SEC Adopts Interim Rule for Money Market Fund Reporting
The SEC has adopted a new temporary rule requiring money market funds whose NAV drops below $.9975 to report portfolio information on a weekly basis to the SEC. The information must include a listing of each security and its valuation as well as the valuation of any capital support agreement. The SEC has determined to maintain the confidentiality of the information. This new “interim final temporary rule” will expire on September 17, 2010. In the meantime, the SEC continues to review its money market fund reform proposal that would require new Form N-MFP for reporting of money market fund holdings.
OUR TAKE: We have much less objection to requiring funds with dangerously low NAVs (.9975 is a reasonable threshold) to report than to require all money market funds to implement a cumbersome reporting process.