Below we list a number of links to websites which may be of interest
to money market and mutual fund professionals and investors. If you
have a money fund-related website or a link we're missing, please
submit it to: email@example.com.
Wikipedia's definition of money fund. The free encyclopedia also explains retail vs. institutional funds, and gives some history.
The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) launched its new website last week at www.sifma.org. The new trade group is the result of a merger between the Bond Market Association (BMA) and Securities Industry Association (SIA).
Fitch Ratings released new Criteria for Asset-Backed Extendible Notes in Rated Money Funds. The ratings agency says extendibles are liquid and should be booked to expected maturity.
NYSE's "Informed Investor" Questions About Brokerage Sweep Accounts This publication lists questions investors should ask regarding cash "sweep" options in their brokerage accounts.
The Deposity Trust Company (DTC) provides back-end processing and clearing of money market securities and is a member of the Federal Reserve System.
The Commercial Paper Issuers Working Group (www.cpiwg.org) is an organization representing 27 of the largest commercial paper (CP) issuers.
Money Fund Ratings: Standard & Poor's Website shows the most recent fund ratings, ratings methodology, and ratings by domicile.
The Bond Market Association (www.bondmarkets.com) is the trade group representing bond issuers. The site contains a wealth of info on the corporate, treasury and muni markets.
ICI's Frequently asked Questions About Money Market Mutual Funds The ICI (Investment Company Institute) explains the basics of money market funds.
ICI Mutual Fund Fact Book 2006 Investment Company Institute's
annual guide to mutual funds.
Rule 2a-7 of the Investment Company Act of 1940
The SEC's (Securities and Exchange Commission) regulations
on money market mutual funds.
Instruments of the Money Market
An overview of money markets and money market securities published
by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.
Fidelity's "What Are Money Market Funds?"
Fidelity Investments' definition and explanation of money market
Investorwords.com Investorwords.com's definition of money fund.