Failure to Deliver - Equity Derivatives Provision
2002 ISDA Equity Derivatives Definitions
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12.9(a)(iii) in all its glory
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Not generally stipulated as an Additional Disruption Event because firstly it would only be relevant in a physically-settled equity swap, and for a host of reasons taking physical settlement at the conclusion of a synthetic transaction, whose point is partly to avoid a physical exposure, is a bit of a contradiction in terms. Now where you do, for reasons best known to yourself, elect physical settlement this provision allows the innocent party to buy-in and charge any cost differential to the failing party.
You may want to head over to Consequences of Failure to Deliver under 12.9(b)(ii), where you will discover that ISDA’s crack drafting squad™ have ploughed their own long, lonely, weird furrow about how to resolve settlement failures instead of copying what the cash equity markets and stock lending markets do. They’re fun like that, are the ’squad.
- The JC’s famous Nutshell™ summary of this clause
- Why Failure to Deliver is the flame-haired step-child of the Additional Disruption Events family
- A read across to the stock-lending and cash equities markets deal with physical settlement disruptions, which happen a lot
- A tentative hypothesis as to why Failure to Deliver is routinely disapplied in synthetic equity derivatives master confirmations