Update on OTC Derivative Regulations 2017 to Present


Audience: This course is relevant for those legal and business personnel who have already attended 'The Financial Markets Act and its Impact on the OTC Derivatives Market’ course and/or ‘OTC Regulations: An Overview of the Financial Markets Act, Dodd Frank and EMIR’ course, and need to be brought up-to-speed on the updates in these regulatory regimes since 2017.

  • Updates to the margining of uncleared derivatives under the FMA (latest draft, November 2019)

  • Updates to Initial Margin requirements under EMIR, Dodd Frank and FMA; and the use of smart contracts for IM

  • Update to the reporting requirements under the FMA (April 2018 Board Notice)

  • Other updates to the FMA since 2017: the Financial Sector Regulation Act 2017; the Financial Markets Act regulations; authorising ODPs

  • The Financial Matters Amendment Bill

  • MiFID II: an overview

  • Securities Financing Transaction Regulation under EMIR: transparency and reporting provisions

  • Bank Resolution and Recovery Directive (BRRD): how it will operate and how it will impact SA Counterparties

  • The US Resolution Stay Protocols: what the regulation provides for and who is impacted; main terms of the US Stay Protocol and how to adhere

  • Benchmark reform; risk-free rates; LIBOR 

  • ISDA® initiatives to support benchmark reform: supplement to the 2006 ISDA® definitions and the Benchmark Protocol

Outcomes: Delegates will gain an update to the most recent developments in local and international regulation in the OTC deriatives market.

Duration: 4 hours (9am – 2pm, including lunch)


In-person (Joburg, CT or in-house) > R5 500 per person (excluding VAT)

Online – live                                     > R5 500 pp (excl. VAT)

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This programme is neither sponsored by nor affiliated with the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc.

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