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MONEY MARKET

October 2020

LIBOR to SOFR

This piece highlights why LIBOR is being replaced, the difference between LIBOR and SOFR, challenges using SOFR will present to money market funds, what to expect in 2021 and the fact that most of the securities purchased...

MONEY MARKET

September 2020

Tax Exempt Money Market Commentary

The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (“FOMC”) held the regularly scheduled meeting on September 16, and, as expected, voted to keep the federal funds target rate in a range of 0.00% to 0.25%.

MONEY MARKET

September 2020

Taxable Money Market Commentary

The U.S. economy continued to recover as the third quarter of 2020 ended, but there are signs that the pace of the recovery is slowing.

MONEY MARKET

October 2020

2Q20 Money Market Credit Trends by Sector

The operating environment was particularly challenging for issuers in the money market space during the first half of 2020 due to the unprecedented contraction in global economic activity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

MONEY MARKET

Aug 2020

Money Market Funds: Dreyfus Government Securities Cash Management Fund – Making an IMPACT

The Dreyfus Government Securities Cash Management Fund is making an “IMPACT” by proactively seeking investments that can have a direct, positive impact on society. The fund accomplishes this by aligning investment returns with investor values through an investment process that focuses on diversity and inclusion (D&I).

MONEY MARKET

June 2020

Money Market Credit Health Check Commentary

The rapid global spread of COVID-19, which was officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020, propelled the markets and the global economy into a state of extreme dislocation in what so far has been contained to a liquidity event.

MONEY MARKET

April 2020

Negative Rates in the U.S. Unlikely: How Money Market Funds Weather the Possibility

When a central bank considers lowering interest rates below zero, the goal is to incentivize banks to lend money to influence spending by businesses and consumers to spur economic growth. Many ask whether or not we will be heading into a period of negative interest rates?

MONEY MARKET

March 24, 2020

Dreyfus CIS files form NC-R for the General NJ Municipal Money Market Fund

BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. makes a capital contribution in the General NJ Muni MMF in order to increase the shadow net asset value of the fund.

MONEY MARKET

March 23, 2020

Dreyfus CIS files Form NC-R for the Dreyfus Cash Management Fund

BNY Mellon purchases securities in the Dreyfus Cash Mngt Fund in order to increase liquidity within the fund triggering an NC-R filing.

MONEY MARKET

March 2020

Dreyfus CIS Credit Team: Update on State General Obligation Credit

The overall credit quality of the States has been sound and stable to improving. However, with recent events still unfolding it is likely to have an impact on each state's economy to varying degrees.

MONEY MARKET

March 2020

Dreyfus CIS Credit Thoughts on Coronavirus

We expect the disruption to supply chains, lower global economic projections and reactionary cuts to central bank policy rates amidst the volatility within the financial market to impact issuers to varying degrees.

MARKETS & ECONOMY

February 2020

The investment implications of the Coronavirus

Although there are various opinions on how coronavirus is likely to develop, the reality is that it remains uncertain how long it will last and how far it might spread.

MARKETS & ECONOMY

February 2020

Streaming wars - A new hope

As new players enter the realm of streaming services and competition increases, who will come out on top?

MARKETS & ECONOMY

January 2020

A cooler future

The Walter Scott investment team explains how a holding in an environmentally-aware Japanese air-conditioning manufacturer fits the group’s wider investment thesis and how the winds of change are blowing through this niche industrial segment.

MONEY MARKET

January 2020

3Q19 Money Market Credit Trends by Sector

The operating environment during the third quarter of 2019 remained challenging for issuers within the money markets, driven by escalating U.S./China trade tensions, continued Brexit uncertainty and other geopolitical risks. These headwinds have served to slow global economic growth, but growth remained expansionary amongst the major advanced economies....

MARKETS & ECONOMY

October 2019

Recession, potential ramifications, and portfolio resilience

As trade tussles continue on the world stage and low to negative interest rates dominate developed market economies, investors have begun to ponder the likelihood of a recession in 2020 and how extreme it might be.

MARKETS & ECONOMY

October 2019

Can the US hold on to economic pre-eminence?

The US could topple from its perch as the world’s largest economy as early as 2030, according to some studies.

MARKETS & ECONOMY

October 2019

No off-day for healthcare M&A

The healthcare industry can be dizzying to keep up with when considering the amount of innovation, drug trials and corporate-deal making taking place on any given day.

FIXED INCOME

September 2019

The meteoric rise of treasuries

We reveal just how central Treasuries are in every corner of finance. Explore how US government bonds are increasingly dominating global collateral markets.

FIXED INCOME

September 2019

Rain, rain go away - states save money for another day

As the longest US economic expansion continues, states are bracing for what seems to be the inevitable and storing up revenue surpluses for “rainy day reserve funds,” also known as budget stabilization funds

MONEY MARKET

September 2019

2Q19 Money Market Credit Trends by Sector

The operating environment remained challenging during the second quarter of 2019 as escalating trade tensions between the U.S. and China, continued Brexit uncertainty and other geopolitical risks...

MARKETS & ECONOMY

September 2019

Future 2024

Learn interesting conclusions about Artificial Intelligence and Climate Change mega trends, including the wider implications for the asset management industry – not only in the way it goes about its business but also its role in the world.

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