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Mastering the ISDA Master Agreement A Practical Guide for Negotiation

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ISBN-10: 0273654306

ISBN-13: 9780273654308

Edition: 2002

Authors: Paul Harding

List price: $86.99
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The ISDA Master Agreement is the main agreement used in the over-the-counter global derivatives market. It is a complex document, and this book provides a practical, clear and useful foundation for the fledgling negotiator.
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Book details

List price: $86.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Financial Times/Prentice Hall
Publication date: 1/11/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Paul Harding is the founder and managing director of Derivatives Documentation Limited, a derivatives consultancy and project management company based in the City of London providing negotiation, recruitment and in-house training services in derivatives documentation. He has also written A Practical Guide To The 2003 ISDA Credit Derivatives Definitions and A Practical Guide to Using Repo Master Agreements (Euromoney Books, 2004).

Every year institutions such as banks, financial institutions, and major corporations collectively spend millions of pounds globally in training people on the ISDA Master Agreement
This training takes place mainly through public courses which sometimes last 2-3 days and tend to leave attendees with bulky, uncoordinated materials and brain overload
Generally too much is attempted at these courses
It is like trying to turn a chess novice into a grandmaster in a few days
Mastering the ISDA Master Agreement will provide a practical, clear and useful foundation for the fledgling negotiator as well as supporting them with a good overview of the legal, credit and operational issues inherent in the ISDA Master Agreement
Published by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, the ISDA Master Agreement is the main agreement used in the over-the-counter global derivatives market
It is a complex document and it normally takes 1-2 years for a negotiator to become fully proficient in its intricacies
Mastering the ISDA Master Agreement is the first book to offer clear, detailed, practical guidance on ISDA Master Agreement negotiation, which is vital to all institutions involved in OTC derivatives
It will provide the many new entrants globally to derivatives documentation with a practical negotiation guide so that they can approach their work confidently without the need for constant reference to seniors or regular attendance on training courses
It dispels any mystique to reveal a very versatile Agreement that any intelligent person can negotiate with a solid foundation of technical knowledge
Mastering the ISDA Master Agreement includes: clear facing page commentary on the Agreement and a sample Schedule examples of Schedule elements for special entities numerous examples of Schedule provisions chapters on the Agreement's legal, credit and operational aspects useful annexes offering key information in one place a simplified glossary of terms used in the Agreement
It will be of invaluable use to banks, other financial institutions, fund managers, law firms, credit officers, companies, regulators and financial students