Crane Data's latest monthly Money Fund Market Share rankings show assets decreased among most of the largest U.S. money fund complexes in April, after falling in March. Money market fund assets fell by $17.6 billion, or -0.3%, last month to $6.386 trillion. Total MMF assets have decreased by $21.7 billion, or -0.3%, over the past 3 months, but they've increased by $694.3 billion, or 12.2%, over the past 12 months. The largest increases among the 25 largest managers last month were seen by Goldman Sachs, BlackRock, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley and Allspring, which grew assets by $13.5 billion, $6.0B, $4.7B, $4.1B and $3.9B, respectively. Declines in April were seen by Fidelity, American Funds, Vanguard, SSGA and UBS, which decreased by $12.6 billion, $10.5B, $6.3B, $5.9B and $3.4B, 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 were flat in April.

Over the past year through Apr. 30, 2024, Fidelity (up $210.7B, or 19.3%), Schwab (up $149.8B, or 41.0%), JPMorgan (up $127.2B, or 24.4%), Vanguard (up $81.4B, or 15.9%) and Federated Hermes (up $55.4B, or 14.2%) were the `largest gainers. Schwab, Vanguard, Fidelity, Morgan Stanley and Federated Hermes had the largest asset increases over the past 3 months, rising by $23.2B, $19.8B, $14.0B, $3.8B and $3.2B, respectively. The largest declines over 12 months were seen by: Goldman Sachs (down $56.0B), American Funds (down $32.0B), Invesco (down $22.0B), and Morgan Stanley (down $18.0B). The largest declines over 3 months included: SSGA (down $27.7B), American Funds (down $15.6B) and HSBC (down $12.1B).

Our latest domestic U.S. Money Fund Family Rankings show that Fidelity Investments remains the largest money fund manager with $1.304 trillion, or 20.4% of all assets. Fidelity was down $12.6B in April, up $14.0 billion over 3 mos., and up $210.7B over 12 months. JPMorgan ranked second with $648.3 billion, or 10.2% market share (up $4.7B, down $8.1B and up $127.2B for the past 1-month, 3-mos. and 12-mos., respectively). Vanguard ranked in third place with $592.1 billion, or 9.3% of assets (down $6.3B, up $19.8B and up $81.4B). Schwab ranked fourth with $515.4 billion, or 8.1% market share (down $283M, up $23.2B and up $149.8B), while BlackRock was the fifth largest MMF manager with $510.0 billion, or 8.0% of assets (up $6.0B, up $116M and up $24.7B for the past 1-month, 3-mos. and 12-mos.).

Federated Hermes was in sixth place with $447.0 billion, or 7.0% (down $2.5B, up $3.2B and up $55.4B), while Goldman Sachs was in seventh place with $382.8 billion, or 6.0% of assets (up $13.5B, up $194M and down $56.0B). Dreyfus ($276.7B, or 4.3%) was in eighth place (up $468M, up $3M and up $14.8B), followed by Morgan Stanley ($241.8B, or 3.8%; up $4.1B, up $3.8B and down $18.0B). SSGA was in 10th place ($210.3B, or 3.3%; down $5.9B, down $27.7B and up $52.3B).

The 11th through 20th-largest U.S. money fund managers (in order) include: Allspring (formerly Wells Fargo) ($195.5B, or 3.1%), Northern ($163.6B, or 2.6%), American Funds ($158.8B, or 2.5%), First American ($139.0B, or 2.2%), Invesco ($132.6B, or 2.1%), UBS ($104.7B, or 1.6%), T. Rowe Price ($47.8B, or 0.7%), DWS ($41.8B, or 0.7%), HSBC ($36.8B, or 0.6%) and Western ($28.2B, or 0.4%). Crane Data currently tracks 61 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 Schwab moves down to No. 5. Goldman Sachs moves up 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 <b:>`_. 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 ($1.317 trillion), JP Morgan ($885.1B), BlackRock ($750.1B), Vanguard ($592.1B) and Schwab ($515.4B). Goldman Sachs ($509.6B) was in sixth, Federated Hermes ($458.1B) was seventh, followed by Morgan Stanley ($322.8B), Dreyfus/BNY Mellon ($299.5B) and SSGA ($255.2B), 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 May issue of our Money Fund Intelligence and MFI XLS, with data as of 4/30/24, shows that yields were flat in April across the Crane Money Fund Indexes. The Crane Money Fund Average, which includes all taxable funds covered by Crane Data (currently 760), was 5.03% (unchanged) for the 7-Day Yield (annualized, net) Average, the 30-Day Yield was down 1 bp at 5.02%. The MFA's Gross 7-Day Yield was at 5.40% (unchanged), and the Gross 30-Day Yield also was down 1 bp at 5.39%. (Gross yields will be revised Wednesday at noon, though, once we download the SEC's Form N-MFP data for 4/30/24.)

Our Crane 100 Money Fund Index shows an average 7-Day (Net) Yield of 5.13% (down 1 bp) and an average 30-Day Yield at 5.13% (down 1 bp). The Crane 100 shows a Gross 7-Day Yield of 5.40% (down 1 bp), and a Gross 30-Day Yield of 5.39% (down 1 bp). Our Prime Institutional MF Index (7-day) yielded 5.20% (down 2 bps) as of Apr. 30. The Crane Govt Inst Index was at 5.11% (down 1 bp) and the Treasury Inst Index was at 5.08% (unchanged). Thus, the spread between Prime funds and Treasury funds is 12 basis points, and the spread between Prime funds and Govt funds is 9 basis points. The Crane Prime Retail Index yielded 5.02% (down 2 bps), while the Govt Retail Index was 4.83% (unchanged), the Treasury Retail Index was 4.84% (unchanged from the month prior). The Crane Tax Exempt MF Index yielded 3.30% (up 6 bps) as of April.

Gross 7-Day Yields for these indexes to end April were: Prime Inst 5.48% (down 2 bps), Govt Inst 5.37% (down 1 bp), Treasury Inst 5.36% (unchanged), Prime Retail 5.51% (down 1 bp), Govt Retail 5.37% (down 1 bp) and Treasury Retail 5.36% (unchanged). The Crane Tax Exempt Index rose to 3.71% (up 7 bps). The Crane 100 MF Index returned on average 0.42% over 1-month, 1.26% over 3-months, 1.70% YTD, 5.20% over the past 1-year, 2.66% over 3-years (annualized), 1.93% over 5-years, and 1.30% over 10-years.

The total number of funds, including taxable and tax-exempt, was unchanged in April at 881. There are currently 760 taxable funds, unchanged from the previous month, and 121 tax-exempt money funds (unchanged 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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