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Abu Dhabi boasts first-class infrastructure and unparalleled global connectivity, making it a premier international destination. Its exceptional qualities make it an ideal location to live, work, and conduct business.

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Latest initiatives ADGM’s Expansion to Al Reem ADGM Reinforces Presence in Al Reem Island with the launch of its Information Centre in Shams Boutik Mall
Providing an environment that empowers the future

A financial centre that provides transparency, efficiency, and integrity, through its progressive frameworks, future focused infrastructure, all within a familiar independent legal jurisdiction – ADGM is the perfect platform for success.

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Latest news ADGM’s Statement on the UAE’s Exit from the FATF List ADGM’s Registration Authority Fines Baker Tilly and its Audit Principal USD 62,500 for Audit Failings
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ADGM, the centre for a transparent and thriving sustainable finance ecosystem.

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Highlights ADGM, the Region's Leading Climate Finance Hub, Announces its Role as Principal Partner at COP28 ADGM Implements its Sustainable Finance Regulatory Framework
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Upcoming events Private Wealth Structuring LINK Networking Series - February 2024 ADGM’s Expansion to Al Reem ADGM’s ESG Disclosure Reporting Explained Privacy Summit Abu Dhabi 2024
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    World’s premier International Financial Centre in the capital of the UAE

    The United Arab Emirates has become a leading centre for innovation in finance attracting global corporations and investment banks, fintech, private equity and venture capitalists, asset managers and advisory firms, thanks to its robust, vibrant, and diverse business environment, and exceptional lifestyle opportunities.

    Abu Dhabi is home to some of the world's largest sovereign wealth funds and provides strong access to capital through substantial private wealth and several catalyst partners. With its tax-friendly environment and unique connectivity to east and west markets, combined with exceptional healthcare, leading educational institutions and world-class lifestyle activities, Abu Dhabi is ranked as the most liveable city in the region.

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    Learn more about what ADGM has to offer, from easy set-up processes to and a variety of office spaces to choose from.

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    Learn more about what ADGM has to offer, from easy set-up processes on an enabling infrastructure and a variety of office spaces.

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    See what is required to prepare and submit your application to be apart Abu Dhabi’s award winning international finance centre.

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    ADGM is an award-winning Abu Dhabi business center that provides guidance, support and solutions for maintaining and growing your business in UAE

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    The Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) official online registry solutions for public register and Financial Services Regulatory Authority and Registrations (FSRA).
    Setting up & registration Do you want to start or grow your business in ADGM? We have combined everything need to know, including fees, on our Setting up page. And if you are ready to register, we will guide you through the process. Start setting up

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    Visit the online registry to register and easily maintain your company through ADGM’s online services. The IFC offers a variety of office spaces to suit any requirement. From Grade A offices in ADGM Square, to business centres and commercial towers. Access a wide range of services including visas and permits, through the ACCESSADGM portal. Understand more about ADGM’s obligations and compliance and find useful documents as an operating entity. ADGM partners with several company services providers who submit and manage incorporation applications with the Registrar, and support ongoing filings on behalf of the business. ADGM’s registered auditors are responsible for reinforcing and maintaining trust in financial reporting to ensure transparency and integrity of businesses operating in the jurisdiction. ADGM continuously issues documentation and notices to guide its financial businesses on reporting obligations and adopts a risk-based approach to regulation. ADGM takes a strong commitment towards AML/CFT, and compliance with international tax reporting obligations, in order to minimise exposure to risk across business transactions. ADGM offers additional services for both registered entities and third parties. These services include: Visa & Government services, licensing, permits, etc. Promoting the importance of data protection and upholding the rights of individuals and their personal data, not only for ADGM entities but to the general public. Overseeing the Employment Regulations by providing guidance, stakeholder liaison and best practice on employment matters. ADGM’s insolvency framework is aligned with international best practice, and its insolvency practitioners provides greater protection for both insolvent parties and creditors. Responsible for maintaining and enhancing ADGM’s reputation as a reliable, credible and attractive jurisdiction for business activities. ADGM’s IT risk management framework sets out the requirements and guidance for firms to implement robust controls in ensuring their information technology (IT) systems are capable of addressing the risks arising from adopting fast-evolving technologies.

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    View all ADGM’s Statement on the UAE’s Exit from the FATF List ADGM’s Registration Authority Fines Baker Tilly and its Audit Principal USD 62,500 for Audit Failings

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    View all Private Wealth Structuring LINK Networking Series - February 2024 ADGM’s Expansion to Al Reem ADGM’s ESG Disclosure Reporting Explained Privacy Summit Abu Dhabi 2024