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Derivatives Products Overview

7.5 CLE Credit Hours Available (New York)

Transitional and Nontransitional Credit


7.5 CPE Credit Hours Available

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Global Financial Conference Center
New York


8:15 AM


Registration and Continental Breakfast




9:00 AM


Introduction and Welcoming Remarks



Yani Martes, Assistant General Counsel, ISDA




9:15 AM


Interest Rate Products



  • Floating rate options
  • Interest rate swaps
  • Caps, floors and collars
  • Compounding in swaps
  • Swaptions and straddles
  • Optional and mandatory exercise rights
  • Options: Automatic exercise, exercise styles and settlement methods
  • Negative interest amounts
  • ISDA Matrices and ISDA Supplements



 Ilene K. Froom, Partner, Reed Smith LLP
Alex van Voorhees,
Assistant General Counsel, Bank of America Merrill Lynch




10:45 AM


Morning Break




11:00 AM


Equity Derivatives Products



  • Underlying assets: single share, single index, basket of shares, basket of indices
  • Options, caps, floors and collars
  • Pre-paid variable forwards
  • Total return swaps
  • FX provisions in equity derivatives trades
  • Volatility and variance swaps
  • Knock-out and knock-in events
  • Documentation



Seth L. Bloom, Counsel, Purrington Moody Weil LLP
Gary M. Rosenblum, Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, 
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Robert Stewart,Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Bank of America Merrill Lynch




12:30 PM






1:30 PM


Foreign Exchange Products



  • The 1998 FX and Currency Option Cross Currency Swaps Definitions and Annex A thereto
  • Cross Currency Swaps
  • Non-deliverable and deliverable forwards
  • Non-deliverable and deliverable options
  • Cross Rates and the Non-Deliverable Cross Currency FX Transactions Supplement
  • Unscheduled Holidays, Disruption Events and Disruption Fallbacks
  • Master Confirmation Agreements



Ilene K. Froom, Partner, Reed Smith LLP
Olivia Wang, Executive Director, Legal Department, Fixed Income Division, Morgan Stanley




2:30 PM


Afternoon Break




2:45 PM


Credit Derivatives Products



  • Credit default swaps: single name and index
  • Reference Obligation and Standard Reference Obligation
  • CDS on sovereign debt
  • Credit events and regional variations
  • The ISDA Credit Derivatives Determinations Committee
  • Settlement methods and auctions
  • Credit Derivatives Physical Settlement Matrix



Fabien Carruzzo, Partner, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Vinod S. Aravind, Associate, Allen & Overy LLP




4:00 PM


Commodity Derivatives Products



  • Examples of transaction underlyers: Agriculture, Base and Precious Metals, Coal, Crude Oil, Emissions, Gas, Power
  • Forwards and options
  • Settlement conventions unique to underlying commodity and region (e.g., financial commodities, power, physical commodities)
  • Option exercise
  • Market Disruption Events and consequences



Kari S. Larsen, Counsel, Reed Smith LLP
Simon L. Snyder, Associate, Teigland-Hunt LLP




5:00 PM


Conference Concludes


Agenda is subject to change

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