ISDA Create is an online solution that allows financial institutions to extract key structured legal and commercial data while automating the creation, negotiation and execution of key derivatives documentation, including ISDA Master Agreements, variation margin credit support annexes, amendments to legacy contracts, regulatory initial margin documentation and account control agreements for certain custodians.


Key Benefits

ISDA Create dramatically reduces the time to draft and agree derivatives documents, enabling firms to trade with new counterparties far quicker than with legacy manual processes, providing faster access to new revenue opportunities.

While ISDA Create increases the speed of the negotiation process and boosts efficiency, it also cuts costs and reduces the potential for error and risk.

Read a paper on the efficiencies and cost savings that can be achieved using ISDA Create, including real-life industry case studies, here.



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About ISDA Create

ISDA Create allows organizations to generate, negotiate and execute documentation completely online, as well as capture, process and store data from these documents.  Originally launched to help firms negotiate initial margin documentation to comply with new margin rules, the platform has been extended to other documents, including the flagship ISDA Master Agreement and non-derivatives documents, such as repo/secured lending documentation.

ISDA Create offers a rich set of user-friendly features, a full audit trail of the negotiation history, risk management tools and real-time transparency on progress with every counterparty – all through a single digital platform.

ISDA Create is a collaboration between ISDA and Linklaters and is powered by CreateIQ, which allows publication and negotiation of non-ISDA documents.

ISDA Create is available to ISDA members and non-members. As an online platform, it’s easy to set up and get started. Contact for more information or to request a trial.



For an overview of ISDA Create’s features, click here.

  • Automates the creation, negotiation and execution of documentation with multiple counterparties at the same time.
  • Improves the efficiency of the negotiation process, making it far less time consuming and enabling firms to start trading with new counterparties much quicker.
  • Enhances coordination across an organization by enabling all stakeholders to contribute via a single digital platform, with a full audit trail of the negotiation history.
  • Captures the structured legal and commercial data within the documents and enables that data to flow directly through to trading, operational and risk management systems in a consistent way, increasing efficiency and reducing the potential for errors and the need for manual intervention.
  • Allows external advisors to draft and negotiate documents on behalf of the user.
  • Allows firms to opt for standard elections set out in the system, as well as customize where necessary and without limitation.
  • Tracks the status of each negotiation via an interactive dashboard.
  • Counterparties are also able to access and utilize Common Domain Model output data from select documents executed on the platform.


Documents Covered

  • Regulatory initial margin documentation
  • ISDA Master Agreement and schedules (1992 and 2002), including the ISDA Clause Library
  • Benchmark reform amendment agreement
  • Standard amendment agreements
  • Account control agreements
  • Variation margin credit support annexes, including the ISDA Clause Library.


Fact Sheets/Presentations

Date Title
January 2022 Quick Start Guide
January 2022 Quick Start Guide for Custodian Workflow
December 2021 ISDA Create Overview
June 2020 The new way to negotiate ISDA documentation
January 21, 2019 What is ISDA Create?
May 24, 2018 What is ISDA Create – IM?
May 24, 2018 What is ISDA Create – IM? (Japanese translation)


Press Releases/Blogs

Press Releases
Date Title
October 9, 2023 Easy Access to Contractual Data
September 25, 2023 ISDA, S&P Global Market Intelligence and Linklaters | CreateiQ Launch Integration to Streamline End-to-End Negotiation of Derivatives Documentation
May 30, 2023 Quantifying the Benefits of Digitization
February 27, 2023 Continuing Our Digital Journey
September 2022 Phase Six IM: The End of the Beginning
June 8, 2022 Variation Margin Documents Added to ISDA Create
May 11, 2022 ISDA, Linklaters and S&P Global Market Intelligence Announce Intention to Enable Data Sharing Between ISDA Create and Counterparty Manager
November 24, 2021 BNY Mellon Publishes Custody Documents for Negotiation on ISDA Create
January 21, 2021 ISDA Master Agreement and ISDA Clause Library Added to ISDA Create
June 18, 2020 ISDA Create Extends Online Negotiation to New Documents
September 4, 2019 ISDA Create to Add New Custody Function for Initial Margin
January 31, 2019 ISDA and Linklaters Launch Full Version of ISDA Create – IM
January 29, 2019 AcadiaSoft Teams with ISDA to Streamline Integration with ISDA Create
October 4, 2018 ISDA and Linklaters Launch Test Version of ISDA Create – IM
April 25, 2018 ISDA Partners with Linklaters on Online Margin Document Negotiation Tool



Date Title
June 17, 2021 Enhancing Multi-party Umbrella Negotiation: An ISDA Create Demo
May 21, 2021 The Digitization of Legal Data – Why is Everyone Talking About It?
October 23, 2020 (Updated on December 8, 2020 with ISDA Create Demo) ISDA IBOR Fallbacks: Bilateral Templates, ISDA Create and IHS Markit Outreach360
June 30, 2020 ISDA Create Webinar
Date Title
May 7, 2021 Easy to Create Documents
May 7, 2021 Easy to Negotiate
May 7, 2021 Manage Legal Risk and Stakeholder Transparency
May 7, 2021 Efficient Client Outreach
May 7, 2021 Accessible Legal Data
February 9, 2021 ISDA Master Agreement and ISDA Clause Library Added to ISDA Create
November 19, 2018 What is ISDA Create – IM