Highest-Yielding Money Market Funds ranked by 7-Day yield ( as of Jan. 16, 2019 )
Institutional Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
DWS ESG Liduidity Fund Cap (ESIXX) 2.59
Goldman Sachs FS MM MM Inst (FSMXX) 2.57
Morgan Stanley Inst Liq MMP Inst (MPUXX) 2.57
Dreyfus Cash Mgmt Institutional (DICXX) 2.54
Wells Fargo Heritage Sel (WFJXX) 2.54
Retail Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
Fidelity Inv MM: MM Port Inst (FNSXX) 2.52
JPMorgan Liquid Assets Capit (CJLXX) 2.50
Goldman Sachs Investor MM Inst (FMJXX) 2.50
Vanguard Prime MMF Admin (VMRXX) 2.50
UBS Prime Preferred Fund (UPPXX) 2.48
Tax Exempt Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
Vanguard Municipal MMF (VMSXX) 1.52
Wells Fargo Nat T-F Prem (WFNXX) 1.49
Federated Municipal Obligs WS (MOFXX) 1.47
Fidelity Inv MM: Tax Exempt I (FTCXX) 1.46
Schwab Municipal MF Ultra (SWOXX) 1.44

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Crane's Money Fund Symposium, the largest gathering of money market fund managers and cash investors in the world, will take place June 24-26, 2019 at The Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, in Boston, Mass. The preliminary agenda is now available and registrations are now being taken. Our previous MFS in Pittsburgh attracted 575 attendees, and we expect another record turnout for our 11th annual event in Boston this summer. Money Fund Symposium attracts money fund managers, marketers and servicers, cash investors, money market securities dealers, issuers, and regulators. We review the agenda, as well as Crane Data's 2019 conference calendar, below. (Welcome to those of you attending Crane's Money Fund University, which starts today in Stamford, Conn., and runs through Friday. Attendees and Crane Data subscribers may access our conference materials at the bottom of our "Content" page or our via our Money Fund University 2019 Download Center. Feel free to drop by!)

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MFI PDF January 2019 Issue

Largest Money Fund Managers

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The January 2019 issue of Money Fund Intelligence features: "Highlights of '18; Rising Yields, Retail Drive Assets Higher," which looks at rising money fund yields and asset growth in 2018; "U.S. Bancorp's Jim Palmer: Staying Focused on Cash," a Q&A featuring Jim Palmer, CIO of U.S. Bancorp Asset Management; and, "Top Money Funds of 2018; 10th Annual MFI Awards," which salutes the top-performing money funds for 2018, ranked by total returns.

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 info@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 Dec. 31, 2018. (MFI XLS contains percentile rankings, fund family rankings, MNAVs, WLA, portfolio composition, and more).

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Crane Data is a money market and mutual fund information company founded by Peter G. Crane and Shaun Cutts. We collect money market mutual fund, bank savings, and cash investment performance, statistics, and information and distribute rankings, news, and indexes.

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


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Jan 14
Carfang Leaves Treasury Strategies

Tony Carfang has retired from Treasury Strategies and has formed a new entity, The Carfang Group.

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Nov 28
Groark Moves to Western

Tom Groark, formerly with J.P. Morgan Asset Management, is now with Western Asset Management.

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Nov 07
Baklanova Joins New York Fed

Viktoria Baklanova has joined the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in a "Financial Risk Oversight" function. She was previously at the Department of Treasury's Office of Financial Research and "will be conducting oversight of counterparties that engage in transactions with FRBNY, including reverse repo activities."

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Crane's Money Fund Conferences

We hope you'll join us for our next Money Fund University, which will be January 17-18, 2019 in Stamford, Conn. We're also taking registrations for our next Bond Fund Symposium, which will be held March 25-26, 2019 in Philadelphia. Finally, 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.) We hope to see you in Stamford, Philly, Boston or Dublin in 2019!

Bond Fund Intelligence Daily

Crane Data, which has been tracking money market mutual funds since 2006 and tracking bond funds since 2015, recently launched its high-end bond fund product "suite," Bond Fund Wisdom. We're also conducting a "beta" test of a new Bond Fund Intelligence Daily product. BFI Daily tracks a group of bond funds and ETFs and includes daily asset, yield and NAV changes. Bond Fund Wisdom includes our Bond Fund Intelligence newsletter, our BFI XLS monthly performance spreadsheet and indexes, the new BFI Daily, and our Bond Fund Portfolio Holdings data set. Contact us for a free trial!