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Daniel F. Molnar

Daniel F. Molnar

Senior Associate, MSCI Research

Daniel F. Molnar is a member of MSCI’s risk management team focused on liquidity-related regulations and transaction-cost modeling. Before joining MSCI, he was a research assistant at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Central European University. Daniel holds a master’s degree in economics from Central European University.

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Articles by Daniel F. Molnar

    What Would the SEC’s Liquidity Proposal Mean for Equity Funds?

    5 mins read Blog | Jan 27, 2023 | Daniel F. Molnar, Laszlo Hollo

    The SEC recently proposed amendments to the liquidity classification of open-end investment funds, aimed at standardizing reporting practices. But under the proposed approach, many large equity funds could exceed regulatory limits.

    SEC Liquidity Proposal: A Better Warning Signal?

    2 mins read Quick Take | Dec 5, 2022 | Laszlo Hollo, Daniel F. Molnar

    The Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposed liquidity-rule amendments aim to better prepare open-end investment funds for stressed conditions. But could the plan also produce unintended, counterintuitive results during volatile periods?

    Chinese High-Yield Corporate Bonds Under Pressure

    4 mins read Blog | Jun 30, 2022 | Daniel F. Molnar

    Bonds from Chinese property developers have come under severe distress, and the latest wave of COVID-19 lockdowns have had a heavy impact on China’s economy. How has the country’s corporate-bond market responded?

    After Evergrande: Bond Liquidity of Chinese Property Developers

    4 mins read Blog | Nov 17, 2021 | Daniel F. Molnar

    Evergrande, one of China’s largest and most indebted property developers, had a recent close brush with bankruptcy that generated considerable concern among global bond investors. In this time of distress, how has market liquidity responded?