Highest-Yielding Money Market Funds ranked by 7-Day yield ( as of Jan. 22, 2019 )
Institutional Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
DWS ESG Liduidity Fund Cap (ESIXX) 2.62
Goldman Sachs FS MM MM Inst (FSMXX) 2.59
Morgan Stanley Inst Liq MMP Inst (MPUXX) 2.58
State Street Inst Liquid Res Prem (SSIXX) 2.56
Dreyfus Cash Mgmt Institutional (DICXX) 2.54
Retail Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
Vanguard Prime MMF Admin (VMRXX) 2.52
Goldman Sachs Investor MM Inst (FMJXX) 2.52
Fidelity Inv MM: MM Port Inst (FNSXX) 2.52
JPMorgan Liquid Assets Capit (CJLXX) 2.50
Federated Prime Cash Oblig WS (PCOXX) 2.49
Tax Exempt Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
Vanguard Municipal MMF (VMSXX) 1.36
Federated Municipal Obligs WS (MOFXX) 1.31
Fidelity Inv MM: Tax Exempt I (FTCXX) 1.29
Schwab Municipal MF Ultra (SWOXX) 1.28
Wells Fargo Nat T-F Prem (WFNXX) 1.26

Money Market News

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A press release entitled, "BlackRock Intends to Launch Environmentally-Aware Money Market Fund" tells us, "BlackRock Cash Management has filed an initial registration statement for the BlackRock Liquid Environmentally Aware Fund ('LEAF'), a series of the BlackRock Funds, with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. LEAF is a prime money market fund that will seek to provide clients with as high a level of current income as is consistent with liquidity and preservation of capital, while giving consideration to select environmental criteria." We quote from the release, and also review recent briefs from Wells Fargo Funds and S&P Global Ratings, below. (See the new fund filing here and see also Reuters' "BlackRock Plans Environmentally Conscious Money Market Fund".)

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Inside Money Fund Intelligence

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).

Excerpt from MFI XLS

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


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Jan 22
Tully Retires from NY Fed

John Tully is retiring from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He was a Senior Credit Analyst.

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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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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!