ISDA Association News


Topical Focus: Global Reporting Requirements -- Implementation

ISDA dailyLead | May 06, 2015

ISDA will hold conferences that 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 Conference in London on May 12 and New York on June 2. Regulatory Update for Canada Including Margin Requirements in Toronto on May 20.


ISDA Launches IQ: ISDA Quarterly

ISDA dailyLead | May 06, 2015

IQ: ISDA Quarterly is the new official magazine of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association. The launch of IQ: ISDA Quarterly is a continuation of ISDA's commitment to bringing our members, industry regulators and other participants the best research and information about the derivatives market. IQ: ISDA Quarterly is available to approximately 35,000 members, who represent every aspect of the derivatives industry, and more than 30,000 nonmembers, including academics, policymakers, corporations, asset managers and other financial professionals. Subscribe to IQ: ISDA Quarterly.


Spotlight on: ISDA Legal Symposiums

ISDA dailyLead | May 01, 2015

ISDA will be holding conferences on Litigation in the OTC Derivatives Market and Client Clearing Legal Opinions. The 2.5 hour symposium Litigation in New York will have a panel of litigators and senior practitioners discuss recent cases of interest including Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. v. Intel Corp., Moore March Fund, LP v. Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and recent ISDA amicus submissions. Panelists will present brief summaries of arguments made and the orders or judgments issued and engage the audience in the discussion. The Client Clearing Legal Opinions symposiums in Sydney and London will provide an overview of the coverage of clearing relationships in ISDA Netting and Collateral opinions, focusing on the client clearing opinions that have been published in relation to the principal-to-principal clearing model and the ISDA/FOA Addendum. Register: Litigation Symposium on May 13 in New York, Client Clearing Legal Opinions on May 20 in Sydney and June 10 in London.


ISDA Conferences Spotlight on: Capital

ISDA dailyLead | Apr 24, 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 -- Wednesday, May 6
Advanced Capital Regulations -- Thursday, May 7

Sydney
Overview of Capital Regulations -- Tuesday, May 19

Hong Kong
Overview of Capital Regulations -- Friday, May 22

Singapore
Overview of Capital Regulations -- Monday, May 25

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


ISDA's 30th Annual General Meeting -- this week

ISDA dailyLead | Apr 21, 2015

The preeminent event in the derivatives and risk management Industry, ISDA's 30th AGM will feature perspectives from senior industry figures on:
· Cross-border Harmonization
· Optimizing SEFs
· Discussion of Business issues
· Clearinghouses
· Dissecting MiFID
· Legal & Documentation Issues
· Capital Rules
· WGMR Implementation
· Impact of Global Regulations to End Users
· Data & Reporting
Including keynote addresses by:
Janice Fukakusa, RBC
Roland Lescure, Caisse de depot et placement du Québec
The Honorable Timothy G. Massad, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Register: ISDA's 30th AGM on April 21 to 23, 2015, in Montreal


ISDA's 30th Annual General Meeting -- next week

ISDA dailyLead | Apr 17, 2015

The preeminent event in the derivatives and risk management Industry, ISDA's 30th AGM will feature perspectives from senior industry figures on:
· Cross-border Harmonization
· Optimizing SEFs
· Discussion of Business issues
· Clearinghouses
· Dissecting MiFID
· Legal & Documentation Issues
· Capital Rules
· WGMR Implementation
· Impact of Global Regulations to End Users
· Data & Reporting
Including keynote addresses by:
Janice Fukakusa, RBC
Roland Lescure, Caisse de depot et placement du Québec
The Honorable Timothy G. Massad, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Register: ISDA's 30th AGM on April 21 to 23, 2015, in Montreal


Topical Focus on: Global Reporting Requirements -- Implementation

ISDA dailyLead | Apr 17, 2015

These conferences 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 Conference in London on May 12 and New York on June 2. Regulatory Update for Canada Including Margin Requirements in Toronto on May 20.


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

ISDA dailyLead | Apr 10, 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.


EMIR Compliance Conferences in NY and London

ISDA dailyLead | Apr 10, 2015

ISDA has published various documents as part of ISDA's ongoing initiatives to facilitate EMIR compliance. ISDA is holding a half-day symposium in New York and a full-day conference in London that will provide an overview of all of these documents, focusing on those recently published. They will also examine key obligations under EMIR and how the documentation seeks to achieve compliance with them and include a discussion on the upcoming issues related to margin for uncleared swaps. The conference in London will go into further detail on the compliance challenge, looking at areas of uncertainty, the EMIR Review and the scope for changes to the framework for requirements. Register: EMIR Compliance Update in New York on May 7 and in London on May 21.




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