Asia-Pacific

ISDA’s work across the Asia-Pacific region with the core areas of focus:  documentation, public policy, market structure, market practice and research.

Click for additional ISDA material on Asia-Pacific, including committee structures and upcoming ISDA conferences and seminars in the Asia-Pacific region.

For inquiries or requests regarding APAC countries, please email isdaap@isda.org.


DateTitle / DescriptionDocuments
March 3, 2016
ISDA Clearing Classification Letter (Australia - ASIC Clearing Classifications)
On July 14, 2015, ISDA published the ISDA EMIR Classification Letter which was intended to enable counterparties to notify each other of their status for clearing and other regulatory requirements under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). The ISDA EMIR Classification Letter is a bilateral version of the classification tools that currently exist on ISDA Amend, an online service jointly developed by ISDA and Markit. The ISDA Clearing Classification Letter was drafted and prepared taking into account the structure of the ISDA EMIR Classification Letter. Market participants intending to notify each other of their status for clearing under EMIR should therefore consider the ISDA EMIR Classification Letter or the EMIR classification tools on ISDA Amend. At present, the ISDA Clearing Classification Letter is available for use with appendices relating to the ASIC Derivative Transaction Rules (Clearing) 2015. This representation letter will enable counterparties to notify each other of their respective status for clearing requirements. In particular, the Appendices of this letter have been prepared to contain statements which are to be made in order to determine the application of clearing requirements under Australia’s mandatory central clearing regime for over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives of financial institutions. This letter allows counterparties to bilaterally communicate their status by answering a series of questions. Both a short form and a long form version of the ASIC Clearing Classifications have been prepared in Appendix I of the letter. Appendix II contains the form of ASIC Clearing Classification Update Notice.
ISDA_Clearing_Classification_Letter-Australia_Annex-20160303.docx
February 24, 2016
Singapore
ISDA submission to Monetary Authority of Singapore on Consultation Paper P002: Proposed Amendments to the Securities and Futures (Reporting of Derivatives Contracts) Regulations.
Singapore Submission - 240216.pdf
February 5, 2016
Australia
ISDA submission to The Treasury regards to Resilience and Collateral Protection and Client Money Reforms.
Australia Submission - 050216.pdf
February 4, 2016
Australia
ISDA submission to ASX Limited regards to the Consultation Paper on the Exposure Draft Rules for Interim Replenishment of Default Funds.
Australia_040216.pdf
January 31, 2016
APAC January Monthly Update
Summary of important regulatory developments, meetings, committee activities and conferences in the region.
ISDA Asia Pacific Monthly Update-Jan16.pdf
January 29, 2016
Hong Kong
ISDA joint submission with ASIFMA to The Hong Kong Monetary Authority regards to Consultation Paper on Non-centrally Cleared OTC Derivatives Transactions - Margin and Other Risk Mitigation Standards.
HK Submission - 290116.pdf
January 8, 2016
Australia
Joint ISDA-AFMA submission to ASIC with cost savings estimates requesting relief from UTI share-and-pair requirements.
Australia_080116.pdf Australia_180116.pdf
December 31, 2015
APAC December Monthly Update
Summary of important regulatory developments, meetings, committee activities and conferences in the region.
ISDA Asia Pacific Monthly Update-Dec15.pdf
December 30, 2015
Hong Kong
ISDA joint submission with FIA Asia and ASIFMA to The Securities and Futures Commission regards to Consultation Paper on Proposed Amendments to the Guidelines for the Regulation of Automated Trading Services.
HK_301215.pdf
December 21, 2015
Australia
ISDA submission to ASIC, MAS, HKMA and SFC requesting an extension of the 1 February 2016 Asia-Pacific UTI go-live date.
APAC UTI Go-Live.pdf