Money Market Investments

Money Market Investments

Lindsey continues his series by explaining money market funds. He covers some of the risks involved in investing in a money market fund and some of the aspects investors consider when assessing these risks.
Overview

Money market funds compete with savings accounts by investing in high-quality, low-risk, short-term investments, aiming to maintain the value at or above 100% of the starting value and paying out a steady stream of income.

Key learning objectives:

  • How do changes in rates affect the value of a deposit and how is the mark-to-market loss calculated?

  • What is the WAM?

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Lindsey Matthews

Lindsey Matthews

Lindsey runs Perfordiant, an investment risk and performance consulting firm. He has worked in financial markets since 1992. Lindsey became an MD in fixed income and equities, ran a Risk function, and was on the management team of an Asset Management fintech business. Lindsey is now a Visiting Fellow at the Henley Business School, and resides on the board of CFA UK.

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