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Thursday, September 19, 2019Print Agenda Understanding Variation Margin (VM) Regulations and the 2016 ISDA Credit Support Annex for VM for
8:15 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM Introduction and Welcoming Remarks
9:15 AM Regulatory Variation Margin Requirements for Swaps and Security-Based Swaps
This session will explain the variation margin (VM) requirements in the US and other key jurisdictions implementing the international WGMR framework:
- Which entities are subject to the requirements?
- Which trades are subject to the requirements?
- What are the VM requirements?
- Cross-border implications and key similarities/differences with rules in other jurisdictions
- Impact on CSA documentation
10:45 AM Morning Break
11:00 AM Understanding the 2016 ISDA Credit Support Annex For Variation Margin (VM) (Security Interest – New York Law)
The ISDA VM Credit Support Annex under New York law forms part of the Schedule of the ISDA Master Agreement. It is designed to document security arrangements involving the use of collateral to secure the risk either or both parties may have under the ISDA Master Agreement to which the ISDA VM Credit Support Annex relates, incompliance with applicable VM regulations. This session will examine critical provisions in the ISDA Credit Support Annex under New York law, including:
- The Secured Party and the Pledgor – How can this party change over time?
- Scope of Covered Transactions under CSA
- Credit Support Obligations: The Delivery Amount and Return Amount
- Adding an Independent Amount (IA) and using the Independent Amount provisions
- Transfer Timing: When must a party deliver or return collateral?
- The Valuation Agent and Dispute Resolution
- Holding and use of Posted Collateral
- Distributions and Interest Amounts
- Events of Default
- Rights and Remedies
- Legally Ineligible Credit Support provisions
- Credit Support Offsets
1:00 PM Luncheon
2:00 PM Negotiating Paragraph 13 to the 2016 ISDA Credit Support Annex for Variation Margin (VM) (Security Interest – New York Law)
This session will examine terms specified and added to Paragraph 13, including:
- Eligible Collateral and Valuation Percentages
- Covered Transactions
- Independent Amount
- Minimum Transfer Amounts
- Ratings Ladders
- Valuation Time and Valuation Date
- Valuation Agent
- Specified Conditions
- Notification Time
- Transfer Timing – What changes can market participants make?
- Resolution Time
- Value of Collateral
3:00 PM Afternoon Break
3:15 PM Negotiating Paragraph 13 to the 2016 ISDA Credit Support Annex for Variation Margin (VM) (Security Interest – New York Law) (continued)
- Using Posted Collateral
- The Interest Rate and timing of Interest Payments
- Interest Adjustment
- Negative Interest
- Credit Support Offsets
- Events of Default
- Rights and Remedies
- Terms for non-netting counterparties
- Other provisions
4:00 PM Voluntary Segregation of Independent Amounts and the ISDA 2013 Account Control Agreement
This session will examine the regulatory requirements under the Dodd-Frank Act, which gives OTC derivatives customers the right to require segregation of initial margin with a third-party custodian, as well as the reasons why a party may want to segregate Independent Amounts. (Note: this session will only address voluntary segregation of Independent Amounts, not requirements to segregate regulatory Initial Margin.)
- Review of critical areas of the ISDA Credit Support Annex (CSA) under New York law that require amendments when Independent Amounts are segregated, as set forth in the Form of Amendment to the 1994 ISDA Credit Support Annex subject to New York Law published on December 6, 2011.
- Review of the critical provisions and structure of the ISDA 2013 Account Control Agreement - a template tri-party account control agreement intended to facilitate market participant negotiation of contractual arrangements that provide for the segregation of Independent Amounts posted under an ISDA Master Agreement with a third-party custodian (including the Form Secured Party Notice of Exclusive Control and the Form of Pledgor Access Notice).
4:45 PM Conference Concludes
Agenda is subject to change.
VenueBack to Top
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.
ISDA has a special rate available at the Omni Berkshire Place, 21 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022, +1 212-753-5800, located on the same block as the ISDA Conference Center. For reservations online click here OR call the Reservation Center at +1 888-843-6664 and mention the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) special rate. ISDA’s special rate is based on availability at the time of booking.
PricingBack to Top
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 firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the event.
Receive a special discount of 20% for one person to attend all 3 Back to Basics courses – the Fundamentals of Derivatives, Understanding the ISDA Master Agreements and Understanding Variation Margin and the ISDA CSA for VM courses taking place on September 17, 18 & 19 in NY. To receive this discount, email email@example.com prior to registration. [Registrant must attend all 3 courses. Discount will be void if one or more of the registrations are cancelled]
Member $850 U.S.
Non-Member $975 U.S.
Course LevelBack to Top
Some knowledge of derivatives documentation is assumed. No advance preparation is required.
AccreditationBack to Top
ISDA is an accredited provider of continuing education credits by the following organizations:
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.
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