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Highest-Yielding Money Market Funds ranked by 7-Day yield ( as of Jan. 28, 2015 )
Institutional Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
BlackRock Cash Inst MMF Inst (BGIXX) 0.13
Morgan Stanley Inst Liq MMP I (MPUXX) 0.13
BlackRock Cash Prime MMF Inst (BPIXX) 0.11
Deutsche Daily Assets Fund Inst (DAFXX) 0.11
Fidelity Inst MM: MM Port I (FNSXX) 0.11
Retail Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
Schwab Cash Reserves Fund (SWSXX) 0.06
Meeder Money Mkt Retail (FFMXX) 0.06
Invesco Prime Personal (AIM22) 0.04
Huntington Money Mkt Fund (HFIXX) 0.04
Delaware Cash Reserve A (DCRXX) 0.03
Tax Exempt Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
Western Inst AMT Free Muni Inst (INMXX) 0.04
FFI Instit Tax Exempt (MLEXX) 0.03
BlackRock Liq MuniFund I (MFTXX) 0.02
Western Asset Inst Tax Free Res I (CIFXX) 0.02
PNC Tax-Exempt MM I (PXIXX) 0.02

Money Market News

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The Investment Company Institute released its latest weekly "Money Market Mutual Fund Assets" report and its latest monthly "Trends in Mutual Fund Investing, December 2014" yesterday. The former shows money fund assets dropping for the 4th week in a row, while the latter shows that total money fund assets increased by $81.4 billion in December, or 3%, to $2.762 trillion. Money market funds posted 5 straight months of asset gains to end the year, increasing by $21.6 billion in November, $19.2B in October, $22.7B in September, and $34.0 billion in August. But they have declined every week so far in 2015, down by $31 billion YTD, to $2.702 trillion. For calendar 2014, ICI's monthly series shows money fund assets were up (barely) by $7.9 billion, or 0.3%.

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Inside Money Fund Intelligence

MFI PDF January 2015 Issue

Largest Money Fund Managers

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The January 2015 issue of Money Fund Intelligence features: “Money Fund Highlights of ‘14; Looking for Daylight in 2015,” a review of the top MMF stories of the year, asset totals, highlights, and a look ahead to 2015; “JPMAM’s Donohue & Linton Discuss Gates & Fees,” an interview with J.P. Morgan Asset Management's John Donohue and Andrew Linton, who discuss gates and fees; and, “Top MMFs of 2014; Our 6th Annual MFI Awards,” where we name the top-performing MMFs for the year.

Each monthly issue of Money Fund Intelligence features news, performance information and rankings on money market mutual funds. Statistics include: assets, weighted average maturity, weighted average life, expense ratio, 7-day yield, 30-day yield, 1-year, 3-yr, 5-yr, 10-yr, and since inception return, as well as 7- and 30-day gross yields. MFI also contains tables of the top-yielding and the largest money funds, and our benchmark Crane Money Fund Indexes.

Subscriptions are $500 a year, and include online access to archived issues and additional features. Bulk discounts and site licenses are available. Write or call 1-508-439-4419 to subscribe or to request more information.

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The table below is excerpted from our monthly spreadsheet product, Money Fund Intelligence XLS. It shows the largest money market mutual fund managers as of Dec. 31, 2014. (MFI XLS contains percentile rankings, fund family rankings, "shadow" NAVs, portfolio composition, and more).

Excerpt from MFI XLS

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Crane Data is a money market and mutual fund information company founded by Peter G. Crane and Shaun Cutts. We collect money market mutual fund, bank savings, and cash investment performance, statistics, and information and distribute rankings, news, and indexes.

Crane Data publishes Money Fund Intelligence, Money Fund Intelligence XLS, Money Fund Wisdom, the Crane Money Fund Indexes, and a series of products tracking money markets, mutual funds and cash investments. We also produce conferences, including Crane's Money Fund Symposium. For more information and samples, e-mail or call us at 1-508-439-4419.


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Jan 29
Morris Leaves BTM UFJ

James Morris retired from Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ.

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Jan 15
Hoppe, Ndungu Leaving Met Council

Allen Hoppe and Mercy Ndungu are leaving the Minneapolis-based Metropolitan Council, and moving to SBI and Washington's Metro (WMATA), respectively. Jim Chang remains a Treasury Analyst there, but the Council is seeking an Analyst and Senior Manager.

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Jan 06
Donohue IM CEO at JPMAM

John Donohue, the current head of Global Liquidity Management, was also named CEO of Investment Management Americas at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, effective Feb. 1, reports Pensions & Investments. Donohue will remain head of liquidity management and replaces Catherine Keating, who left to be CEO of Commonfund.

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Bond Fund Intelligence

Crane Data’s newest product, Bond Fund Intelligence, tracks the bond mutual fund marketplace with an emphasis on the ultra-short bond fund segment. BFI’s complement, Bond Fund Intelligence XLS, is a monthly spreadsheet with performance and statistics on the largest bond funds and ultra-short bond ETFs. Let us know if you'd like to learn more about these new products, and watch for our Bond Fund Intelligence website ( to go live later in 2015.

Crane's Money Fund Symposium

The conference website ( is now live and we’re taking registrations ($750) for our big show, Crane's Money Fund Symposium, which is June 24-26, 2015, in Minneapolis. Mark your calendars too for our next European Money Fund Symposium ($1,000), which is in Dublin, Sept. 17-18, 2015 (visit for details and to register), and for our 2016 Money Fund University in Boston (Jan. 21-22). Contact us for more details about these events or to request the latest PDF brochures. We hope to see you in Minneapolis or Dublin later this year!