionaire, a jet-setting London property tycoon and a media-shy German industrialist -- are often thought to be at the vanguard of financial innovation, private bankers say. ...
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