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A [[financial instrument]], feared in Nebraska as some kind of [[Financial weapons of mass destruction|WMD]], in the cradle of the Levant as a sort of Godless gambling contract, amongst commodity producers of the Midwest (other than that one fellow in Omaha) as a legitimate [[hedging]] activity, and for legions of patient [[negotiator|negotiators]] in London, New York, Hong Kong and the thriving satellite constellation of low-cost jurisdictions from Bangalore to Nashville, a steady, dreary, unglamorous means of keeping home fires stoked and food upon the table.
 
 
 
Could be a [[swap]]<ref>Also, fondly, known as a [[sw-ŏp]], but ''never'' a [[sw-æp]]. [[Swap does not rhyme with crap|Swaps aren’t, and don’t rhyme with, crap]].</ref>, an [[option]] or a [[future]]
 
{{sa}}
 
*[[FWMD Top Trumps]]
 
 
 
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Where do you start?
 
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{{tag|MiFID}} definition of [[derivative]] comes from the latter half (items (4) - (10)) of the definition of “[[Financial instrument - FCA Rulebook Term|Financial Instruments]]” set out in Section C of Annex I to {{tag|MiFID}} as follows:
 
 
 
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(1) [[Transferable securities]]; <br>  
 
(1) [[Transferable securities]]; <br>  
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(8) [[credit derivatives|Derivative instruments for the transfer of credit risk]]; <br>  
 
(8) [[credit derivatives|Derivative instruments for the transfer of credit risk]]; <br>  
 
(9) Financial [[contract for differences|contracts for differences]]; <br>  
 
(9) Financial [[contract for differences|contracts for differences]]; <br>  
(10) Options, futures, swaps, forward rate agreements and any other derivative contracts relating to climatic variables, freight rates, emission allowances or inflation rates or other official economic statistics that must be settled in cash or may be settled in cash at the option of one of the parties (otherwise than by reason of a default or other termination event), as well as any other derivative contracts relating to assets, rights, obligations, indices and measures not otherwise mentioned in this Section, which have the characteristics of other derivative financial instruments, having regard to whether, inter alia, they are traded on a regulated market or an MTF, are cleared and settled through recognised clearing houses or are subject to regular margin calls. <br>
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(10) Options, futures, swaps, forward rate agreements and any other derivative contracts relating to climatic variables, freight rates, emission allowances or inflation rates or other official economic statistics that must be settled in cash or may be settled in cash at the option of one of the parties (otherwise than by reason of a default or other termination event), as well as any other derivative contracts relating to assets, rights, obligations, indices and measures not otherwise mentioned in this Section, which have the characteristics of other derivative financial instruments, having regard to whether, inter alia, they are traded on a regulated market or an MTF, are cleared and settled through recognised clearing houses or are subject to regular margin calls. <br>}}}}
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A [[financial instrument]], feared in Nebraska as some kind of [[Financial weapons of mass destruction|WMD]], in the cradle of the Levant as a sort of Godless gambling contract, amongst commodity producers of the Midwest (other than that one fellow in Omaha) as a legitimate [[hedging]] activity, and for legions of patient [[negotiator|negotiators]] in London, New York, Hong Kong and the thriving satellite constellation of low-cost jurisdictions from Bangalore to Nashville, a steady, dreary, unglamorous means of keeping home fires stoked and food upon the table.
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Could be a [[swap]]<ref>Also, fondly, known as a [[sw-ŏp]], but ''never'' a [[sw-æp]]. [[Swap does not rhyme with crap|Swaps aren’t, and don’t rhyme with, crap]].</ref>, an [[option]] or a [[future]]
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Not, and especially now in light of the fabulous parallel regulation of the [[Securities Financing Transactions Regulation]], a [[stock loan]] or a [[repo]].
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==Warning: boring stuff below this line==
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Where do you start?
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:{{tag|MiFID}} definition of [[derivative]] comes from the latter half (items (4) - (10)) of the definition of “[[Financial instrument - FCA Rulebook Term|Financial Instruments]]” set out in Section C of Annex I to {{tag|MiFID}} as follows:
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{{sa}}
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*[[FWMD Top Trumps]]
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Latest revision as of 12:25, 31 July 2020

ISDA Anatomy

incorporating our exclusive ISDA in a NutshellTM

Financial Instruments

(1) Transferable securities;
(2) Money-market instruments;
(3) Units in collective investment undertakings (UCITS);
(4) Options, futures, swaps, forward rate agreements and any other derivative contracts relating to securities, currencies, interest rates or yields, or other derivatives instruments, financial indices or financial measures which may be settled physically or in cash;
(5) Options, futures, swaps, forward rate agreements and any other derivative contracts relating to commodities that must be settled in cash or may be settled in cash at the option of one of the parties (otherwise than by reason of a default or other termination event);
(6) Options, futures, swaps and any other derivative contract relating to commodities that can be physically settled provided that they are traded on a regulated market and/or an MTF;
(7) Options, futures, swaps, forwards and any other derivative contracts relating to commodities, that can be physically settled not otherwise mentioned in C.6 and not being for commercial purposes, which have the characteristics of other derivative financial instruments, having regard to whether, inter alia, they are cleared and settled through recognised clearing houses or are subject to regular margin calls; (8) Derivative instruments for the transfer of credit risk;
(9) Financial contracts for differences;
(10) Options, futures, swaps, forward rate agreements and any other derivative contracts relating to climatic variables, freight rates, emission allowances or inflation rates or other official economic statistics that must be settled in cash or may be settled in cash at the option of one of the parties (otherwise than by reason of a default or other termination event), as well as any other derivative contracts relating to assets, rights, obligations, indices and measures not otherwise mentioned in this Section, which have the characteristics of other derivative financial instruments, having regard to whether, inter alia, they are traded on a regulated market or an MTF, are cleared and settled through recognised clearing houses or are subject to regular margin calls.

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Events of Default: 5(a)(i) Failure to Pay or Deliver5(a)(ii) Breach of Agreement5(a)(iii) Credit Support Default5(a)(iv) Misrepresentation5(a)(v) Default Under Specified Transaction5(a)(vi) Cross Default5(a)(vii) Bankruptcy5(a)(viii) Merger without Assumption
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A financial instrument, feared in Nebraska as some kind of WMD, in the cradle of the Levant as a sort of Godless gambling contract, amongst commodity producers of the Midwest (other than that one fellow in Omaha) as a legitimate hedging activity, and for legions of patient negotiators in London, New York, Hong Kong and the thriving satellite constellation of low-cost jurisdictions from Bangalore to Nashville, a steady, dreary, unglamorous means of keeping home fires stoked and food upon the table.

Could be a swap[1], an option or a future

Not, and especially now in light of the fabulous parallel regulation of the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation, a stock loan or a repo.

Warning: boring stuff below this line

Where do you start?

derivative’ or ‘derivative contract’ means a financial instrument as set out in points (4) to (10) of Section C of Annex I to 2004/39/EC (EUR Lex)[2] as implemented by Article 38 and 39 of 1287/2006 (EUR Lex);
MiFID definition of derivative comes from the latter half (items (4) - (10)) of the definition of “Financial Instruments” set out in Section C of Annex I to MiFID as follows:


See also

References

  1. Also, fondly, known as a sw-ŏp, but never a sw-æp. Swaps aren’t, and don’t rhyme with, crap.
  2. That's MiFID and not MiFID II to its friends - even though MiFID II has updated somewhat the Section C of Annex I to include emissions certificates.