Mission Statement

ISDA fosters safe and efficient derivatives markets to facilitate effective risk management for all users of derivative products.

Strategy Statement

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ISDA achieves its mission by representing all market participants globally, promoting high standards of commercial conduct that enhance market integrity, and leading industry action on derivatives issues. This includes being:

The Preeminent Voice of the Global Derivatives Marketplace

  • Representing the industry through public policy engagement, education and communication

An Advocate for Effective Risk and Capital Management

  • Enhancing counterparty and market risk practices and ensuring a prudent and consistent regulatory capital and margin framework

The Source for Global Industry Standards in Documentation

  • Developing standardized documentation globally to promote legal certainty and maximum risk reduction

A Strong Proponent for a Safe, Efficient Market Infrastructure for Derivatives Trading, Clearing and Reporting

  • Advancing practices related to trading, clearing, reporting and processing of transactions in order to enhance the safety, liquidity and transparency of global derivatives markets