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Money Funds Beef Up Liquidity Ahead of Money Market Reform

It’s Oct. 13, which means it’s Money Market Reform Eve. According to Fitch Ratings, prime institutional money funds, responding to uncertain investor behavior, aren’t taking any chances in terms of liquidity. The average weekly liquidity for 33 funds the firm surveyed was 84%; a quarter of the funds had at least 99% weekly liquidity, with five funds that put the entirety of their portfolios in weekly liquid assets.
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