Valuation Date - Equity Derivatives Provision
- 6.3(a) Market Disruption Event
- 6.3(b) Trading Disruption
- 6.3(c) Exchange Disruption
- 6.3(d) Early Closure
- 6.7(a). Averaging Date
- 6.7(b). Settlement Price and Final Price
- 6.7(c). Averaging Date Disruption
- 6.7(d). Adjustments of the Exchange-traded Contract
- 6.7(e). Adjustments to Indices (Averaging)
- 6.8(a) Valuation Date (Futures Price Valuation)
- 6.8(b) Additional definitions (Futures Price Valuation)
- 6.8(c) Settlement Price and Final Price (Futures Price Valuation)
- 6.8(d) Adjustments of the Exchange-traded Contract (Futures Price Valuation)
- 6.8(e) Non-Commencement or Discontinuance of the Exchange-traded Contract
- 6.8(f) Corrections of the Official Settlement Price
Final Valuation Date
The Valuation Date concept assumes you have a Transaction that will run to its term. For you cheeky synthetic prime brokerage types who write your Equity Swaps as if they were undated delta-one exposures — which, unless the Master in Charge of Tax is looking, they are — your master confirmation will need to create an extra, bonus, final Valuation Date as of the Optional Early Termination Date, otherwise on closing out a position you might find yourselves harking back to a Valuation Date that happened in that happier, gentler time that was two or three weeks ago.
The Calculation Period that didn’t bark in the night-time
Where, oh where, are the Calculation Periods 2002 ISDA Equity Derivatives Definitions? Ok so this is a bit of a trick question. There are no “Calculation Periods” — that is instead defined in the 2006 ISDA Definitions. In the 2002 ISDA Equity Derivatives Definitions, the periods for Equity calculations are handled by the “Valuation Date” concept.
Some times you will trade “bullet swaps” which do not have a Valuation Date. Being the tortured language of ISDA’s crack drafting squad™, there is no straightforward concept in the definitions of a swap which has no Valuation Dates other than the Termination Date, so expect wildly ungainly language in confirms to express that fairly simple idea.
- The JC’s famous Nutshell™ summary of this clause
- The relevance of this clause to synthetic prime brokerage