The Derivative Project

Money Market Mutual Funds

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…

Chair Shapiro, For Protection of Every Retirement Investor, Please Post this Money Market Notice Today on SEC Website

New Post to SEC Home Page “Given the traditional structure of money market mutual funds and today’s very low short and long-term interest rate environment, please be advised that your retirement accounts may be taking on unnecessary risk for less return in many money market mutual funds.  One may be…

Congress, Here is Why SEC Chairman Shapiro is Correct on the Need for Money Market Reform

Due Diligence, by the Individual Investor, on Assets held in Money Market Funds is Impossible SEC Chairman Mary Shapiro appeared before the Senate Banking Committee last week to argue the need for crucial money market reform.  Here is her Testimony on “Perspectives on Money Market Mutual Fund Reforms”.  The systemic…