About GBSA

The Gulf Bond and Sukuk Association (GBSA) is the non-profit member organisation that speaks with a single harmonized voice for the region’s rapidly evolving debt capital market.

Since 2010 GBSA has harnessed the energy of its members to promote the liquid, deep and wide fixed income markets needed to support economic growth and transformation in the Gulf region.

GBSA has developed into the exclusive non-commercial platform through which leading market participants network, exchange ideas and share knowledge. What further distinguishes GBSA is its commitment to seeing its members’ collective vision through to implementation. Our member firms represent all aspects of the market, both buy and sell side, and include issuers, investors, banks, ratings agencies, legal firms as well ask key service providers.

We forge consensus and advocate on behalf of the market by communicating with governments, central banks and regulators and by speaking out through events, publications and white papers. Typical activities include informing the development of bond and sukuk related legislation and regulation, liaising with public debt management offices, setting market practices, facilitating communication with the global investment community and raising awareness of debt capital markets among companies.

We hold targeted meetings and conferences across the region and hosts prominent speakers, ensuring that members receive opportunities to demonstrate leadership and make helpful connections. GBSA works closely with complementary efforts by official international, Arab and Islamic financial institutions.

As debt capital markets are increasingly relied upon as a source of finance and GCC markets integrate into the global emerging market universe, GBSA’s role as a platform is growing in parallel.