WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mary L. Schapiro said the Securities and Exchange Commission intends to directly “confront’’ a new round of long-term reforms to the nation’s money market mutual funds.

But she made no commitment to any of the options that the federal regulator of the funds business has been considering, whether it be allowing the net asset value of a money market fund to fluctuate from $1 a share, as the value of their assets move up or down, to setting aside capital buffers to protect against runs such as the one that occurred in September 2008.

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