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Top Five Careers in Banking and Finance with a Law Degree

Top Five Careers in Banking and Finance with a Law Degree A law degree is one of the most versatile qualifications out there. The skills developed while studying law are highly transferable across different careers. Analytical and research skills learned during your ....  Continue Reading

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Top Three ISDA Questions I Get Asked A Lot

Top Three ISDA Questions I Get Asked A Lot   1.     Are these terms “standard”?   The question I am being asked most often as a consultant is: “are these terms standard”? This happens to be the most popular question in respect ....  Continue Reading

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Top 3 Hidden ISDA Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Top 3 Hidden ISDA Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them Which Party Are You? It is customary for a dealer to act as “Party A” to the ISDA Master Agreement (“ISDA”). Nonetheless, I have come across a few buy-side entities who have ....  Continue Reading

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Three Good Reasons to Get Your ISDAs Checked-Up!

Three Good Reasons to Get Your ISDAs Checked-Up! Whilst the ISDA Master Agreement (“ISDA”) is standardised, it can and should be customised bilaterally to fit your business needs, strategy and credit profile. Once in place, the ISDA doesn’t have a termination date. ....  Continue Reading

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A recipe for a successful ISDA negotiation

A recipe for a successful ISDA negotiation. ISDA is one of the most frequently utilised and negotiated trading agreements in the world’s multi-trillion-pound derivatives market. This creates an immense potential if you wish to build your career in the financial services industry.   ....  Continue Reading

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Why negotiate ISDA Master Agreements?

Why negotiate ISDA Master Agreements? Most dealers require their counterparties to execute an ISDA Master Agreement (“ISDA”) as a prerequisite to trading. With all the time and money being spent on putting over-the-counter (“OTC”) trading arrangements in place, do we really need ....  Continue Reading

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Welcome to Derivatives Lab™!

Welcome to Derivatives Lab! Hi, I’m so glad you’re here and I’m very proud to introduce you to the Derivatives Lab. We live in the information overload era, constantly distracted and pulled in different directions, feeling like there is not enough time ....  Continue Reading

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