Crane Data's latest monthly Money Fund Market Share rankings show assets increased among most of the largest U.S. money fund complexes in January, after jumping in December. Money market fund assets rose by $87.0 billion, or 1.4%, last month to a record $6.405 trillion. Total MMF assets have increased by $344.5 billion, or 5.7%, over the past 3 months, and they've increased by $1.200 trillion, or 23.1%, over the past 12 months. The largest increases among the 25 largest managers last month were seen by Fidelity, Schwab, SSGA, American Funds and JPMorgan, which grew assets by $19.5 billion, $15.8B, $13.3B, $12.3B and $11.6B, respectively. Declines in January were seen by Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, which decreased by $12.9 billion and $11.1B, respectively. Our domestic U.S. "Family" rankings are available in our MFI XLS product, our global rankings are available in our MFI International product. The combined "Family & Global Rankings" are available to Money Fund Wisdom subscribers. We review the latest market share totals, and look at money fund yields, which inched lower in January.

Over the past year through Jan. 31, 2024, Fidelity (up $279.7B, or 27.8%), JPMorgan (up $213.3B, or 48.1%), Schwab (up $187.1B, or 61.3%), SSGA (up $98.9B, or 71.3%) and Vanguard (up $98.1B, or 20.7%) were the `largest gainers. Fidelity, JPMorgan, SSGA, Schwab and Vanguard had the largest asset increases over the past 3 months, rising by $82.9B, $46.6B, $42.6B, $37.2B and $32.1B, respectively. The largest declines over 12 months were seen by: Invesco (down $23.0B), Western (down $7.3B), Dreyfus (down $2.9B), and Goldman Sachs (down $2.2B). The largest declines over 3 months included: Goldman Sachs (down $23.4B), Morgan Stanley (down $9.4B) and Invesco (down $9.0B).

Our latest domestic U.S. Money Fund Family Rankings show that Fidelity Investments remains the largest money fund manager with $1.287 trillion, or 20.1% of all assets. Fidelity was up $19.5B in January, up $82.9 billion over 3 mos., and up $279.7B over 12 months. JPMorgan ranked second with $656.4 billion, or 10.2% market share (up $11.6B, up $46.6B and up $213.3B for the past 1-month, 3-mos. and 12-mos., respectively). Vanguard ranked in third place with $572.3 billion, or 8.9% of assets (up $3.4B, up $32.1B and up $98.1B). BlackRock ranked fourth with $509.9 billion, or 8.0% market share (up $146M, up $28.9B and up $45.0B), while Schwab was the fifth largest MMF manager with $492.2 billion, or 7.7% of assets (up $15.8B, up $37.2B and up $187.1B for the past 1-month, 3-mos. and 12-mos.).

Federated Hermes was in sixth place with $443.8 billion, or 6.9% (up $7.1B, up $21.5B and up $89.4B), while Goldman Sachs was in seventh place with $382.6 billion, or 6.0% of assets (down $11.1B, down $23.4B and down $2.2B). Dreyfus ($276.4B, or 4.3%) was in eighth place (up $10.2B, up $27.2B and down $2.9B), followed by Morgan Stanley ($238.0B, or 3.7%; down $12.9B, down $9.4B and up $18.9B). SSGA was in 10th place ($237.8B, or 3.7%; up $13.3B, up $42.6B and up $98.9B).

The 11th through 20th-largest U.S. money fund managers (in order) include: Allspring (formerly Wells Fargo) ($201.1B, or 3.1%), American Funds ($174.4B, or 2.7%), Northern ($169.6B, or 2.6%), First American ($148.3B, or 2.3%), Invesco ($131.8B, or 2.1%), UBS ($102.8B, or 1.6%), T. Rowe Price ($49.6B, or 0.8%), HSBC ($48.9B, or 0.8%), DWS ($39.8B, or 0.6%) and Western ($31.4B, or 0.5%). Crane Data currently tracks 60 U.S. MMF managers, unchanged from last month.

