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European Cleared Derivatives Execution Agreement

European Cleared Derivatives Execution Agreement

This webinar discussed the recently released FIA-ISDA Cleared Derivatives Execution Agreement – a model that can be used by participants in clear swap markets to negotiate enforcement-related agreements with over-the-counter derivatives counterparties that must be removed. This webiner provides an overview of the document and its use, takes a closer look at the specific provisions and presents optional annexes. The derivatives industry has established model forms to cover the documentation costs associated with the introduction of clearing agreements, and last November the AEMF launched a consultation to review existing RSRs and ITS to clarify the interpretation of the data fields needed to report to central repositories and the most appropriate way to complete them. Although the consultation period ended on 13 February 2015, the ESMA has not yet been required to propose formal changes to the SS and STIs and, therefore, the reports must continue to comply with existing rules, as they remain in force at this time. However, the AEMF Q-A[25] confirms a new two-step validation process for central repositories to ensure that reports are made in accordance with this new regime. Other concerns and difficulties remain in some areas of communication, including the Single Trade Identifier (UTI), which is the subject of much discussion (in the absence of international agreement, although ISDA best practice guidelines are available[26]), which must be agreed upon by mutual agreement and must be attributed to the transaction report. , as well as concerns about intragroup reporting (there are no exceptions for intragroup reporting) and the operational load associated with obtaining an LEI for each company in the group. The reporting obligation includes derivatives of all asset classes (interest rates, loans, currencies (“FX”), equities and other commodities. With regard to FX transactions, it is important to keep in mind that: Clearing requirements have made significant changes in derivatives documentation. While unsettled derivatives continue to be governed by a master`s contract from the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and an annex to credit assistance, offset derivatives require other documents such as: (i) clearing agreements, (ii) clearing agreements and (iii) collateral transformation agreements. Following the publication by the Basel Committee and IOSCO[30] of the final policy framework for the establishment by the Basel Committee and IOSCO[30] of minimum standards for margin requirements, 14 April 2014 marked an important step in the European development of pending definitive mitigation techniques, the joint publication of a consultation paper on the RTS project by the European supervisory authorities [31].

[32] This consultation paper was recently supplemented by a second ESA consultation paper[33], which is based on the first and was the subject of observations until 10 July 2015. At the time of the letter, the European Banking Authority had just published (15 July 2015) a website containing the responses it received to this consultation document. [34] Even in this case, the compensation obligation would only be effective for counterparties classified as “Category 1” on the basis of the phases of entry time defined in the RTS project.