Advanced Equity Derivatives

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

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This is an ISDA Virtual Conference:

  • Event will be live on May 14, 2024 from 09:00 AM – 12:50 PM EDT  |  Timezone Converter
  • Miss part of the event or aren’t able to watch live? The recording will be available to registrants until June 14, 2024


Educational Credits

4 CLE Credit Hours Available (New York) Transitional and Nontransitional

4 CPE Credit Hours Available

3.5 CPD Credit Hours Available (England and Wales)

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

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9:00 AM Introduction and Welcoming Remarks

9:10 AM Variable Share Forwards Ilene K. Froom, Peter Petraro

  • Variable Forward Contracts: An Overview
  • Reasons parties enter into Variable Forward Contracts
  • Use of the transactions by affiliates and holders of restricted stock
  • Guidance from the SEC (the 1999, 2003 and 2011 letters)
  • Section 16 considerations
Ilene K. Froom, Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Peter Petraro, Partner, Jones Day

10:00 AM Call Spreads

  • Convertible Bonds
  • Overview of call options
  • Issuer’s use of a call spread to hedge a convertible bond and the net effect on the conversion price
  • Documentation of the lower strike call and the upper strike call (the warrant)
  • Hedging the call spread overlay
  • U.S. securities law considerations
Speakers to be Announced.

11:00 AM Break

11:10 AM Margin Loans Andrea O’Toole, Craig Unterberg

  • Overview of a margin loan
  • Regulation T and Regulation U
  • Margin calls and collateral
  • U.S. securities law considerations
Andrea O’Toole, Managing Counsel, Wells Fargo
Craig Unterberg, Partner, Haynes and Boone LLP

12:00 PM Accelerated Share Repurchases (ASRs)

  • Overview of an ASR
  • Why would a company use an ASR to buy back its stock?
  • Regulation M, Rule 10b-18 and other U.S. securities law considerations
  • Tax considerations
Speakers to be Announced.

12:50 PM Conference Concludes

Agenda is subject to change.

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Ilene K. Froom


Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Andrea O’Toole

Managing Counsel

Wells Fargo


Peter Petraro


Jones Day


Craig Unterberg


Haynes and Boone LLP


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Registration fee is for one person to attend the entire event. Pass may not be split between multiple attendees.

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Member US$350.00

Non-Member US$400.00

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Knowledge of derivatives documentation is a pre-requisite. 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

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