Market Quotation - 1992 ISDA Provision
1992 ISDA Master Agreement
section Market Quotation in a Nutshell™
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A comparison between the 1992 ISDA and the 2002 ISDA can be found on the ISDA Comparison page.
If it weren’t so long ago, you would honestly say this ludicrous Market Quotation and Loss, and First Method and Second Method confection was designed with the sole purpose of keeping negotiators in tedious employment. It is all handled so much more deftly under the 2002 ISDA with the concept of Close-out Amount.
- Pricing methodology: Note that this quote comprises a portfolio of Transactions on identical economic terms (including as to collateralisation), but between the Non-affected Party and the relevant market maker; i.e. you don't take into account the (almost inevitable) deterioration of the creditworthiness of the Affected Party.
- Where there are fewer than three quotations: By dint of the definition of Settlement Amount, if there are fewer that three quotations, or the determining party thinks the value provided by Market Quotation is commercially unrealistic, Market Quotation defaults to Loss.
- Will there ever be any quotations?: No, which is why you need to note that the definition of Settlement Amount defaults to Loss when, as surely they will, every Reference Market-maker respectfully declines to take your call.
Relationship to Exposure under the 1995 English Law CSA
Eagle-eyed observers will note that Market Quotation gets a name-check in the definition of Exposure in the 1995 ISDA CSA. So how does that work, you might ask, where you have a 2002 ISDA which doesn't have a definition of Market Quotation? Well, the answer lies in the 2002 ISDA Master Agreement Protocol. As long as your counterparty has adopted that, then the provisions are converted over to 2002-speak as it were.
- Closing out a 1992 ISDA
- “Loss” under the 1992 ISDA
- The altogether superior “Close-out Amount” under the 2002 ISDA.
- I’m sorry I asked
- ↑ This last bracketed bit isn’t in the definition of Market Quotation, but this is the implication of how the Settlement Amount procedure works