A Tool for Improved Mutual Fund Transparency

11 Pages Posted: 12 Jun 2008 Last revised: 25 May 2015

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John A. Haslem

University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business; University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business

Date Written: June 10, 2008

Abstract

This article provides a broad treatment of transparency and the specific normative data and information that are essential to make transparency effective for meeting the normative needs of shareholders. The template offered here is a tool for providing transparency in normative mutual fund disclosure in a convenient online package.

Mutual funds, their investment advisers, Congress, the SEC, NASD, and the industry trade association should all do much more to improve regulation and transparency in normative fund disclosure. Shareholders need fund transparency that represents their role as fund owners, and which provides them with needed online disclosure for informed decision making.

Keywords: mutual funds, transparency, online disclosure template, normative disclosure, fund advisers, regulation

JEL Classification: G2, G23, G28

Suggested Citation

Haslem, John A. and Haslem, John A., A Tool for Improved Mutual Fund Transparency (June 10, 2008). Journal of Investing, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 54-64, Fall 2004, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1143498

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