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

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DateTitle / DescriptionDocuments
April 29, 2016
ISDA letter to RBI on Industry Associations Recommend Global Adoption of Entity-Based Reporting.
Ltr to RBI - 290416.pdf
April 12, 2016
APAC Regulatory Profiles - April 2016
This collection of profiles lists key institutions, regulatory milestones and ISDA submissions for the OTC derivatives markets in the following jurisdictions: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
APAC Regulatory Profiles - Apr 2016_FINAL_04072016.pdf
March 31, 2016
ISDA submission to The Clearing Corporation of India Limited regards to Consultation on Collection of End of the Day Incremental MTM Margin on Cleared Trades in Various Business Segments.
India Submission - 310316.pdf
March 21, 2016
ISDA submission to The Treasury regards to the Client Money Reforms.
Australia Submission - 210316.pdf
March 21, 2016
ISDA submission to ASIC requesting relief from central clearing requirements for Pre-Mandate Swaptions.
Australia ASIC Submission - 210316.pdf
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.
February 24, 2016
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
ISDA submission to The Treasury regards to Resilience and Collateral Protection and Client Money Reforms.
Australia Submission - 050216.pdf
February 4, 2016
ISDA submission to ASX Limited regards to the Consultation Paper on the Exposure Draft Rules for Interim Replenishment of Default Funds.
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