NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - Great Western Financial Corp.'s investment management unit stands just blocks from the epicenter of the 1994 earthquake that startled slumbering Los Angeles residents.

It seems an apt location for a savings bank that's shaking up the stodgy image of bank mutual funds.

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