A panel session entitled "Perspectives on the Future of Money Funds", which features Peter G. Crane of Crane Data LLC, Randy Merk of Charles Schwab and Paul Schott Stevens of the Investment Company Institute, has been added to the agenda for Schwab IMPACT 2009. Schwab's annual conference for independent investment advisors will be held September 13-16 at the San Diego Conference Center. The money market fund discussion will be held Tuesday, Sept. from 12:45-2:00pm (Pacific). The description says, "Discover the latest on money market mutual fund regulations and the results and recommendations from the ICI Working Group's report.... Review the SEC's proposed amendments to money fund regulation, the ICI's wide-ranging study of money market funds and recent market events. Hear from ICI working Group members and money fund experts on how industry participants and regulators intend to make money market funds more resilient. Don't miss the opportunity to listen in on a lively discussion of the strenths, weaknesses and future of money market fund regulation." Also, don't forget to register soon for Crane's Money Fund Symposium, which is being held August 23-25 at the Renaissance Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island. Registration is $500 and space is limited. In order to secure a room and the discounted hotel rate ($169), reservations must be made by July 29.

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