Highest-Yielding Money Market Funds ranked by 7-Day yield ( as of Aug. 13, 2018 )
Institutional Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
DWS Variable NAV MM Cap (VNVXX) 2.22
Goldman Sachs FS MM Inst (FSMXX) 2.12
Dreyfus Cash Mgmt Institutional (DICXX) 2.12
State Street Inst Liquid Res Prem (SSIXX) 2.10
Morgan Stanley Inst Liq Prime Inst (MPFXX) 2.10
Retail Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
Fidelity Inv MM: MM Port Inst (FNSXX) 2.12
Vanguard Prime MMF Adm (VMRXX) 2.11
First American Ret Prime Obligs X (FXRXX) 2.10
Goldman Sachs Investor MM Inst (FMJXX) 2.04
JPMorgan Liquid Assets Capit (CJLXX) 2.04
Tax Exempt Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
Wells Fargo Muni Cash Mg MM Prem (EMMXX) 1.26
Federated Municipal Obligs WS (MOFXX) 1.26
Vanguard NJ Municipal MMF (VNJXX) 1.23
Western Asset Select Tax Free (CIFXX) 1.22
UBS Tax-Free Preferred (SFPXX) 1.22

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The SEC released it latest quarterly "Private Funds Statistics" report recently, which summarizes Form PF reporting and includes some data on "Liquidity Funds." The publication shows a jump in overall Liquidity fund assets in the latest quarter to $579 billion. A previous press release, entitled, "SEC Staff Supplements Quarterly Private Funds Statistics" tells us, "The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission staff ... published a suite of new data and analyses of private fund statistics and trends. The Private Funds Statistics ... offers investors and other market participants valuable insights by aggregating data reported by private fund advisers on Form ADV and Form PF. New analyses include ... characteristics of private liquidity funds." We review the latest SEC report below, and we also give an update on HSBC's latest European MMF Reform plans.

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MFI PDF August 2018 Issue

Largest Money Fund Managers

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The August 2018 issue of Money Fund Intelligence features: "Rising MF Yields Turn Up Heat on Sweeps, Bank Deposits," which discusses the growing spread between money funds and other cash options; "PGIM Still Rocking in Cash: Q&A w/D'Angelo, Nicholson," which profiles the money funds formerly named Prudential; and, "European MMF Reforms Go Live; Ready for Symposium," which reviews the latest on European money fund regulations.

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

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Jul 22
Wells Seeks Wholesaler in East

Wells Fargo Asset Management is seeking an East Coast Wholesaler for its Liquidity Management Solutions team.

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Jul 11
Vanguard'​s Glocke Retiring

A filing for Vanguard Prime Money Market Fund and Vanguard Treasury Money Market Fund says, "Effective June 30, 2018, David R. Glocke will retire from The Vanguard Group, Inc., and will no longer serve as a portfolio manager.... Nafis T. Smith ... will remain as the sole portfolio manager of the Funds."

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Jul 03
Green Goes AllianceBernstein

Zak Green is the new Global Head of Liquidity Sales at AllianceBernstein (AB). Green was previously at Western Asset.

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European Money Fund Symposium

Thanks to those who attended our big show Money Fund Symposium recently in Pittsburgh! Mark your calendars for next year's event, which will be July 24-26, 2019, at the Boston Renaissance Hotel. (Watch for details in coming months.) Also, make reservations soon 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 London, Stamford or Philly!