ISDA is currently working with members to draft the 2021 ISDA Interest Rate Derivatives Definitions, a root and branch update of the 2006 ISDA Definitions. To facilitate engagement with the project, recordings of the working group calls will be uploaded to this page and an implementation timeline is attached below. Please see details set out below.
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IQ: ISDA Quarterly, February 2021 – Transformational Change: ISDA’s Jonathan Martin, director of market infrastructure and technology, and Rick Sandilands, senior counsel for Europe, discuss the benefits of the new 2021 ISDA Interest Rate Derivatives Definitions, including a web-based user interface that will make the definitions much easier to navigate.
Changes to terms relating to payments/calculations and floating amounts (note there have been no changes to the fixed amounts), including formulae, interpolation and other concepts associated with calculating payments due.
Summary of the proposed changes to the terms relating to dates and periods, including Business Days, Payment Dates and Period End Dates reflecting the conclusions drawn from previous working group discussions and responses to feedback requests.
Continued discussion of the proposal to introduce generic temporary and permanent cessation fallbacks for benchmarks not covered by the IBOR Fallbacks Supplement, focusing on the FRO Matrix and certain features of a benchmark.