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Sunday, April 10, 2011

SEC Announces May 10 Roundtable on MM Funds & Systemic Risk

The SEC announced that it will host a roundtable discussion in May on money market funds and systemic risk. The roundtable will include participants from the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC).  The roundtable will take place on May 10, 2011, and will provide a forum for various stakeholders in money market funds to exchange views on the potential effectiveness of certain options in mitigating systemic risks associated with money market funds. These will include, but are not limited to, options raised in the President’s Working Group report on possible money market fund reforms that was issued in October 2010.

Roundtable panelists are expected to include sponsors of money market funds, short-term debt issuers, investors, and the academic community. A list of participants will be published closer to the date of the roundtable.

Members of the public who wish to provide their views on the matters to be considered at the roundtable discussion may submit comments to the comment file for the President’s Working Group Report on Money Market Fund Reform.

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