A “How to Guide” to Basic Derivatives, Swaps Clearing & Structured Products

New York City Bar

01/22/2016 09:00 a.m. - 01:00 p.m.

Capital Markets, Banking + Financial Services, Financial Institutions + Financial Services, Derivatives + Commodities, and Derivatives + Commodities Regulation

New York City Bar
42 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036

Anna T. Pinedo

Speaking Engagement

This course will enable both in-house and outside counsel to expand their skills and be more valuable to their clients by covering the why, what, when, where and how of derivatives.  Derivatives are used by most large public and many private companies, in part to manage risk. This basic course will cover how the International Swaps Dealer Agreements (“ISDA”) and Credit Support Agreements (“CSAs”) work; how to avoid common, costly mistakes and unintended consequences when negotiating ISDA contracts; and understanding the differences among the three contract types.

Morrison & Foerster Partner Anna T. Pinedo will speak on the “Key Considerations in Derivatives and Structured Products and Collateral” panel.

Topics Will Include:

  • Collateral posting and protection issues;
  • Bankruptcy and credit downgrade considerations;
  • Understanding netting of exposures, risk exposure, valuation and risk:  notional values, counterparty risk, pricing and leverage;
  • Use of derivatives in M&A; and
  • Tax implications of various derivatives and structured notes.


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