Functional Areas

ISDA’s core areas of focus in the OTC derivatives markets includes: legal and documentation; public policy; risk management; market infrastructure; research; and accounting and tax. The Association’s work in each of these areas is available here.

  •   Legal & Documentation

    Recent documentation, amicus briefs, opinions, and the Determinations Committees

  •   Public Policy

    Responses and comment letters to regulatory and legislative proposals from around the world

  •   Risk Management

    Analyses of and responses on regulatory capital issues to international and national supervisors

  •   Market Infrastructure and Technology

    ISDA’s work to support and promote safe, efficient OTC derivatives markets across asset classes

  •   Research

    The OTC Derivatives Industry is changing at an ever increasing pace, as is the regulatory response to events which occur in the markets. ISDA’s Research Team covers key topics in derivatives, public...

  •   ISDA WGMR Implementation Initiative

    In September 2013, the Working Group on Margin Requirements (WGMR), an initiative jointly run by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) and the International Organization of Securities Comm...

  •   Accounting & Tax

    The Association’s position on tax and accounting issues and proposals under both US GAAP and IFRS

  •   Symbology

    Development of an open source product Symbology for pre-trade, trade and post trade business processes.

  •   Protocol Management

    Protocol Management is a technical solution for the multilateral contractual amendment mechanism which provides an efficient way of implementing industry standard contractual changes over a broad numb...

  •   Data, Reporting and FpML

    The Data, Reporting and FpML group covers three main areas related to standardization and automation of OTC derivatives: Data & Reporting, CCS and FpML.