ISDA Association News

Focus on: Commodity Market -- New International Rules and Challenges

ISDA dailyLead | Aug 26, 2016

Impact of Financial Regulations on Commodity Market Participants
After the financial crisis and the price spikes of 2008, regulators have proposed a package of rules, at both the international and national level, to reshape the framework applying to commodity markets participants. From the US CFTC position limits regime to the EU MiFID and Benchmarks initiatives, many new regimes will shortly be fully implemented with extra-territorial features and will affect US commodity markets participants (banks as well as commodity dealers, end-users and buy-side firms). This conference, bringing together experts of commodities markets of different geographical areas, will assess the consequences and challenges arising from the upcoming implementation of rules.
Register: New York – Sept. 27

July 2016 issue of IQ: ISDA Quarterly is available

ISDA dailyLead | Aug 26, 2016

2016 ISDA Annual Regional Conferences. Registration open. Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available.

ISDA dailyLead | Aug 26, 2016

ISDA Amend Webcast: Are you ready for the upcoming margin rules?

ISDA dailyLead | Aug 19, 2016

ISDA and IHS Markit have launched ISDA Amend 2.0, which allows market participants to implement the new margining requirements for noncleared derivatives, as well as the ability to inform counterparties about elections they have made under the ISDA Resolution Stay Jurisdictional Modular Protocol. Listen to the webcast replay that outlines the new functionality of ISDA Amend 2.0.

Focus on: Unique Product Identifiers

ISDA dailyLead | Aug 19, 2016

ISDA Symbology Project and OTC ISINs
This half-day conference is focused on the work surrounding the definition of product identifiers for OTC derivatives. Panel discussions will provide an overview of the work on product identification accomplished so far, with a focus on the regulatory and business requirements. In addition, the conference will discuss infrastructure and implementation of product ISINs and industry usages.
London: Sept. 22
New York: Sept. 30

ISDA/FIA Client Cleared OTC Derivatives Addendum: Understanding and Negotiating Client Clearing Documentation

ISDA dailyLead | Aug 12, 2016

ISDA and FIA jointly published the ISDA/FIA Client Cleared OTC Derivatives Addendum (the Addendum), a standard form of client clearing document that can be used by clearing members and clients to document their clearing relationships with CCPs outside of the US. This conference will cover the key provisions and negotiation points of the Addendum and the related credit support provisions, providing a sound introduction for those who need to negotiate the documentation.

Register: ISDA/FIA Client Cleared OTC Derivatives Addendum on Sept. 14 in London

Beijing, are you ready for margining?

ISDA dailyLead | Aug 03, 2016

Register: Getting Ready for Margining on Sept. 8 in Beijing

The final margin policy framework is here. This full-day conference will cover the state of regulations in Europe and the US; local implementation of the frameworks in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore; and new ISDA Documentation and the upcoming protocol relating to margin for uncleared swaps. This conference will also provide an overview of the ISDA Standard Initial Margin Model (SIMM) design, crowdsourcing utility, requirements and management. The day will conclude with a discussion of the ISDA China Collateral Memo and Cross Border Documentation Issues.

Back to Basics: Fundamentals of Derivatives, Understanding the ISDA Master Agreements & Collateral Conferences

ISDA dailyLead | Jul 29, 2016

Sept. 28 -- Fundamentals of Derivatives
Sept. 29 -- Understanding the ISDA Master Agreements

Oct. 4 -- Fundamentals of Derivatives
Oct. 5 -- Understanding the ISDA Master Agreements
Oct. 6 -- Understanding Collateral Arrangements and the 2016 ISDA VM & IM Credit Support Documents

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