Chase Manhattan Corp. is firing up a program to get other banks to sell its Vista funds.

Under a campaign dubbed FundCraft, smaller banks with few or no investment products of their own would offer Vista funds as private-label products in a hub-and-spoke arrangement. The hub-and-spoke structure lets a hub investment company manage assets and maintain "spokes," mutual funds offered by other parties that can have different names, sales charges, and expense ratios.

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