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The Union of Arab Securities Authorities

Established in 2007, the Union of Arab Securities Authorities "UASA" is a not-for profit Union for Securities Authorities with an independent legal personality. The Members of the Union are the Arab Securities Authorities and markets Regulators. United Arab Emirates shall be the headquarters of the Union.
The UASA objectives are to upgrade the legislative and regulatory level of Arab securities markets with a view to achieving fairness, efficiency and transparency. Unify efforts towards achieving effective levels of oversight over transactions in the Arab securities markets and to ensure coordination and cooperation among members to achieve maximum harmony and consistency with regard to relevant laws and regulations applicable in the Member States are main goals of the UASA. The Union aims also to overcome difficulties facing investment in the Arab securities markets, and to expand the investment base, diversify its tools and promote the culture of investing in the Arab securities markets. Promoting the concepts of disclosure, transparency and governance in addition to the application of the best international standards and practices are also important objectives of the UASA. 

Securities and Commodities Authority

The Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) works to create opportunities for investing of savings and wealth in securities and commodities in a way that will serve the interest of the national economy, ensure safe and accurate transactions on the markets, safeguard the factors of demand and supply as the pricing mechanism and protect investors by entrenching the principles of sound and fair transactions among them, in addition to promoting investment awareness and ensuring financial and economic stability.

Since it started operations, the SCA has placed among its top priorities the implementing of the rules of Federal law No. 4 of 2000. It continues to strive to achieve its targeted objectives which has at the top of its priorities the protecting of rights of investors and providing of investment climate conducive for transacting business in securities.

To achieve those objectives, the SCA developed a comprehensive legislation system which caters for the issues of offering and listing of securities and their mechanisms. It also took the necessary steps and continues to strive to develop the UAE capital market on scientific and professional basis and according to best international practices.

The SCA was established by virtue of Federal Law No. (4) of 2000. With its headquarters in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi and a branch in Dubai, the SCA may open branches or offices to cater for its obligations of regulating, supervising and monitoring of markets in the country.

Being a corporate entity, the SCA enjoys financial and administrative independence and wields the necessary authority to discharge its tasks according to the established Law and regulations.

The Gulf Bond and Sukuk Association

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. 

CCL Academy

CCL Academy have been delivering training in the Middle East for more than 10 years, servicing the majority of the region's major financial institutions. We pride ourselves on our in-depth understanding of the region's financial services industry. This shines through in the training we deliver, packed full of relevant case studies and examples.
Our extensive team of International trainers and consultants ensures that we have subject matter experts in almost every aspect of the GRC spectrum. Whether it's financial crime prevention, risk management, compliance, prudential requirements, corporate governance, competence examinations or just general finance awareness and understanding, we have specialists that can help.
Our trainers are passionate about what they teach and have extensive industry experience. This ensures our clients come away with new and practical knowledge, which has a genuine impact on their day to day roles.


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