SIFMA Market Close Recommendations for the UK Early June Holidays in Japan

Release Date: May 16, 2012
Contact: Liz Pierce, (212) 313-1173,

SIFMA Recommends Early Market Closes on June 4 and June 5 for Trading of US Dollar-Denominated Fixed-Income Securities in Japan in Observance of the UK Spring Bank and Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Holidays, Respectively

New York, N.Y., May 16, 2012 — SIFMA has confirmed its previous recommendations for early market closes at 3:00 p.m. JST on Monday, June 4 and Tuesday, June 5 for the trading of US dollar-denominated fixed-income securities in Japan in observance of the UK Spring Bank and Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Holidays, respectively.

These recommendations apply to trading of US dollar-denominated government securities, mortgage- and asset-backed securities, over-the-counter investment-grade and high-yield corporate bonds, municipal bonds and secondary money market trading in bankers’ acceptances, commercial paper and Yankee and Euro certificates of deposit. 

The early close will not affect the closing time for settlements.

SIFMA’s recommended early and full market closes are recommendations only; each member firm should decide for itself whether its fixed-income departments remain open for trading.  All SIFMA recommendations are subject to change due to market conditions.

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The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) brings together the shared interests of hundreds of securities firms, banks and asset managers.  SIFMA's mission is to develop policies and practices which strengthen financial markets and which encourage capital availability, job creation and economic growth while building trust and confidence in the financial industry.  SIFMA, with offices in New York and Washington, D.C., is the U.S. regional member of the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA).  For more information, visit



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