Fitch Ratings says that investors are accepting negative euro money market funds’ yields as they face the lack of low-risk alternatives and amid heightened risk aversion at a time of market stress, as was the case over the summer. In its latest quarterly report on European MMFs, Fitch highlights:
- Outflows from euro CNAV halted in 3Q15 despite their negative yields, in line with short-term euro market rates.
- Fund managers made active adjustments to their modest Volkswagen exposure.
- Financial issuers reach new lows in European MMFs after two years of steady decline.
More information available in Fitch’s European MMF Quarterly 3Q15 report (registration required).