The New England Chapter of the Association for Financial Professionals is sponsoring a meeting in Boston on Jan. 20, 2016, called, "The New World of Cash/Navigating Roadblocks." Note that the meeting, which will be held at State Street Financial Center in Boston, takes place the day before and right next door to Crane's Money Fund University (which will be at the Hyatt Regency Boston). The meeting's first session (2-3:15pm), entitled, "The New World of Cash," will be moderated by Mark Kelly, Vice President, State Street Fund Connect, and features panelists Will Goldthwait, Vice President US Portfolio Strategist, State Street Global Advisors, and Philip Picariello, Senior Vice President, Head of Short-Term Investment Management, eSecLending. The description says, "In this session, speakers discuss the "New World of Cash" facing treasurers and cash managers today-persistently low interest rates, regulatory reform, and the shortage of high-quality short-term securities available in the market. They layout the challenges and then move on to how these challenges can be met head on by cash investors." Visit <i: to register. (Note: SSgA will also host a webinar entitled, "Cash Solutions for the New Reality, the same day from 1-2pm.) Also, Tuesday (12/22) is the last day to get the discounted hotel rate of $179 plus tax for Money Fund University. Crane's Money Fund University, our "basic training" event, will be held January 21-22, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency in Boston. MFU offers attendees a 2-day course on money market mutual funds, educating attendees on the history of money funds, the Fed, interest rates, ratings, rankings, money market instruments such as commercial paper, CDs and repo, plus portfolio construction and credit analysis. At our Boston event, we will also take a look at how the SEC's new money market reforms, which go into effect in October 2016, are changing the money fund landscape. (In order to secure the discounted conference rate of $179 plus tax, hotel reservations must be made through the conference website, the hotel site, or by calling 1-888-421-1442.)

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