Equity Derivatives Anatomy

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Equity Derivatives Anatomy

2002 Equity Derivatives Definitions: (article) | (full wikitext) | (nutshell wikitext)
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TOC | 1 General Definitions | 2 Option Transactions · 2.1 · 2.2 · 2.3 · 2.4 | 3 Exercise of Options · 3.1 · 3.2 · 3.3 · 3.4 | 4 Forward Transactions · 4.1 · 4.2 | 5 Equity Swap Transactions· 5.1 · 5.1 · 5.3 · 5.4 · 5.5 · 5.6 · 5.7 · 5.8 · 5.9 · 5.10 | 6 Valuation · 6.1 · 6.2 · 6.3 · 6.4 · 6.5 · 6.6 · 6.7 · 6.8 | 7 Settlement · 7.1 · 7.2 · 7.3 | 8 Cash Settlement · 8.1 · 8.2 · 8.3 · 8.4 · 8.5 · 8.6 · 8.7 · 8.8 | 9 Physical Settlement · 9.1 · 9.2 · 9.3 · 9.4 · 9.5 · 9.6 · 9.7 · 9.8 · 9.9 · 9.10 · 9.11 · 9.12 | 10 Dividends · 10.1 · 10.2 · 10.3 · 10.4 · 10.5 · 10.6 · 10.7 | 11 Adjustments and Modifications · 11.1 · 11.2 · 11.3 · 11.4 | 12 Extraordinary Events · 12.1 · 12.2 · 12.3 · 12.4 · 12.5 · 12.6 · 12.7 · 12.8 · 12.9 | 13 Miscellaneous 13.1 · 13.2 · 13.3 · 13.4
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Table of Contents

Article 1. Certain General Definitions

1.1. Transaction
1.2. Option Transaction
1.3. Forward Transaction
1.4. Equity Swap Transaction
1.5. Index Transaction
1.6. Share Transaction
1.7. Index Basket Transaction
1.8. Share Basket Transaction
1.9. Basket Option Transaction
1.10. Basket Forward Transaction
1.11. Basket Swap Transaction
1.12. Confirmation
1.13. Index
1.14. Shares
1.15. Basket
1.16. Issuer
1.17. Trade Date
1.18. Buyer
1.19. Seller
1.20. Number of Shares
1.21. Number of Baskets
1.22. Multiplier
1.23. Relevant Price
1.24. Equity Notional Amount
1.25. Exchange
1.26. Related Exchange
1.27. Clearance System
1.28. Index Sponsor
1.29. Exchange Business Day
1.30. Scheduled Closing Time
1.31. Scheduled Trading Day
1.32. Currency Business Day
1.33. Settlement Currency
1.34. Euro
1.35. EC Treaty
1.36. Clearance System Business Day
1.37. Settlement Cycle
1.38. Cash-settled
1.39. Physically-settled
1.40. Calculation Agent
1.41. ISDA Master Agreement
1.42. Knock-in Price
1.43. Knock-out Price
1.44. Knock-in Event
1.45. Knock-out Event
1.46. Knock-in Reference Security
1.47. Knock-out Reference Security
1.48. Knock-in Determination Day
1.49. Knock-out Determination Day
1.50. Knock-in Valuation Time
1.51. Knock-out Valuation Time

Article 2 General Terms Relating to Option Transactions

Section 2.1 Certain Definitions and Provisions Relating to Option Transactions

2.1(a) Commencement Date
2.1(b) Number of Options
2.1(c) Option Entitlement
2.1(d) Option
2.1(e) Strike Price

Section 2.2. Option Style

2.2(a) American Option
2.2(b) Bermuda Option
2.2(c) European Option

Section 2.3. Option Type

2.3(a) Call
2.3(b) Put

Section 2.4. Terms Relating to Premium

2.4(a) Payment of Premium
2.4(b) Premium
2.4(c) Premium Payment Date

Article 3 Exercise of Options

Section 3.1. General Terms Relating to Exercise

3.1(a) Exercise Period
3.1(b) Exercise Date
3.1(c) Potential Exercise Date
3.1(d) Latest Exercise Time
3.1(e) Expiration Time
3.1(f) Expiration Date

