Crane Data's latest Money Fund Intelligence International shows that assets in European or "offshore" money market mutual funds moved higher again over the past 30 days to $1.275 trillion, while yields were mostly flat. Assets for USD, EUR and GBP MMFs all rose over the past month. Like U.S. money fund assets, European MMFs have repeatedly hit record highs in 2023 and 2024. These U.S.-style money funds, domiciled in Ireland or Luxembourg and denominated in US Dollars, Pound Sterling and Euros, increased by $38.3 billion over the 30 days through 6/13. The totals are up $77.6 billion (6.5%) year-to-date for 2024, they were up $166.9 billion (16.2%) for the year 2023. (Note that currency moves in the U.S. dollar cause Euro and Sterling totals to shift when they're translated back into totals in U.S. dollars. See our latest MFI International for more on the "offshore" money fund marketplace. These funds are only available to qualified, non-U.S. investors and are almost entirely institutional.) (Note too: Thank you to those who attended and supported our Money Fund Symposium last week in Pittsburgh! We hope you had a great show and safe trip home. Attendees and Crane Data subscribers may access the conference binder and materials via our "Money Fund Symposium 2024 Download Center.")

Offshore US Dollar money funds increased $26.3 billion over the last 30 days and are up $36.1 billion YTD to $685.6 billion; they increased $100.0 billion in 2023. Euro funds increased E4.4 billion over the past month. YTD, they're up E18.3 billion to E253.2 billion, for 2023, they increased by E54.5 billion. GBP money funds increased L5.8 billion over 30 days, and they're up L15.2 billion YTD at L250.5B, for 2023, they fell L28.1 billion. U.S. Dollar (USD) money funds (214) account for over half (53.4%) of the "European" money fund total, while Euro (EUR) money funds (121) make up 19.9% and Pound Sterling (GBP) funds (143) total 19.7%. We summarize our latest "offshore" money fund statistics and our Money Fund Intelligence International Portfolio Holdings (which went out to subscribers Friday), below.

Offshore USD MMFs yield 5.23 (7-Day) on average (as of 6/13/24), unchanged from a month earlier. Yields averaged 4.20% on 12/30/22, 0.03% on 12/31/21, 0.05% on 12/31/20, 1.59% on 12/31/19 and 2.29% on 12/31/18. EUR MMFs finally left negative yield territory in the second half of 2022 but they should remain flat until the ECB moves rates again. They're yielding 3.79% on average, down 5 bps from a month ago and up from 1.48% on 12/30/22, -0.80% on 12/31/21, -0.71% at year-end 2020, -0.59% at year-end 2019 and -0.49% at year-end 2018. Meanwhile, GBP MMFs broke the 5.0% barrier 11 months ago and now yield 5.14%, down 1 bp from a month ago, and up from 3.17% on 12/30/22. Sterling yields were 0.01% on 12/31/21, 0.00% on 12/31/20, 0.64% on 12/31/19 and 0.64% on 12/31/18.

Crane's June MFI International Portfolio Holdings, with data as of 5/31/24, show that European-domiciled US Dollar MMFs, on average, consist of 26% in Commercial Paper (CP), 16% in Certificates of Deposit (CDs), 22% in Repo, 23% in Treasury securities, 12% in Other securities (primarily Time Deposits) and 1% in Government Agency securities. USD funds have on average 45.3% of their portfolios maturing Overnight, 7.0% maturing in 2-7 Days, 7.4% maturing in 8-30 Days, 12.5% maturing in 31-60 Days, 8.5% maturing in 61-90 Days, 12.1% maturing in 91-180 Days and 7.2% maturing beyond 181 Days. USD holdings are affiliated with the following countries: the US (38.6%), France (12.0%), Japan (9.6%), Canada (8.9%), Sweden (5.5%), the U.K. (4.8%), the Netherlands (4.5%), Australia (3.6%), Germany (2.8%) and Belgium (1.5%).

The 10 Largest Issuers to "offshore" USD money funds include: the US Treasury with $156.0 billion (23.1% of total assets), Fixed Income Clearing Corp with $33.1B (4.9%), Credit Agricole with $21.4B (3.2%), Barclays PLC with $18.7B (2.8%), Mizuho Corporate Bank Ltd <b:>`_ with $17.1B (2.5%), RBC with $16.4B (2.4%), Bank of America with $15.5B (2.3%), Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp with $15.3B (2.3%), JP Morgan with $14.7B (2.2%), and Nordea Bank with $14.3B (2.1%).

Euro MMFs tracked by Crane Data contain, on average 44% in CP, 20% in CDs, 17% in Other (primarily Time Deposits), 16% in Repo, 2% in Treasuries and 1% in Agency securities. EUR funds have on average 32.3% of their portfolios maturing Overnight, 13.0% maturing in 2-7 Days, 14.1% maturing in 8-30 Days, 10.8% maturing in 31-60 Days, 6.3% maturing in 61-90 Days, 16.1% maturing in 91-180 Days and 7.5% maturing beyond 181 Days. EUR MMF holdings are affiliated with the following countries: France (31.7%), Japan (11.8%), the U.S. (9.2%), Canada (8.2%), Germany (6.8%), the U.K. (5.0%), Austria (4.6%), Sweden (4.6%), Netherlands (3.9%) and Australia (3.6%).

The 10 Largest Issuers to "offshore" EUR money funds include: Credit Agricole with E14.0B (6.4%), BNP Paribas with E11.3B (5.2%), Credit Mutuel with E7.9B (3.6%), Societe Generale with E7.5B (3.5%), JP Morgan with E7.5B (3.5%), Republic of France with E7.3B (3.4%), Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc with E7.0B (3.2%), Erste Group Bank AG with E6.8B (3.1%), Agence Central de Organismes de Securite Sociale with E6.5B (3.0%) and DZ Bank AG with E6.3B (2.9%).

The GBP funds tracked by MFI International contain, on average (as of 5/31/24 ): 36% in CDs, 20% in CP, 23% in Other (Time Deposits), 17% in Repo, 3% in Treasury and 1% in Agency. Sterling funds have on average 37.0% of their portfolios maturing Overnight, 7.6% maturing in 2-7 Days, 10.6% maturing in 8-30 Days, 13.7% maturing in 31-60 Days, 10.1% maturing in 61-90 Days, 14.0% maturing in 91-180 Days and 6.9% maturing beyond 181 Days. GBP MMF holdings are affiliated with the following countries: France (16.8%), Japan (14.5%), Canada (13.4%), the U.K. (12.4%), the U.S. (9.9%), Australia (9.8%), Sweden (4.4%), Singapore (3.6%), the Netherlands (3.3%) and Abu Dhabi (2.3%).

The 10 Largest Issuers to "offshore" GBP money funds include: UK Treasury with L10.8B (5.6%), BNP Paribas with L8.3B (4.3%), Toronto-Dominion Bank with L8.2B (4.3%), Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc with L6.8B (3.6%), Commonwealth Bank of Australia with L5.9B (3.1%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank with L5.8B (3.0%), Mizuho Corporate Bank Ltd with L5.8B (3.0%), JP Morgan with L5.7B (3.0%), National Australia Bank Ltd with L5.6B (2.9%) and RBC with L5.6B (2.9%).

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