Requirements Pertaining to the Electronic Delivery of Required Documents
Recent research indicates that approximately 80 percent of investors in the United States have access to the Internet in their homes. For a growing number of people, the Internet is the preferred way to communicate and do business. Given the widespread use of the Internet, increasing consumer preference to communicate electronically and the cost savings associated with providing electronic documents instead of paper, investment advisers, broker-dealers and other market participants are seeking to do more of their business electronically. As part of this process, questions arise regarding what is required for firms to deliver information to their customers electronically.
Originally published in the Investment Lawyer, reposted with permission.