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Company Overview of International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc.

Company Overview

International Swaps and Derivatives Association Inc. (ISDA) is a financial membership trade association that consists of over 600 member institutions across worldwide representing the negotiated derivatives industry. The trade association develops the ISDA master agreement; sets and publishes standard documentation materials and instruments that covers transaction types; produces legal opinions on enforceability of netting and collateral arrangements for ISDA members; promotes sound risk management practices; and encourages international public understanding of derivatives and risk management from public policy and regulatory capital perspectives. ISDA was chartered in 1985 and is based in N...

360 Madison Avenue

16th Floor

New York, NY 10017

United States

Founded in 1985





Key Executives for International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Age: 54
Executive Vice Chairman
General Counsel of Americas and Head of Equity, FX and Interest Rate Legal
Head of Risk and Reporting
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. Key Developments

ISDA Presents at Energy Risk Europe - 19th annual conference, Jun-22-2016 11:00 AM

ISDA Presents at Energy Risk Europe - 19th annual conference, Jun-22-2016 11:00 AM. Venue: The Montcalm London Marble Arch, 2 Wallenberg Place, London, United Kingdom. Speakers: Benoit Gourisse, Director of European Policy.

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. Announces the Appointment of Katherine Tew Darras as General Counsel

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. has announced the appointment of Katherine Tew Darras as General Counsel. As General Counsel, Ms. Tew Darras will lead ISDA’s efforts to develop the legal standards, documentation and opinions necessary to support global cleared and non-cleared derivatives businesses. This includes the initiative to develop documentation and protocols to facilitate compliance with new derivatives regulations including margin rules for non-cleared derivatives, the expansion of the ISDA Resolution Stay Jurisdictional Modular Protocol, and the ongoing publication of close-out netting, collateral and clearing opinions. Ms. Tew Darras joined ISDA in November 2001 as assistant general counsel, and was named general counsel for the Americas in 2008. She has served as acting General Counsel since January 2016. Prior to her career at ISDA, Ms. Tew Darras was an associate at international law firm Salans LLP, where she worked in the financial institutions group. She will continue to be based in ISDA’s New York office.

International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. Announces Executive Appointments

International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. announced that it has appointed two senior executives from a central counterparty and a futures commission merchant (FCM) to its Board of Directors. The new directors are John Dabbs, Global Head of Prime Derivatives Services at Credit Suisse, and Kim Taylor, President of Global Operations, Technology and Risk at CME Group. Ms.Taylor will sit on the board for one year, after which the position will be taken by representatives from other CCPs on a revolving, one-year basis. The appointments follow a decision earlier this year to increase the size of the company board and to further broaden its scope and perspective. John Dabbs is Managing Director at Credit Suisse in the Global Markets division in New York. He is the Global Head of Prime Derivative Services, which includes listed derivatives and cleared swaps. Prior to this position, Mr. Dabbs was European Head of Listed Derivatives in London. Before joining Credit Suisse, he was the Asia Head of Listed Derivatives for both Lehman Brothers and Nomura. Mr. Dabbs serves as a member of Credit Suisse’s Managing Direct Evaluation Committee (MDEC). He also serves as an Executive Director of FIA, and participates on numerous industry and regulatory related panels and working groups. Kim Taylor has served as President of Global Operations, Technology and Risk at CME Group since 2014. She is responsible for leading all of the company's operational functions globally, including clearing, operations, technology and platform development. Prior to this position, Ms. Taylor was President of CME Clearing from 2004. She led CME's efforts to establish its clearing agreement with Chicago Board of Trade in 2003, and to complete the integration of NYMEX clearing systems in 2009, following CME Group's 2008 acquisition of NYMEX. Ms. Taylor has also been instrumental in the expansion of CME's over-the-counter clearing services. Since joining CME in 1989 as a clearing analyst, she has held a variety of senior roles in the Clearing House Division, including Managing Director of Risk Management. Ms. Taylor serves on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's Global Markets Advisory Committee.

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