Phase 4, Phase 5 and the Future of Initial Margin (IM) Documentation
IM Requirements, ISDA Documents & Streamlined IM Negotiation
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
8:15 AM | Registration and Continental Breakfast
With everything else going on, it’s tempting to shove something with a September 2020 deadline to the back of the line. That’s not an option when it comes to initial margin (IM) requirements. With over 1,100 small firms expected to come into scope, each needing to put IM documentation and systems in place, an early start on compliance efforts will be critical. Even then, the industry faces a very real capacity challenge.
ISDA and law firm Linklaters have today launched the full version of ISDA Create – IM, a new online solution that automates the process of producing and agreeing initial margin (IM) documentation and facilitates the creation of valuable structured legal data.
ISDA Create is a new platform that allows firms to negotiate and execute derivatives documentation online. Developed by ISDA and Linklaters Nakhoda, ISDA Create will dramatically reduce the time it takes to negotiate documentation and allow firms to digitally capture, process and store the data within those documents.
On January 31, ISDA will launch ISDA Create – IM, but that’s not all we have in mind for ISDA Create, see what else is coming in this new video.
An early mention of ISDA Create, a platform intended to boost the process of completing new margin agreements.
AcadiaSoft Inc., the leading industry provider of risk and collateral management services for the non-cleared derivatives community, and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) today announced the formation of a partnership to streamline integration between ISDA Create and AcadiaSoft’s AgreementManager offering.
ISDA Create is an online solution that allows firms to produce, deliver, negotiate and execute derivatives documents completely online. The system captures, processes and stores data from these documents, providing users with a complete digital record. ISDA Create – IM is ISDA’s first offering under ISDA Create, and allows firms to electronically negotiate and execute initial margin (IM) documentation. ISDA Create will be extended to other ISDA documents over time.
Derivatives trading and processing are becoming more automated, but the legal documents that back these trades are still reliant on paper and wet signatures. This slows down the time it takes to negotiate a document, and creates inefficiencies throughout the whole process.
ISDA Technology Forum
Opening Remarks: Scott O’Malia, CEO, ISDA
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Our event today brings together two worlds – finance and technology.
When these two worlds meet, interesting things can happen. Take, for example, an event I attended in September. By ISDA’s standards, it was pretty unusual.
Firstly, it didn’t take place in a big hotel or conference hall, but in a room under a trendy coffee shop, in an area of London nicknamed Silicon Roundabout.
ISDA and law firm Linklaters have launched a test version of a new online tool that will allow firms to electronically negotiate and execute initial margin (IM) documentation. The IM module is the first step in a broader push to make ISDA documentation available online through ISDA Create, ISDA’s new digital documentation platform.