ISDA SIMM™ Training – Non-Technical Workshop

Monday, November 19, 2018
Steigenberger Hotel Metroplitan

This workshop provides a background and the basics for understanding the ISDA SIMM methodology, its implementation and use.

Educational Credits

3 CPD Credit Hours Available (England and Wales)

3.5 CLE Credit Hours Available (New York)
Transitional and Nontransitional

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Monday, November 19, 2018

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8:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:15 AM Introduction and Welcoming Remarks

9:30 AM Initial Margin (IM) Requirements for Non-cleared Derivatives

  • BCBS 317 – Principle 3: Methodologies for the Calculation of IM
  • IM Schedule – Requirements and IM Calculation
  • Quantitative IM Model - Requirements

10:00 AM ISDA SIMM - Background

  • The industry’s need for a standard quantitative model
  • Sensitivity-based 99% 10-day approach
  • Summary of how SIMM meets regulatory requirements across jurisdictions

10:30 AM Derivatives Risk

  • Risk Factors
  • Risk Sensitivities
  • Modelling Risk in Derivative Contracts

11:00 AM Coffee Break

11:15 AM ISDA SIMM – Methodology and Calculation

  • Description of the ISDA SIMM
  • Methodology
  • Example to illustrate calculation using methodology
  • Comparison of Initial Margin from SIMM versus schedule

12:15 PM Reconciling Initial Margin Differences

  • Agreeing IM method in Collateral Agreements
  • Sources of IM differences
  • Approach to reconciling IM differences
  • Reporting Reconciliation Issues

12:45 PM Workshop Concludes

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Steigenberger Hotel Metroplitan, Poststraße 6, 60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, +49 69 5060700

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Registration fee is for one person to attend the entire event. Pass may not be split between multiple attendees.
Groups of three or more attendees from the same firm can receive a 20% discount on event registrations. To register your group, please email

Member $250 U.S.

Non-Member $300 U.S.

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Some knowledge of derivatives is assumed. No advance preparation is required.

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ISDA is an accredited provider of continuing education credits by the following organizations:

  • CLE

    ISDA has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the state of New York.

  • CPE Sponsory

    ISDA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors: 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37219-2417.

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