Highest-Yielding Money Market Funds ranked by 7-Day yield ( as of July 15, 2018 )
Institutional Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
DWS Variable NAV MM Cap (VNVXX) 2.21
Goldman Sachs FS MM Inst (FSMXX) 2.13
Dreyfus Cash Mgmt Institutional (DICXX) 2.11
Morgan Stanley Inst Liq Prime Inst (MPFXX) 2.10
State Street Inst Liquid Res Prem (SSIXX) 2.09
Retail Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
Fidelity Inv MM: MM Port Inst (FNSXX) 2.13
Vanguard Prime MMF Adm (VMRXX) 2.10
First American Ret Prime Obligs X (FXRXX) 2.09
Goldman Sachs Investor MM Inst (FMJXX) 2.04
JPMorgan Liquid Assets Capit (CJLXX) 2.04
Tax Exempt Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
Invesco Premier Tax-Exempt Instit (PEIXX) 1.18
Wells Fargo Nat T-F Prem (WFNXX) 1.12
Vanguard Municipal MMF (VMSXX) 1.12
Federated Municipal Obligs WS (MOFXX) 1.09
Schwab Municipal MF Ultra (SWOXX) 1.08

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The July issue of our Bond Fund Intelligence, which was sent out to subscribers Monday morning, features the lead story, "Worldwide Bond Fund Assets Keep Growing in Q1; China," which reviews the latest bond fund totals from other countries, and the profile, "Martucci, Morin & Yi Talk Ultra-Shorts at Symposium," which reviews comments from a session on ultra-short bond funds from Crane Data's recent Pittsburgh conference. BFI also recaps the latest Bond Fund News and includes our Crane BFI Indexes, which show that most bond fund category yields and returns inched higher last month (except Long-Term, High-Yield and Global). We excerpt from the latest issue below. (Contact us if you'd like to see a copy of Bond Fund Intelligence and our BFI XLS spreadsheet "complement," and watch for our next Bond Fund Portfolio Holdings data set to be sent out next Monday, 8/21.)

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MFI PDF July 2018 Issue

Largest Money Fund Managers

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The July 2018 issue of Money Fund Intelligence features: "Money Fund Symposium Focus on Rising Yields, Pending Flows," which cites highlights and quotes from our recent Pittsburgh conference; "Federated's Donahue Tells MFS: Be Good Neighbors," which excerpts Federated Investors CEO Chris Donahue's keynote speech at MFS; and, "Worldwide MF Assets: Chinese MFs Jump, US Drop," which reviews ICI's latest quarterly collection of global fund statistics.

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 inquiry@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 June 30, 2018. (MFI XLS contains percentile rankings, fund family rankings, MNAVs, WLA, portfolio composition, and more).

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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 inquiry@cranedata.com or call us at 1-508-439-4419.

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Jul 11
Vanguard'​s Glocke Retiring

A filing for Vanguard Prime Money Market Fund and Vanguard Treasury Money Market Fund says, "Effective June 30, 2018, David R. Glocke will retire from The Vanguard Group, Inc., and will no longer serve as a portfolio manager.... Nafis T. Smith ... will remain as the sole portfolio manager of the Funds."

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Jul 03
Green Goes AllianceBernstein

Zak Green is the new Global Head of Liquidity Sales at AllianceBernstein (AB). Green was previously at Western Asset.

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Jun 18
SEC Promotes ten Siethoff

A release entitled, "SEC Names Sarah ten Siethoff Associate Director in the Division of Investment Management's Rulemaking Office" says, "The Securities and Exchange Commission ... announced that Sarah G. ten Siethoff has been named the Associate Director for the Division of Investment Management's Rulemaking Office."

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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 July 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!