About BDA

BDA Mission

The Bond Dealers of America is the Washington, DC-based trade association that exclusively represents securities dealers and banks whose primary focus is the U.S. fixed income markets.  BDA works passionately to promote public policies and market practices that improve the market environment while also providing a forum for its members to debate and discuss issues of common interest.  The BDA acts as a clearinghouse for industry information and issues and provides educational opportunities for industry professionals through conferences, seminars and roundtables. By supporting the interests and prosperity of our members, we help to strengthen the companies, municipalities and investors who depend on them for both access to market liquidity and to raise the capital they need to grow and prosper.

BDA Guiding Principles

  • The BDA supports a competitively balanced fixed income industry
  • The BDA supports fair and balanced market regulation based on cost / benefit analysis to promote greater market efficiencies for all market participants
  • The BDA and its members support an educated and informed retail investor and will work to increase investor education and access to investment information
  • The BDA supports and spearheads dealer collaboration for information sharing and problem solving among industry peers

BDA is a member of the American Securities Association.