In the midst of the largest scandal in its 80-year history, and as a spate of new regulatory requirements gets underway, the mutual fund industry faces a major overhaul in the way it distributes funds.

Disclosure to investors will likely represent the most dramatic change, according to a recent study published by Financial Research Corp. of Boston. "When the smoke clears and most fines and settlements have been paid, one of the most likely changes to the mutual fund industry will be a significant increase in disclosure requirements," the report said.

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