Highest-Yielding Money Market Funds ranked by 7-Day yield ( as of Sept. 24, 2016 )
Institutional Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
BlackRock Cash Inst MMF Inst (BGIXX) 0.56
Deutsche Daily Assets Fund Cap (DAFXX) 0.50
Dreyfus Prime MMF Citizens (CZAXX) 0.47
Northern Instit Prime Oblig Sh (NPAXX) 0.47
Western Asset Inst Cash Res Inst (CARXX) 0.45
Retail Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
Vanguard Prime MMF Adm (VMRXX) 0.61
Fidelity Inv MM: MM Port Inst (FNSXX) 0.56
Fidelity Money Market Fund Prem (FZDXX) 0.55
Schwab Value Adv MF Ultra (SNAXX) 0.53
First American Ret Prime Oblgs Z (FZRXX) 0.52
Tax Exempt Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
BMO Tax-Free MMF Premier (MFIXX) 0.60
Federated Municipal Obligs WS (MOFXX) 0.59
Federated Tax-Free Obligs WS (TBIXX) 0.55
Vanguard NY Tax Exempt MMF (VYFXX) 0.54
Vanguard Tax Exempt MMF (VMSXX) 0.54

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The total amount of money that's moved out of Prime and Tax Exempt MMFs combined hit $900 billion this week, as the "Big Shift" of assets into Government money funds accelerated ahead of approaching money market reforms. ICI's latest "Money Market Fund Assets" report shows MMFs overall increasing $10.7 billion in the latest week, after dropping sharply two straight weeks. Prime funds fell by over $60 billion for the second week in a row; they've declined in 16 out of the past 17 weeks (-$496.8B) and have averaged outflows of $29.0 billion a week since June 1 and $52.1 billion since Sept. 1. Since Oct. 29, 2015, Prime assets have fallen by a massive $789.3 billion, or 54.1%, and Tax Exempt funds have declined by another $107.5 billion, or 43.9%. Combined these two sectors have fallen by $896.8 billion (52.6%) since this giant migration started, and we expect the total shift to break $1.0 trillion ahead of the Oct. 14 MMF Reform "live" deadline.

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MFI PDF September 2016 Issue

Largest Money Fund Managers

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The September 2016 issue of Money Fund Intelligence features: "Liquidity, Liquidity & Liquidations: Reform Deadline Nears," which reviews the latest Prime and Tax Exempt changes and liquidations; "Western Asset's Green, Bonczek & Rose on MMFs," which profiles Zak Green, John Bonczek and Justin Rose; and, "MFI International Review: LVNAV Coming Soon; Sterling," which reviews the latest on European and "​offshore" money funds.

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.

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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 August 31, 2016. (MFI XLS contains percentile rankings, fund family rankings, "shadow" NAVs, portfolio composition, and more).

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Aug 11
Caruso Now at Natixis

Jason Caruso, formerly with Credit Suisse, is now an Executive Director with Natixis.

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Jul 20
Walsh Fidelity PM

Maura Walsh is now Portfolio Manager of the new Fidelity Inv MM Prime Reserves.

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Jul 01
Everett No Longer at Northern

Money fund industry veteran Steve Everett is no longer with Northern Trust Asset Management.

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