If the experience one shareholder communications company has had in convincing fund companies to begin offering shareholder documents electronically is indicative of industry attitudes overall, it would appear mutual funds would rather use the post office.

One year ago, New River, an investor communications company of Andover, Mass., and DST Systems, the back office services company of Denver, developed the Informa Alliance, a network of companies that collaborated to offer the fund industry the most comprehensive electronic delivery product on the market, according to the two companies.

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