Many over-the-counter derivatives are now required to be cleared pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act. In this one-day course, participants will be introduced to the process and rules of central clearing. Once the background has been acquired, the class will receive an issue-by-issue analysis of the new documentation that is necessary to clear over-the-counter derivatives. The class will be challenged to consider how best to negotiate these issues and to assess the risks to their organizations. If your organization transacts over-the-counter derivatives to manage financial market risks, your employees need to grasp the intricacies of central clearing.
GuyLaine Charles has the professional background and classroom experience to bring understanding to this complex field. GuyLaine has dealt with energy contracts and over-the-counter derivatives for more than a decade at major law firms in both Canada and the United States. In her present position as Partner at Teigland-Hunt LLP in New York, GuyLaine has led numerous seminars on ISDA and NAESB for clients, universities, and conferences.

A continental breakfast and catered lunch will be provided.

Key Details

Dates: TBD
Venue: TBD
Instructor: GuyLaine Charles
Price: $945 + GST
Early-bird Pricing (Registered a month in advance): $895 + GST
Course Level: Advanced
Catering Included: Yes
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Course Outline

  1. Background
  2. Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act
  3. Extraterritorial Reach of Dodd-Frank
  4. Swaps vs. Forwards
  5. Swap Data Recordkeeping Requirements
  6. Swap Data Reporting Requirements
  7. External Business Conduct Standards
  8. Swap Trading Relationship Documentation
  9. Portfolio Reconciliation
  10. Trade Execution Requirement
  11. Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps
  12. End-User Exception
  13. Documentation related to Central Clearing
  14. Futures Agreement
  15. Cleared Derivatives Addendum
  16. Cleared Derivatives Execution Agreement
  17. Swap Execution Facilities
  18. Closing Remarks

Key Learning Objectives

  • Understand key terminology used in the industry
  • Analyze domestic & global natural gas resources
  • Understand the complete process from acquiring land for exploration to transportation to consumption of natural gas
  • Understand various industry regulations
  • Comprehension of trade & price management of natural gas in the world market
  • Identify risks & challenges that arise from natural gas extraction, processing & delivery
  • Examine & review environmental best practices & understand new challenges faced by industry from extracting natural gas from unconventional resources

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Who Should Attend?

  • Advisors
  • Corporate and Legal Counsel
  • Upper and Middle Management
  • Credit Analysts
  • Financial Institutions

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