Sister companies AIM Investments of Houston and INVESCO Funds Group of Denver, both investment management units of AMVESCAP, the U.K. holding company, are growing closer every day.

The companies, which had slowly evolved into two competing fund groups both vying for the attention of financial intermediaries, now share an executive, have melded their once-separate distribution units, and will now marry about 20% of their funds across the two firms, clearly crossing brand lines.

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