ISDA documentation training for raw recruits


In late 2012 Paul Harding, Chairman of DDL, conducted a 10 day training course for a British client who had recruited a large number of graduates mostly destined to be ISDA negotiators. The course Paul conducted was part of an intensive and wide ranging training programme for these new recruits.

The course covered the 2002 ISDA Master Agreement and the ISDA Credit Support Annexes under English and New York law. It gave these graduates a very strong foundation of knowledge on which was built the British client’s own negotiation policies. Particularly enjoyable were the various quizzes to see how much knowledge the graduates had retained – a great deal in most cases!

Also given the enormous regulatory and operational changes coming to the OTC derivatives market from the US Dodd-Frank Act and the European EMIR legislation, sessions were held on these initiatives to acquaint delegates with what was coming in the near future.

DDL hopes to repeat this type of work with the same client and others in the future. DDL has also provided similar courses for various European clients over the years when institutions set up new centres of excellence. We can provide tailor-made training for 1 or 2 weeks depending on the number of subjects to be covered.

If this type of extended training is of interest to you please contact us on +44 (0) 20 7060 1335 or email us at