An IFC where for the first time
Common law is directly applied in the Middle East
ADGM Issues 1st Fully Comprehensive Digital Assets Guide in MENA
From Crypto Assets
to Digital Securities
ADGM is home to
Corporate Headquarters and Treasuries
A sector agnostic tech startup licence
With a dedicated entrepreneurial support programme

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More than just a financial centre

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) is an ideal hub for businesses operating across all sectors to access the substantial growth opportunities emanating from Abu Dhabi, UAE and the wider Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region. ADGM drives a culture of innovation, sustains an effective financial ecosystem and provides a favourable business environment fostering collaboration and competition.

 

ADGM is home to partners who listen, engage and respond to your business needs.

World-class Financial Centre
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Banking and Insurance

ADCB - ADCORP - ADNOC REINSURANCE LIMITED - ANGLO-GULF TRADE BANK - AON - BANQUE RICHELIEU - BNP PARIBAS - CITIBANK - EBURY PARTNERS - HSBC - LOMBARD ODIER - MARSH - MUBADALA - NORTHERN TRUST - STATE STREET - TRANSFERWISE - UNICREDIT - WORLDWIDE CASH EXPRESS - XPRESS MONEY SERVICES

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Corporate HQs and Treasuries

ABU DHABI FINANCIAL GROUP - ARABIAN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY - GE - INTERNATIONAL AIR FRANCE CORPORATION - LACHRAIM - LIGNEX1 - PLUG&PLAY - RAYTHEON - SAAB - SIEMENS

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Capital Markets

ABERDEEN ASSET MIDDLE EAST - ABU DHABI CATALYST PARTNERS - AD INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT - ADS INVESTMENT SOLUTIONS - APEX FUND SERVICES - BLACKSTONE -
DIGITAL SPRING VENTURES - INVESTAD BROOKFIELD MANAGERS - MCKINLEY CAPITAL MIDDLE EAST - MUBADALA - SOFTBANK - SHUAA GMC - SHUROOQ PARTNERS

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Professional Service Providers

ACCENTURE - AL TAMIMI & CO - BAKER MCKENZIE - BIRD & BIRD - BOOZ ALLEN - BRYAN CAVE LEIGHTON PAISNER - CLIFFORD CHANCE - DELOITTE - EY - ICC - INSEAD - INTERTRUST - KPMG LINKLATERS - MAPLES FIDUCIARY - PKF - PWC - SOFTBANK - TMF GROUP - WALKERS

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Family Businesses

ALLIANZ - EL ALI GROUP OF COMPANIES - HMZ HOLDINGS - LULU GROUP INTERNATIONAL - LULU INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE - STUMPF ENERGY

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Establishing many firsts regionally and internationally

ADGM is an innovative, progressive and responsive financial centre transforming the business and finance landscape.

First time in MENA

First Private REIT Regime

First Crypto Asset Regulatory Framework in the World

First Aviation Financing Regime

First FinTech Sandbox

First Fully Digital e-Courts Platform in the World

First Trust and Foundation Regulatory Framework

First VC Fund Manager

Global recognition Global recognition
Global recognition as an International Financial Centre
ADGM’s MoUs, memberships and associations are a testament to its position as a leading International Financial Centre and to its role in promoting financial stability, robust business and finance regulations and an independent, first class judicial system in Abu Dhabi and the region.
Memberships and Associations

ADGM's memberships across its three independent Authorities include: the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO); Basel Committee Consultative Group (BCG); International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS); Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB); World Alliance of International Financial Centres (WAIFC); International Network of Financial Centres for Sustainability (FC4S); Sustainable Banking Network (led by IFC-Global Bank); Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN); and International Conference of Data Protection & Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC).

Memoranda of Understanding

ADGM across its three independent authorities is signatory to a substantial number of bilateral MoUs with local, regional and global government bodies including regulators, judiciary and International Financial Centres. The ADGM Financial Services Regulatory Authority is signatory to 88 MoUs, the ADGM Registration Authority is signatory to 22 MoUs and the ADGM Courts is signatory to MoUs.

Recognition Recognition
Industry recognition

Financial Regulator of the Year Award 2018

2019 FINANCIAL CENTRE OF THE YEAR AWARD
Global Investor Magazine

Winner Best International Financial Centre EMEA 2019

2019 INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE WINNER
CFI.CO

Legal Team of the Year 2019 Middle East

2019 LEGAL TEAM OF THE YEAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST
In-House Community

Financial Centre of the Year Award 2018

2018 FINANCIAL CENTRE OF THE YEAR AWARD
Global Investor Magazine

Financial Regulator of the Year Award 2018

2018 FINTECH REGULATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
Seamless Middle East Awards

Financial Centre of the Year Award 2017

2017 FINANCIAL CENTRE OF THE YEAR AWARD
Global Investor Magazine

Financial Centre of the Year Award 2016

2016 FINANCIAL CENTRE OF THE YEAR AWARD
Global Investor Magazine

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ADGM - Your China gateway
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ADGM is uniquely positioned as a gateway into the multi-billion dollar Belt and Road initiative. This is due to the partnership agreements it has signed with state-owned Chinese entities and the opening of its first international representative office in Bejing. Entities interested in entering the China market or servicing Chinese entities within the UAE and the wider region can fast track their potential by leveraging the advantages that ADGM offers.

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