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U.S. MMFs: Preparing for the Future Regulatory Landscape,” as prepared for delivery on 17 Sept. at European Money Fund Forum 2014 in London by Mike Krasner, managing editor of iMoneyNet.

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ICI asks Treasury and IRS to clarify treatment of liquidity fees for investors in stable-NAV MMFs and splitting funds to separately serve retail and institutional shareholders
Posted: 10/28/2014

AFP survey says U.S. firms slowing accumulation of short-term cash
Posted: 10/27/2014

New York Fed’s Potter details plans and tools FOMC will use to “influence” short-term interest-rate rises
Posted: 10/07/2014

Money funds not being helped, new RRP process “needlessly complicated,” states Federated’s Debbie Cunningham
Posted: 10/01/2014

FSOC offers answers to “common questions” about nonbank financial-company designations
Posted: 09/30/2014

DrinkerBiddle examines use of amortized-cost values for debt securities with remaining maturities of 60 days or fewer
Posted: 08/28/2014

NY Fed analysts write that restricting future access to cash may cause investors’ run in anticipation of that reality
Posted: 08/18/2014

Citi Research disagrees with others about extent of predicted outflows from institutional prime MMFs, “due to more attractive spreads down the road and limited investable alternatives”
Posted: 08/15/2014

Details of SEC MMF-reform package
Posted: 07/23/2014

SEC adopts MMF-reform package
Posted: 07/23/2014

Webcast of July 25, 2013, U.S. Chamber of Commerce MMF-reform event, including presentation by Treasury Strategies and panel moderated by iMoneyNet Managing Editor Mike Krasner that discussed "The Effect of Reform on End-Users and the Fund Complex"
Posted: 02/28/2014

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Taxable (10/28/14) % Tax-Free (10/27/14) %
7-Day Net Simple 0.01 7-Day Net Simple 0.01
30-Day Net Simple 0.01 30-Day Net Simple 0.01
Assets ($mils) $2,401,113.9 Assets ($mils) $252,645.5
Assets % Change 0.16 Assets % Change (1.15)

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Offshore Averages (10/24/14) EURO % Sterling % USD %
7-Day Net Simple 0.02 0.33 0.04
30-Day Net Simple 0.02 0.33 0.04
Assets (mils) €93,452.8 £146,440.7 $403,173.3
Assets % Change (0.04) (0.92) 0.05

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    U.S. MONEY FUND ASSETS RISE AGAIN   10/29/2014
    U.S. money-market fund assets rose by $962.6 million for the week ending Oct. 28, according to Money Fund Report®, a service of iMoneyNet of Westborough, Mass. The slight increase nonetheless marked the fifth week in the past six weeks of asset increases in the sector. more
    USD FUNDS POST ASSET GAINS AMONG NON-U.S.-BASED MONEY FUNDS   10/28/2014
    U.S. dollar-denominated Government money-market funds were the only category to report substantial inflows while Euro-denominated Prime fund flows trickled in for the week ending 24 Oct., according to iMoneyNet, an Informa business. more
    COMMENTERS DEBATE STANDARD OF CREDITWORTHINESS FOR MMF SECURITIES   10/23/2014
    From Money Fund Report®: The muted tone and limited scope of comment letters in response to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s reproposal to remove references to credit-rating agencies from Rule 2a-7 and related SEC reporting documents may have confirmed some predictions that the money-market fund industry will accommodate itself to the credit-rating changes proposed by the SEC (See Money Fund Report® #2020, Aug. 29). more
    MMF REFORM TO HAVE UNEVEN EFFECT ON CORPORATES, SAYS FITCH   10/2/2014
    From Money Fund Report®: A recent Fitch Ratings report maintained that the effects of approved money-fund reforms, including floating NAVs for prime institutional funds, will be far from uniform for U.S. corporations. more
    COUNCIL SEEN LEADING EUROPEAN MMF-REFORM COMPROMISE   9/23/2014
    From Offshore Money Fund Report™: It is likely that a 25 Sept. meeting of the Council of Ministers will consider scrapping calls for European constant-NAV money-market fund providers to meet proposed capital-buffer requirements as part of a plan to continue offering such products. The group, comprised of finance ministers from 28 EU member states, will instead forge a compromise MMF-reform plan along the lines of a reform package adopted by U.S. regulators, according to some attendees at last week's European Money Fund Forum 2014 held in London, in order to move the debate toward a conclusion. more
    FEDERAL BANKING REGULATORS’ MUNI OMISSION MAY BE REVISITED   9/11/2014
    From Money Fund Report®: Federal banking regulators kicked the can down the road when they excluded municipal securities from eligibility as highly-qualified liquid assets as part of the newly finalized Liquidity Coverage Ratio rule adopted last week. The Sept. 3 vote by the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the Office of Comptroller of the Currency met with strong opposition by some while at least one member of the Fed staff articulated that the impact would not be “significant.” more
    CLIENTS SEEM UNCONCERNED ABOUT MMF CHANGES, SAY PORTAL EXECUTIVES   9/4/2014
    From Money Fund Report®: “We haven’t seen any out-of-the-ordinary redemptions, nor have we fielded any client concerns” following adoption by the Securities and Exchange Commission of final rule changes for money-market funds, stated Tory Hazard, president and chief operating officer of money-fund portal provider Institutional Cash Distributors LLC. more

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