American Century Investments of Kansas City, Mo., could land a windfall of 401(k) business as a result of the merger between J.P. Morgan & Co. and Chase Manhattan Corporation, both of New York, said a spokesperson for American Century.

The deal could open several new distribution channels for American Century as a result of its partnership with J.P. Morgan, which will be acquired by Chase Manhattan to become J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., said Laura Khouri, a spokesperson for American Century.

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