While the merger between Bank of America and Fleet brought together two banking giants, the companies’ maligned mutual fund wings have not exactly felt an early flourish, The Boston Globe reports.

Because several of FleetBoston’s best money managers have left the firm in recent weeks, analysts say, the firm may be on shaky grounds in the credibility department. While most of those who have left the Columbia Management Advisors Inc. fund unit have already been replaced, an average showing by the funds coupled with the shifting of managers does not exactly look promising on the surface, especially so close after the merger.

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