The Derivative Project

Geithner Steps Up Action on Money Fund Reform: Will the SEC Investor Advisory Committee Take Emergency Action to Protect the Retail Investor?

The Derivative Project submitted a request to SEC Chair Shapiro and a request for Discussion today to the Investor Advisory Committee to consider the misrepresentation by the money market fund industry to retirement investors. Money market funds now present significant systemic risk, as presented by the Federal Reserve Bank of…

The Derivative Project Requests SEC Move Retirement Cash to FDIC Sweep Accounts

The Derivative Project sent a request today, on behalf of retirement investors, to SEC Chairman Mary Shapiro to consider moving retirement cash from money market funds carrying systemic risk to FDIC sweep options.  In addition, The Derivative Project requested that retirement savers have direct access to Treasury Direct for the…

Attention Retirement Savers: Time for Immediate Demand for Alternative to Money Market Funds and Your “Voluntary Recapture” from Wall Street

Today is Labor Day or a time to celebrate the economic and social contributions of our nation’s workers.  Take a look at this as we celebrate. Schwab’s Retirement Advantage Money Market Fund Fine Print or Why Retirement Savers will Never Get Ahead   Here is an excerpt from Schwab’s SWIXX…