The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced that investors can now, for the first time, access detailed information that money market funds file with the agency – including information about a fund’s investments and the market-based price of its portfolio (known as its “shadow NAV” (net asset value) or mark-to-market valuation).
The information is available on the SEC’s website and will be updated monthly.
As part of its overhaul of money market fund regulation, the Commission last year adopted a rule requiring money market funds to file information about their holdings and portfolio valuations.
“While the Commission uses this information in its real-time oversight of money market funds, we also believe that public disclosure can provide investors and market analysts with useful insight for their evaluation of these funds,” said SEC Chairman Mary L. Schapiro.
Funds began filing the information on the SEC’s new Form N-MFP in December. Under the rule, the SEC will release the information with a 60-day delay. According to the SEC, the rule also requires money market funds to post more current but less detailed portfolio information on their own websites within five business days after the end of the month.
The information on the SEC website is available through the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (EDGAR) system. The information can be retrieved in several ways, including by typing in the fund’s name or ticker symbol or by reviewing recent Form N-MFP filings.