The Complexities of On-Line Mutual Fund Advertising: A Summary of the Relevant Regulations

By: Corey Ciocchetti

As the investment marketplace advances with current technology, paper-based advertising has quickly been supplemented by on-line advertising. Interestingly, both the Securities Exchange Commission and the National Association of Securities Dealers are treating this new medium similarly to the old-fashioned paper-based medium. This iBrief discusses and summarizes the current regulations surrounding one emerging form of on-line advertising – that of mutual funds. This discussion is intended to form a solid foundation from which an interested party may delve further into this emerging area of e-commerce.

Cite: 2001 Duke L. & Tech. Rev. 0019