Highest-Yielding Money Market Funds ranked by 7-Day yield ( as of June 16, 2018 )
Institutional Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
Deutsche Variable NAV MM Cap (VNVXX) 2.04
Goldman Sachs FS MM Inst (FSMXX) 2.04
Dreyfus Cash Mgmt Institutional (DICXX) 2.00
Morgan Stanley Inst Liq MMP Inst (MPUXX) 1.99
State Street Inst Liquid Res Prem (SSIXX) 1.98
Retail Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
Fidelity Inv MM: MM Port Inst (FNSXX) 2.02
Vanguard Prime MMF Adm (VMRXX) 2.00
First American Ret Prime Obligs X (FXRXX) 1.97
Goldman Sachs Investor MM Inst (FMJXX) 1.97
JPMorgan Liquid Assets Capit (CJLXX) 1.92
Tax Exempt Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
Fidelity Inv MM: Tax Exempt I (FTCXX) 1.04
Federated Municipal Obligs WS (MOFXX) 1.03
Vanguard Municipal MMF (VMSXX) 1.03
Wells Fargo Muni Cash Mg MM Inst (EMMXX) 1.00
Schwab Municipal MF Ultra (SWOXX) 0.97

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Wells Fargo Money Market Funds' latest "Portfolio Manager Commentary" discusses the Federal Reserve's recent discussions on rates and monetary policy. They write, "Money market investors, while obviously caring deeply about the Fed's potential interest rate path, also have occasionally found gems in the minutes about monetary policy implementation, details that might matter greatly to the money markets but are afterthoughts to longer-term investors. For example, the development and evolution of the Fed's reverse repurchase program (RRP) over the past five years was revealed bit by bit over time in the minutes."

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MFI PDF June 2018 Issue

Largest Money Fund Managers

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The June 2018 issue of Money Fund Intelligence features: "MMF Assets Turn Positive in '18, Despite Brokerage Sweeps," which discusses recent stronger inflows into money market mutual funds; "Goldman Sachs AM's Granet & Hughes Talk Liquidity," which interviews Jason Granet and Kathleen Hughes of Goldman Sachs Asset Management; and, "ICI 2018 Fact Book Sparse on Money Fund Commentary," which excerpts from the annual compilation of statistics on the mutual fund industry.

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 May 31, 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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Jun 11
Burke No Longer at GSAM

VP and Portfolio Manager Danny Burke is no longer with Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

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Apr 12
Kroll Ratings Seeks Analyst

Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc. (KBRA) is "seeking an Associate Director to join its growing Funds Rating team."

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Apr 03
StoneCastle Seeks Cash Sales

StoneCastle Cash Management is looking for an Institutional Sales professional with liquidity/cash management sales experience. See their LinkedIn posting here.

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Crane's Money Fund Symposium

We look forward to seeing those of you going to our big show Money Fund Symposium, which is June 25-27, 2018, in Pittsburgh, Pa. Money Fund Symposium brings together over 500 money market mutual fund managers, marketers, investors, issuers, dealers, servicers and regulators annually. Also, start making plans 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 Pittsburgh or London!

Bond Fund Holdings, Products

Contact us to see our new Bond Fund Portfolio Holdings data, or to request the latest issue of our Bond Fund Intelligence newsletter, which celebrated its 3rd birthday recently. Crane Data continues to expand its coverage of the bond mutual fund marketplace, and recently went live with a monthly collection of portfolio holdings for ultra-short and short-term bond funds. (We'll be adding holdings of intermediate-term funds later this year.) Ask about our new Bond Fund Wisdom product suite, and pending database query module. Watch for a BFI Daily product and a website dedicated to this space too in the coming year. Choose "Subscribers" then "Content" on the www.cranedata.com menu to access the latest BFI, BFI XLS and BF Holdings issues and archives, as well as materials from our recent Bond Fund Symposium.