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Mariner Wealth Advisors gets into the cash management business

November 14, 2019

With the record-setting bull market for stocks looking more top-heavy by the day, driving more investors and financial advisers toward the sidelines, Mariner Wealth Advisors is hoping to capitalize on the trend with an in-house cash management...

Flight to safety is biggest since Lehman Brothers collapse

October 11, 2019

Investors haven't been this bearish since the collapse of Lehman Brothers. At least that's what their positioning is signaling, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch strategists. Over the past six months, money-market funds attracted $322...

As Fed raises interest rates, money funds increase yields, some to more than 1%

March 31, 2017

Thanks to the Federal Reserve's recent interest-rate hikes, some money market funds are doing things they haven't done in a decade: Paying 1% interest. Your clients won't get rich on their money fund holdings, but at least they'll get more than...

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...

Bank money flows imply inflation fears, says researcher

February 2, 2010

The recent pattern of money flows into bank deposits suggests growing investor concerns that an inflationary period is looming, according to Dan Geller, executive vice president at researcher Market Rates Insight. While the amount of money in...

SEC to require money funds to disclose shadow NAVs

January 31, 2010

Money market funds will have to disclose on a delayed basis their fluctuating “shadow” net asset values rather than their $1-per-share value, thanks to a rule that the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted last week. Under the rule,...

Inside the panic at Reserve Management

May 17, 2009

The evening of Sept. 15 was the worst of Bruce Bent II's career. Panicked investors, who woke up that Monday morning to news of New York-based Lehman Brothers Holdings Corp.'s filing for bankruptcy protection, had yanked billions of dollars...

Treasury guarantees Reserve's U.S. Gov't Fund

November 21, 2008

Reserve Management Co. Inc. has announced that its U.S. Government Fund is now covered by Treasury’s temporary guarantee program for money market funds. The firm “will use its best efforts to sell its portfolio securities by Jan. 3, 2009,”...

BlackRock money market funds refuse to lose value

September 13, 2014

Basically the worst thing that can happen to you in this life is: You put $10,000 into a money market fund, but then later find out that you only have $9,999. I mean, that's not really the worst thing. Really you just lost a dollar. It's not...

The Reserve ordered to pay remaining $3.5B to investors

November 27, 2009

A federal judge on Wednesday ordered The Reserve Primary Fund, which last year roiled the $3 trillion money-market industry by "breaking the buck," to pay out its remaining assets to shareholders waiting to get their money back. The Securities...

Your competition is cashing in on your clients. Stop them!

January 16, 2019

According to a recent InvestmentNews survey, 45.3% of advisers plan to increase allocations to cash in 2019. This comes as no surprise. Given the recent market volatility and rising short-term rates, cash is dominating the media as the shiny...

Fidelity dominates money-market industry as assets grow to $629 billion

December 10, 2018

Fidelity Investments is dominating a business that is thriving even as stocks and bonds struggle. Fidelity's money-market assets grew to $629 billion as of Oct. 31 — nearly twice as much as its closest rival, Vanguard Group, according to Crane...

Firms seek reworking of money fund reform

September 22, 2013

Major financial firms are calling on the Securities and Exchange Commission to narrow its money market fund reform plan, asking it to exclude tax-exempt money funds and revise the definition of “retail investor,” among other changes. In...

Possible exodus from money funds

June 9, 2013

Financial advisers foresee an exodus of investors from money market funds if the reforms floated by the Securities and Exchange Commission are implemented. Last Wednesday, the SEC unanimously approved and released a proposal that offered two...

Educate clients about money funds

June 9, 2013

Like it or not, the SEC is pushing ahead with yet another reform of the $2.6 trillion money market mutual fund industry. Although no one truly likes or wants more regulation, financial advisers should view this latest effort as an opportunity...

Millennials err on the side of caution when it comes to investing

July 25, 2018

Millennials think cash is the best long-term investment. Unsurprisingly, they're not seeing good returns. Almost 1 in 3 millennials said cash instruments, such as savings accounts and certificates of deposit, are the best place to invest money...

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...

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...

SEC's Walters: Stop carping

March 25, 2012

Securities and Exchange Commissioner Elisse Walter would prefer that firms kept their thoughts on money market fund reform out of the public eye. “For some reason, lately the topic of money market reform seems to be making all of us emotional,...

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...

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