ISDA SIMM™ Training – Non-Technical Workshop

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Member $250 U.S.

Non-Member $300 U.S.

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

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8:15 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45 AM Introduction and Welcoming Remarks Tara Kruse

Tara Kruse, Global Head of Infrastructure, Data and Non-Cleared Margin, ISDA

9:00 AM Initial Margin (IM) Requirements for Non-cleared Derivatives Nnamdi Okaeme

  • BCBS 317 – Principle 3: Methodologies for the Calculation of IM
  • IM Schedule – Requirements and IM Calculation
  • Quantitative IM Model - Requirements
Nnamdi Okaeme, Director, Risk and Capital, ISDA

9:30 AM ISDA SIMM - Background Eduardo Epperlein

  • The industry’s need for a standard quantitative model
  • Sensitivity-based 99% 10-day approach
  • Summary of how SIMM meets regulatory requirements across jurisdictions
Eduardo Epperlein, Managing Director, Global Head of Risk Methodology, Nomura

10:00 AM Derivatives Risk Emma Jones

  • Risk Factors
  • Risk Sensitivities
  • Modelling Risk in Derivative Contracts
Emma Jones, Director, Quantitative Analytics, UBS

10:30 AM Coffee Break

10:45 AM ISDA SIMM – Methodology and Calculation Martin Baxter

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

11:45 AM Reconciling Initial Margin Differences Harish Modhvadia

  • Agreeing IM method in Collateral Agreements
  • Sources of IM differences
  • Approach to reconciling IM differences
  • Reporting Reconciliation Issues
Harish Modhvadia, Director, Financial Resources Management, Barclays Bank Plc

12:15 PM Workshop Concludes

Agenda is subject to change.

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Allen & Overy LLP, One Bishops Square, London, E1 6AD. Phone +44 (0) 203 808 9700. A map to the venue can be found here. You will be required to provide photo identification in order to enter the venue. Please ensure you present this at the ground floor reception or you may be refused entry.

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Martin Baxter



Eduardo Epperlein

Managing Director, Global Head of Risk Methodology


Emma Jones

Director, Quantitative Analytics


Tara Kruse

Global Head of Infrastructure, Data and Non-Cleared Margin



Harish Modhvadia

Director, Financial Resources Management

Barclays Bank Plc

Nnamdi Okaeme

Director, Risk and Capital



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

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