Mutual fund executives are taking stock of what expanded trading hours could mean to their back-office operations.

In a survey of 200 fund management companies, sponsored by Straus Corporate Communications of New York, most fund executives said they do not expect after-hours trading to offer expanded opportunities for growth. Instead, after-hours trading will probably lead to expanded trading desk hours, altered schedules for portfolio managers and possibly changes in daily fund pricing routines, said some fund company executives.

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