This section of the ISDA website is a hub for links to key information and ISDA’s work regarding Credit Derivatives – including documentation, market structure, public policy, research, market practices, guidance notes and educational materials.

ISDA’s Credit Derivatives working groups:
ISDA conducts work on Credit Derivatives issues though a variety of working groups, however there are three specific working groups focused on this asset class:

To request to join an ISDA working group: (1) Create an account on the ISDA website; and (2) After you create an account, log in and go to the Committees section to view your ISDA Committee Dashboard. You can request to join and leave working groups and distribution lists.

Links to key Credit Derivatives infrastructures/documentation:

News on current Credit Derivatives initiatives:

  • ISDA Publishes DC Review and Launches Market Consultation – ISDA has published an independent review on the structure and governance of the Credit Derivatives Determinations Committees (DCs) and launched a market-wide consultation on its recommendations. The independent review is available here. Information on the consultation is available here.
  • Standard Reference Obligations (SROs) – ISDA is working with the Credit Steering Committee, the SRO Administrator and the Determination Committees on a solution to increase the number of Reference Obligations for which SROs are published (for more information, please contact
  • EU/UK CDS post-trade transparency – ISDA Public Policy team is engaging with EU and UK regulators regarding appropriate product scope, size threshold/deferral calibrations, and instrument identifiers for a workable post-trade transparency regime for credit derivatives (for more information, please contact and

If you have any questions or would like additional information in relation to these matters, please email:

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