from http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2019691987_bizfundnews18xml.html Originally published Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 8:00 PM Money funds turn to government debt U.S. government securities, including Treasurys and agency debt, saw the largest increase among rises in liquid assets held by money funds, according to Fitch Ratings. Bloomberg News MOST POPULAR COMMENTS HIDE / SHOW COMMENTS No comments have been posted to this article. Start the conversation > Money-market mutual funds, in an effort to increase liquidity while reducing market-volatility risk and meeting regulatory requirements, have focused since 2007 on boosting holdings of government debt, according to a report by Fitch Ratings. U.S. government securities, including Treasurys and agency debt, saw the largest increase among rises in liquid assets held by money funds, according to Fitch’s analysis of data from the 10 largest U.S. prime money-market mutual funds in a report published this past week. The percentage of fund assets invested in Treasurys and agencies rose to 22 percent as of the end of September, from 2 percent in August 2007, the report said. Liquid securities overall rose to 45 percent of funds assets at the end of September from about 20 percent at the end of 2006, the Fitch report showed.