Thanks to those of you who attended and supported Crane's Bond Fund Symposium, which wraps up Tuesday morning in Philadelphia, Pa. Watch for coverage in coming days and in the April issues of Money Fund Intelligence and Bond Fund Intelligence, and watch for the conference recordings to be posted later this week. Attendees and Crane Data subscribers may access the Powerpoints and conference materials at the bottom of our "Content" page or our via our Bond Fund Symposium 2019 Download Center. (Feel free to drop by Tuesday a.m. if you're in Philly!) Crane Data's next conference event is our big show, Money Fund Symposium, which will take place June 24-26, 2019 at The Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, in Boston, Mass.

The latest agenda is now posted and registrations are now being taken. Our previous MFS in Pittsburgh attracted 575 attendees, and we expect another record turnout for our 11th annual event in Boston this summer. Money Fund Symposium attracts money fund managers, marketers and servicers, cash investors, money market securities dealers, issuers, and regulators. We review the agenda, as well as Crane Data's 2019 conference calendar, below.

Our June 24 Symposium Opening (afternoon) Agenda includes: "The State of the Money Fund Industry & MMFs," with Peter Crane of Crane Data, Pia McCusker of SSgA and Alex Roever of J.P. Morgan Securities; "Brokerage Sweep: Deposits vs. Money Funds" with Rick Holland of Charles Schwab Investment Management, Joe Hooker of Promontory Interfinancial Network and Tuyen Tu of Raymond James; "Risks & Ratings: Credit Liquidity, & NAV Moves," with Robert Callagy from Moody's Investors Service, Greg Fayvilevich from Fitch Ratings, and Guyna Johnson from S&P Global Ratings; and, a "Major Money Fund Issues 2019" panel with Tracy Hopkins of Dreyfus/BNY Mellon Cash Investment Strategies, Jeff Weaver of Wells Fargo Asset Management, and Peter Yi of Northern Trust Asset Management. (The evening's reception is sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.)

Day 2 of Money Fund Symposium 2019 begins with "Strategists Speak '18: Fed & Rates, Repo & SOFR," which features Mark Cabana of Bank of America, Joseph Abate of Barclays, and Chris Chadie of Credit Suisse, followed by a "Senior Portfolio Manager Perspectives" panel, including Laurie Brignac of Invesco, Deborah Cunningham of Federated Investors, and Nafis Smith of Vanguard Group. Next up is "Government & Treasury Money Fund Issues," with moderator Priya Misra of TD Securities, Adam Ackerman of J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Ed Dombrowski of AB Funds and Todd Bean of SSGA. The morning concludes with "Muni & Tax Exempt Money Fund Update," featuring Colleen Meehan of Dreyfus, Sean Saroya of J.P. Morgan Securities, and John Vetter of Fidelity.

The Afternoon of Day 2 (after a Dreyfus-sponsored lunch) features the segments: "Dealer's Choice: Supply, New Securities & CP" with Stewart Cutler of Barclays, Ron Flynn of J.P. Morgan Securities, and Nick Ro of Toyota Financial Services; "Analysts Roundtable: Concerns in Credit" with Jimmie Irby of J.P. Morgan AM, Keith Lawler of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and Matthew Plomin of DWS; "SMA & Ultra-Short Update; Bond Fund Regs," with Dave Martucci of JPMAM, Kerry Pope of Fidelity, and Steve Cohen of Dechert. The day’s wrap-up presentation is "Corporate Liquidity & Investor Issues" involving Lance Pan of Capital Advisors and Tom Hunt from AFP. (The Day 2 reception is sponsored by Barclays.)

The third day of the Symposium features the sessions: "Treasury & NY Fed Update; Agency Issuance" with Tom Katzenbach from the U.S. Dept. of Treasury, Dave Messerly of the FHLBanks - Office of Finance, and a speaker from the Federal Reserve Bank of NY; "European Money Funds After Reforms," with Dan Morrissey of William Fry and Alastair Sewell of Fitch Ratings; and concludes with "Technology, Software & Data in Money Funds" ends the program with Peter Crane and Greg Fortuna of State Street Fund Connect.

Visit the MF Symposium website at for more details. Registration is $750, and discounted hotel reservations are available. We hope you'll join us in Boston this June! We'd like to encourage attendees, speakers and sponsors to register and make hotel reservations early. E-mail us at to request the full brochure, or click here to see the latest.

Also, we're making preparations for Crane's 7th annual "offshore" money fund event, European Money Fund Symposium, which will be held in Dublin, Ireland, September 23-24, 2019. European MFS offers "offshore" money fund portfolio managers, and money market investors, issuers, dealers and service providers a concentrated and affordable educational experience, as well as an excellent and informal networking venue. This website ( will be updated with the 2019 information soon. (Contact us to inquire about sponsoring or speaking.)

Finally, mark your calendars for our next "basic training" event, Money Fund University, which is scheduled for Jan. 23-24, 2020, in Providence, R.I., and our 2020 Bond Fund Symposium, which will be held in Boston on March 23-24, 2020. Let us know if you'd like more information on any of our events!

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