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Why The ISDA Matters

Any Company that enters into a swap will sign the ISDA Master Agreement
Banks will tell you this is an industry standard document…….just sign it!
Some simple facts:
  1. ISDA has over 800 members made up of international banks, investment banks, hedge funds, global law firms and a handful of Fortune 100 multinationals.
  2. The vast majority of American businesses are not represented among ISDA membership.
  3. The ISDA will impact control of your loan collateral.
  4. The ISDA can trigger defaults and liquidation of collateral even if your loan is performing.
  5. If you pay off your loan, the ISDA can still inhibit the release of collateral.
  6. The ISDA is the epicenter of market, credit and liquidity risk.