A “How To Guide” To Basic Derivatives & Structured Products
Wednesday, Jan 23 2013

This course will enable in-house as well as attorneys at law firms to expand their skills and to 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,what,when,where and why companies enter into derivatives; how the basic International Swaps Dealer Agreements (“ISDA”) and credit support agreements (“CSAs”) work; how to avoid common, costly mistakes and unintended consequences when negotiating ISDA contracts; understanding the differences among the three contract types; understanding the differences related to the five classes of underlying assets; structured products linked to common indices, such as the S&P, Russell 2000, individual company stocks and foreign indices; collateral posting and protection issues, bankruptcy and credit downgrade considerations, use of derivatives in M&A; understanding valuation and risk; tax consequences of various derivatives and structured notes; how the derivatives clearing requirements of the Dodd Frank Act impact the derivatives market and your clients.

New York & California CLE Credit: 3.0 professional practice . New Jersey CLE Credit: 3.0 general. This live program provides transitional/non-transitional credit to all attorneys. Illinois & Pennsylvania Credit: 2.5 general


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