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Out of the four funds MainStay is buying, three of them have four-star ratings from Morningstar: Epoch Global Equity Shareholder Yield (EPSYX), Epoch International Small Cap (EPIEX) and Epoch US All Cap Equity (EPACX). After forthcoming shareholder approval, the funds, with over $750 million in assets’ will be renamed “MainStay Epoch” mutual funds.

MainStay Investments is a d/b/a name for New York Life Investments.

Michael Stanley can be reached at mstanley@sbmedia.com