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Accelerate your career with my Derivatives Documentation online Courses, accessible anywhere in the world. Are you new to the ISDA® community and looking to learn more and looking for step-by-step trading agreements negotiation guides with examples?
By: Derivatives Lab International
The ISDA Lab is the first online course of its kind that not only teaches you all you need to know about an ISDA® Master Agreement, but gives you all the information you need to negotiate it like a pro.
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My name is Edyta and I'm the founder of the Derivatives Lab. I joined Man Group plc, the world's largest listed hedge fund manager. During my employment, I grew and developed not only as a derivatives lawyer but also as a manager co-heading their Prime Brokerage and Trading Legal team in London.
Derivatives Lab is what I wish I had access to when I was starting my career! I remember feeling completely stuck, not understanding the industry jargon, relaying on a self-made list of investment banking abbreviations and an 800-page long book on how to master the ISDA agreement.
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The Structure of an ISDA Agreement and the Importance of Negotiation
The ISDA Agreement is made up of two parts: the master terms (legal provisions) and the schedule (elections and optional provisions, credit and jurisdictional provisions). It is only the schedule that needs to be negotiated. The ISDA can therefore be tailored to suit the counterparty and the particular credit risks or jurisdictional requirements of the counterparty by negotiating terms into the schedule.
Below is a list of credit provisions that may be negotiated:
Additional Termination Events
Grace periods for certain Events of Default
Cross Default vs. Cross Acceleration
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