Highest-Yielding Money Market Funds ranked by 7-Day yield ( as of Sept. 18, 2018 )
Institutional Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
DWS ESG Liduidity Fund (ESIXX) 2.17
Goldman Sachs FS MM Inst (FSMXX) 2.16
Morgan Stanley Inst Liq Prime Inst (MPFXX) 2.11
Dreyfus Cash Mgmt Institutional (DICXX) 2.11
Northern Inst Prime Oblig Sh (NPAXX) 2.10
Retail Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
Vanguard Prime MMF Adm (VMRXX) 2.15
Fidelity Inv MM: MM Port Inst (FNSXX) 2.11
Goldman Sachs Investor MM Inst (FMJXX) 2.08
JPMorgan Liquid Assets Capit (CJLXX) 2.06
Schwab Value Adv MF Ultra (SNAXX) 2.04
Tax Exempt Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
Wells Fargo Muni Cash Mg MM Prem (EMMXX) 1.42
Federated Municipal Obligs WS (MOFXX) 1.41
Vanguard Municipal MMF (VMSXX) 1.40
Schwab Municipal MF Ultra (SWOXX) 1.38
Fidelity Inv MM: Tax Exempt I (FTCXX) 1.37

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Boutique cash investment manager Capital Advisors Group published a brief entitled, "How Are Your Peers Managing Their Cash?" It provides a little more evidence that corporate cash investors are beginning to inch their way out of their government money fund shells. They tell us, "Following the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008, the rapidly deteriorating economic environment in the U.S. and abroad caused most treasurers to reevaluate their cash investment strategies, with a specific focus on restricting investment in certain asset types. Some companies implemented these restrictions by changing their investment policies, while others simply gave instructions to their investment advisors to limit investment activity to the most conservative corner of their existing guidelines. Across the board, we witnessed our clients 'hunkering down' in government-issued and government-backed debt during the height of the credit crisis. However, with a substantial improvement in the credit markets over the past ten years, we have observed a considerable shift in clients' desire to pursue more yield by allowing for investments in non-government securities."

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MFI PDF September 2018 Issue

Largest Money Fund Managers

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The September 2018 issue of Money Fund Intelligence features: "Ten Years After: Reserve Fund 'Breaks the Buck'," which discusses the anniversary of the Global Financial Crisis; "New IMMFA Chair Hochfeld on European MMF Reforms," which profiles Morgan Stanley's Kim Hochfeld; and, "DWS Launches ESG Liquidity, Socially Responsible MMF," which reviews a new fund conversion from DWS.

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, 2018. (MFI XLS contains percentile rankings, fund family rankings, MNAVs, WLA, portfolio composition, and more).

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Sep 18
Kraus Starts at Citi

Steve Kraus is a new Vice President of NA Liquidity Sales for Citi - Treasury & Trade Solutions.

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Aug 31
Jones Goes Western

Matt Jones is the new Head of Liquidity reporting to Marzo Bernardi at Western Asset Management. He was previously at BlackRock.

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Aug 29
Hochfeld New IMMFA Chair

Kim Hochfeld from Morgan Stanley Investment Management has been elected Chair of IMMFA, the Institutional Money Market Funds Association. She replaces Reyer Kooy of DWS.

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European Money Fund Symposium

Thanks to those who attended our big show Money Fund Symposium recently in Pittsburgh! Mark your calendars for next year's event, which will be June 24-26, 2019, at the Boston Renaissance Hotel. (Watch for details in coming months.) Also, make reservations soon for our European Money Fund Symposium , which will take place September 20-21, 2018, in London, and for our next Money Fund University, which will be January 17-18, 2019 in Stamford, Conn. Finally, mark your calendars for our next Bond Fund Symposium, which will be held March 25-26, 2019 in Philadelphia. We’d be happy to discuss any of these events further, and we hope to see you in London, Stamford or Philly!