With stock markets expected to stay open, Boston investment firms carry on

With stock markets expected to stay open all day, Boston’s downtown investment firms kept core investment staff in the office, while letting most others work from home.

Pioneer Investments was closed for the day, except for “essential” staff, while Loomis Sales & Co. sent all but necessary workers home by 1 p.m.

Many of Fidelity Investments’s employees worked from home. The mutual fund giant’s New England investor centers were expected to close at noon. Fidelity said customer service would be handled without interruption by offices in other parts of the country.

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