Highest-Yielding Money Market Funds ranked by 7-Day yield ( as of Nov. 19, 2019 )
Institutional Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
DWS ESG Liquidity Fund Cap (ESIXX) 1.83
Morgan Stanley Inst Liq Prime Inst (MPFXX) 1.81
Wells Fargo Heritage Sel (WFJXX) 1.81
Goldman Sachs FS MM Inst (FSMXX) 1.79
JP Morgan Prime MM Capital (CJPXX) 1.78
Retail Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
Vanguard Prime MMF Adm (VMRXX) 1.82
Wells Fargo MMF Prime (WMPXX) 1.81
Fidelity Inv MM: MM Port Inst (FNSXX) 1.80
Invesco Premier Institutional (IPPXX) 1.79
JPMorgan Liquid Assets Capit (CJLXX) 1.76
Tax Exempt Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
Federated Municipal Oblig WS (MOFXX) 1.12
Vanguard Municipal MMF (VMSXX) 1.08
Wells Fargo Muni Cash Mg MM Prem (EMMXX) 1.04
Schwab Municipal MF Ultra (SWOXX) 1.02
Fidelity Inv MM: Tax Exempt I (FTCXX) 1.02

Money Market News


On Monday, PNC, the 25th largest manager of money market mutual fund assets with $11.3 billion, merged its assets into Federated, the 5th largest MMF manager (with $299.6 billion as of 10/31/19 before the merger). A press release entitled, "Federated Investors, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Certain Investment-Related Assets from PNC Bank, N.A.," tells us, "Federated Investors ... announced the acquisition of certain components of the PNC Capital Advisors LLC (PCA) investment management business. The transaction involved the reorganization of 18 PNC equity, fixed-income and liquidity mutual funds into 16 corresponding Federated mutual funds and the transition of a five-person Cleveland-based international equity portfolio management team from PCA to Federated. The acquisition also included a portion of PCA's separate account and separately managed account businesses."


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MFI PDF November 2019 Issue

Largest Money Fund Managers

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The November 2019 issue of Money Fund Intelligence features: "Portal Wars: Fund Managers Add to Competition in Space," which reviews the latest in online money market portals; "J.P. Morgan A.M. Enters Portal Market w/Morgan Money," which discusses JPMAM's recent changes and initiatives; and, "Reversal of Fortunes: Yields Plunge in '19 After '18 Jump," which discusses the recent decline in yields.

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, 2019. (MFI XLS contains percentile rankings, fund family rankings, MNAVs, WLA, portfolio composition, and more).

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Nov 19
Quill Joins BNY Mellon

Bill Quill has joined BNY Mellon Capital Markets as a Managing Director in Sales. He was formerly with Citi.

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Nov 08
US Bancorp AM Hires Wloch

U.S. Bancorp Asset Management hired Debbie Wloch as Managing Director of Institutional Liquidity Solutions. She reports to Kevin Breen.

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Nov 06
Cabalka Retires from RBC

Senior Portfolio Manager Scott Cabalka has retired from RBC Global Asset Management.

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