Highest-Yielding Money Market Funds ranked by 7-Day yield ( as of Nov. 17, 2018 )
Institutional Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
DWS ESG Liduidity Fund (ESIXX) 2.41
Goldman Sachs FS MM Inst (FSMXX) 2.36
Federated Inst Prime ObIigs IS (POIXX) 2.34
Wells Fargo Cash Inv Select (WFQXX) 2.33
Morgan Stanley Inst Liq MMP Inst (MPUXX) 2.31
Retail Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
Fidelity Inv MM: MM Port Inst (FNSXX) 2.34
Vanguard Prime MMF Adm (VMRXX) 2.31
JPMorgan Liquid Assets Capit (CJLXX) 2.27
Goldman Sachs Investor MM Inst (FMJXX) 2.25
Federated Prime Cash Oblig WS (PCOXX) 2.25
Tax Exempt Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
Wells Fargo Muni Cash Mg MM Prem (EMMXX) 1.59
Federated Municipal Obligs WS (MOFXX) 1.57
Fidelity Inv MM: Tax Exempt I (FTCXX) 1.55
Vanguard Municipal MMF (VMSXX) 1.55
Fidelity Inv MM: Tax Exempt I (FTCXX) 1.53

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This month, Money Fund Intelligence interviews Nafis Smith, Vanguard's new Head of Taxable Money Markets. We discuss the retail behemoth's history, strategies, and outlook for money funds, and Smith addresses a number of major issues in the money markets today. Vanguard is the second largest manager of money market mutual funds with $335.6 billion in assets (as of 10/31/18). Our Q&A follows. (Note: The following is the first half of our latest fund "profile", reprinted from the November issue of Money Fund Intelligence. Watch for the second half later this week, and contact us at info@cranedata.com to request the full issue.)

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MFI PDF November 2018 Issue

Largest Money Fund Managers

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The November 2018 issue of Money Fund Intelligence features: "Money Fund Consolidation & Liquidations, Slight Return," which looks at a short list of recent changes in the sector; "Vanguard's Nafis Smith: Money Markets Compelling," our profile of the new head of Taxable Money Markets at the second largest fund company; and, "Money Fund Yields Break 2.‚Äč0%; Still Going Higher," which reviews the latest increase in MMF 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.

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

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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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Oct 29
O'​Donnell Joins Northern

A press release tells us, "Brian O'Donnell has joined Northern Trust Asset Management as Head of Business Strategy, Enablement and Administration for the Funds and Managed Accounts Group.... O'Donnell joins from BlackRock, where he was Head of Americas Cash & Liquidity Sales and Distribution."

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Oct 16
DiMeglio Leaves Jefferies

Mike DiMeglio is no longer with Jefferies. He was previously SVP and Head of Front End Agency Trading.

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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!