MMF reform – countdown to 2019


The countdown to the money market fund reform January 2019 deadline is on. Here's an update on what has changed since our last webinar on the European MMF reform in April, key risks to monitor as funds transition to the new fund types and an outlook on MMFs post reform.

In this interactive webinar Fitch Ratings and the ACT discussed the following:

  • update on progress made on pending issues: reverse distribution mechanism (RDM), cash and cash equivalent
  • key risks to monitor as funds transition to the new fund types
  • what will the European MMF landscape look like post-reform
  • what Brexit will mean for money market fund investors

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Michelle Price, Associate Director, Policy & Technical, ACT

Michelle Price 80x95Michelle joined the ACT Policy & Technical team after 14 years in Corporate Treasury Consulting at Deloitte. During this time she advised both large and small companies on a wide range of treasury areas including treasury restructuring, development of FX policies, management reporting and operational risk. Prior to joining Deloitte she worked in a number of large investment banks, including JP Morgan, SBC Warburg and Chase Manhattan. Michelle qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen in Australia and is an Associate Member of the ACT.

Alastair Sewell, Senior Director, Fitch Ratings

Alastair_SewellAlastair Sewell is a senior director and regional head of Fitch Ratings’ Fund and Asset Manager Group for EMEA and APAC. In this role he is ultimately responsible for all of Fitch’s fund and asset management rating activities across these regions, covering all asset classes. He also drives Fitch’s asset management research agenda and is a frequent commentator on topical industry trends and developments.

Alastair was previously a CDO asset manager analyst in Fitch’s structured credit group. He began his career as a performance analyst in Fitch’s CDO surveillance team. Prior to joining Fitch Alastair worked for a UK local authority.

Alastair earned a BSc from the University of Bristol and an MBA with distinction from the University of Bath. He is a CFA charterholder.

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