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Money Market Mutual Funds

Anna Agapova

in Mutual Funds and Exchange-Traded Funds: Building Blocks to Wealth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190207434
eISBN:
9780190207465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190207434.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Until 2011, money market mutual funds (MMMFs) represented the second largest category of the mutual fund industry in the United States. With $2.7 trillion in total net assets (TNA) as of December ... More


Money Market Mutual Fund Reform

Hal S. Scott

in Connectedness and Contagion: Protecting the Financial System from Panics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034371
eISBN:
9780262332156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034371.003.0019
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Prime money market mutual funds (MMF) are particularly susceptible to runs given the inherently short-term nature of their liabilities and the riskiness of their assets as compared with government ... More


Insuring Money Market Funds

Hal S. Scott

in Connectedness and Contagion: Protecting the Financial System from Panics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034371
eISBN:
9780262332156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034371.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter analyzes the possible need for insurance of money market mutual funds. The issue is of particular concern given the vulnerability of those funds, in particular, prime institutional ... More


Comments by Howell E. Jackson

Roger B. Porter, Robert R. Glauber, and Thomas J. Healey

in New Directions in Financial Services Regulation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015615
eISBN:
9780262295789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015615.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter discusses the diagnosis of the economic crisis presented by previous chapters. The chapter first argues against the statement that the Glass-Steagall Act disrupted the period of ... More


Regulatory Structure and Reform: The Purpose Should Guide the Outcome

David G. Nason

in New Directions in Financial Services Regulation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015615
eISBN:
9780262295789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015615.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter introduces the first signs that the United States is emerging from a period of failure of liquid markets such as markets for money-market mutual funds, for asset-backed commercial paper, ... More


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