About ISDA

Since 1985, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association has worked to make the global derivatives markets safer and more efficient.

ISDA’s pioneering work in developing the ISDA Master Agreement and a wide range of related documentation materials, and in ensuring the enforceability of their netting and collateral provisions, has helped to significantly reduce credit and legal risk. The Association has been a leader in promoting sound risk management practices and processes, and engages constructively with policymakers and legislators around the world to advance the understanding and treatment of derivatives as a risk management tool.

Today, ISDA has more than 875 member institutions from 68 countries. These members comprise of a broad range of derivatives market participants, including corporations, investment managers, government and supranational entities, insurance companies, energy and commodities firms, and international and regional banks. In addition to market participants, members also include key components of the derivatives market infrastructure, such as exchanges, intermediaries, clearing houses and repositories, as well as law firms, accounting firms and other service providers.

ISDA’s work in three key areas – reducing counterparty credit risk, increasing transparency, and improving the industry’s operational infrastructure – show the strong commitment of the Association toward its primary goals; to build robust, stable financial markets and a strong financial regulatory framework.


DateTitle / DescriptionDocuments
May 8, 2017
Who Uses Derivatives - And Why?
Fact Sheet
Uses and benefits Fact sheet2 (002).pdf
May 8, 2017
Derivatives - Facts and Figures
Fact Sheet
Derivatives facts and figures Fact sheet FINAL.pdf
May 8, 2017
How has the Derivatives Market Changed?
Fact Sheet
Market change Fact sheet FINAL.pdf
April 25, 2014
The Value of Derivatives
ISDA's 2014 brochure
ISDA FINAL 2014.pdf
April 19, 2013
Global Derivatives: More Change Ahead
ISDA's 2013 brochure
ISDA Brochure 2013 Final.pdf