ISDA Association News


ISDA's 30th Annual General Meeting -- Sponsorships available

ISDA dailyLead | Mar 31, 2015

The preeminent event in the derivatives and risk management Industry, ISDA's 30th AGM will feature the perspectives of senior industry figures on global market and public policy issues in the derivatives business, including sessions on Cross-border Harmonization, Optimizing SEFs, Business Roundtable, Clearinghouses, MiFID, Legal Issues & ISDA Documentation, Capital Rules, ISDA's WGMR Implementation Initiative, the Impact of Global Regulations to End Users and Data & Reporting. Register: ISDA's 30th AGM on April 21 to 23, 2015, in Montreal

Increase your exposure! There's still time to participate as a sponsor or an exhibitor; contact ISDA Conferences at conferences@isda.org for details.


ISDA Conferences Spotlight on: Capital

ISDA dailyLead | Mar 31, 2015

ISDA is introducing three full-day conferences on capital: The Fundamentals of Capital, Advanced Capital Regulations and Overview of the Capital Regulations. The Fundamentals course will provide a solid foundation of information on standard issues in capital, including the definition of capital and the new Basel Ratios, leverage ratios, market risk and counterparty credit risk capital and liquidity requirements. The Advanced course will dive more deeply into these topics, including sessions on capital for bank exposures to CCPs, Fundamental Review of the Trading Book, margin on non-centrally cleared trades and Credit, Debt and Funding Valuation Adjustments. The Overview course will go over the evolution of capital regulations and provide background and updates on current issues in capital. Register:

London
The Fundamentals of Capital -- May 6
Advanced Capital Regulations -- May 7

Sydney
Overview of Capital Regulations -- May 19

Hong Kong
Overview of Capital Regulations -- May 22

Singapore
Overview of Capital Regulations -- May 25

New York
The Fundamentals of Capital -- June 10
Advanced Capital Regulations -- June 11


ISDA's 30th Annual General Meeting -- Speakers posted

ISDA dailyLead | Mar 27, 2015

The preeminent event in the derivatives and risk management Industry, ISDA's 30th AGM will feature the perspectives of senior industry figures on global market and public policy issues in the derivatives business, including sessions on Cross-border Harmonization, Optimizing SEFs, Business Roundtable, Clearinghouses, MiFID, Legal Issues & ISDA Documentation, Capital Rules, ISDA's WGMR Implementation Initiative, the Impact of Global Regulations to End Users and Data & Reporting. Register: ISDA's 30th AGM on April 21 to 23 in Montreal


Spotlight: Global Reporting Requirements -- Implementation

ISDA dailyLead | Mar 27, 2015

This conference will provide an overview of reporting requirements in the U.S., Canada, Asia, Russia and other G-20 jurisdictions and the work done by ISDA and regulators globally to improve data harmonization, aggregation and quality. Special focus will be placed on rules for each region, CFTC and the newly published SEC rules in New York, EMIR and REMIT reporting, as well as MiFID/MiFIR consultation and requirements in London and Canadian Reporting rules in Toronto. There will also be a discussion of the Key Principles presented in ISDA's recently issued paper Improving Regulatory Transparency of Global Derivatives Markets: Key Principles and a section on the use of standard identifiers.

Register: Global Reporting Requirements
New York -- April 14
London -- May 12
Save the date:
Toronto -- May 20


ISDA's 30th Annual General Meeting

ISDA dailyLead | Mar 20, 2015

A preeminent event in the derivatives and risk-management industry, ISDA's 30th Annual General Meeting will feature perspectives of senior industry figures on global market and public-policy issues in the derivatives business, including sessions on cross-border harmonization, optimizing swap-execution facilities, business roundtables, clearinghouses, the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, legal issues and ISDA documentation, capital rules, ISDA's Working Group on Margin Requirements implementation initiative, the impact of global regulations to end users, and data and reporting. Register: ISDA's 30th AGM from April 21 to 23 in Montreal


New standardized approaches for calculating CCP and market risk symposium

ISDA dailyLead | Mar 20, 2015

Basel III implementation in the global capital framework for banks and investments firms will bring proposed new standard rules for calculating capital requirements for counterparty credit risk and market risk. The new standards aim to strike a balance between risk sensitivity and model complexity for calculation of the capital requirements for banks and investment firms. This symposium offers an ideal opportunity to understand the proposed new rules and their implications for market participants and the financial system. Register: ISDA Symposium -- Standardized Approaches for Regulatory Models on March 26 in London


ISDA Resolution Stay Protocol in Singapore and Montreal

ISDA dailyLead | Mar 13, 2015

The ISDA Resolution Stay Protocol Symposium offers an ideal opportunity to understand the Protocol, the interplay with the new resolution regimes and the implications for market participants. The ISDA Resolution Stay Protocol was developed in a working group of dealer and buy-side firms, working closely with the home authorities and other FSB members in response to a request by the regulators that ISDA provide a means for amending ISDA Master Agreements to incorporate contractual recognition of limitations on close-out rights under statutory resolution regimes, on a cross-border basis. Register: ISDA Resolution Stay Protocol Symposium in Singapore on March 25 and Montreal on April 21


Agenda posted and registration open for ISDA's 30th Annual General Meeting

ISDA dailyLead | Mar 06, 2015

A preeminent event in the derivatives and risk-management industry, ISDA's 30th Annual General Meeting will feature perspectives of senior industry figures on global market and public-policy issues in the derivatives business, including sessions on cross-border harmonization, optimizing swap-execution facilities, business roundtables, clearinghouses, the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, legal issues and ISDA documentation, capital rules, ISDA's Working Group on Margin Requirements implementation initiative, the impact of global regulations to end users, and data and reporting. Register: ISDA's 30th AGM from April 21 to 23 in Montreal


Next week: Fundamentals of OTC Derivatives Clearing Conference on March 12 in New York

ISDA dailyLead | Mar 05, 2015

This full day conference will cover all the basics of clearing including what it is, why it developed and the benefits and risks of central clearing. There will also be an in-depth discussion on CCPs, how they work and protect themselves, the current state of OTC Derivatives clearing and regulations as well as sessions on client, legal and operational issues related to clearing. Register: Fundamentals of OTC Derivatives Clearing Conference on March 12 in New York.


ISDA on location: Current Issues in the Derivatives Landscape: Margin, Collateral, CCPs, SEFs and Global Swap Regulations in Shanghai

ISDA dailyLead | Mar 04, 2015

This full-day conference will provide updates on margin rules for noncleared swaps and ISDA's WGMR Implementation efforts, clearing mandates, regional and global legislation affecting cross-border collateral agreements, including the EU directive on bank recovery and resolution and FSB/BCBS global recommendations, and provide a review of key legal and documentation issues, including stay on closeouts in resolution, clearing netting opinions and the 2014 ISDA Credit Derivatives Definitions. This conference will also include a focused session on SEFs covering User Agreements and Rule Book compliance, responsibilities, obligations, MAT Determinations and package transactions. Register: Current Issues in the Derivatives Landscape: Margin, Collateral, CCPs, SEFs and Global Swap Regulations on March 17 in Shanghai




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