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MMF Regulation 2.0 is About to Hit

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August 08, 2017

By Barb Shegog

Europe approves money market fund reforms that hew close to US rules. 

Just when money market fund investors were getting comfy with US changes to the industry, they faced another round of reform. The Council of the European Union, one of the EU's main decision-making bodies, recently approved money market fund reforms that impose stricter liquidity requirements and limit redemptions on funds. The notification time frame mirrors the time US investors had to prepare for similar money market fund reform—eighteen months. The new regulations are set to take effect at the end of 2018; this is about the same length of time US investors had to prepare.

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