International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA)

The mission of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) is to encourage the prudent and efficient development of the privately negotiated derivatives business by:

  • Promoting practices conducive to the efficient conduct of the business, including the development and maintenance of derivatives documentation. 
  • Promoting the development of sound risk management practices. 
  • Fostering high standards of commercial conduct. 
  • Advancing international public understanding of the business. 
  • Educating members and others on legislative regulatory, legal, documentation, accounting, tax, operational, technological and other issues affecting them. 
  • Creating a forum for the analysis and discussion of, and representing the common interest of its members on, these issues and developments. 

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More information: ISDA website.

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