Do Money Market Funds Create Systemic Risk?

Melanie L. Fein

Fein Law Offices

June 28, 2012

This paper discusses reasons why money market funds do not pose a systemic risk to the United States banking system, highlighting regulatory differences from banking organizations that make MMFs more liquid, diversified, safe, and efficient than banks. This paper is based on the author's oral presentaton at a symposium hosted by the American Enterprise Institute on the subject "Do Money Market Funds Create Systemic Risk?"

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Keywords: money market fund, MMF, systemic risk, financial crisis, sponsor support, runs, SEC

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Date posted: July 11, 2012 ; Last revised: July 27, 2012

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Fein, Melanie L., Do Money Market Funds Create Systemic Risk? (June 28, 2012). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2103887 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2103887

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