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Legal Guidelines for Smart Derivatives Contracts: The ISDA Master Agreement

ISDA has published the second in a series of legal guidelines for smart derivatives contracts, intended to explain the core principles of ISDA documentation and to raise awareness of important legal terms that should be maintained when a technology solution is applied to derivatives trading.

The second paper summarizes the main elements of the ISDA Master Agreement, and sets out possible considerations for technology developers.

Further papers will follow that will provide more detailed analysis on other ISDA documents.

ISDA 34th AGM | April 9 – 11 | Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

At the upcoming 2019 ISDA AGM

 

ISDA Symposium® Developments in Regulatory Compliance, Cross-border & Impact of Brexit, March 7, NY

Join us in New York on Thursday, March 7th for the ISDA Symposium – Developments in Regulatory Compliance, Cross-Border & Impact of Brexit, from 12:45 PM – 4:10 PM, featuring speakers from ISDA, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, CFTC, Covington & Burling, Dunn & Crutcher, The D.E. Shaw Group, and Linklaters.

Program topics include:

Benchmark Conferences

The 2018 ISDA Benchmarks Supplement Protocol and ISDA Amend system was published on December 10, 2018. This symposium provides a timely introduction to the ISDA Benchmarks Supplement, its Protocol, and will feature a live demonstration of the ISDA Amend system. The 2018 ISDA Benchmarks Supplement is designed to enhance the contractual robustness of interest rate, equity, FX and commodity derivative transactions and to help firms demonstrate compliance with the European Benchmarks Regulation and IOSCO Statement on Matters to Consider in the Use of Financial Benchmarks.

ISDA Issues Request for Proposal for Fallback Spread Vendor Role

ISDA today issued a request for proposal (RFP) for an independent service provider to calculate and publish adjustments related to fallbacks that ISDA intends to implement for certain interest rate benchmarks in its 2006 ISDA Definitions. ISDA has undertaken this work at the request of global regulators and industry participants.

ISDA and Linklaters Launch Full Version of ISDA Create – IM

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.

Video: ISDA Create: What Else is Coming?

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.

Legal Guidelines for Smart Derivatives Contracts: Introduction

ISDA has published the first in a series of legal guidelines for smart derivatives contracts, intended to explain the core principles of ISDA documentation and to raise awareness of important legal terms that should be maintained when a technology solution is applied to derivatives trading.

AcadiaSoft Partners with ISDA to Streamline Integration with ISDA Create

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.

Brexit Conferences

With Brexit drawing closer, ISDA will be offering a number of symposiums exploring the implications of Brexit on derivatives markets. Some key issues to be addressed are clearing, contract continuity, use of UK benchmarks and capital requirements. Register Today:

LONDON – February 6
The Impact of Hard Brexit
Agenda | Register

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