Crane Data's latest Money Fund Market Share rankings show assets were higher among the majority of the largest U.S. money fund complexes in May. Money market fund assets increased $70.4 billion, or 1.4%, last month to $5.063 trillion. Assets have increased by $282.9 billion, or 5.9%, over the past 3 months, and they've decreased by $158.4 billion, or -3.1%, over the past 12 months through May 31, 2021. The biggest increases among the 25 largest managers last month were seen by JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo, Northern and Dreyfus, which grew assets by $25.5 billion, $14.5B, $13.8B, $11.9B and $10.1B, respectively. But declines in May were seen by Federated, Vanguard, Goldman Sachs, Schwab and First American, which decreased by $11.0 billion, $10.1B, $6.8B, $3.8B and $710M, respectively. Our domestic U.S. "Family" rankings are available in our MFI XLS product, our global rankings are available in our MFI International product. The combined "Family & Global Rankings" are available to Money Fund Wisdom subscribers. We review the latest market share totals below, and we also look at money fund yields in May.

Over the past year through May 31, 2021, BlackRock (up $113.3B, or 26.2%), First American (up $43.4B, or 46.7%), Dreyfus (up $26.0B, or 12.9%), Morgan Stanley (up $24.2B, or 10.8%), T. Rowe Price (up $10.2B, or 25.2%), DWS (up $8.8B, or 36.6%), Columbia (up $5.1B, or 34.4%), and Vanguard (up $4.9B, or 1.0%) were the largest gainers. BlackRock, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley and Dreyfus had the largest asset increases over the past 3 months, rising by $90.3B, $43.8B, $27.9B, $19.5B and $19.4B, respectively. The largest decliners over 3 months included: Fidelity (down $16.3B, or -1.8%), Schwab (down $12.4B, or -7.5%), Vanguard (down $9.0B, or -1.9%), PGIM (down $913M, or -4.5%) and Alliance Bernstein (down $192M, or -1.4%).

Our latest domestic U.S. Money Fund Family Rankings show that Fidelity Investments remains the largest money fund manager with $889.3 billion, or 17.6% of all assets. Fidelity was down $302M million in May, down $16.3 billion over 3 mos., and down $73.6B over 12 months. BlackRock ranked second with $550.7 billion, or 10.9% market share (up $4.1B, up $90.3B and up $113.3B for the past 1-month, 3-mos. and 12-mos., respectively). Vanguard remained in third with $475.3 billion, or 9.4% market share (down $10.1B, down $9.0B and up $4.9B). JP Morgan ranked fourth with $474.8 billion, or 9.4% of assets (up $25.5B, up $27.9B and down $45.9B for the past 1-month, 3-mos. and 12-mos.), while Goldman Sachs took fifth place with $357.1 billion, or 7.1% of assets (down $6.8B, up $43.8B and down $50.7B).

Federated Hermes was in sixth place with $336.6 billion, or 6.6% of assets (down $11.0 billion, up $13.6B and down $50.7B), while Morgan Stanley was in seventh place with $263.2 billion, or 5.2% (up $14.5B, up $19.5B and up $24.2B). Dreyfus ($237.4B, or 4.7%) was in eighth place (up $10.1B, up $19.4B and up $26.0B), followed by Wells Fargo ($207.9B, or 4.1%, up $13.8B, up $8.5B and down $1.2B). Northern was in 10th place ($178.7B, or 3.5%; up $11.9B, up $16.9B and down $14.3B).

The 11th through 20th-largest U.S. money fund managers (in order) include: American Funds ($154.5B, or 3.1%), Schwab ($152.5B, or 3.0%), SSGA ($149.3B, or 2.9%), First American ($135.6B, or 2.7%), Invesco ($85.1B, or 1.7%), UBS ($58.6B, or 1.2%), T. Rowe Price ($51.1B, or 1.0%), HSBC ($39.5B, or 0.8%), Western ($34.2B, or 0.7%) and DWS ($32.3B, or 0.6%). Crane Data currently tracks 65 U.S. MMF managers, unchanged from last month.

When European and "offshore" money fund assets -- those domiciled in places like Ireland, Luxembourg and the Cayman Islands -- are included, the top 10 managers appear as Fidelity, BlackRock, JP Morgan, Vanguard, Goldman Sachs, Federated Hermes, Morgan Stanley, Dreyfus/BNY Mellon, Wells Fargo and Northern. Global Money Fund Manager Rankings include the combined market share assets of our MFI XLS (domestic U.S.) and our MFI International ("offshore") products.

The largest Global money market fund families include: Fidelity ($903.1 billion), BlackRock ($751.6B), JP Morgan ($671.9B), Vanguard ($475.3B) and Goldman Sachs ($474.9B). Federated Hermes ($346.2B) was sixth, Morgan Stanley ($318.8B) was in seventh, followed by Dreyfus ($260.8B), Wells Fargo ($208.8B) and Northern ($203.9B) which round out the top 10. These totals include "offshore" U.S. Dollar money funds, as well as Euro and Pound Sterling (GBP) funds converted into U.S. dollar totals.

The June issue of our Money Fund Intelligence and MFI XLS, with data as of 5/31/21, shows that yields were flat or down in May for our Crane Money Fund Indexes. The Crane Money Fund Average, which includes all taxable funds covered by Crane Data (currently 734), was flat at 0.02% for the 7-Day Yield (annualized, net) Average, the 30-Day Yield was also unchanged at 0.02%. The MFA's Gross 7-Day Yield was down a basis point at 0.09%, the Gross 30-Day Yield was also down a basis point at 0.09%.

Our Crane 100 Money Fund Index shows an average 7-Day (Net) Yield of 0.02% (unch) and an average 30-Day Yield also unchanged at 0.02%. The Crane 100 shows a Gross 7-Day Yield of 0.09% (down a basis point), and a Gross 30-Day Yield of 0.09% (also down a basis point). Our Prime Institutional MF Index (7-day) yielded 0.03% (unch) as of May 31, while the Crane Govt Inst Index was unchanged at 0.02%, the Treasury Inst Index was unchanged at 0.01%. Thus, the spread between Prime funds and Treasury funds is 2 basis points, and the spread between Prime funds and Govt funds is 1 basis point. The Crane Prime Retail Index yielded 0.01% (unch), while the Govt Retail Index was 0.01% (unch), the Treasury Retail Index was also 0.01% (unchanged from the month prior). The Crane Tax Exempt MF Index yielded 0.01% (unch) in May.

Gross 7-Day Yields for these indexes in April were: Prime Inst 0.16% (down a basis point), Govt Inst 0.06% (down a basis point), Treasury Inst 0.06% (down a basis point), Prime Retail 0.17% (down a basis point), Govt Retail 0.06% (unch) and Treasury Retail 0.06% (down a basis point). The Crane Tax Exempt Index was down a basis point at 0.13%. The Crane 100 MF Index returned on average 0.00% over 1-month, 0.00% over 3-months, 0.01% YTD, 0.03% over the past 1-year, 1.06% over 3-years (annualized), 0.86% over 5-years, and 0.45% over 10-years.

The total number of funds, including taxable and tax-exempt, was down 18 at 899. There are currently 734 taxable funds, down 13 from the previous month, and 165 tax-exempt money funds (down 5 from last month). (Contact us if you'd like to see our latest MFI XLS, Crane Indexes or Market Share report.

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