Stilwell's skillful reorganization of its Janus and Berger brands last month cast the spotlight on Janus and its new CEO Mark Whiston [see MFMN 9/9/02].

Few, though, took note of Kansas City, Mo.-based Stilwell's plans for its 33% stake in DST Systems, an information-processing firm with a $4 billion market cap, also based in Kansas City, that largely serves the mutual fund industry. Senior management has been looking at strategic alternatives for that $1.3 billion investment for a few months now, according to a Stilwell spokeswoman.

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