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Japanese funds to temporarily suspend trading

Investments can go down as well as up so there is always a danger that you could get back less than you invest. Nothing here is personalised advice, if unsure you should seek advice.

At the end of April Japan celebrates Golden Week. It's a period of four annual national holidays. This year, in addition to the usual Golden Week celebrations, a new Emperor will be crowned. To mark this occasion the Japanese government has declared two additional national holidays.

This results in a ten-day holiday between 27 April and 6 May 2019. During these dates all Japanese banks and financial institutions, including the stock market, are closed.

How will Japanese funds be affected?

Some funds will suspend dealing. That means you won't be able to buy or sell any affected fund throughout the period. Any deals placed between 27 April and 6 May will be placed when the fund reopens, and you’ll receive confirmation shortly after.

Other funds plan to remain open for dealing but they have the right to suspend dealing if there are large outflows from the fund.

If you want to trade before the period starts, you need to give your dealing instruction before 8am on Friday 26 April.

We've listed some of the most popular Japanese funds below to show if they'll be open for dealing or suspended throughout the period.

Fund Status
Baillie Gifford Japanese Smaller Companies Open for dealing*
HSBC Japan Index Dealing suspended
Invesco Japan Dealing suspended
iShares Japan Equity Index Dealing suspended
JO Hambro Japan Dealing suspended
JO Hambro Japan Dividend Growth Dealing suspended
Legg Mason Japan Equity Dealing suspended
Lindsell Train Japanese Equity Dealing suspended
Man GLG Japan CoreAlpha Dealing suspended
Schroder Tokyo Open for dealing*

*All funds remaining open reserve the right to suspend dealing if they see significant outflows

This article is not personal advice. If you are unsure please seek advice.

All investments can fall as well as rise in value so you could get back less than you invest. Investments are intended to be held for the long term.

If you need more information or would like to enquire about a fund that's not on the list, please contact us.

Important information - Please remember the value of investments, and any income from them, can fall as well as rise so you could get back less than you invest. This article is provided to help you make your own investment decisions, it is not advice. If you are unsure of the suitability of an investment for your circumstances please seek advice. No news or research item is a personal recommendation to deal.

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