SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
- ICD Intelligencer - Closing Arguments: In Defense Of Money Market Funds features leading MMF defense arguments by Melanie Fein, John Hawke Jr., Anthony Carfang, Paul Schott Stevens, Tory Hazard, Brian Reid, and numerous D.C. policymakers
- New ICD Intelligencer edition is a 'CliffsNotes' inspired version of regulatory expert Melanie Fein's explosive 236 page Shooting the Messenger: The Fed and Money Market Funds white paper
- ICD's graphical Intelligencer uses key arguments from Fein's white paper as the narrative thread for a MMF at-a-glance playbook of the clearest telling of the Fed's stratagem to debilitate and subvert MMFs to limited 'special purpose' banks
ICD Communications™ today premiered a new institutional investment industry publication titled ICD Intelligencer™ which was distributed to more than 320 key regulators and policymakers, in advance of the SEC's anticipated money market fund reform proposal and vote.
The new publication is designed to be a go-to resource for providing quick access to the key positions and the high-level arguments – for and against – the current MMF regulatory fervor. The inaugural ICD Intelligencer edition, Closing Arguments: In Defense of Money Market Funds comes at a critical moment in the historic battle for the integrity and the utility of money market funds and, as some argue, a battle for the future of the free market system.
"Our launch edition of ICD Intelligencer is a compelling distillation of a complex and continuing story," said Doug Brown, ICD's Head of Global Marketing. "Our objective is getting out the essential facts and getting them into the hands of regulators, policymakers, corporate treasurers, industry professionals and the business news media as the SEC moves to vote on additional money market fund reform."
Leading institutional investment and risk management company, ICD, has been an active participant in the money market fund regulatory debate. "There is great misunderstanding and willful misdirection going on," said ICD's COO/CFO Tory Hazard. "Thankfully there are brave and coherent voices defending money market funds – a financial marketplace that is arguably one of the most successful and one of the most essential to our domestic and global economies."
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