SIFMA Updates Recommendation for Early Market Close at 3:00pm JST on May 2 in Japan in Observance UK

Release Date: April 21, 2016
Contact: Liz Pierce, (212) 313-1173, [email protected]

SIFMA Recommends Early Market Close at 3:00pm JST on May 2 for Trading of US Dollar-Denominated Fixed-Income Securities in Japan in Observance UK May Day

New York, N.Y., April 21, 2016 — SIFMA has updated its previous recommendations for a early market close at 3:00pm JST, Monday, May 2 for the trading of U.S. dollar-denominated fixed-income securities in Japan in observance of UK May Day.

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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