Crane Data's latest monthly Money Fund Market Share rankings show assets decreased among the vast majority of the largest U.S. money fund complexes in April. Money market fund assets decreased $74.6 billion, or -1.5%, last month to $4.972 trillion. Assets decreased by $69.4 billion, or -1.4%, over the past 3 months; they've decreased by $20.9 billion, or -0.4%, over the past 12 months through April 30. The only increases among the 25 largest managers last month were seen by Invesco, BlackRock, Goldman Sachs, SEI and HSBC, which grew assets by $13.5 billion, $12.3B, $6.3B, $3.1B and $0.3B, respectively. The largest declines in April were seen by Fidelity, Northern, Federated Hermes, Dreyfus and Allspring, which decreased by $38.5 billion, $17.9B, $9.2B, $8.9B and $7.6B, 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, and look at money fund yields, which rose again in April, below.

Over the past year through April 30, 2022, Invesco (up $40.9B, or 51.8%), Morgan Stanley (up $21.3B, or 8.6%), Goldman Sachs (up $19.0B, or 5.2%), American Funds (up $18.0B, or 11.6%) and SSGA (up $16.3B, or 11.6%), were the largest gainers. American Funds, Invesco, Goldman Sachs, SSGA and BlackRock had the largest asset increases over the past 3 months, rising by $29.0B, $25.0B, $16.8B, $12.8B and $2.7B, respectively. The largest decliners over 12 months were seen by: Federated Hermes (down $42.0B), Vanguard (down $27.0B), UBS (down $18.0B), BlackRock (down $17.1B) and Schwab (down $16.4B). The largest decliners over 3 months included: Northern (down $34.0B), Federated Hermes (down $22.9B), Fidelity (down $18.8B), Dreyfus (down $15.0B) and Allspring (down $13.1B).

Our latest domestic U.S. Money Fund Family Rankings show that Fidelity Investments remains the largest money fund manager with $896.4 billion, or 18.0% of all assets. Fidelity was down $38.5B in April, down $18.8 billion over 3 mos., and up $6.7B over 12 months. BlackRock ranked second with $529.5 billion, or 10.6% market share (up $12.3B, up $2.7B and down $17.1B for the past 1-month, 3-mos. and 12-mos., respectively). Vanguard ranked third with $458.4 billion, or 9.2% market share (down $3.2B, down $1.2B and down $27.0B). JPMorgan ranked in fourth place with $452.4 billion, or 9.1% of assets (down $1.1B, down $10.1B and up $3.1B), while Goldman Sachs was the fifth largest MMF manager with $382.9 billion, or 7.7% of assets (up $6.3B, up $16.8B and up $19.0B for the past 1-month, 3-mos. and 12-mos.).

Federated Hermes was in sixth place with $305.5 billion, or 6.1% (down $9.2B, down $22.9B and down $42.0B), while Morgan Stanley was in seventh place with $270.0 billion, or 5.4% of assets (down $3.2B, down $11.7B and up $21.3B). Dreyfus ($230.5B, or 4.6%) was in eighth place (down $8.9B, down $15.0B and up $3.2B), followed by Northern ($173.4B, or 3.5%; down $17.9B, down $34.1B and up $6.6B). American Funds was in 10th place ($172.5B, or 3.5%; up $0.0B, up $29.0B and up $18.0B).

The 11th through 20th-largest U.S. money fund managers (in order) include: Allspring (formerly Wells Fargo) ($169.8B, or 3.4%), SSGA ($156.7B, or 3.2%), Schwab ($140.0B, or 2.8%), First American ($122.2B, or 2.5%), Invesco ($119.8B, or 2.4%), T. Rowe Price ($48.7B, or 1.0%), UBS ($40.3B, or 0.8%), HSBC ($37.6B, or 0.8%), DWS ($36.9B, or 0.7%) and Western ($31.7B, or 0.6%). Crane Data currently tracks 62 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 are the same as the domestic list, except JPMorgan moves up to the No. 3 spot and Goldman moves to the No. 4 spot (ahead of Vanguard), and SSGA takes American Funds' spot at number 10. 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 ($907.0 billion), BlackRock ($704.4B), JP Morgan ($635.5B), Goldman Sachs ($513.7B) and Vanguard ($458.4B). Morgan Stanley ($319.3B) was in sixth, Federated Hermes ($313.0B) was seventh, followed by Dreyfus/BNY Mellon ($254.2B), Northern ($199.8B) and SSGA ($188.1B), 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 May issue of our Money Fund Intelligence and MFI XLS, with data as of 4/30/22, shows that yields rose again in April for our Crane Money Fund Indexes. The Crane Money Fund Average, which includes all taxable funds covered by Crane Data (currently 744), rose to 0.14% (up 4 bps) for the 7-Day Yield (annualized, net) Average, the 30-Day Yield increased to 0.12% (up 6 bps). The MFA's Gross 7-Day Yield rose to 0.40% (up 4 bps), and the Gross 30-Day Yield also moved up to 0.38% (up 6 bps). (Gross yields will be revised Monday afternoon, though, once we download the SEC's Form N-MFP data for 4/30/22. We expect the revised expense and gross data to increase again.)

Our Crane 100 Money Fund Index shows an average 7-Day (Net) Yield of 0.21% (up 6 bps) and an average 30-Day Yield at 0.19% (up 10 bps). The Crane 100 shows a Gross 7-Day Yield of 0.42% (up 6 bps), and a Gross 30-Day Yield of 0.40% (up 10 bps). Our Prime Institutional MF Index (7-day) yielded 0.22% (up 3 bps) as of April 30. The Crane Govt Inst Index was at 0.15% (up 3 bps) and the Treasury Inst Index was at 0.19% (up 8 bps). Thus, the spread between Prime funds and Treasury funds is 3 basis points, and the spread between Prime funds and Govt funds is 7 basis points. The Crane Prime Retail Index yielded 0.13% (up 4 bps), while the Govt Retail Index was 0.04% (up 2 bps), the Treasury Retail Index was 0.02% (up 2 bps from the month prior). The Crane Tax Exempt MF Index yielded 0.14% (down 1 bp) as of April 30.

Gross 7-Day Yields for these indexes to end April were: Prime Inst 0.48% (up 4 bps), Govt Inst 0.36% (up 3 bps), Treasury Inst 0.42% (up 7 bps), Prime Retail 0.48% (up 4 bps), Govt Retail 0.32% (up 1 bp) and Treasury Retail 0.36% (up 3 bps). The Crane Tax Exempt Index remained at 0.43%. The Crane 100 MF Index returned on average 0.02% over 1-month, 0.02% over 3-months, 0.02% YTD, 0.03% over the past 1-year, 0.57% over 3-years (annualized), 0.94% over 5-years, and 0.52% over 10-years.

The total number of funds, including taxable and tax-exempt, rose by 3 in April to 894. There are currently 744 taxable funds, up 3 from the previous month, and 150 tax-exempt money funds (unchanged 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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