Dubai, April 2, 2015 - The Gulf Bond and Sukuk Association (GBSA), the trade association representing the Arabian Gulf fixed income market, held a roundtable meeting in Dubai on Monday with a delegation from the US Treasury led by Acting Assistant Secretary for Financial Markets Dr. Seth Carpenter.

The meeting, part of GBSA's "Breakfast Exchange" series, focused on developments in the region's economy and financial markets. The delegation also exchanged views with GBSA members on developments in the market for US Treasury securities, US government borrowing strategies as well as global financial market regulation.   

The US Treasury Secretary chairs the Financial Stability Oversight Council, an inter-agency committee meant to identify and constrain excessive risk in the financial system.

GBSA President Michael Grifferty said, "GBSA offers its members the ability to dialogue directly with key global financial leaders and officials." 

He went on to add, "The US treasury market is the largest and most liquid capital market in the world and what happens in it has daily consequences for our region.  So having this kind of roundtable is more important than ever." 

The GBSA's committees, working groups and National Chapters bring together the thought leaders of the regional credit markets to create a more collective voice on key issues affecting the industry.

The Gulf Bond and Sukuk Association
The Gulf Bond and Sukuk Association (GBSA) is the regional trade association representing the Arabian Gulf bond and sukuk market. GBSA is involved in all major matters concerning development of bond markets in the region.   

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Michael P. Grifferty
The Gulf Bond and Sukuk Association

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