Ant Financial's Yu'e Bao caps daily investment at $3,000


BEIJING (Reuters) – Ant Financial’s money market fund will cap the daily amount users can invest at 20,000 yuan ($3,000) from Friday, said Tianhong Asset Management Co Ltd, which manages the fund.

FILE PHOTO – A logo of Ant Financial is displayed at the Ant Financial event in Hong Kong, China November 1, 2016. REUTERS/Bobby Yip/ File Photo

The decision to impose a daily cap comes six months after Tianhong set a total investment cap of 250,000 yuan per person for the fund, amid heightening regulation of online lenders.

Ant Financial is the payment affiliate of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

In a statement on Thursday, Tianhong said it made the changes “to safeguard the interests of investors, better service public investors and adhere to our position as a small cash management tool.”

Chinese finance regulators have stepped up restrictions this year in an effort rein in rapid growth in the country’s online finance sector.

Earlier this month, it circulated new rules…

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