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INsider: Is Vanguard thinking about life after money funds?

July 12, 2012

Management at The Vanguard Group Inc. appears to be taking the possibility of money market reform seriously. The largest mutual fund manager in the world is considering adding banking services, such as FDIC-insured accounts and certificates...

Fed bosses on money fund reform: If SEC doesn't act, we will

July 3, 2012

Federal Reserve officials spoke out twice in the past month to send a signal to money-market funds resisting tighter U.S. regulation. The message: New rules are coming, one way or another. The officials -- Governor Daniel Tarullo and Bank of...

Federated back in for more money funds

June 27, 2012

The regulatory storm clouds hanging over money-market funds doesn't seem to be cowing Federated Investors Inc. The Pittsburgh-based firm, which manages almost 10% of all money-market fund assets, announced on Wednesday it was acquiring an additional...

Advisers cool to changes pushed for money funds

June 24, 2012

Although financial advisers don't use money market funds often — preferring insured bank accounts for their clients' idle cash — they are wary of the potential changes to the investments being urged by SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro. In testimony...

Run on money funds could be 'financial contagion': Schapiro

June 21, 2012

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro told lawmakers Thursday that hundreds of money market mutual funds sponsors have injected their own capital into the vehicles to sustain their value, moves that she said highlight the...

SEC staff ready to roll with money market proposal — but is Schapiro?

June 19, 2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission staff is prepared to present money market fund proposals as soon as Chairman Mary Schapiro indicates that she wants to proceed on the controversial issue, according to a top SEC official. "When the director...

Proposed regs could kill off money fund industry: Professor

June 18, 2012

Money market reforms under consideration by regulators would increase borrowing costs for businesses and governments and ultimately add tens of billions of dollars in annual expenses for consumers and taxpayers, according to an academic's analysis...

MSSB: How Greece can roil Europe and the U.S.

June 15, 2012

There are at least three channels through which Greece's troubles could spread throughout the Euro Zone. First, there is the European banking system, which has exposure to Greek sovereign and corporate debt. Significant losses on the debt could...

Schapiro sticks to her guns on money funds

May 11, 2012

Securities and Exchange Commissioner Mary Schaprio on Friday showed no sign of backing down from her stance that the money market fund industry needs additional reform.. And she stood her ground at gathering of fund firms, no less. “We have...

Dems join opposition to fund reform

May 6, 2012

Democrats are joining Republicans in putting pressure on the Securities and Exchange Commission not to tighten regulations governing money market funds. In a move similar to the bipartisan opposition to a pending Labor Department regulation...

SEC beware, money funds can bring system down

April 19, 2012

News reports suggest that the Securities and Exchange Commission may be backing away from a reform of money-market funds. This would be a mistake. The debate over how to overhaul prime money-market funds has focused on preserving the commercial...

Federated not done shopping for money market funds

April 15, 2012

Federated Investors Inc.'s pending acquisition of $5 billion in money market fund assets from Fifth Third Bancorp is seen as the start of a buying spree for the firm. Low interest rates, increased capital requirements for banks and the possibility...

Break-buck mountain: Schapiro facing uphill fight to reform money funds

April 12, 2012

Divisions within the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission could prompt a panel of regulators from other agencies to intervene in a debate over strengthening rules governing the $2.6 trillion money-market fund industry, three people familiar...

U.S. Chamber taking money fund campaign to the street — and below it

April 12, 2012

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is bringing its opposition to money market fund regulation right to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Beginning next week the business lobby will take over the advertising space inside the Union Station Metro...

Federated not done shopping for money market funds

April 10, 2012

Federated Investors Inc.'s pending acquisition of $5 billion in money market fund assets from Fifth Third Bancorp is seen as a signal of the start of a buying spree for the firm. The current market environment of rock-bottom interest rates,...

Zero interest: Fifth Third exiting the money-fund business

April 5, 2012

Fifth Third Bancorp is exiting the money market fund business. The Midwestern bank announced yesterday it will sell its $5 billion in money market fund assets to Federated Investors Inc. Fifth Third also is selling its $1 billion mutual fund...

INcite: Time for money funds to buck the buck

April 2, 2012

Object loudly, lobby Congress and predict horrible consequences for the economy and investors. Money-market funds, like their Wall Street banking kin, are learning how to fend off new regulations meant to prevent a replay of the financial crisis...

Plaze worries about money fund contagion risk

March 25, 2012

Past events plague Robert E. Plaze, deputy director of the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Investment Management, who fears that mistakes made by one money market fund could spread throughout the industry and cause another run...

Fund group warns of $1,000 shares

March 25, 2012

Investors can say goodbye to $1 shares of money market funds and hello to $100 or even $1,000 shares if the Securities and Exchange Commission requires the funds to float their net asset value, Investment Company Institute general counsel Karrie...

Money funds ain't broke, don't need fixing

March 25, 2012

Here's a bit of advice to SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro, who has made it abundantly clear that she intends to make further changes to regulations governing money market funds: Quit while you are ahead. Ostensibly in an effort to make money funds...

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