Highest-Yielding Money Market Funds ranked by 7-Day yield ( as of Dec. 18, 2018 )
Institutional Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
DWS ESG Liduidity Fund (ESIXX) 2.48
Goldman Sachs FS MM Inst (FSMXX) 2.41
Dreyfus Cash Mgmt Institutional (DICXX) 2.39
State Street Inst Liquid Res Prem (SSIXX) 2.39
Federated Inst Prime ObIigs IS (POIXX) 2.38
Retail Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
Vanguard Prime MMF Adm (VMRXX) 2.40
Fidelity Inv MM: MM Port Inst (FNSXX) 2.39
Goldman Sachs Investor MM Inst (FMJXX) 2.33
JPMorgan Liquid Assets Capit (CJLXX) 2.31
Federated Prime Cash Oblig WS (PCOXX) 2.31
Tax Exempt Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
Vanguard Municipal MMF (VMSXX) 1.57
Federated Municipal Obligs WS (MOFXX) 1.56
Fidelity Inv MM: Tax Exempt I (FTCXX) 1.54
Schwab Municipal MF Ultra (SWOXX) 1.53
Wells Fargo Muni Cash Mg MM Prem (EMMXX) 1.52

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The Investment Company Institute released its "Worldwide Regulated Open-Fund Assets and Flows, Third Quarter 2018" yesterday. The most recent data collection on mutual funds in other countries (as well as the U.S.) shows that money fund assets globally rose by $16.9 billion, or 0.3%, in Q3'18, led by big gains in U.S. and Chinese money funds. Money fund assets in the Ireland, India, France and Korea fell. MMF assets worldwide have increased by $260.1 billion, or 4.5%, the past 12 months, and money funds in Asia surpassed money funds in Europe for the first time ever. We review the latest Worldwide Money Market Fund totals, below.

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Inside Money Fund Intelligence

MFI PDF December 2018 Issue

Largest Money Fund Managers

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The December 2018 issue of Money Fund Intelligence features: "Money Funds Beat Bond Funds; First Time in Decade," which looks at returns and asset flows of bonds vs. MMFs; "JPMorgan Live w/European Reform Lineup; New VNAVs," a review of JPMAM's new VNAV fund ratings; and, "Asset Whiplash from Wed.; WAMs at Record Lows in '18," which reviews a huge drop then spike in assets this week, and fund WAMs.

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

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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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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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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!