Section 3.2. Procedure for Exercise

Section 3.3. Multiple Exercise

Section 3.4. Automatic Exercise

Article 4 General Terms Relating to Forward Transactions

Section 4.1. Certain Definitions Relating to Forward Transactions

4.1(a) Forward Price
4.1(b) Forward Floor Price
4.1(c) Forward Cap Price

Section 4.2. Terms Relating to Prepayment

4.2(a) Payment of the Prepayment Amount
4.2(b) Prepayment Amount
4.2(c) Prepayment Date

Article 5 General Terms Relating to Equity Swap Transactions

Section 5.1. Equity Amount Payer
Section 5.2. Equity Amount Receiver
Section 5.3. Initial Exchange Amount
Section 5.4. Initial Exchange Date
Section 5.5. Final Exchange Amount
Section 5.6. Final Exchange Date
Section 5.7. Rate of Return
Section 5.8. Initial Price
Section 5.9. Final Price
Section 5.10. Equity Notional Reset

Article 6. Valuation

Section 6.1. Valuation Time

Section 6.2. Valuation Date

Section 6.3. General Terms Relating to Market Disruption Events

6.3(a) Market Disruption Event
6.3(b) Trading Disruption
6.3(c) Exchange Disruption
6.3(d) Early Closure

Section 6.4. Disrupted Day

Section 6.5. Scheduled Valuation Date

Section 6.6. Consequences of Disrupted Days

Section 6.7. Averaging

6.7(a). Averaging Date
6.7(b). Settlement Price and Final Price
6.7(c). Averaging Date Disruption
6.7(d).
6.7(e). Adjustments to Indices (Averaging)

Section 6.8. Futures Price Valuation

Article 7. General Terms Relating to Settlement

Section 7.1. Settlement Method Election

Section 7.2. Settlement Method Election Date

Section 7.3. Settlement Price

Article 8 Cash Settlement

Section 8.1 Cash Settlement of Option Transactions

Section 8.2 Option Cash Settlement Amount

Section 8.3 Strike Price Differential

Section 8.4 Cash Settlement of Forward Transactions

Section 8.5 Forward Cash Settlement Amount

Section 8.6 Cash Settlement of Equity Swap Transactions

8.6(a). Price Return
8.6(b). “Total Return” and “Re-investment of Dividends” is not applicable
8.6(c). “Total Return” and “Re-investment of Dividends” is applicable

Section 8.7 Equity Amount

Section 8.8 Cash Settlement Payment Date

Section 9 Physical Settlement

Section 9.1. Physical Settlement of Option Transactions
Section 9.2. Physical Settlement of Forward Transactions
Section 9.3. Physical Settlement of Equity Swap Transactions
Section 9.4. Settlement Date
Section 9.5. Number of Shares to be Delivered
Section 9.6. Number of Baskets to be Delivered
Section 9.7. Fractional Share Amount
Section 9.8. Settlement Disruption Event
Section 9.9. Expenses
Section 9.10. Delivery Versus Payment
Section 9.11. Representation and Agreement
Section 9.12. Indemnification for Failure to Deliver

Article 10 Dividends

Section 10.1. Dividend Amount

10.1(a) Record Amount
10.1(b) Ex Amount
10.1(c) Paid Amount

Section 10.2. Dividend Payment Date

Section 10.3. Dividend Period

10.3(a) First Period
10.3(b) Second Period

Section 10.4. Re-investment of Dividends

Section 10.5. Dividend Payment Obligations Relating to Physically-settled Option Transactions

Section 10.6. Extraordinary Dividend

Section 10.7. Excess Dividend Amount

10.7(a) Record Amount (Excess Dividend Amount)
10.7(b) Ex Amount (Excess Dividend Amount)
10.7(c) Paid Amount (Excess Dividend Amount)

Art 11. Adjustments and Modifications Affecting Indices, Shares and Transactions

Section 11.1 Adjustments to Indices

11.1(a) (Successor Indices)
11.1(b) (Index Adjustment Events)
11.1(b)(A) (Calculation Agent Adjustment (Adjustment Events))
11.1(b)(B) (Negotiated Close-out (Adjustment Events))
11.1(b)(C) (Cancellation and Payment (Adjustment Events))

Section 11.2. Adjustments to Share Transactions and Share Basket Transactions

11.2(a). Method of Adjustment
11.2(b). Options Exchange Adjustment
11.2(c). Calculation Agent Adjustment
11.2(d). Options Exchange
11.2(e). Potential Adjustment Event

