ISDA Association News


Courses on Essential ISDA Documentation in Singapore

ISDA dailyLead | Jul 06, 2015

ISDA will hold two full-day courses comprehensively covering provisions of the ISDA Master Agreements, Collateral Arrangements and ISDA Credit Support Documents. The first day focuses on a section-by-section analysis of the 2002 ISDA Master Agreement, discussion of key issues typically negotiated in the Schedule to the agreement, closeout provisions and how it fits in the clearing context. The second day will examine collateral and its uses, which forms to use, principles underlying each form and collateral opinions. Emphasis will be on the English Law Credit Support Documents, with some discussion and comparison with the New York Law Credit Support Annex. The day will finish with current issues challenging collateral management, such as margin for uncleared trades. Register: Understanding the ISDA Master Agreements on July 22 and Understanding Collateral Arrangements and the ISDA Credit Support Documents on July 23 in Singapore


Everything you need to know about Clearing: Legal Basics

ISDA dailyLead | Jul 02, 2015

This full-day conference includes complete overviews of U.S. Mandatory Clearing Obligations for swaps and futures, including discussions on which swaps are subject to mandatory clearing, which participants are mandated to clear, exceptions, exemptions and the legislative and regulatory basis for mandatory clearing. This conference will also discuss customer clearing documentation and includes an afternoon workshop. The day will conclude with a look at current hot topics in clearing, including U.S. and EU equivalence and CCP resilience, recover and resolution. Register: Clearing: Legal Basics on July 15 in New York


CLE Ethics Credits Available: ISDA Symposium on Ethics in Financial Services Industry

ISDA dailyLead | Jun 26, 2015

Satisfy your annual ethics CLE requirement with topics directly targeted to derivatives market participants, including discussions on:

  • Due Diligence requirements
  • Disclosure of confidential client info
  • SEC attorney conduct rule, CFTC's anti-evasion rule effect on opinion letters
  • Conflict Waivers
  • Coordinating with the Chief Compliance Officer
  • Responding to the Whistleblower
Register: Ethical Issues Confronting Lawyers in the Financial Services Industry in 2015 on July 14 in New York


Get Clarity on Clearing:
Conferences on Fundamentals of OTC Derivatives Clearing and Legal Basics

ISDA dailyLead | Jun 19, 2015

Learn about the critical aspects of central clearing, including what it is, how it works, why it was developed and the risks and benefits of central clearing. The full-day Fundamentals of OTC Derivatives Clearing conference in London will explain in-depth how Central Counterparties (CCPs) operate and what happens in the event of a default, as well as the current state of OTC derivatives clearing, proposed regulatory requirements, risk exposure to CCPs from a client perspective and the future of clearing OTC Derivatives. While the Clearing: Legal Basics conference in New York will focus on U.S. mandatory clearing obligations for swaps and futures, customer clearing documentation, as well as afternoon workshops and current issues in clearing. Register: Fundamentals of OTC Derivatives Clearing on July 2 in London and Clearing: Legal Basics on July 15 in New York


Get Clarity on Clearing: Conferences on Fundamentals of OTC Derivatives Clearing and Legal Basics

ISDA dailyLead | Jun 15, 2015

Learn about the critical aspects of central clearing, including what it is, how it works, why it was developed and the risks and benefits of central clearing. The full-day Fundamentals of OTC Derivatives Clearing conference in London will explain in-depth how Central Counterparties (CCPs) operate and what happens in the event of a default, as well as the current state of OTC derivatives clearing, proposed regulatory requirements, risk exposure to CCPs from a client perspective and the future of clearing OTC Derivatives. While the Clearing: Legal Basics conference in New York will focus on U.S. mandatory clearing obligations for swaps and futures, customer clearing documentation, as well as afternoon workshops and current issues in clearing. Register: Fundamentals of OTC Derivatives Clearing on July 2 in London and Clearing: Legal Basics on July 15 in New York


Introducing: Fundamentals of OTC Derivative Operations and Trade Processing

ISDA dailyLead | Jun 12, 2015

ISDA is offering a new conference that will provide an overview of the front to back processing of OTC derivative transactions focusing on each step in the life cycle of a transaction from trade execution through to clearing and life cycle management. It will cover how each step of the cycle interacts with the others including the processes of execution on trading platforms (SEFs, MTFs, etc. ...) and clearing. Register: Fundamentals of OTC Derivative Operations and Trade Processing, June 23 in London




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