The leading knowledge platform for the financial technology industry
The leading knowledge platform for the financial technology industry

A-Team Insight Blogs

ISDA’s CDS Big Bang Protocol Goes into Effect for US Market

Following months of preparation by the banking and vendor communities, the US market has today seen the go live date for the overhaul of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) credit default swap (CDS) standard protocols. The changes are aimed at reducing systemic risk by introducing a standardised pricing system for CDSs and making clear what procedures must be adopted should a default occur for a CDS contract.

According to Robert Pickel, head of ISDA, the big bang protocol will provide a framework for the industry by which it can standardise the traditionally opaque credit derivatives. It is hoped that the changes will also assist in the move towards central clearing for CDSs with the advent of central counterparties (CCPs) such as IntercontinentalExchange’s ICE Trust.

Related content

WEBINAR

Recorded Webinar: MiFID II: Data for transaction reporting

Don’t miss this opportunity to view the recording of this recently held webinar. Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) is complemented by Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR), which builds out transaction reporting requirements with a number of new reporting obligations. The data and data management challenges of reporting include an increase in...

BLOG

DANIE Consortium on Course for Legal Entity Status, Additional Data Sharing Apps

The DANIE consortium is close to confirming a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a group of large global banks that will define the consortium’s participant community, add momentum to the project, and provide a stepping stone towards making DANIE a legal entity that is industry owned and governed. The consortium was formed in late 2019...

EVENT

FRTB Briefing Virtual (Redirected)

The FRTB Briefing Virtual will examine key focus areas and priorities for banks in 2020 and offer guidance, advice and expertise for tackling the challenges and pain points around implementing the FRTB regulation.

GUIDE

Entity Data Management Handbook – Sixth Edition

High-profile and punitive penalties handed out to large financial institutions for non-compliance with Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations have catapulted entity data management up the business agenda. So, too, have industry and government reports on the staggering sums of money laundered on a global basis. Less apparent, but equally important, are...