Section 11.3. Adjustments to Certain Share Transactions and Share Basket Transactions in European Currencies

Section 11.4. Correction of Share Prices and Index Levels

Article 12. Extraordinary Events

Section 12.1. General Provisions Relating to Extraordinary Events

12.1(a). “Extraordinary Event
12.1(b). “Merger Event
12.1(c). “Merger Date
12.1(d). “Tender Offer
12.1(e). “Tender Offer Date
12.1(f). “Share-for-Share
12.1(g). “Share-for-Other
12.1(h). “Share-for-Combined
12.1(i). “New Shares
12.1(j). “Other Consideration
12.1(k). “Combined Consideration
12.1(l). “Announcement Date
12.1(m). “Implied Volatility
12.1(n). “Affected Shares

Section 12.2. Consequences of Merger Events

12.2(a). “Alternative Obligation (Merger Events)
12.2(b). “Cancellation and Payment (Merger Events)
12.2(c). “Options Exchange Adjustment (Merger Events)
12.2(d). “Calculation Agent Adjustment (Merger Events)
12.2(e). “Modified Calculation Agent Adjustment (Merger Events)
12.2(f). “Partial Cancellation and Payment (Merger Events)
12.2(g). “Component Adjustment (Merger Events)

Section 12.3. Consequences of Tender Offers

12.3(a) Cancellation and Payment (Tender Offers)
12.3(b) Options Exchange Adjustment (Tender Offers)
12.3(c) Calculation Agent Adjustment (Tender Offers)
12.3(d) Modified Calculation Agent Adjustment (Tender Offers)
12.3(e) Partial Cancellation and Payment (Tender Offers)
12.3(f) Component Adjustment (Tender Offers)

Section 12.4. Settlement Following a Merger Event or Tender Offer

Section 12.5. Composition of Combined Consideration

Section 12.6. Nationalization, Insolvency and Delisting

Section 12.7. Payment upon Certain Extraordinary Events

12.7(a) (Cancellation and Payment; Partial Cancellation and Payment)
12.7(b) (Effect of Extraordinary Events on Option Transactions)
12.7(c) (Effect of Extraordinary Events on Forward Transactions and Equity Swap Transactions)

Section 12.8. Cancellation Amount

12.8(a) “Cancellation Amount”
12.8(b) “Means of determination”
12.8(c) “Determination”
12.8(d) “quotations”
12.8(e) “liquidation of hedges”
12.8(f) “Determining Darty”
12.8(g) “Commercially reasonable procedures”

Section 12.9. Additional Disruption Events

12.9(a) Each of the following terms shall have the meaning set forth below:

12.9(a)(i) Additional Disruption Event
12.9(a)(ii) Change in Law
12.9(a)(iii) Failure to Deliver
12.9(a)(iv) Insolvency Filing
12.9(a)(v) Hedging Disruption
12.9(a)(vi) Increased Cost of Hedging
12.9(a)(vii) Loss of Stock Borrow
12.9(a)(viii) Increased Cost of Stock Borrow
12.9(a)(ix) Hedging Party
12.9(a)(x) Hedging Shares
12.9(a)(xi) Lending Party
12.9(a)(xii) Non-Hedging Party
12.9(a)(xiii) Maximum Stock Loan Rate
12.9(a)(xiv) Initial Stock Loan Rate
12.9(a)(xv) Price Adjustment

12.9(b) Consequences of an Additional Disruption Event

12.9(b)(i) “Change in Law” or “Insolvency Filing”
12.9(b)(ii) “Failure to Deliver”
12.9(b)(iii) “Hedging Disruption”
12.9(b)(iv) “Loss of Stock Borrow”
12.9(b)(v) “Increased Cost of Stock Borrow”
12.9(b)(vi) “Increased Cost of Hedging”
12.9(b)(vii) “Hedging Disruption” and “Loss of Stock Borrow”
12.9(b)(viii) Shares provided by the Non-Hedging Party
12.9(b)(ix) Cancellation Amount payable by one party to the other

13. Miscellaneous

Section 13.1. Non-Reliance

Section 13.2. Agreements and Acknowledgments Regarding Hedging Activities

13.2(a) Agreements and Acknowledgments Regarding Hedging Activities applicable
13.2(b) Hedge Positions
13.2(c) Hedging Activities

Section 13.3. Index Disclaimer

Section 13.4. Additional Acknowledgments