Invest Financial Corp., a top marketer of mutual funds and annuities through banks, may hit the acquisition trail if its parent company is bought by a Swiss insurer.

Invest could "go out and acquire other competitors" once Zurich Insurance Group completes its deal for Kemper Corp., said Merlin Gackle, chief executive of Tampa, Fla.-based Invest.

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