Commentary: Regulations will change money market funds

10/17/2011 | Wall Street Journal, The

Columnist Francesco Guerrera explains how money market funds, which are supposed to be safe, cashlike investments, are coming under regulations that could alter the sector's nature. "The issue is simple yet frightening: Money-market funds have become 'systemic' institutions, whose size, interconnectedness and behavior have the potential to cause serious damage to companies, investors and the economy," Guerrera writes.

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