With Chase Manhattan Corp. and Chemical Banking Corp. poised to merge, some observers say that Chase's approach to retail investments will come out on top.

Details are scarce, but the combined company that would be operated under the Chase moniker is expected to consolidate much of its investment management and sales operations to boost profits and cut costs.

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