Commodity Derivative Transactions 


ISDA General Disclosure Statement for Transactions

The ISDA General Disclosure Statement for Transactions describes generally: (1) the material characteristics of a wide variety of derivative transactions that we may conduct with you; (2) the material risks of such transactions; and (3) typical material incentives and conflicts of interest that we may have with respect to such transactions.  The ISDA General Disclosure Statement for Transactions is supplemented with product specific disclosures contained in annexes, including the ISDA Disclosure Annex for Commodity Derivative Transactions.  For Commodity Derivative Transactions, the ISDA General Disclosure Statement for Transactions should be read in conjunction with the ISDA Disclosure Annex for Commodity Derivative Transactions.

ISDA Disclosure Annex for Commodity Derivative Transactions

The ISDA Disclosure Annex for Commodity Derivative Transactions supplements and should be read in conjunction with the ISDA General Disclosure Statement for Transactions. NOTHING IN THE ISDA DISCLOSURE ANNEX FOR COMMODITY DERIVATIVE TRANSACTIONS AMENDS OR SUPERSEDES THE EXPRESS TERMS OF ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND US OR ANY RELATED GOVERNING DOCUMENTATION. Accordingly, descriptions in the ISDA Disclosure Annex for Commodity Derivative Transactions of the operation of Commodity Derivative Transactions  and the consequences of various events are in all cases subject to the actual terms of a Commodity Derivative Transaction executed between you and us and its governing documentation.

Material Economic Terms 

Below are the Material Economic Terms that Jefferies is required to provide to you pursuant to CFTC Rule 23.431 in relation to Commodity Derivative Transactions entered into between us. These terms should be read prior to entering into Commodity Derivative Transactions with us.

Certain rights and obligations of the parties to derivative transactions, including Commodity Derivative Transactions, are contained in Counterparty Relationship Documentation. Please click on the Transaction Risk Information, Disclosures and Documents under Dodd-Frank Overview on the left to find certain forms of Counterparty Relationship Documentation that may be applicable to your relationship with Jefferies.

The terms of any specific Commodity Derivative Transaction will be contained in the relevant confirmation of the Commodity Derivative Transaction between Jefferies and you. Confirmations are generally entered into between Jefferies and a counterparty post-trade.  Below are links to forms of confirmations relating to a variety of Commodity Derivative Transactions that Jefferies may enter into with counterparties from time to time.  Any confirmation or other documentation we directly provide to you in respect of an actual or potential Commodity Derivative Transaction will supersede the information on this web page and, to the extent inconsistent therewith, such confirmation or other documentation will control.  In addition, the agreed upon terms of any Commodity Derivative Transaction that we enter into with you will be set forth in the confirmation or other agreement that you and we enter into with respect to that Commodity Derivative Transaction and may differ materially from the terms set forth in the forms available on or through this web page.  By making this web page available, we are not indicating that we are willing to enter into any Commodity Derivative Transaction with any counterparty on any terms.

Certain terms relating to the operation of a Commodity Derivative Transaction are contained in the provisions of the 2005 ISDA Commodity Definitions  (“Commodity Definitions”) and the 2006 ISDA Definitions (the "2006 Definitions) which are generally incorporated by reference in the relevant confirmation. Below are links to the Commodity Definitions and the 2006 Definitions. Any supplements to these Commodity Definitions, the 2006 Definitions or other market documents are available for purchase from ISDA at:

Please refer to your Counterparty Relationship Documentation, the confirmation templates, the Commodity Definitions and the 2006 Definitions as well as the relevant disclosures applicable to Commodity Derivative Transactions prior to enterting into Commodity Derivative Transactions with us. 

2005 ISDA Commodity Definitions

The 2005 ISDA Commodity Definitions  prepared by ISDA including the Sub-Annexures represent the set of terms, definitions and Commodity Reference Prices used in connection with Commodity Derivative Transactions. 

In the Exhibits to the Commodity Definitions, please find the confirmation templates. The terms represented in the confirmation templates are static terms, the terms which will remain the same for all Commodity Derivative Transactions unless agreed otherwise by the parties. The dynamic terms are the terms which are to be provided by Jefferies orally to you at the time of a trade and confirmed in writing in a confirmation thereafter.

2006 ISDA Definitions

The 2006 ISDA Definitions prepared by ISDA are used in connection with Commodity Derivative Transactions.


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