Derivatives Products Overview

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
ISDA Conference Center
New York

Member US$850.00

Non-Member US$975.00

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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8:15 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM Introduction and Welcoming Remarks Olga Roman, CFA

9:15 AM Credit Derivatives Products Fabien Carruzzo, David G. Lucking

  • Credit default swaps: single-name and index
  • Reference Obligation and Standard Reference Obligation
  • CDS on sovereign debt
  • Credit events and regional variations
  • The ISDA Credit Derivatives Determinations Committee
  • Settlement methods and auctions
  • Credit Derivatives Physical Settlement Matrix

10:45 AM Morning Break

11:00 AM Equity Derivatives Products Rafal A. Nowak, Andrea O’Toole, Robert Stewart

  • Underlying assets: single share, single index, basket of shares, basket of indices
  • Options, caps, floors and collars
  • Pre-paid variable forwards
  • Total return swaps
  • FX provisions in equity derivatives trades
  • Volatility and variance swaps
  • Knock-out and knock-in events
  • Documentation

12:30 PM Luncheon

1:30 PM Foreign Exchange Products Ilene K. Froom, Olivia Wang

  • The 1998 FX and Currency Option Cross Currency Swaps Definitions and Annex A
  • Cross Currency Swaps
  • Non-deliverable and deliverable forwards
  • Non-deliverable and deliverable options
  • Cross Rates and the Non-Deliverable Cross Currency FX Transactions Supplement
  • Unscheduled Holidays, Disruption Events and Disruption Fallbacks
  • Master Confirmation Agreements

2:30 PM Afternoon Break

2:45 PM Interest Rate Products Ilene K. Froom, Olga Roman, CFA

  • Floating Rate Options
  • Interest rate swaps
  • Caps, floors and collars
  • Compounding in swaps
  • Swaptions and straddles
  • Optional and mandatory exercise rights
  • Options: Automatic exercise, exercise styles and settlement methods
  • Negative interest amounts
  • ISDA Matrices and ISDA Supplements

4:00 PM Commodity Derivatives Products Fabien Carruzzo, Kevin Lee

  • Examples of transaction underlyers: Agriculture, Base and Precious Metals, Coal, Crude Oil, Emissions, Gas, Power
  • Forwards and options
  • Settlement conventions unique to underlying commodity and region (e.g., financial commodities, power, physical commodities)
  • Option exercise
  • Market Disruption Events and consequences

5:00 PM Conference Concludes

Agenda is subject to change.

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Fabien Carruzzo


Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP


Ilene K. Froom


Reed Smith LLP


Kevin Lee


Teigland-Hunt LLP

David G. Lucking


Allen & Overy LLP

Rafal A. Nowak

Managing Director and Senior Counsel, Deputy Head of Global Markets Americas Legal Group

Société Générale

Andrea O’Toole

Managing Counsel

Wells Fargo

Olga Roman, CFA

Director of Research



Robert Stewart

Vice President and Assistant General Counsel

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Olivia Wang

Executive Director, Legal Department, Fixed Income Division

Morgan Stanley

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Government Agencies and Financial Hardship Policy

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Basic knowledge of derivatives documentation is beneficial but not mandatory. No advance preparation is required.

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  • CLE

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