Highest-Yielding Money Market Funds ranked by 7-Day yield ( as of March 24, 2019 )
Institutional Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
DWS ESG Liquidity Fund Cap (ESIXX) 2.63
Goldman Sachs FS Prm Ob Inst (FPOXX) 2.59
Morgan Stanley Inst Liq MMP Inst (MPUXX) 2.57
Dreyfus Cash Mgmt Institutional (DICXX) 2.56
Federated Inst MM Mgmt IS (MMPXX) 2.54
Retail Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
Fidelity Inv MM: MM Port Inst (FNSXX) 2.52
Goldman Sachs Investor MM Inst (FMJXX) 2.52
Vanguard Prime MMF Adm (VMRXX) 2.50
JPMorgan Liquid Assets Capit (CJLXX) 2.50
Federated Prime Cash Oblig WS (PCOXX) 2.47
Tax Exempt Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
Vanguard Municipal MMF (VMSXX) 1.54
Federated Municipal Obligs WS (MOFXX) 1.52
Schwab Municipal MF Ultra (SWOXX) 1.49
Wells Fargo Muni Cash Mg MM Inst (EMMXX) 1.49
Invesco Premier Tax-Exempt Instit (PEIXX) 1.49

Money Market News


This month, BFI interviews Vishal Khanduja, Vice President at Calvert Research and Management (now part of Eaton Vance). Calvert, one of the original "ESG" or responsible investment managers, is based in Washington, D.C., with assets under management of over $14 billion (as of 12/31/18). We discuss their Short Duration Income Fund, and a number of other bond market topics, below. Note: This profile is reprinted from the March issue of our Bond Fund Intelligence publication. Contact us if you'd like to see the full issue, or if you'd like to see our BFI XLS performance spreadsheet, our BFI Indexes and averages, or our most recent Bond Fund Portfolio Holdings data set, which was published Friday. (Note too: To those of you attending our 3rd annual Bond Fund Symposium, welcome to Philadelphia! Feel free to drop by the Philadelphia Loews if you're in town, or see the conference materials in our Bond Fund Symposium 2019 Download Center.)


Inside Money Fund Intelligence

MFI PDF March 2019 Issue

Largest Money Fund Managers

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The March 2019 issue of Money Fund Intelligence features: "Bank Deposit Growth Slowest Since '95; MF Assets Stronger," which shows money funds growing faster than bank MMDAs; "PFM's Margolis & Rowe Discuss Cash Market, LGIPs," our profile of PFM Asset Management; and, "Last European Money Fund Conversions Imminent; Euro," which talks about the about the pending EU Reforms March 21 compliance deadline.

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 Feb. 28, 2019. (MFI XLS contains percentile rankings, fund family rankings, MNAVs, WLA, portfolio composition, and more).

Excerpt from MFI XLS

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Mar 04
JPMAM Hires Klee in Europe

J.P. Morgan Asset Management announced that Jemma Clee has been appointed as an Executive Director and Head of Investment Specialists for Global Liquidity in Europe (EMEA).

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Feb 04
Sakowski to PGIM; Desimone to Pru

John Sakowski has moved from Prudential Financial to PGIM, where he is now Vice President and Money Markets Portfolio Manager, and Chelsea Desimone has joined Prudential Financial as a Senior Investment Associate, Capital Markets.

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Jan 24
Paul No Longer at Williams Capital

Senior Portfolio Manager Jeff Paul is no longer with Williams Capital.

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Crane's Bond Fund Symposium

We hope you'll join us for our upcoming Bond Fund Symposium, which will be held March 25-26, 2019 in Philadelphia. Bond Fund Symposium brings together players in the ultra-short bond fund and enhanced cash space to discuss industry issues. Also, mark your calendars for our next big show, Money Fund Symposium, which will take place June 24-25, 2019, in Boston, and our next European Money Fund Symposium, which will be held Sept. 23-24, 2019, in Dublin. (Watch for details in coming weeks.) Finally, thanks to those who attended our recent Money Fund University in Stamford. The recordings and Powerpoints are now available at the bottom of our "Content" page or our MFU Download page. We hope to see you at one of our events in Philly, Boston or Dublin later this year!

Money Fund Intelligence Daily

MFI Daily tracks money market mutual fund dividends, yields, assets, WAMs, WALs, MNAVs, DLA and WLA (weekly liquid assets) on a daily basis. We include our daily News and Link of the Day updates, as well as our suite of Crane Indexes, averages, and totals in an 8:00 a.m. e-mail. We also show daily and weekly asset changes, and give recipients the ability to rank funds by the highest yield. Subscriptions to MFI Daily are $2K a year and include our Money Fund Intelligence newsletter and monthly MFI XLS spreadsheet. Contact us to see the latest file!