European Money Funds Closed

JPMorgan, Goldman and BlackRock shut European funds to new investments after ECB rate cut.

JPMorgan Chase & Co., Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and BlackRock Inc. closed European money market funds to new investments after the European Central Bank lowered deposit rates to zero.

JPMorgan, the world’s biggest provider of money-market funds, won’t accept new cash in five euro-denominated money- market and liquidity funds because the rate cut may result in losses for investors, the company said in a notice to shareholders. Goldman Sachs won’t accept new money in its GS Euro Government Liquid Reserves Fund, and BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, is restricting deposits in two European funds.

BlackRock’s Funds

No other global liquidity funds are at risk of being closed, “but we will not hesitate to restrict investments if we feel the market environment warrants such action in order to protect the interests of existing shareholders,” JPMorgan said on its website.

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