Money market reform in flux: Reading the tea leaves on money market fund regulation

October 2012
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Money market reform in flux: Reading the tea leaves on money market fund regulation

At a glance

In this A Closer Look, we summarize the existing options for reform and their impact, and handicap possible next steps.

The mutual fund industry, securities regulators, the Department of the Treasury and banking regulators are engaged in a contentious debate about whether reforms are needed to make money market mutual funds more resilient and resistant to “runs,” and if so, what type of reforms would be best. In this A Closer Look, we summarize the existing options for reform and their impact, and handicap possible next steps.

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