Initial Margin Implementation

Monday, May 13, 2019
Sandton Convention Centre

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Monday, May 13, 2019

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8:15 AM Registrations and Continental Breakfast

8:45 AM Introduction and Welcoming Remarks

9:00 AM Margin Rules and Requirements for Uncleared Swaps

  • Entity scope and AANA calculations
  • Geographical and transaction scope
  • Initial Margin Requirements, including segregation requirements
  • Documentation and legal review requirements
  • Comparison with US/EU rules?

10:00 AM Understanding the Next Generation of ISDA IM Documentation for Phase 4 and Phase 5 Implementation (Part 1)

  • Historical analysis (1994 CSA, legacy segregated IA and 2016 Phase One CSA)
  • Document structure (Two-way posting, interaction with ISDA MA and VM CSA)
  • Interaction between Reg IM and non-reg Independent Amount – why they might overlap
  • Describe three “Margin Approaches”, when each might be selected and how the outcome differs under each

11:15 AM Morning Break

11:45 AM Understanding the Next Generation of ISDA IM Documentation for Phase 4 and Phase 5 Implementation (Part 2)

  • Custodian specification, risk allocation and “Custodian Event”
  • Control Agreement as Credit Support Document
  • Collateral Access Breach ATE
  • Notice of Exclusive Control and Pledgor Access Notice
  • Secured Party Rights Events elections
  • Pledgor Rights Event elections

1:15 PM Luncheon

2:15 PM Understanding the Next Generation of ISDA IM Documentation for Phase 4 and Phase 5 Implementation (Part 3)

  • Using the Regime Table and “strictest of” rules
  • Valuation and FX Haircut Percentage
  • “Regulatory Event” and “Other Regulatory CSA” definitions

3:00 PM Understanding the Next Generation of Ancillary IM Documentation for Phase 4 and Phase 5 Implementation

  • Bank Custodian CTA/SA
  • Rationale of structure
  • Governing law assumptions
  • Recommended amendment provisions (Japanese and French)
  • Comparison with 2018 CSA/CSD
  • Update on jurisdictions covered
  • Euroclear and Clearstream documents (overview of scope, pledgee representative structure

3:30 PM Afternoon Break

3:45 PM Initial Margin in South Africa

  • Draft Joint Standard by Prudential Authority and Financial Sector Conduct Authority
  • Anticipated amendments and timing
  • Harmonization of the South Africa Insolvency Act, 1936 to accommodate initial margin regimes
  • Documentation

4:45 PM ISDA Create – IM: Leveraging Technology in Streamlining IM Negotiation

5:30 PM Conference Concludes

Agenda is subject to change.

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