Every year professionals in financial institutions and major corporations around the world face the challenge of understanding and working with the ISDA Master Agreement. Mastering the ISDA Master Agreements (1992 and 2002), will provide a practical, clear and useful foundation for the fledgling negotiator as well as supporting them with a good overview of the legal, credit and operational issues inherent in the ISDA Master Agreement.
The ISDA Master Agreement is the main agreement used in the over-the-counter global derivatives market. It is a complex document, and this book provides a practical, clear and useful foundation for the fledgling negotiator.
A timely updating of the only accessible single volume guide to the ISDA Credit Support Annexes, sanctioned under English and US law. The Annexes collateralise or secure over the counter derivatives risk exposure. This is the companion book to Mastering the ISDA Master Agreements, now in its third edition. First published in 2002, the book is a guide to negotiation of the two main ISDA Credit Support Annexes which are used to support the ISDA Master Agreements. The ISDA Credit Support Annexes are the main support documents which relate to collateralised or secure over the counter derivatives risk exposure. This book covers collateral management from an operational perspective and focuses on the two main ISDA Credit Support Documents. It provides a clear concise narrative on their provisions and amendments
This book overview the legal, credit and operational issues inherent in the ISDA Master Agreements. It is also used as the basis for training courses on the subject. This second edition follows the first major revision of the Agreement for ten years. The book includes full updates on the changes. Contents include: Introduction, The Evolution of the ISDA Master Agreement, the 1992 ISDA Master Agreement, the 2002 ISDA Master Agreement, Legal Issues Relating to the ISDA Master Agreement from the European & US Perspectives, Credit Issues Relating to the ISDA Master Agreement, Operational Issues, Special Provisions for Special Entities & Those Sought By US Counterparties, New Developments.
A Step-by-step Guide to the Products, Applications and Risks
Author: Francesca Taylor
Publisher: Pearson Education
Category: Business & Economics
Mastering Derivatives Markets is the most widely read book on the general derivatives market, and is read by everyone from bankers and brokers to journalists. The latest edition once again offers a comprehensive overview of everything a professional investor needs to know regarding the derivative process and its instruments. These include recent derivative changes, and explanations into options, swaps and futures across the key asset classes of rates, currency, equity, commodity and credit. In support of this, it also covers newer and more complex tools such as credit derivatives, and answers the following questions: bull; What happens after the deal is done? bull; What is benchmarking? bull; How does STP work in this market? bull; What are electronic templates? bull; How is technology evolving? bull; How do the new accounting regulations work, IAS 39, FASB 133? bull; How will MiFID affect what we do? This book is your passport to derivative success. Don't enter the market without it.
Master Trading Agreements, Settlement, and Collateral
Author: David F. DeRosa
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
The ultimate nuts-and-bolts guide to foreign exchange operations The foreign exchange landscape is particularly risky since so much of the world is unregulated and takes place over the counter (off exchange). Brilliant traders and money managers who are profitable may find themselves underperforming, or worse, losing, simply because they failed to establish strong operations. In this book, David DeRosa provides industry players with everything they need for strong operational functions from all the types of trades to execution, master trading agreements, documentation, settlement, margin and collateral, and prime brokerage services. Contains vital work flow solutions for trading in the volatile foreign exchange marketplace Offers information for mastering the operational aspect of foreign exchange trading to help determine best partners such as prime brokers and others Written by David DeRosa a leading foreign exchange expert who has consulted to hundreds of financial institutions Foreign Exchange Operations helps traders mitigate risks and offers a guide to all aspects of trading operations from mastering trading agreements to margin documentation.
A practical, informative guide to banks’ major weakness Legal Data for Banking defines the legal data domain in the context of financial institutions, and describes how banks can leverage these assets to optimise business lines and effectively manage risk. Legal data is at the heart of post-2009 regulatory reform, and practitioners need to deepen their grasp of legal data management in order to remain compliant with new rules focusing on transparency in trade and risk reporting. This book provides essential information for IT, project management and data governance leaders, with detailed discussion of current and best practices. Many banks are experiencing recurrent pain points related to legal data management issues, so clear explanations of the required processes, systems and strategic governance provide immediately-relevant relief. The recent financial crisis following the collapse of major banks had roots in poor risk data management, and the regulators’ unawareness of accumulated systemic risk stemming from contractual obligations between firms. To avoid repeating history, today’s banks must be proactive in legal data management; this book provides the critical knowledge practitioners need to put the necessary systems and practices in place. Learn how current legal data management practices are hurting banks Understand the systems, structures and strategies required to manage risk and optimise business lines Delve into the regulations surrounding risk aggregation, netting, collateral enforceability and more Gain practical insight on legal data technology, systems and migration The legal contracts between firms contain significant obligations that underpin the financial markets; failing to recognise these terms as valuable data assets means increased risk exposure and untapped business lines. Legal Data for Banking provides critical information for the banking industry, with actionable guidance for implementation.
Timo Schläfer exploits the fact that differently-ranking debt instruments of the same issuer face identical default risk but different default-conditional recovery rates. He shows that this allows isolating recovery risk without any of the rigid assumptions employed by priors and implements his approach using credit default swap data.