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The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) fosters safe and efficient derivatives markets to facilitate effective risk management for all users of derivative products. ISDA achieves its mission by representing all market participants globally, promoting high standards of commercial conduct that enhance market integrity, and leading industry action on derivatives issues. Our members have access to a wealth of information and resources.

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Global leadership

Established 1985

ISDA fosters safe and efficient derivatives markets

Worldwide Community

International association with more than 925 member institutions from 75 countries

Offices Globally

London, Brussels, New York, Washington, DC, Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo

Membership Types

ISDA members fall into three broad categories

Primary

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ISDA Primary Membership is designed for international and regional banks, insurance companies, diversified financial firms, and energy and commodities firms. It currently includes over 200 large global institutions that deal in derivatives. Every investment, merchant or commercial bank or other corporation, partnership or other business organization that, directly or through an affiliate, as part of its business (whether for its own account or as agent), deals in derivatives shall be eligible for election to membership in the Association as a Primary member, provided that no person or entity participates in derivatives transactions solely for the purpose of risk hedging or asset or liability management.

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Associate

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Members include key components of the derivatives market infrastructure, such as technology solution providers, exchanges, intermediaries, clearing organizations and repositories, as well as law firms, accounting firms and other service providers. Associate Membership provides a forum for industry participants to stay up to date with and influence important developments and initiatives. Any person or entity not eligible for membership in the Association as a Primary Member which provides professional or other similar services to persons eligible to be Primary Members or Subscriber Members (including, without limitation, law firms, accounting firms and consulting firms) shall be eligible for election to membership in the Association as an Associate Member.

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Subscriber

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Members include corporations, financial institutions, supranationals, government entities, and others that use derivatives to better manage financial risks. Subscriber Membership provides a forum for industry participants to stay up to date with and influence important developments and initiatives. Any person or entity (including, without limitation, end-users) not eligible for membership in the Association as a Primary Member or Associate Member shall be eligible for membership in the Association as a Subscriber.

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Member Industries

ISDA continues to rank as one of the largest and most global organizations of its kind, with clients across wide range of industries.

Banks

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Assets Managers

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Government Entities

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Service Providers

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Energy & Commodity Firms

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Diversified Financials

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Member Testimonials

Read what ISDA members have to say about their membership.

Hedging liabilities or managing currency risks cannot be done without making use of ISDA documentation.

Thijs Aaten Chief Finance and Risk Officer @APG Management Asia
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ISDA and ISDA documentation is integral to the safe transition from LIBOR to new reference rates.

Daniel Maguire Group Director, LSEG Post Trade & CEO LCH Group
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As someone on the sell-side, I very much appreciate how much ISDA tries to align the buy and sell sides through meetings, seminars, real-time workshops, and by inviting comments on informational documents.

Claire C. Rodman Vice President, Global Function Owner for Collateral Contract Onboarding Societe Generale
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Membership Continues to Grow Globally

The continuing growth and innovation in our business has fueled the growth of ISDA. ISDA has more than doubled its membership and global reach since 2000 with more than 925 members based in 75 countries on 6 continents.

Primary Members

200+

Associate Members

300+

Subscriber Members

400+

Industry Governance

30 member board of directors across:

  • Banking
  • Asset Management
  • Supranational
  • Pension Fund
  • Energy
  • Clearing Business

Total Member Growth

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Global Reach, Local Expertise

ISDA provides a comprehensive front-to-back view across products and regions. Through its global network of committees, members and industry experts from around the world collaborate to reach consensus on important industry issues, develop best practices and drive standardization to make the global derivatives markets safer and more efficient.

ISDA drives from a position of leadership, using the holistic product approach: we offer our members capital expertise, documentation/protocol solutions, netting and collateral opinions, accounting issues, risk mitigation, and much more.

ISDA’s Year in Review

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Contact the relevant ISDA office for more information on becoming a member and the annual dues.