Thursday, January 28, 2010

Money Market Fund Rules Change

You may not like this.

The new rules permit a money market fund's board of directors to suspend redemptions if the fund is about to break the buck and decides to liquidate the fund (currently the board must request an order from the SEC to suspend redemptions). In the event of a threatened run on the fund, this allows for an orderly liquidation of the portfolio. The fund is now required to notify the Commission prior to relying on this rule.

But that's not the copy you see in the WSJ or in Bloomberg's.

HT: Ticker

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