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U.S. MMFs: Preparing for the Future Regulatory Landscape,” as prepared for delivery on 17 Sept. at European Money Fund Forum 2014 in London by Mike Krasner, managing editor of iMoneyNet.

News

Fed’s Yellen speaks about “normalizing monetary policy”
Posted: 03/27/2015

ICI “rebuts FSOC’s systemic-risk theories for regulated funds”
Posted: 03/27/2015

SIFMA says no systemic risk posed by asset-management industry, let the SEC complete its review first
Posted: 03/27/2015

Study requested by Parliamentary committee acknowledges that “same concerns over systemic risk” associated with CNAV funds “might also be replicated” by VNAV MMFs
Posted: 03/27/2015

Treasury Strategies informs corporate treasurers that the “core money-fund value proposition remains intact” going forward
Posted: 03/24/2015

Federated to acquire Touchstone OH T-F MMF that was not slated to go to Dreyfus (See MFR #2047, March 6)
Posted: 03/20/2015

Federated negotiating to enable Reich & Tang shareholders to transition into its MMFs
Posted: 03/16/2015

Reich & Tang to liquidate its MMFs
Posted: 03/16/2015

Federated’s Cunningham notes uncertainties about money-fund conversions post-SEC changes
Posted: 03/02/2015

IMMFA "disappointed" with latest European MMF rule changes; hopes "pragmatic approach" will prevail in long run
Posted: 02/26/2015

Corporate treasurers’ group reviews today’s action on European MMFs by Parliament committee
Posted: 02/26/2015

Fed rate-hike decision on “meeting-to-meeting” basis, Yellen testifies
Posted: 02/24/2015

N.Y. Fed issues 39-page review of positive and negative effects of overnight RRP operations
Posted: 02/23/2015

J.P. Morgan says that only its institutional Prime MMF will implement a floating NAV in second half of 2016
Posted: 02/23/2015

Federated makes first alterations to its MMF lineup
Posted: 02/19/2015

Details of SEC MMF-reform package
Posted: 07/23/2014

SEC adopts MMF-reform package
Posted: 07/23/2014

Webcast of July 25, 2013, U.S. Chamber of Commerce MMF-reform event, including presentation by Treasury Strategies and panel moderated by iMoneyNet Managing Editor Mike Krasner that discussed "The Effect of Reform on End-Users and the Fund Complex"
Posted: 02/28/2014

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    RBC’s DONOHUE SEES REGULATORY REFORM AS RARE OPPORTUNITY   3/26/2015
    From Money Fund Report®: With three U.S. money-fund portfolios comprised of both retail and institutional share classes, and with fully 83.8 percent of $16.53 billion of total fund assets as of March 17 held by retail customers, RBC Global Asset Management is in the process of deciding this year, like most of its competitors, what its product lineup will be in 18 months or so when the new money-fund rules are to be fully implemented. more
    SIZABLE ASSET REBOUND FOR U.S. MONEY FUNDS   3/25/2015
    Assets flowing into U.S. money-market funds for the week ended March 24 more than compensated for corporate tax-related outflows in the prior week, according to Money Fund Report®, a service of iMoneyNet in Westborough, Mass. The $32.27 billion increase was the largest one-week gain since the third week of October 2013. more
    USD FUND ASSETS SINK FOR SECOND WEEK, BOOSTS FOR EURO AND STERLING MMFs   3/24/2015
    U.S. dollar-denominated money-market fund assets fell for a second straight week while assets rose in both euro and sterling funds for the week ended 20 March, according to iMoneyNet, an Informa business. more
    FUND LINEUPS, COMPLIANCE ISSUES DOMINATE MMX DISCUSSION   3/20/2015
    From Money Fund Report®: A generally positive outlook for the U.S. economy and the resolution of the years-long uncertainty over the scope of money-market fund reform gave about 200 attendees at iMoneyNet’s 17th annual Money-Market Expo in Orlando last week lots of reasons to be optimistic about the future of the fund industry. Nonetheless, the challenges facing fund providers, who are working through the complications of implementing the new fund regulations, and investors, whose cash-management options are still unclear, made it apparent to many that a new paradigm for the fund industry is very much a work in progress. more
    PRIME-FUND MANAGERS INCREASE JAPAN HOLDINGS, DATA SHOWS   3/18/2015
    From Money Market Insight™: Investments by U.S. prime-fund portfolio managers in Treasury-issued repurchase agreements rebounded during February following January’s dramatic 75.0 percent drop-off. Preliminary data reviewed by iMoneyNet shows holdings of Treasury repo increased 17.2 percent as of Feb. 28, or by $7.76 billion, based on amortized cost. Meanwhile, investments in government-agency repo declined by $9.93 billion or 17.6 percent. This was a reversal from the additional $6.37 billion in holdings reported for January. more
    FIDELITY’S PRIOR ADDRESSES “NEW REALITY”   3/12/2015
    Fidelity Investments’ Nancy Prior shared that yield differences are a “relatively small premium to forego the potential for gates and fees in prime money-market funds.” Prior, who serves as president of fixed-income at Fidelity made this observation during her well-received Thursday morning speech at MMX. Her comment followed an explanation of how the money-fund giant addressed the issues emanating from the July Securities and Exchange Commission enactment of money-market fund reform. The process is reflective of “Money-Market Funds: The New Reality,” the title of her speech. more
    PRESENTERS, ATTENDEES UPBEAT AT iMONEYNET'S MMX ORLANDO   3/12/2015
    Attendees at yesterday’s Investors’ Summit – the opening day of iMoneyNet’s 17th annual Money Market Expo in Orlando – received a generally upbeat assessment of the U.S. and global money markets. In sessions that were both informative and entertaining, presenters and panelists stressed that despite some continuing regulatory and economic challenges, money-market funds appear to be adjusting to a new regulatory regime and will remain a key cash-management strategy for corporate treasurers and retail investors. more

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