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EMIR REFIT: ISDA Publishes Master Regulatory Disclosure Letter

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ISDA has today published the ISDA Master Regulatory Disclosure Letter (MRDL). The MRDL is a form of letter that is intended to allow market participants to exchange information regarding counterparty status as required under relevant regulatory regimes.

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Upcoming Conference on Benchmark Reform: Update on ISDA and Industry Initiatives

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ISDA Symposium®
Benchmark Reform: Update on ISDA and Industry Initiatives
Wednesday, June 25, 2019
New York

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Video: What are the Benefits of Close-out Netting?

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Close-out netting occurs when two counterparties agree to combine their various obligations into a single net payment following a default.

ISDA’s new whiteboard animation video highlights how the enforceability of close-out netting drastically reduces credit exposure between two firms, and makes derivatives markets safer and more efficient.

If you can’t access the YouTube video above, please click here.

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Legal Guidelines for Smart Derivatives Contracts: The ISDA Master Agreement

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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.

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

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At the upcoming 2019 ISDA AGM

 

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

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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:

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Benchmark Conferences

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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.

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ISDA Issues Request for Proposal for Fallback Spread Vendor Role

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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.

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ISDA and Linklaters Launch Full Version of ISDA Create – IM

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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.

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