Highest-Yielding Money Market Funds ranked by 7-Day yield ( as of Feb. 29, 2024 )
Institutional Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
Western Asset Prem Inst Liq Res Cap (WAAXX) 5.48
DWS ESG Liquidity Inst (ESGXX) 5.44
State Street Inst Liq Reserve Prem (SSIXX) 5.43
Allspring Heritage Select (WFJXX) 5.42
Invesco Liquid Assets Inst (LAPXX) 5.42
Retail Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
Allspring MMF Prm (WMPXX) 5.42
UBS Prime Preferred Fund (UPPXX) 5.40
Invesco Premier Investor (IMRXX) 5.40
Morgan Stanley IL Liq MMP Wealth (MWMXX) 5.39
Federated Hermes Prime Cash Oblig WS (PCOXX) 5.38
Tax Exempt Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
Federated Hermes Muni Obligs WS (MOFXX) 3.49
Allspring Nat T-F Prem (WFNXX) 3.26
Fidelity Inv MM: Tax Exempt I (FTCXX) 3.15
Vanguard Municipal MMF (VMSXX) 3.15
JPMorgan Municipal MM Inst (IJMXX) 3.09

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Money market mutual fund assets leapt $49.9 billion to a record $6.059 trillion after inching lower the previous two weeks, according to ICI's latest weekly "Money Market Fund Assets" report. After their phenomenal $1.15 trillion increase in 2023, MMF assets are up by another $172 billion, or 3.6%, year-to-date in 2024 (through 2/28/24), with Institutional MMFs up $93 billion, or 3.0% and Retail MMFs up $79 billion, or 4.7%. Over the past 52 weeks, money funds have risen a massive $1.165 trillion, or 23.8%, with Retail MMFs rising by $556 billion (30.7%) and Inst MMFs rising by $609 billion (19.8%). (Note: Register soon for our Bond Fund Symposium, March 25-26 in Philadelphia. We hope to see you in Philly!)

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MFI PDF February 2024 Issue

Largest Money Fund Managers

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The February 2024 issue of Money Fund Intelligence features: "MMF Assets Jump in January; Hitting Record $​6.4 Trillion," which reviews the continued inflows into MMFs; "Federated Money Market Celebrates 50th; Q4 Earnings," which covers Federated Hermes' most recent earnings and their 50th year in MMFs; and, "BlackRock, Schwab Shed Light on MMF Shifts in Q4 Earnings," which reviews the latest earnings calls mentioning MMFs.

Each monthly issue of Money Fund Intelligence features news, performance information and rankings on money market mutual funds. Statistics include: assets, weighted average maturity, weighted average life, expense ratio, 7-day yield, 30-day yield, 1-year, 3-yr, 5-yr, 10-yr, and since inception return, as well as 7- and 30-day gross yields. MFI also contains tables of the top-yielding and the largest money funds, and our benchmark Crane Money Fund Indexes.

Subscriptions are $500 a year, and include online access to archived issues and additional features. Bulk discounts and site licenses are available. Write info@cranedata.com or call 1-508-439-4419 to subscribe or to request more information.

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The table below is excerpted from our monthly spreadsheet product, Money Fund Intelligence XLS. It shows the largest money market mutual fund managers as of Jan. 31, 2024. (MFI XLS contains percentile rankings, fund family rankings, MNAVs, WLA, portfolio composition, and more).

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Bond Fund Symposium Heads for Philly, 3/25-26

Start making plans for our next Bond Fund Symposium, which is March 25-26, 2024 in Philadelphia, Pa. Also, mark your calendars for our next big show, Money Fund Symposium, which will be held June 12-14, 2024, in Pittsburgh, Pa., and for our next European Money Fund Symposium, which will be held in London, Sept. 19-20, 2024. Also, thanks to those who attended attended our recent "basic training" event, Money Fund University, in Jersey City, NJ. Next year’s MFU will be held Dec. 19-20, 2024, in Providence, R.I. Conference recordings and materials are available at the bottom of our "Content" page. Watch for more details on upcoming shows in coming months, and let us know if you'd like more information on any of our shows. We hope to see you in Philadelphia in March, in Pittsburgh in June, in London in September or in Providence in December 2024!