The push for interactive data for investors is moving toward mutual funds.
One year into a pilot program through which a dozen companies published investor information in easy-to navigate, easy-to-separate formats, Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox will use an upcoming public forum to focus on how these techniques might be applied to mutual funds.
"Millions of Americans invest in mutual funds to finance their retirement, their children's education, their health care, and their other basic needs," Cox said. "We look forward to hearing the views of technology experts, fund professionals and investors themselves on how technology can help us to advance the goal of better information for mutual fund investors."
While the focus of the roundtable will be mutual funds, the overarching topic is how best to use interactive data to cater to analysts and investors in various types of products.
The agenda and list of speakers is forthcoming, but the event, which is open to the public, will take place on Monday, June 12, at the SEC's Washington headquarters starting at 9:30 a.m.