Advanced Equity Derivatives

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Tuesday, May 14 to Friday, June 14, 2024

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Recording available until June 14, 2024


This is a pre-recorded ISDA Virtual Conference:

  • This is a recording of the Advanced Equity Derivatives virtual conference which took place on May 14, 2024
  • Registrants will have access to the recording until 5:30 PM EDT on June 14, 2024
  • After submitting your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to view the documents and recording


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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

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9:00 AM Introduction and Welcoming Remarks Monica Chiu

Monica Chiu, Senior Counsel, Asia Pacific, ISDA

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 Gary Rosenblum, Robert Stewart, Yossi Vebman

  • 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
Gary Rosenblum, Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, Bank of America
Robert Stewart, Associate General Counsel & Director, Bank of America
Yossi Vebman, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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, Head of Equities Legal, Wells Fargo
Craig Unterberg, Partner, Haynes and Boone LLP

12:00 PM Accelerated Share Repurchases (ASRs) John Servidio, Michael Wirgin

  • 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
John Servidio, Partner, Goodwin Proctor LLP
Michael Wirgin, Managing Associate General Counsel, HSBC Securities (USA) Inc.

12:50 PM Conference Concludes

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Monica Chiu

Senior Counsel, Asia Pacific



Ilene K. Froom


Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Andrea O’Toole

Head of Equities Legal

Wells Fargo


Peter Petraro


Jones Day


Gary Rosenblum

Managing Director and Associate General Counsel

Bank of America


John Servidio


Goodwin Proctor LLP


Robert Stewart

Associate General Counsel & Director

Bank of America


Craig Unterberg


Haynes and Boone LLP


Yossi Vebman


Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP


Michael Wirgin

Managing Associate General Counsel

HSBC Securities (USA) Inc.


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Knowledge of derivatives documentation is a pre-requisite. No advance preparation is required. 

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