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Highest-Yielding Money Market Funds ranked by 7-Day yield ( as of March 5, 2015 )
Institutional Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
Morgan Stanley Inst Liq MMP I (MPUXX) 0.16
BlackRock Cash Inst MMF Inst (BGIXX) 0.13
BlackRock Cash Prime MMF Inst (BPIXX) 0.12
Fidelity Inst MM: MM Port I (FNSXX) 0.12
Federated Money Mkt Mgmt IS (MMPXX) 0.11
Retail Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
Schwab Cash Reserves Fund (SWSXX) 0.06
Meeder Money Mkt Retail (FFMXX) 0.06
Delaware Cash Reserve A (DCRXX) 0.05
Huntington Money Mkt Fund (HFIXX) 0.04
Invesco Prime Personal (AIM22) 0.04
Tax Exempt Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
Western Inst AMT Free Muni Inst (INMXX) 0.04
FFI Instit Tax Exempt (MLEXX) 0.03
PNC Tax-Exempt MM I (PXIXX) 0.02
Western Asset Inst Tax Free Res I (CIFXX) 0.02
BlackRock Liq MuniFund I (MFTXX) 0.02

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The March issue of Crane Data's Money Fund Intelligence was sent out to subscribers Friday morning. The latest edition of our flagship monthly newsletter features the articles: "Money on the Move? Keeping Up With Pending Changes," which estimates how much money will shift to various fund types and discusses other changes in the money fund world; "JP Morgan Sticks to Program; Announces Lineup Changes," about how JP Morgan is standing pat with its large Prime Institutional fund; and "Max 60-Day Maturity Funds: Federated Goes Its Own Way," a look at how Federated is changing its fund lineup with 60-Day maximum maturity funds. We also updated our Money Fund Wisdom database query system with Feb. 28, 2015, performance statistics, and sent out our MFI XLS spreadsheet shortly. (MFI, MFI XLS and our Crane Index products are all available to subscribers via our Content center.) Our March Money Fund Portfolio Holdings are scheduled to go out on Tuesday, March 10, and our March Bond Fund Intelligence is scheduled to ship next Friday, March 13.

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Inside Money Fund Intelligence

MFI PDF February 2015 Issue

Largest Money Fund Managers

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The February 2015 issue of Money Fund Intelligence features: “MMFs Adapting to New Regs: Move to Govt & Private Funds,” about how Fidelity, Federated, and others are preparing for MMF reforms; “Basics & Regulations Focus of 5th Money Fund University,” a recap of Crane’s Money Fund University, with a focus on MMF reforms; and, “Fidelity Cash Reserves Going Govt; Shocking MMF World,” a story about how Fidelity plans to convert its Cash Reserves prime fund to a government fund.

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 info@cranedata.com 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 Jan. 31, 2015. (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 info@cranedata.com or call us at 1-508-439-4419.

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Feb 26
Keen Moves to Perkins Coie

Stephen Keen, formerly with Reed Smith, is now a Senior Counsel at Perkins Coie LLP.

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Feb 24
RBC Hires Donohue

RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM) hired John C. Donohue as Managing Director and Head of Liquidity Management. Donohue was previously with Eaton Vance, Dwight Asset Management and Lehman Brothers Asset Management-Neuberger Berman.

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Feb 03
SEC Names Grim Director

The Securities & Exchange Commission named David Grim Acting Director of the Division of Investment Management, replacing Norm Champ who retired in January.

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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 (bondfundintelligence.com) to go live later in 2015.

Crane's Money Fund Symposium

The conference website (moneyfundsymposium.com) 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 www.euromfs.com 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!