The following documents must be submitted to the ISDA office in New York or London in order to adhere to the 2005 CDS Index Protocol:

  • One signed copy of the Adherence Letter, providing information on the contact person at the adhering party.

  • One conformed copy of the Adherence Letter. A conformed copy is an exact copy of the signed letter with the name of the person signing the letter typed on the signature line. A signature should not appear on the conformed copy of the letter.

Please note that deliveries in person to the ISDA offices in New York or London must be made during business hours. Business hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time, Monday through Friday, except for holidays (such as Monday May 30, 2005) during which time the office is closed.

For Adherence Letters submitted by email to, it is critical that both a scanned, signed Adherence Letter, as well as a scanned, conformed Adherence Letter is submitted. Entities will not be deemed to have adhered to the Protocol until both the signed and conformed Adherence Letters are submitted by email in accordance with the Adherence Period.

No other documents are required in order to adhere to the 2005 CDS Index Protocol. Supporting documentation, such as board resolutions or a list of authorized signatures, can be provided and will be held in safekeeping by ISDA, but it is not necessary to submit such documents in order to adhere to the Protocol. Access to supporting documentation will only be provided in special circumstances.

Addresses for Delivery of Adherence Letters:

ISDA - New York
2005 CDS Index Protocol
360 Madison Avenue, 16th Floor
New York, New York 10017
ISDA - London
2005 CDS Index Protocol
One New Change
London EC4M 9QQ