The main advantage of using such a high-level agreement for counterparties who have already complied with a 2013 EMIR Portfolio Reconciliation Protocol, Resolution and Disclosure Protocol, is to maintain processes that meet the requirements of the FMIA. Counterparties may also consider concluding the IMFA agreement published by the Swiss Banking Association, which provides for a portfolio voting procedure, a dispute resolution procedure and an exchange of confirmations in accordance with the rules of the FMIA. In addition, unlike the ISDA documentation, the FMIA agreement provides for a self-classification letter that can be used by all counterparties for the classification itself. However, we find that at this stage, none of these agreements are attacking margin rules. Finally, some large companies have developed ad hoc documentation to define IMFA procedures that apply exclusively to their relationship with a given counterparty. This documentation is usually tailor-made. The extension agreement is intended to allow counterparties who have already entered into a voting, dispute resolution and disclosure protocol on the EMIR 2013 portfolio to comply with their requirements under the FMIA. By entering into such an endorsement, which is a bilateral agreement as opposed to the underlying protocol, the parties agree to include the voting and dispute resolution provisions in the IMFA portfolio and/or a confidentiality clause to report under the FMIA under the 2013 EMIR Portfolio Reconciliation, Dispute Resolution and Disclosure ACCORD ON THE IEM PORTEFEUILLE. Documentation has always played an important role in the trading of OTC derivatives, namely reducing risks and hence capital requirements. The Master Agreement developed by ISDA is the most commonly used standardized documentation for trading OTC derivatives. The ISDA executive contract can be supplemented by a credit support document, such as a credit support schedule (CSA) on its calendar, to define the rules applicable to the booking of margins. We refer in particular to the English legal documents and the implementation documents of the EMIR Regulation, to similar documents, including for the implementation of the IMFA commitments that we are discussing here in Besprostigen, but it also exists for. B New York laws and Dodd Frank implementation documents.
Finally, it is important to note that, under the EMIR Regulation, the deadlines for the implementation of the amending requirements and for the adoption of relevant documents will come into force in the coming weeks. Indeed, the margin of change requirement for the largest counterparties based on the volume of trading of OTC derivatives will come into effect on February 4, 2017. For all other counterparties, the deadline for implementing the margin of change requirements comes into effect on March 1, 2017. On the other hand, the initial margin requirements will be phased in from February 4, 2017 to September 2020 based on their trading volume of OTC derivatives. In summary, Swiss counterparties trading with EU counterparties may be directly affected by these EU maturities. Nevertheless, we cannot rule out FINMA adapting the IMFA deadlines to EU dates and decide that the margin of change requirements will come into force on 1 March 2017.