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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...

Federated looking to snap up more money funds, says Donahue

September 24, 2010

Just two months after it announced that it was acquiring SunTrust Banks Inc.'s $17 billion money market business, Federated Investors Inc. is on the prowl to buy more money funds. The fund company also is looking to purchase an international...

Huntington won't waver on fee waivers for money funds

September 16, 2010

Despite low yields on money market funds, Huntington Asset Advisors Inc. plans to continue waiving the management and shareholder fees on its four money market funds indefinitely. Huntington began waiving the 40-basis-point management fee and...

Federated to buy SunTrust's $17B money market unit

July 16, 2010

SunTrust Banks says it's reached a deal with Federated Investors for a partial sale of its RidgeWorth Investments subsidiary. Under terms of the deal, Federated Investors Inc. will acquire $17 billion in RidgeWorth's money market mutual fund...

Money funds may prove a tough sell for clients of SSgA stable-value funds

June 20, 2010

State Street Global Advisors' decision to urge its defined-contribution clients to use money market instruments as their “safe” option now that the firm has closed its stable-value business could be a hard sell with prevailing money market...

ICI wants money funds to bankroll redemption backstop

March 15, 2010

The Investment Company Institute today floated an idea to create a state-chartered bank or trust company that would provide additional liquidity to prime money market funds in the event of severe market conditions. The bank or trust company...

Money market mutual fund assets fall to $3.09T

March 12, 2010

Total money market mutual fund assets fell by $36.22 billion to $3.090 trillion for the week, the Investment Company Institute said Thursday. Assets of the nation's retail money market mutual funds fell by $9.87 billion in the latest week to...

Retail money fund assets on the rise

February 19, 2010

Total money market mutual fund assets fell by $37.65 billion to $3.161 trillion for the week, the Investment Company Institute said Thursday. But assets of the nation's retail money market mutual funds rose by $2.73 billion in the latest week...

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