On September 2, 2015, IOSCO published its final report on the peer review of the regulation of Money Market Funds. The report sets out the implementation progress of 31 jurisdictions in adopting legislation, regulation and policies relating to MMFs. The review covers eight areas of reform: (i) the scope of regulatory reform, including a definition of MMFs in regulation and other investment products that have similar features and investment objectives to MMFs; (ii) limitations to the types of risks and assets that are taken by MMFs; (iii) valuation practices of MMFs; (iv) liquidity management for MMFs; (v) possible risks that may arise that could affect the stability of MMFs offering a stable net asset value; (vi) use of credit ratings by the MMF industry; (vii) disclosure to investors; and (viii) practices related to repurchase agreement transactions. The review found that all participating jurisdictions had progressed in the implementation of measures across the areas of reform, that progress varied between different jurisdictions and that the global MMF market was dominated by five jurisdictions, being the US, France, Luxembourg, Ireland and China. The US, Brazil, India, Italy and Thailand are the only jurisdictions that have fully implemented measures across all eight reform areas.
The report is available at: http://www.iosco.org/library/pubdocs/pdf/IOSCOPD502.pdf.