Invesco reportedly getting OppenheimerFunds coming from MassMutual in $5 billion deal

Martin Flanagan, president as well as CEO of Invesco

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Martin Flanagan, president as well as CEO of Invesco

Invesco is usually going to buy OppenheimerFunds, a subsidiary of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance, in a more than $5 billion deal, according to a report Friday by Financial Times service Ignites.

The asset manager has been a holding of MassMutual for nearly two decades, yet OppenheimerFunds has become steadily less valuable due to pressure coming from passive trading strategies, such as index funds.

Shares of Invesco fell 1.1 percent in trading.

OppenheimerFunds managed about $250 billion in assets as of the end of last month, according to its website. The asset manager has holdings across a broad range, stretching coming from global stocks to municipal bonds as well as more.

MassMutual acquired OppenheimerFunds in 1990 for about $150 million.

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