DCI/Israel Bonds

Development Corporation for Israel/Israel Bonds - a FINRA-member broker dealer that underwrites securities issued by the State of Israel in the United States - ranks among Israel’s most valued economic and strategic resources, with a record of proven success spanning nearly seven decades. Praised for its dependability, the Bonds organization has helped build every sector of Israel’s economy.

Advocating investment and pride in Israel through the sale of Israel bonds is global in scope. Worldwide sales are approaching $44 billion since the first bonds were issued in 1951. In 2018, annual sales of Israel bonds in the United States exceeded $1 billion, the seventh consecutive year investments eclipsed the $1 billion mark.

On August 2, 2019, Standard & Poor’s (S&P) reaffirmed Israel’s credit rating* at AA- with a stable outlook. S&P noted the nation’s historically low unemployment rates and continuously growing economy, calling it “diversified, competitive, and resilient,” predicting it will increase even more annually by 3% on average until 2022. The country has not faced recession in the last 15 years, the report went on to say, and its gross domestic product (GDP) has increased by 60% since 2010.

In addition, Fitch Ratings affirmed Israel’s long-term foreign currency issuer default rating* at ‘A+’ with an outlook of ‘stable’ on August 29, 2019. Fitch underscored that, “Israel benefits from high financing flexibility, having deep and liquid local markets, good access to international capital markets, an active diaspora bond program (italics added), and US government guarantees in the event of market disruption.” The Bonds organization is exceptionally proud to acknowledge Fitch’s reference to “an active diaspora bond program” factoring into its assessment. Bonds President & CEO Israel Maimon stated, “Our unwavering mission to elevate the Bonds enterprise and strengthen Israel’s economy continues to be recognized, and our leadership and staff remain truly grateful to be a part of this achievement.”

Proceeds from the sale of Israel bonds have played a decisive role in Israel’s rapid evolution into a groundbreaking global leader in innovation and technology, and pioneer of the environmental revolution

(*Israel bonds are not rated).