United States

DateTitle / DescriptionDocuments
March 7, 2014
Request for Comment on Application of Commission Regulations to Swaps Between Non-U.S. Swap Dealers and Non-U.S. Counterparties Involving Personnel or Agents of the Non-U.S. Swap Dealers Located in the United States
ISDA Letter to CFTC.
February 10, 2014
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking – Position Limits for Derivatives (RIN 3038-AD99)
ISDA/SIFMA Comment Letter to CFTC.
FINAL ISDA-SIFMA Position Limits NPRM Comment Letter (Feb  10 with Annexes).pdf
February 4, 2014
Reference Materials - ISDA Protocol and EU/US Comparison
Overview_of_USEU_Reforms_Final.pdf Protocol_Relevance_Final.pdf
October 11, 2013
Dodd-Frank March 2013 Protocol (DFP2) to EMIR Top Up Agreement
**ISDA has updated the DFP2 to EMIR Top Up Agreement as of 11th October 2013 to correct some minor typographical errors. The updated version and blackline are posted here**. On September 10, ISDA published the DFP2 to EMIR Top Up Agreement. This document seeks to allow for EMIR-compliant documentation for parties that have adhered to the Dodd-Frank March Protocol (“DFP2”) and do not wish to adhere to the ISDA 2013 EMIR Portfolio Reconciliation, Dispute Resolution and Disclosure Protocol (“EMIR Protocol”) in addition to this. The explanatory memo is provided to assist in your consideration of the DFP2 to EMIR Top Up Agreement. This document is designed to facilitate compliance with EMIR and Dodd Frank - this document extends DFP2 to cover EMIR compliance “add-ons”.
EMIR PORTFOLIO RECONCILIATION, DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND DISCLOSURE_Explanatory_Note.pdf DV - ISDA top up Sept vs Oct.doc ISDA DF2_EMIR_top_up_bilateral_agreement_Final - Oct correction.doc
October 9, 2013
CDS on US Sovereign Debt - FAQ
Responses to some frequently-asked questions that ISDA has received in connection with a potential CDS Credit Event on US sovereign debt. This does not constitute legal advice, and is subject in all respects to any determination that the ISDA Americas Credit Derivatives Determinations Committee may make in relation to CDS referencing the United States. ISDA makes no comment on the likelihood of the events described in this FAQ.
CDS on US Sovereign Debt FAQ 2013-10-09.pdf
August 20, 2013
Methodology for Regulatory Comparisons (Substituted Compliance)
This paper sets forth ISDA’s views regarding a conceptual framework and substantive processes for inter-jurisdictional recognition of derivatives regulation through a principles-based substituted compliance methodology. Our framework prioritizes achievement of the G-20 goals for OTC derivatives.
Methodology for Regulatory Comparisons 20130820.pdf
August 20, 2013
Common Principles - Examples (Substituted Compliance)
In our “Methodology for Regulatory Comparisons” document, ISDA proposed concepts to guide the comparisons of derivatives regulations that will be carried out by regulators assessing the possibility of substituted compliance. Our methodology relies on regulators, with input from the markets, developing common principles that will apply in various subject matter areas within derivatives regulation. These principles should be cast to support comparability of regulation without requiring identical regulation. To illustrate our proposed methodology, we offer the following examples of common principles. These examples have been developed and organized in relation to several of the original G-20 derivatives goals. (To be clear, these are merely examples and do not purport to illustrate comprehensive treatment of their subject matter areas.)
Common Principles - Examples 20130820.pdf
June 7, 2013
Letter to CFTC on CME Amended Request to Adopt New Chapter 10 and New Rule 1001
Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. Amended Request to Adopt New Chapter 10 and New Rule 1001 (IF 12-014). Letter to Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
CME 1001.pdf
June 6, 2013
Request for Extension of CFTC Final Exemptive Order Regarding Compliance with Certain Swap Regulations
Joint Trade Association Letter to the CFTC Request for Extension of CFTC Final Exemptive Order Regarding Compliance With Certain Swap Regulations.
Joint Trade Assn Letter to CFTC Requesting Cross Border Exemptive Order ....pdf
April 12, 2013
Letter on Margin Requirements for Non-Centrally-Cleared Derivatives
Letter from ISDA, IIF, AFME and SIFMA to the chairs of the BCBS, FSB, CGFS, IOSCO and CPSS (the “five chairs”) on concerns regarding the effects of initial margin (IM) requirements. The letter respectfully requests the chairs consider withdrawing or suspending any IM requirements until the consequences of such requirements have been fully analyzed and clarified.
Margin Requirements for Non-Cleared Derivatives.pdf