Yesterday, Crane Data published its latest monthly Money Fund Intelligence Family & Global Rankings, which ranks the asset totals and market share of managers of money funds in the U.S. and globally. (It's available to our Money Fund Wisdom subscribers.) The latest reports show big asset gains by the majority of major money fund complexes in September and in the 3rd quarter. Dreyfus, Fidelity and JPMorgan showed the largest gains in September, rising by $6.4 billion, $5.8 billion and $5.3 billion, respectively, while JPMorgan, Fidelity and Dreyfus also led in Q3 (rising by $19.5B, $13.7B and $11.8B). Money fund assets overall rose by $42.7 billion in September, after rising by $26.7 billion in August and $27.8 billion in July (according to our Money Fund Intelligence XLS); they rose a total of $97 billion in Q3.

Our latest domestic U.S. money fund Family Rankings show that Fidelity Investments remained the largest money fund manager with $432.7 billion, or 17.1% of all assets (up $5.8 billion in Sept., up $13.7B over 3 mos. and up $18.7B over 12 months), followed by JPMorgan's $244.8 billion, or 9.7% (up $5.3B, up $19.5B, and up $21.7B for 1-month, 3-months and 12-months, respectively). Federated Investors ranks third with $226.5 billion, or 9.0% of assets (up $4.1B, up $5.3B, and down $7.9B), Vanguard ranks fourth with $175.9 billion, or 7.0% (up $2.3B, $5.7B, and $14.5B), and Schwab ranks fifth with $163.4 billion, or 6.5% (up $1.5B, $3.2B, and $9.8B) of money fund assets.

The sixth through tenth largest U.S. managers include: Dreyfus ($162.2B, or 6.4%), BlackRock ($146.9B, or 5.8%), Goldman Sachs ($126.9B, or 5.0%), Wells Fargo ($121.4B, or 4.8%), and Morgan Stanley ($97.9B, or 3.9%). The eleventh through twentieth largest U.S. money fund managers (in order) include: SSgA, Northern, Invesco, UBS, BofA, Western Asset, DB Advisors, First American, RBC, and Franklin. Crane Data currently tracks 74 managers, down one from last month. (Hartford liquidated its money fund in September.)

Over the past year, JPMorgan shows the largest asset increase (up $21.7B, or 9.5%), followed by Fidelity (up $18.7B, or 4.5%) and Wells Fargo (up $16.9B, or 15.8%). Other big gainers since Sept. 30, 2012, include: Vanguard (up $14.5B, or 9.0%), SSgA (up $13.9B, or 20.7%), Schwab (up $9.8B, or 6.4%), Dreyfus (up $9.1B, or 6.0%), and Invesco (up $8.2B, or 14.9%). The biggest declines over 12 months include: `Federated (down $7.9B, or 3.4%), UBS (down $7.6B, or 14.2%), First American (down $3.1B, or 7.8%), and DB Advisors (down $2.9B, or 7.0%). (Note that money fund assets are very volatile month to month.)

When "offshore" money fund assets -- those domiciled in places like Dublin, Luxembourg, and the Cayman Island -- are included, the top 10 managers match the U.S. list, except for BlackRock moving up to No. 3, Goldman moving up to No. 5, and Western Asset appearing on the list at No. 9. (displacing Morgan Stanley from the Top 10). Looking at these largest Global Money Fund Manager Rankings, the combined market share assets of our MFI XLS (domestic U.S.) and our MFI International ("offshore), we show these families: Fidelity ($437.3 billion), JPMorgan ($369.4 billion), BlackRock ($244.4 billion), Federated ($236.9 billion), and Goldman ($191.0 billion). Dreyfus, Vanguard, Schwab, Western, and Wells Fargo round out the top 10. These totals include offshore US dollar funds, as well as Euro and Sterling funds converted into US dollar totals.

In other news, our October MFI and MFI XLS show net yields remained at record lows and gross yields continued to set new record lows for the month ended Sept. 30, 2013 Our Crane Money Fund Average, which includes all taxable funds covered by Crane Data (currently 831), remained at a record low of 0.01% for both the 7-Day and 30-Day Yield (annualized, net) averages <b:>`_. (The Gross 7-Day Yield moved down one bps to a record low 0.14%.) Our Crane 100 Money Fund Index shows an average yield (7-Day and 30-Day) of 0.02%, also a record low, and down from 0.05% at the start of 2013. (The Gross 7- and 30-Day Yields for the Crane 100 were 0.17%.)

Our Prime Institutional MF Index yielded 0.2% (7-day), the Crane Govt Inst Index, Crane Treasury Inst, Treasury Retail, Govt Retail and Prime Retail Indexes all yielded 0.01%. The Crane Tax Exempt MF Index also yielded 0.01%. (The Gross Yields for these indexes were: Prime 0.20%, Govt 0.10%, Treasury 0.07%, and Tax Exempt 0.14% in Sept.) The Crane 100 MF Index returned on average 0.00% for 1-month, 0.01% for 3-month, 0.02% for YTD, 0.04% for 1-year, 0.05% for 3-years (annualized), 0.19% for 5-year, and 1.68% for 10-years.

Email This Article

Use a comma or a semicolon to separate

captcha image