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Money Market Fund Reform: What the Board Needs to Know

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In July the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted amendments to its money market fund rules that will require institutional prime money market funds to use a variable net asset value instead of a stable $1.00 per share. The new rules will also allow the boards of all money market funds to impose liquidity fees and redemption gates to address the risk of runs. Joan Swirsky, a partner with Stradley Ronon, will explain the added obligations the new rule amendments will place on fund boards.

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Head of Tabb Group Argues Merits of Payment for Order Flow

August 26, 2014

Larry Tabb, founder and CEO of the research firm TABB Group, weighed into the payment for order flow debate with an open letter to Senator Carl Levin. Tabb took issue with statements Levin made in a letter  to SEC Chair Mary Jo White… read more

SEC Inspector General Report on London Whale Settlement Deliberations Leaked

August 25, 2014

Several news sources recently obtained an internal report by the SEC’s Office of the Inspector General relaying the results of an investigation into leaks regarding Commission deliberations on the J.P. Morgan “London Whale” settlement in September 2013.  Two days prior to the issuance of the… read more

Fed Economists Find Possibility of Fees, Gates Increase Run Risk

August 21, 2014

Recent money market fund reforms giving funds the ability to impose redemption gates and liquidity fees may actually increase run risk, according to several economists from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. According to the group, the possibility of a redemption gate reduces… read more

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