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SEC wants money funds to buffer up: Sources

August 2, 2011

Money-market mutual funds would be forced to create capital buffers equaling 1 percent to 3 percent of assets to protect against losses under a plan now favored by staff at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, according to three people...

Money funds have biggest redemptions this year amid debt talks

July 29, 2011

Investors last week pulled more money from money-market mutual funds than any week this year as U.S. lawmakers failed to resolve the impasse over raising the debt ceiling. Withdrawals reached $37.5 billion, with about 70 percent of the redemptions...

Default, dear Brutus, could be bad news for money funds

July 27, 2011

The impasse in Washington over raising the federal debt ceiling has exposed U.S. money-market mutual fund clients to increased danger, according to Moody's Investors Service. “Direct risks include the potential for a missed interest or principal...

SEC's floating-NAV proposal slowly sinking

June 24, 2011

At a Financial Services Subcommitee hearing today, Republicans appeared to be backing away from a Securities and Exchange proposal that would force money-market funds to adopt a floating net asset value. That's a proposal the mutual fund industry...

Six percent on checking? It's a 'slam-dunk' for yield seekers

June 23, 2011

Consumers may earn as much as 6 percent on certain U.S. checking accounts, a Bankrate.com survey found. The so-called high-yield checking accounts earned an average 2.56 percent compared with 3.3 percent last year, Bankrate.com said today. “It's...

Cash management that could crush money markets

June 5, 2011

Unless a 5-basis-point yield somehow sounds like a good deal, it might be time to start looking beyond the basic money market mutual fund. Whether it is a matter of yield or security, the market has stepped up with a variation on cash management...

Moody's wins praise for its tougher money fund ratings – but loses clients

May 26, 2011

Hats off to Moody's Investors Service for stepping up its ratings policies for money market funds — even though the move has cost the ratings firm some business. As Ignites reported yesterday, Moody's revised policy for rating money funds,...

Vanguard boss: Regulatory changes would kill off money funds

May 16, 2011

Rule changes that federal regulators are considering in an effort to strengthen money market funds during periods of economic turmoil could actually kill the $2.7 trillion industry, according to Willia, McNabb III, chairman of The Vanguard Group...

Money funds' NAV should float: FDIC head

May 15, 2011

Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Chairman Sheila Bair considers money market mutual funds “destabilizing” to the financial system and thinks investors would be served just as well if share prices floated. “Money market funds are maintaining...

Regulators eyeing changes to money funds

May 8, 2011

Money market funds are front and center in Washington again, just 16 months after regulators tightened rules on the $2.7 trillion industry. Regulators this week will begin considering additional ways to reduce the chances of a run on the funds...

SEC pitches plan to prevent 'breaking the buck'

April 3, 2011

To prevent another instance of a money market fund's “breaking the buck,” the Securities and Exchange Commission is discussing placing capital requirements on such funds. The idea could trump the Investment Company Institute's proposal to...

Basel-like regs for money markets? It could happen

March 29, 2011

To prevent another instance of a money market fund “breaking the buck,” the Securities and Exchange Commission is discussing placing capital requirements on such funds. The idea could trump the Investment Company Institute's proposal to...

Investors going short with their cash

March 15, 2011

A combination of low interest rates on long-term investments and investor aversion to risk has triggered a shift in where clients are putting their funds. Simply put, consumers are avoiding tying up their cash for any length of time. According...

New SEC executive's background could bode well for fund industry

January 23, 2011

The Securities and Exchange Commission's appointment of Eileen Rominger, an 11-year veteran of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, as its director of investment management marks the first time that the SEC has named an industry executive with no...

Money fund industry wants B-Ds to handle reporting burden

January 16, 2011

To avoid panics in money market funds, the mutual fund industry is calling on federal regulators to force broker-dealers to disclose information about their money fund clients, and industry experts think that fund operators will get their way....

Money fund industry aims to foist reporting burden onto B-Ds

January 12, 2011

To avoid future panics in money market funds, the mutual fund industry is calling on federal regulators to force broker-dealers to disclose information about their money fund clients. Industry experts think that fund operators will get their...

SEC taps ex-Janus manager to oversee money market funds

January 11, 2011

The SEC has hired a former Janus Capital Group Inc. portfolio manager to help oversee the $2.8 trillion money market fund industry, a new position. Sharon Pichler, a 13-year veteran, officially started at the Securities and Exchange Commission...

Vanguard offers details about money fund backstop

January 10, 2011

It’s been slow in coming, but the mutual fund industry is finally beginning to offer specifics about the type of backstop it wants to set up for money market funds. In a letter to the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets about...

Bernanke: Moody's plan could trigger run on money funds

December 23, 2010

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said investor speculation over which money market mutual funds are likely to be bailed out by their parent companies during a crisis can undermine the stability of the industry that manages $2.79 trillion....

Federated plans to buck the tide on money funds

October 17, 2010

Some asset management executives would argue that now isn't a good time to be in the money market fund business. Yields on money market funds have been close to zero for months. Regulators have tightened rules around these offerings, and the...

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