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  1. Fitch: Regulatory Changes Upending Banks and MMFs Relationships

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    Thu, 23 Apr 2015

    rating agency) NEW YORK, April 23 (Fitch) Changes in the U.S. regulatory environment will reduce the ability of money market funds (MMFs) to provide funding to banks, according to Fitch Ratings. However, we believe this should have minimal impact

  2. Investors Drive Expense Ratios Down

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    Thu, 23 Apr 2015

    asset-weighted expense ratio across all funds (including mutual funds and exchange-traded products, or ETPs, but excluding money market funds and funds of funds) was 0.64% in 2014, down from 0.65% in 2013 and 0.76% five years ago. The trend is being

  3. U.S. tax-free money fund outflow largest since 2010

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    Wed, 22 Apr 2015

    NEW YORK, April 22 (Reuters) - Assets at U.S. tax-free money market funds fell $5.71 billion in the latest week, their biggest weekly withdrawals in nearly 5-1/2 years, the Money Fund Report said on...

  4. CLS: Federal Reserve – Money Market Funds – Bonds

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    Tue, 21 Apr 2015

    time but begin to taper. Cash and Money Market Funds With short-term rates basically ..... cash, or cash substitutes, such as money market funds . First, investors need to hold cash ..... one reason investors hold cash. Money market funds , still provide, first and foremost

  5. CLS: Federal Reserve – Money Market Funds – Bonds

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    Tue, 21 Apr 2015

    CLS: Federal Reserve – Money Market Funds – Bonds

  6. Government Money Market Mutual Funds: An Attractive Option for Investors Seeking Capital Preservation and Liquidity

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    Thu, 16 Apr 2015

    iMoneyNet for all prime and government money market funds . A basis point (bp) is one one-hundredth ..... Weighted Average Life (WAL) – For money market funds , this is the weighted average ..... other than interest rate resets. For money market funds , the difference between WAM and

  7. U.S. money fund outflow slows in latest week

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    Wed, 8 Apr 2015

    NEW YORK, April 8 (Reuters) - U.S. money market funds had slower withdrawals in the latest week after booking their biggest outflow in nearly 1-1/2 years the previous week, the Money Fund Report said on Wednesday.

  8. Vanguard's First-Quarter Scorecard

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    Tue, 7 Apr 2015

    money market fund, specifically. Money market funds have very strict regulations in terms ..... going to get more onerous on these money market funds to the point where a money market ..... market fund are going to shift out of money market funds and into these ultra-short-term

    money market funds found at 6:04

    is a mutual fund, so it's not a money market fund, specifically. Money market funds have very strict regulations in terms of what they can invest in, what duration, and what type of credit risk they can take. In fact, regulation is going to get more onerous on these money market funds to the point where a money market fund that's catering to retail clients can really only invest in short-term Treasury bonds or Treasury bills. And as we all know, they are not going to pay much in a way of interest. Net of expenses, it really probably is going to give you nothing. So, consequently, investors who want to get a little bit of return from their money market fund are going to shift out of money market funds and into these ultra-short-term bond funds or short-term bond funds, which maybe have a duration of around one year and offer a little bit of return--not much, but you're going to get something. So, I think you're going to have more investors switching to these types of funds and away from money market funds just because of the nature of the regulation that's coming. If you want an ultrasafe fund, you're going to stay with your
  9. BlackRock to close or combine some money - market funds - WSJ

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    Mon, 6 Apr 2015

    April 6 (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc, the world's largest money manager, will close or consolidate some money - market funds as the company responds to recent regulatory reforms, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  10. The Dark Side of Vanguard's Success: A Reader's Argument

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    Thu, 2 Apr 2015

    stretch. Roughly one third of Vanguard's $2.8 trillion in mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (setting aside money market funds and not double-counting by including funds-of-funds) is in U.S. large-cap index portfolios. Another third

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