FSOC moves swiftly on money market reform

November 2012
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FSOC moves swiftly on money market reform

At a glance

On November 13, 2012, the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) unanimously voted to issue proposed recommendations for structural reforms to money market funds (MMFs) intended to make them more resilient to runs. The FSOC is proposing three alternatives including a floating NAV, a capital buffer, redemption holdbacks and enhanced portfolio diversification, liquidity and disclosure requirements.

On November 13, 2012, the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) unanimously voted to issue proposed recommendations for structural reforms to money market funds (MMFs) intended to make them more resilient to runs. The FSOC is proposing three alternatives including a floating NAV, a capital buffer, redemption holdbacks and enhanced portfolio diversification, liquidity and disclosure requirements.

To read more about the FSOC's action - and how the focus now shifts back to the SEC -please click here.