Highest-Yielding Money Market Funds ranked by 7-Day yield ( as of Feb. 9, 2016 )
Institutional Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
BlackRock Cash Inst MMF Inst (BGIXX) 0.45
BlackRock Cash Prime MMF Inst (BPIXX) 0.42
Deutsche Daily Assets Fund Cap (DAFXX) 0.42
Morgan Stanley Inst Liq MMP Inst (MPUXX) 0.42
HSBC Inv Prime Money Market I (HSIXX) 0.41
Retail Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
Vanguard Prime MMF Adm (VMRXX) 0.43
Vanguard Prime MMF (VMMXX) 0.37
Schwab Value Adv MF Ultra (SNAXX) 0.33
Fidelity Money Market Fund Premium (FZDXX) 0.32
Schwab Value Adv MF Premier (SWAXX) 0.30
Tax Exempt Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
BMO Tax-Free MMF Premier (MFIXX) 0.13
BMO Tax-Free MMF Y (MTFXX) 0.13
Western Asset Inst Tax Free Res I (CIFXX) 0.02
FFI Instit Tax Exempt (MLEXX) 0.02
BlackRock Liq MuniFund I (MFTXX) 0.02

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Crane Data released its February Money Fund Portfolio Holdings yesterday, and our latest collection of taxable money market securities, with data as of Jan. 31, 2016, shows a huge drop in (primarily Fed RRP) repo, and gains in Other (Time Deposits), CP, CDs, and Agencies. Money market securities held by Taxable U.S. money funds overall (tracked by Crane Data) increased by $6.0 billion in January to $2.612 trillion. MMF holdings decreased by $2.2 billion in December and $7.8 in November, increased by $61.8 billion in October, and decreased by $30.1 billion in September. Repos remained the largest portfolio segment, followed by Treasuries and Agencies. CDs were in fourth place, followed by Commercial Paper, Other (mainly Time Deposits) securities and VRDNs. Money funds' European-affiliated securities represented 27.0% of holdings, up dramatically from the previous month's 15.1%. Below, we review our latest Money Fund Portfolio Holdings statistics.

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Inside Money Fund Intelligence

MFI PDF January 2016 Issue

Largest Money Fund Managers

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The January 2016 issue of Money Fund Intelligence features: “Money Fund Highlights of '15; More Changes Ahead in '16,” which looks at the major trends and stories from 2015; “RBC Global on Going Govt; Rethinking Liquidity,” where we talk to RBC's money market fund management team on their view of the markets; and, “Top Money Funds of 2015; 7th Annual MFI Awards” which honors the best performing MMFs in a variety of categories.

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 Dec. 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 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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Jan 29
UBS Seeks Sales Support

UBS Global Asset Management is seeking a Junior Sales Professional for its Liquidity Management Business. Visit the "Careers" page (search for "Asset Management" and "New York") or e-mail Tom Cameron for details.

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Jan 25
Guggenheim Hires Zambarano

Guggenheim Securities hired Robert Zambarano as Macro Products Strategist. Zambarano was previously at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

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Jan 18
Tynan Retiring from Vanguard

As we mentioned in a Jan. 8 "Link of the Day," Vanguard announced that Tax-Exempt MMF Manager Pamela Wisehaupt Tynan is retiring. Justin Schwartz will take over as PM for Vanguard Tax-Exempt Money Market Fund.

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Money Fund Symposium Heading to Philly

The agenda is now available and registrations are being taken for Crane Data’s big show, Money Fund Symposium, will be held June 22-24, 2016, in Philadelphia. (Visit www.cranesmfsymposium.com for details.) Also, mark your calendars for our next European Money Fund Symposium, which will be held Sept. 20-21, 2016, in London (www.euromfs.com). Finally, thanks to those who attended our "basic training" event, Money Fund University, in Boston! Our next MFU will be held Jan. 19-20, 2017, in Jersey City, NJ. Contact us (info@cranedata.com) for more details or to request the latest PDF brochures. We hope to see you in Philadelphia or London later this year!

Bond Fund Intelligence Turns One

Crane Data’s Bond Fund Intelligence celebrated its first anniversary recently. BFI 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 bond funds and bond ETFs. Let us know if you'd like to see the latest issue or to learn more about these new products, and watch for our Bond Fund Intelligence website (www.bondfundintelligence.com) to go live later in 2016. Finally, visit our Content Center (http://cranedata.com/subscribers/content/) to access the latest BFI and BFI XLS issues and archives.