When European and "offshore" money fund assets -- those domiciled in places like Ireland, Luxembourg and the Cayman Islands -- are included, the top 10 managers are the same as the domestic list, except: BlackRock moves up to the No. 3 spot, Vanguard moves down to the No. 4 spot and Goldman Sachs moves up to No. 5. Schwab moves down to the No. 6 spot, while Federated Hermes moves down to the No. 7 spot. Morgan Stanley moves up to the No. 8 spot while Dreyfus moves down to the No. 9 spot. Global Money Fund Manager Rankings include the combined market share assets of our MFI XLS (domestic U.S.) and our MFI International ("offshore") products.

The largest Global money market fund families include: Fidelity ($1.299 trillion), JP Morgan ($901.3B), BlackRock ($757.0B), Vanguard ($572.3B) and Goldman Sachs ($527.5B). Schwab ($492.2B) was in sixth, Federated Hermes ($455.5B) was seventh, followed by Morgan Stanley ($322.9B), Dreyfus/BNY Mellon ($298.7B) and SSGA ($282.4B), which round out the top 10. These totals include "offshore" U.S. Dollar money funds, as well as Euro and Pound Sterling (GBP) funds converted into U.S. dollar totals.

The February issue of our Money Fund Intelligence and MFI XLS, with data as of 1/31/24, shows that yields were mostly down in January across the Crane Money Fund Indexes. The Crane Money Fund Average, which includes all taxable funds covered by Crane Data (currently 755), was 5.06% (down 2 bps) for the 7-Day Yield (annualized, net) Average, the 30-Day Yield was down 2 bps at 5.06%. The MFA's Gross 7-Day Yield was at 5.43% (down 2 bps), and the Gross 30-Day Yield also was down 1 bp at 5.43%. (Gross yields will be revised Friday at noon, though, once we download the SEC's Form N-MFP data for 1/31/24.)

Our Crane 100 Money Fund Index shows an average 7-Day (Net) Yield of 5.17% (down 3 bps) and an average 30-Day Yield at 5.17% (down 2 bps). The Crane 100 shows a Gross 7-Day Yield of 5.43% (down 3 bps), and a Gross 30-Day Yield of 5.43% (down 2 bps). Our Prime Institutional MF Index (7-day) yielded 5.26% (down 3 bps) as of Jan. 31. The Crane Govt Inst Index was at 5.12% (down 3 bps) and the Treasury Inst Index was at 5.10% (down 2 bps). Thus, the spread between Prime funds and Treasury funds is 16 basis points, and the spread between Prime funds and Govt funds is 14 basis points. The Crane Prime Retail Index yielded 5.08% (down 3 bps), while the Govt Retail Index was 4.85% (down 2 bps), the Treasury Retail Index was 4.86% (down 3 bps from the month prior). The Crane Tax Exempt MF Index yielded 3.84% (up 16 bps) as of January.

Gross 7-Day Yields for these indexes to end January were: Prime Inst 5.54% (down 3 bps), Govt Inst 5.39% (down 3 bps), Treasury Inst 5.38% (down 2 bps), Prime Retail 5.56% (down 3 bps), Govt Retail 5.40% (unchanged) and Treasury Retail 5.38% (down 3 bps). The Crane Tax Exempt Index rose to 4.23% (up 16 bps). The Crane 100 MF Index returned on average 0.44% over 1-month, 1.31% over 3-months, 0.44% YTD, 5.01% over the past 1-year, 2.25% over 3-years (annualized), 1.80% over 5-years, and 1.19% over 10-years.

The total number of funds, including taxable and tax-exempt, was down 5 in January at 878. There are currently 755 taxable funds, up 1 from the previous month, and 123 tax-exempt money funds (down 6 from last month). (Contact us if you'd like to see our latest MFI XLS, Crane Indexes or Market Share report.)

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