ISDA Schedule and Credit Support Annexes

The ISDA Master Agreement is a standardized industry-accepted agreement pursuant to which parties can enter into over-the-counter derivative trades. Initially published in 1987, the ISDA Master Agreement was substantially amended and republished in 1992 and then again in 2002. The 1992 form and the 2002 form are both commonly used.

Changes or additions to the pre-printed form ISDA Master Agreement as well as the menu type elections required by the pre-printed form are set out in a Schedule to the ISDA Master Agreement. The Schedule to the ISDA Master Agreement may also include a standard form collateral agreement – the Credit Support Annex (CSA) which enables parties to an ISDA Master Agreement to receive and provide collateral, so as to reduce counterparty credit risk. The CSA is a bilateral form agreement that provides for bilateral margining. ISDA publishes a number of different CSAs. The ISDA documentation can be found on the ISDA website.


The ISDA Master Agreement – Part I Architecture, Risks and Compliance
The ISDA Master Agreement – Part II – Negotiated Provisions
Overview of the ISDA Master Agreements
Drafting Guide to the Schedule to the 2002 ISDA Master Agreement
Overview of the Credit Support Annex
Drafting Guide to the ISDA 1994 Credit Support Annex Paragraph 13
Comparison Table of the 1994 ISDA Credit Support Annex (Security Interest – New York Law) and the 2016 Credit Support Annex for Variation Margin (Security Interest – New York Law)