Corus Bankshares, Chicago, announced Monday it has a deal to buy two local investment advisory firms, Lawton/Russell and Moss Lawton Co. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The deal, which is expected to close this month, would expand $2.3 billion-asset Corus' line of investment products. Its customers may already buy some securities funds through the bank, but the acquisitions would give them access to the Russell 2000 small-cap index fund, said David H. Johnson 3d, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Corus.

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