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


01/23/2015 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Banking + Financial Services, Corporate Finance | Capital Markets, Financial Institutions + Financial Services, and Investment Management

James Schwartz

James Schwartz

Speaking Engagement

Harrison Lawrence
(212) 336-4004

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 Of Counsel Jim Schwartz will speak on a panel titled “Derivatives and Considerations Related to New Regulations.” Topics of discussion will include:

  • What are the roles of the Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and Commodities Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”);
  • Working with multiple regulators;
  • Derivatives clearing requirements of the Dodd Frank Act – reporting, compliance and unintended consequences; and
  • How to keep up with fast-paced regulatory changes in the derivatives and clearing area.

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