ISDA: Be Ready For May 1 And Standard Swap Confirmation

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By May 1, all counterparties must have provided their registered swap dealers with legal classifications and representations to allow the swap dealers to comply with the CFTC’s External Business Conduct Rule (EBCR). After the EBCR deadline, swap dealers will only continue offering and executing swaps with in-scope counterparties who have provided the necessary information for compliance. ISDA has a webinar available on its site to address the above issues.  The webinar covers:

  •        Applying for a CICI number from DTCC
  •        Adhering to the August 2012 D-F Protocol through ISDA’s Protocol Management website
  •        Completing the client questionnaire either via the ISDA Amend utility or another delivery mechanism

ISDA has also published a standard form of confirmation for a market agreed coupon  contract as an additional choice for market participants who wish to use over-the-counter  interest rate swaps  that have common, pre-agreed terms.

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