The final agenda is now set and registrations are now open for Crane's Money Fund Symposium, which will take place on June 22-24, 2011, at The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Since our inaugural 2009 conference in Providence, Money Fund Symposium has quickly grown to become the largest gathering of money market mutual fund and cash investment professionals in the world. Over 330 money fund managers and marketers, money market securities issuers and dealers, cash investors, regulators and servicers attended last summer's Boston event, and we expect our Philadelphia shows to attract a similarly robust crowd.

With almost 20 sponsors signed up to date and a lineup of the most senior speakers in the money fund industry, Money Fund Symposium 2011 is almost certain to be THE event in the money markets. Sessions on Day 1 include: "Money Market Funds Still Matter" by Jack Brennan of The Vanguard Group; "Cash Strategies for the Next Decade" by Simon Mendelson of BlackRock; a panel on "Major Money Fund Issues" with Charlie Cardona of The Dreyfus Corporation, Robert Deutsche of J.P. Morgan Asset Management, and Michael Morin of Fidelity Investments; and a "Regulatory Update: What's Next for MMFs?" with Jane Heinrichs of the Investment Company Institute, Robert Plaze of the Securities & Exchange Commission, and Joan Swirsky of Stradley Ronan.

Symposium's Day 2 morning agenda includes: "State of The Money Market Fund Industry" with Peter Crane of Crane Data and Brian Reid of ICI; "Manager Perspectives on Major Issues" with Debbie Cunningham of Federated Investors, Jim McCarthy of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, and Dave Sylvester of Wells Fargo Advantage Funds; "Finding Yield in a Low-Rate Environment with Esther Chance of Invesco and Kevin Kennedy of Western Asset Management; and, a "Municipal Money Fund Market Update" with Mary Jo Ochson of Federated Investors and Pam Tynan of Vanguard.

The afternoon of Day 2 includes sessions on: "New Securities, Supply & Issuer's Strategies" with Stewart Cutler of Barclays Capital, Jean-Luc Sinniger of Citi Global Markets, Maureen Coen of Credit Suisse, and Per Paullson of Natixis; "Separately Managed Account Developments" with Jon Carlson of BofA Global Capital Management and Lance Pan of Capital Advisors Group; "Fund Ratings & NRSRO Update" with Peter Rizzo of Standard & Poor's, Roger Merritt of Fitch Ratings, and Sean Egan of Egan Jones; and "Portal Tools, Transparency & MF Analytics" with John Carter of Citi, Greg Fortuna of State Street's Fund Connect, and Tory Hazard of Institutional Cash Distributors.

Day 3 of Money Fund Symposium includes sessions on: "Interest Rates, Repo, Govt & Fed Issues" with Alex Roever of J.P. Morgan Securities, Brian Smedley of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and Joseph Abate of Barclays Capital; "Corporate Sweeps, Reg Q & Banking Regs" with Jeff Avers of SunTrust and Tony Carfang of Treasury Strategies; and, "Brokerage Cash, Sweeps & FDIC" with Mark Brooks of Promontory Interfinancial and Eric Edstrom of Janney Montgomery Scott.

Registration to Crane's Money Fund Symposium is $750 and Exhibit tables are $3,000. Contact Crane Data to request a brochure or for sponsorship options, and visit to register or for more information. Finally, thanks for the generous support of our Symposium Sponsors to date: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays Capital, Dreyfus, J.P. Morgan Securities, BlackRock, Federated Investors, Fidelity Investments, Invesco, Capital Advisors, Citi, Fund Connect, Standard & Poor's, Wells Fargo Advantage Funds, Western Asset, Dexia, Fitch Ratings, and Natixis. We hope to see you in Philly!

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