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ISDA publishes guidance on OTC counterparties agreements

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) recently published Tri-party IA Notices as part of its ongoing roll-out of documentation developed in response to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The notices have been published in order to make it easier to complete the negotiation of control-agreement documents for establishing third party custodian relationships for over-the-counter derivatives contracts and swap arrangements. The Addendum also sets forth the close-out methodology for cleared OTC swaps, the triggers for liquidation, and provisions for valuing the terminated trades. In addition, the Addendum contains provisions governing tax issues regarding cleared OTC transactions.

The Addendum was developed with the assistance of both buy-side and sell-side participants in the cleared OTC swap markets, with expertise in both futures and OTC derivatives. Approximately 30 institutions participated in drafting the document.

"The Addendum is an important milestone that will enable customers in the U.S. to access central clearing of OTC derivatives transactions efficiently through the use of market standard documentation," said ISDA CEO Robert Pickel in a statement. "It represents the collaborative efforts of a broad cross-section of market participants and marks another step forward in the global derivatives industry working constructively to reduce counterparty credit risk through the use o......................

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