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Derivatives – The ISDA® Documentation

Thursday & Friday, 15th & 16th September 2011, Clarion Hotel, IFSC, Dublin 1
This programme provides delegates with a pragmatic approach to the ISDA® Master Agreements, collateral and the ISDA®
Credit Support Annex. The course tackles industry-specific case studies and provides delegates with practical negotiation tips.
The most recent regulatory developments are covered.

Who should attend?

Legal counsel; Investment managers; Corporate treasurers; Middle and back office; Compliance officers; Risk managers;
Anyone interested in the ISDA documentation.

15th September – ISDA® Master Agreements 16th September - Collateral

8.30-9.00 Breakfast
8.30-9.00 Registration/Breakfast
9.00-12.30 Collateral Management
Refresher on Derivatives -Rationale behind collateral
-Overview of Derivatives Markets -Collateral types
-Risks pertaining to Derivatives -Factors affecting choice of collateral
-Getting the collateral balance right
The ISDA® Master Agreements -Haircuts
-Rationale behind ISDA® documentation -Varying collateral
-Key principles -Controlling collateral
-Section-by-section analysis of the 2002 ISDA®
Master Agreement General legal issues relating to collateral
-Comparison with 1992 version -Governing law
-Recharacterisation risk
12.30-1400 Networking Lunch -Pledges/perfection of security
-Securities held in custodial systems (e.g.
14.00-17.00 Euroclear and Clearstream)
The Schedule to the ISDA® Master -EU Directive on collateral
-Termination provisions -Impact of central clearing
-Elections, notices, deliveries
-Key amendments 12.30-1400 Networking Lunch

Practical negotiation 14.00-17.00

-Discussion of ISDA clauses submitted by The ISDA® Credit Support Annex (English Law)
delegates -Analysis of provisions
-Negotiation advice -Common amendments with examples
-Corporate counterparties -Comparison with other collateral documentation
-Investment fund counterparties -Credit Support Deed
-Credit Support Annex (New York Law)
Regulatory update
  Practical approach
-Asset management specific cases
+++  -Calculating termination amount and impact of
Delegates are expected to bring their own copies of the collateral
2002/1992 ISDA® Master Agreement and Credit Support
Annex Regulatory update

This event is brought to you by Quickstep Consulting in association with Jurisconsul

ISDA® is a registered trademark of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. This training session is
neither sponsored by nor affiliated with the International Swaps and Derivatives Association.

The Company – Quickstep Consulting

Quickstep Consulting is dedicated to providing training and consulting services to funds and their service providers. Specialties
include derivatives, financial reporting, fund regulation and all areas of fund accounting. Clients include leading hedge funds
and fund administrators, trustees, auditors, lawyers and consultants.

Services Provided by Quickstep Consulting - Training

• Customised in-house training courses (design, development, delivery, evaluation)

• Customised training course development (design, development, hand over material to client’s internal use)
• One-to-one key person training
• Provision of training material for client’s internal use
• Out-sourced training department
• Open courses

Services Provided by Quickstep Consulting – Consulting

• Fund administrator review

• Operational review
• Best process development
• Procedures manual documentation

The Facilitator – Gérald Pasquier

Mr. Gérald Pasquier is Head of Investment Funds and Derivatives at JURISCONSUL, a Luxembourg law firm. Gérald
specialises in Financial Law and focuses on Derivatives and Investment Funds. A former ISDA negotiator at a major asset
management company, he acquired his legal expertise working for leading law firms and financial institutions across
prominent jurisdictions in Asia and Europe.
Gérald runs training sessions on derivatives in major financial centres in Europe, the Middle-East, Asia and North America,
and lectures in a number of European schools. Gérald is a Member of the Luxembourg Bar and Paris Bar (Avocat), admitted to
practice in England and Wales (Solicitor), holds a LLM in Banking and Financial Law and a Certificate in Corporate Finance.
For more information on Gérald or JURISCONSUL, or to contact Gérald, visit

What The Clients Say

“Good to see someone with a passion for the law expressing it in a collegiate manner.’’ VP at Barclays Capital in New York.
“You should write a guide to the ISDA…that would be a great success. Good job!” Lombard Odier - Geneva Private Bank.
“I recommend Gerald’s seminar. The material is well thought out and is presented with a great deal of professionalism.”
Legal Counsel, Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking, Paris, France.

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ISDA® is a registered trademark of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. This training session is
neither sponsored by nor affiliated with the International Swaps and Derivatives Association.
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ISDA® is a registered trademark of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. This training session is
neither sponsored by nor affiliated with the International Swaps and Derivatives Association.