BOCA RATON, Fla. - The fight for investor money and loyalty may lead banks and securities firms to the same conclusion: If you can't beat 'em, why not try a joint venture?

Though some banks and securities firms may merge, experts say it is more likely that partnerships will mark the future as both industries skirmish for a larger slice of American wealth.

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