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ISDA Publishes Framework to Facilitate Close-Out of Derivatives Contracts

ISDA Publishes Framework to Facilitate Close-Out of Derivatives Contracts

By: Kenneth Holston, Cheryl L. Isaac, Matthew J. Rogers, Jordan A. Knight, and Bradley D. Bostwick

On 27 June 2024, ISDA published the ISDA Close-out Framework, an interactive decision tree that market participants can use to help prepare for potential terminations of collateralized derivatives contracts that are documented under an ISDA Master Agreement. The ISDA Close-out Framework was launched in response to the March 2023 failures of Signature Bank and Silicon Valley Bank, which shed light on the complexities of terminating swaps and other over-the-counter derivatives in the multifaceted post-financial crisis swap regulatory regimes. ISDA designed this framework in response to feedback from the derivatives industry that factors such as segregated margin and stays on the exercise of termination rights and remedies makes terminating and closing out derivatives contracts increasingly complex.

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