MMF Assets Up for Eighth Consecutive Quarter
Final data for the fourth quarter of 2019 show that assets in U.S. money-market funds increased for the eighth consecutive quarter, confirming preliminary numbers in last week’s Money Fund Report (#2300) that assets in all funds as well as in key Retail and Institutional fund categories for the year just ended increased dramatically, outpacing recent years and positioning the money-fund industry to prosper in the 12 months ahead. Assets in all U.S. funds ended the year at $3,581.4 trillion, a four-quarter increase of $588.4 billion, or 19.7 percent, as the table below shows. Between the third and fourth quarters, all assets increased by 5.5 percent. Taxable funds fared better, growing by $596.0 billion to $3,441.1 trillion, a yearly jump of 20.9 percent, and a Q3-to-Q4 growth of 5.6 percent.
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