The Internet could allow mutual funds to disclose to investors all the information that they have the right to, only, but on a need-to-know basis - and that might just be what investors want most, a panel of experts told Federal regulators during a roundtable discussion hosted last week at the Securities and Exchange Commission's Washington headquarters.

Putting abbreviated disclosure forms online, with links to deeper levels of data for those who seek it, could be good news for fund companies and analysts, too.

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