's [see profile
] mutual fund roster is about to shrink by one. Earlier this month the Baltimore-based asset manager revealed plans to merge the Legg Mason ClearBridge Diversified Large Cap Growth Fund
into the much larger Legg Mason Clearbridge Appreciation Fund
]. (The former has $95.27 million, while the latter has $4.45 billion.)
Pending shareholder approval (proxy materials will go out in April), Legg expects to combine the funds on June 24. The Diversified Large Cap Growth Fund's A, C and I shares will close on June 22 and its B shares on February 18. The FI, R and R1 shares are already closed.
Legg did not offer a reason for the move.
Neil Anderson, Managing Editor
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