Mission Statement

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

Strategy Statement

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

The Source for Robust and Trusted Documentation

  • Providing standardized documentation globally to ensure legal certainty and maximum risk reduction through netting and collateralization

The Architect of a Secure and Efficient Infrastructure

  • Promoting infrastructure that supports an orderly and reliable marketplace as well as transparency to regulators

An Advocate for Effective Risk Management and Clearing

  • Enhancing counterparty and market risk practices and advancing the effective use of central clearing facilities and trade repositories

The Voice for the Global Derivatives Marketplace

  • Representing the derivatives industry through public policy, ISDA governance, ISDA services, education and communication