After more than a decade of fits and starts for prospectus profiles, it appears that both the mutual fund industry and the Securities and Exchange Commission are finally comfortable with the idea.

More than 90% of mutual fund providers said they would consider a switch from mailing full-length paper prospectuses to a shorter, condensed form, supplemented by access to the full prospectus via the Internet, according to a survey of 150 firms on short-form prospectuses by Forrester Consulting, commissioned by NewRiver.

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