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Prime Money Market Funds Honored on Dia de los Muertos

Halloween may be just around the corner, but corporate treasurers are more likely celebrating Dia de los Muertos – “Day of the Dead” – to honor prime money market funds (MMFs).   This two-day holiday, which begins November 1st, originated in Mexico to remember deceased loved ones.  Just like a deceased loved one, prime MMFs are now a ghost of what they used to be.

SEC and DOL Agree: Fixing “Disclosure Overload” Helps Investors

In a piece published last week, my colleague Tom Quaadman explained why Sen. Elizabeth Warren is headed the wrong way with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Comments on Disclosures.

FSOC’s Math Doesn’t Add Up in MetLife SIFI Case

We all know the basic rules of mathematics. To solve an equation, simply determine which values of the variable make the equality true. But in the case of the Financial Stability Oversight Council’s (FSOC) designation of MetLife, something just doesn’t add up.