AdvisorCentral, the mutual fund Internet portal for financial advisers sponsored by Fidelity Institutional, Putnam Investments, Franklin Templeton Investments and PFPC, is having a tough time living up to original expectations.

A spokeswoman for PFPC said that the end of the Firstar relationship with PFPC was a timing issue due to the merger. She said that the impact on the portal itself should be minimal because Firstar’s funds were smaller in scale.

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