Highest-Yielding Money Market Funds ranked by 7-Day yield ( as of Nov. 13, 2018 )
Institutional Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
DWS ESG Liduidity Fund (ESIXX) 2.38
Goldman Sachs FS MM Inst (FSMXX) 2.33
Federated Inst Prime ObIigs IS (POIXX) 2.31
Wells Fargo Cash Inv Select (WFQXX) 2.31
Dreyfus Cash Mgmt Institutional (DICXX) 2.29
Retail Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
Fidelity Inv MM: MM Port Inst (FNSXX) 2.29
JPMorgan Liquid Assets Capit (CJLXX) 2.27
Vanguard Prime MMF Adm (VMRXX) 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%
Federated Municipal Obligs WS (MOFXX) 1.54
Wells Fargo Muni Cash Mg MM Prem (EMMXX) 1.54
Vanguard Municipal MMF (VMSXX) 1.53
Fidelity Inv MM: Tax Exempt I (FTCXX) 1.51
Schwab Municipal MF Ultra (SWOXX) 1.50

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Treasury Today recently hosted a Q&A featuring Morgan Stanley Investment Management's Global Liquidity team on the topic of "EMEA MMF Reform." The description of the session says, "A shakeup of the European money fund industry is underway as regulatory reforms push fund providers to adjust their offerings. Whether you are an existing or potential money market fund investor you need to understand the new environment and types of funds being offered. In this podcast, Kim Hochfeld, EMEA Head of Liquidity Distribution, Douglas McPhail, Senior Portfolio Manager, and Scott Wachs, Global Liquidity Product Head for Morgan Stanley, look at the regulatory hurdles ahead and what investors can do to prepare for the change." We quote from the podcast below, and we also report on a new Consultation Paper from ESMA which requests comments on proposed European MMF Reform reporting guidelines.

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Inside Money Fund Intelligence

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.

Subscriptions are $500 a year, and include online access to archived issues and additional features. Bulk discounts and site licenses are available. Write inquiry@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 Oct. 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 inquiry@cranedata.com or call us at 1-508-439-4419.


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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!