The 2011 Global Master Repurchase Agreement

Audience: This course benefits the legal teams involved in negotiating this agreement, the credit teams involved in assessing credit risk on these transactions as well as the trading teams who trade repo. Collateral personnel may also be interested in this course in terms of how the margining process works.

Delegates are required to bring a copy of the 2011 Global Master Repurchase Agreement and the Annex published by SASLA.

  • What is a repo: classic repo; buy-/sell-back and securities lending transaction

  • Tri-party repo

  • An overview of the different repo products

  • Why use repo?

  • Background to the legal documentation

  • Benefits of using a GMRA

  • Legal aspects of a repo

  • Risks and rewards: credit risks involved

  • New or different definitions used in the 2011 GMRA

  • Margin and margin maintenance

  • Collateral and haircuts: margin ratio and margin percentage calculations (and how they relate to Transaction Exposure)

  • Re-pricing

  • Adjustment

  • Income payments

  • Substitution of collateral

  • Default mechanisms in the GMRA

  • Buy-in, mini close-out and set-off

  • The Annex and elective provisions; the Buy/Sell Back Annex

  • The use of the GMRA in South Africa

  • Re-characterisation risks

  • Tax implications

Outcomes: Delegates will gain a solid understanding of the 2011 GMRA, the margining process as well as how this agreement works in the context of SA law. Negotiation points of the agreement will also be discussed to give the delegates a good understanding of how to effectively negotiate the agreement.

Duration: 6 hours

Cost: R7 350 pp (excl. VAT)

The training was very helpful. A not-so-simple part of the law was rendered accessible. The course was pitched at a ‘real’ level in that it was practical and not merely academic.  

Thulani Dyasi, Legal Council, ABSA



Live & Interactive

13-14-15 September 2022

Modern Work Space


For a minimum of 5 delegates

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Da Vinci (Jhb) | Cellars-Hohenort (CT)

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