ISDA Master Agreements 101 & OTC Derivatives

CPE: Recommended 7.5 hours
Program Level: Basic to Intermediate
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications
Prerequisites: None. No advance preparation needed.
Instructional Delivery Method: Group Live
Cost: $898
Schedule:  8am – 4pm. Lunch is provided at 12pm.

Brief: The course begins with a discussion of the ISDA after Obama’s Financial Reform Act.  Next, there is a step by step review of the entire ISDA master agreement.  The focus is: Understand, Use, and Negotiate the ISDA Master Agreement Schedule and the ISDA Credit Support Annex Paragraph 13 after Financial Reform. Also includes complete coverage of the “Lessons from Lehman” and the “safe harbor” in bankruptcy for trading contracts!  Plus – Complete coverage of netting, including triangular netting.

*Energy Seminars, Inc. is neither affiliated nor associated with the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA®).

Day 1 – 8:30am – 4:00pm

  1. Overview of Energy Trading ( 8:30 to 9:30)
    1. T/F “Test” on Energy Trading
    2. Energy Trading Markets
    3. Trading Documentation
  2. 2002 ISDA Master Agreement (9:30 to 10:15 and 10:30 to 11:30)
    1. T/F “Test” on Master Agreement
    2. Review Section by Section
    3. Highlight Changes 1992 ISDA to 2002 ISDA
    4. Review T/F at Start of this Section
  3. 2002 ISDA® Schedule ( 11:30 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 1:30)
    1. T/F “Test” on Schedule
    2. Review Section by Section
  4. Credit Support Annex (1:30 to 2:30)
    1. T/F “Test” on Annex
    2. Review Section by Section
  5. ISDA Schedule/Credit Annex Negotiation (2:45 to 4:15 )
    1. Big Bank of Switzerland versus Power Utility Company
    2. Discuss Forms and Compromises
  6. Looking (4:15 to 5:00)
    1. ISDA Power Annex
    2. ISDA Gas Annex
    3. ISDA Bridge
    4. Negotiation Strategies


This seminar is also available as an in-house seminar brought to your office. Contact us for more details.

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—Sherri - Contract Administrator

The instructor was very insightful and knowledgeable, kept the seminar focused and the conversation going.

—Domenic - Director, Corporate Credit

The exercises were excellent to help identify more precisely the most important issues.

—Linda - Legal Counsel

Excellent! Very helpful and informative.

—Shawn - Supervisor, Contract Administration

ISDA Master Agreements 202

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