2021 ISDA North America Conference

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
ISDA Conference Center
New York / Online

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In-person fee

  • Member
  • Non-Member
  • Early
  • US$100.00
  • US$115.00
  • Regular
  • US$150.00
  • US$175.00

Online fee

  • Member
  • Non-Member
  • Early
  • US$120.00
  • US$140.00
  • Regular
  • US$150.00
  • US$175.00

The ISDA Regional Events are back for 2021, giving derivatives and capital markets participants the opportunity to learn about global issues but with a local slant. The four events – focused on North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Japan – will bring delegates cutting-edge intelligence and analysis on key industry topics, as well as exclusive insights from leading regulators and senior market leaders in those regions.


Registration for online attendance will close 2 hours before the event start time.

Registration for in-person attendance will close 24 hours before the event.


This event will be available to attend in-person or virtually:

  • Event will be live on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM EDT  |  Timezone Converter
  • Miss part of the event or aren’t able to watch live? The recording will be available to both in-person and online registrants until November 26, 2021.


Attending In-person:

  • Registration must be received 24 hours prior to the event. Attendance is by pre-registration only, NO walk-ins will be accepted.
  • All in-person attendees MUST be vaccinated and complete a COVID-19 Safety Acknowledgement form within 24 hours of the start of the event. View our full In-Person Attendance Policy. The safety acknowledgement form will be sent to registered in-person attendees prior to the event. View the acknowledgement form here. If you do not submit the form online you must complete it upon or arrival or you may be denied entry.
  • By registering you must agree to adhere to ISDA guidelines for attendance outlined in the policies on the registration form, subject to change in accordance with local government guidance and mandates.



Educational Credits

6 CLE Credit Hours Available (New York) Transitional and Non-Transitional

6 CPE Credit Hours Available

5 CPD Credit Hours Available (England and Wales)

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Print Agenda 2021 ISDA North America Conference for

9:15 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

10:00 AM Opening Remarks

10:10 AM Keynote Address

A senior legislator will set out the policy agenda fr the rest of 2021 and into 2022.

10:30 AM A New Regime

Eleven years after the passing of the Dodd-Frank Act, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s security-based swap rules are about to come into force. What implications will this have for derivatives market participants, and how will the new regime interact with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s rules? How has the industry approached the systems and documentation changes necessary for compliance?

11:15 AM Networking Break

11:35 AM Standardize and Digitize

ISDA’s first natively digital definitions – the 2021 ISDA Interest Rate Derivatives Definitions – will come into effect in early October. What impact will this have on the interest rate derivatives market, and what’s the next step in the shift to digital legal documents and definitions for derivatives? What is needed to fully automate the derivatives trade lifecycle?

12:20 PM Interview

A guest speaker talks with ISDA CEO Scott O'Malia.

12:45 PM Lunch and Networking Break

1:30 PM Chairman Remarks

1:40 PM Keynote Address

A senior US policy-maker will outline US regulatory priorities for the coming months.

2:00 PM Approaching the Finishing Line

While 30 LIBOR settings will either cease or become non-representative at the end of 2021, US dollar LIBOR will continue for a further 18 months – albeit with limits on new use. What will this mean for institutions with outstanding US dollar LIBOR exposures? Is the market ready to use alternative benchmarks?

2:45 PM Networking Break

3:00 PM Improving Regulatory Reporting

Regulatory reporting requirements have been hampered by a lack of consistency in standards and data fields. How are regulators in the US and elsewhere responding, and how can ISDA’s digital regulatory reporting initiative help?

3:45 PM Derivatives Policy Issues in Emerging Product Areas:  Carbon and Crypto Trading

Derivatives markets are emerging in two high-potential market segments:  sustainable finance and digital assets.  With these opportunities comes a number of questions for market participants:  can, and what will it take for, carbon and/or crypto trading to develop  into institutional asset classes; what is being traded now and by whom; how and by whom will crypto and carbon derivative transactions be regulated?

4:30 PM Conference Concludes

Agenda is subject to change.

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ISDA Conference Center, 10 East 53rd Street (entrance on 52nd and 53rd Street), 8th Floor, New York, NY 10022, Phone: +1 (212) 901-6000. Please find a map to the venue here.

Security at 10 East 53rd Street:

  • Please bring photo ID and present to security upon arrival
  • Your temperature will be scanned at the security desk
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Basic knowledge of derivatives documentation is beneficial but not mandatory. Some knowledge of financial markets 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. www.nasba.org

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