This resource center compiles ICI’s work in regulatory, legislative, and operational areas relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Members may sign in for more resources on the latest US and global developments affecting the fund industry and fund investors.
Pandemic and Economic Shutdown Drove Financial Turmoil in March 2020
ICI’s research series on the market impact of COVID-19 analyzes financial
markets’ reactions to the pandemic and the US government's response.
Bond Mutual Funds’ Role in the Fixed-Income Markets
New ICI research provides a detailed picture of bond mutual funds’ role in the fixed-income markets during March 2020. ICI urges regulators to use this information when considering policies to enhance the resilience of markets.
Policymakers Need to Focus on Economic Fundamentals and Not Blame Bond Mutual Funds: Examining the Evidence of Investment Grade Corporate Bond Yield Spreads in March 2020
COVID-19 Working Group Report
The COVID-19 Market Impact Working Group, made up of senior industry executives, was charged by the Executive Committee of ICI’s Board of Governors to examine the causes of the 2020 market turmoil and the experiences of regulated funds.
As policymakers around the globe study the events and causes of March 2020, ICI’s Working Group Report—released as a series of papers and written by ICI Global and ICI’s Research, Law, and Industry Operations groups—provides a data-based foundation for future regulatory discussions or other responses that could affect regulated funds and their investors.
Experiences of US Bond Mutual Funds
In addition to the Working Group Report, ICI Research released an ICI Viewpoints series to examine US bond mutual funds during the crisis.
Experiences of European Markets, UCITS, and European ETFs
Experiences of US Money Market Funds
Experiences of US Exchange-Traded Funds
Impact on the Economy and Financial Markets
General ICI Resources
Press Releases and Statements
COVID-19’s Impact on Money Markets, Crane’s Fund Symposium
ICI Statement on Enactment of COVID-19 Relief Package
ICI Applauds Congressional Action to Provide COVID-19 Relief
ICI Calls for Immediate Congressional Action to Address COVID-19 Relief
ICI: “Vitally Important" That Financial Markets Remain Open
Research and Commentary
Resources for Members
Regulators and Policymakers
Business Continuity Resources
Cellular Contacts for Key ICI Staff
Feb 12, 2021
DTCC Coronavirus FAQ (pdf)
Aug 4, 2020
Travel Letter Template for Essential Employee (pdf)
Mar 24, 2020
Working to Ensure Funds Can Maintain Vital Services
Mar 22, 2020