ADGM AT A GLANCE
A vibrant business ecosystem underpinned by innovation, growth and a robust regulatory framework
In the short five years since its inception in 2015, ADGM has established itself
as one of the leading financial centres globally earning Abu Dhabi a strong
position on the map of international business hubs.
In the last five years, ADGM has gone from strength to strength, and today, as it celebrates its five-year milestone, the Emirate of less than two million people has become a global case study in how cities have responded to the rapidly changing needs of international businesses.
ADGM serves as a crucial link that connects financial services between Abu Dhabi and the international markets by maintaining a world-class regulatory framework, which enjoys the confidence of the international business community and further strengthen the trade relations with Abu Dhabi.
THE FIVE-YEAR JOURNEY
In the span of five short years, ADGM has heralded its financial innovation footprint, advancing the MENA region’s financial ecosystem. All three authorities – the ADGM Courts, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) and the Registration Authority (RA), have actively played a role in the transformational journey of ADGM, and of Abu Dhabi as a thriving business hub.
Each of these milestones, from the formation of strategic partnerships to the introduction of global industry transformations, have played an equally pivotal role in ADGM’s journey to date. Furthermore, ADGM will continue on this path to augment the growth of the UAE, the region and beyond.
CHAMPIONING INNOVATION, ACCELERATING GROWTH
A quick review of ADGM’s key highlights and initiatives validates that it has gone from a small business park to being recognised as one of the world’s most advanced financial hubs. It has achieved this by pursuing a path of innovation, which transformed ADGM into a vibrant global financial hub acting as a magnet for global businesses that advocates a progressive financial services environment.
ADGM’s ability to attract global businesses and investment has not onlyenhanced the reputation of Abu Dhabi as an international hub, but has supported its economic diversification, which is a core ambition of Abu Dhabi’s Vision 2030 strategy.
CHAMPIONING INNOVATION, ACCELERATING GROWTH
GLOBAL AND REGIONAL FIRSTS
Centred around innovation, ADGM has led regional and global firsts that aim to strengthen the regulatory landscape while foster business growth.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
ADGM has been recognised for its achievements and innovations across all three of its authorities.
ADGM has proudly led a number of the region’s most prominent events in the financial sector that have welcomed tens of thousands of visitors, exhibitors, and partners from all around the world each year.
facts and figures
entities registered under ADGM
$ 0 bn
assets under management
signed between ADGM and leading financial jurisdictions around the world
in 18 different countries signed between ADGM and global financial regulators
provided by the ADGM Registration Authority’s AccessADGM platform
participants in the
ADGM Academy since 2018
consumed using the
ADGM eCourts platform
from 70 countries attend
ADGM's FinTech Abu Dhabi festival
ADGM has attracted the world’s foremost entities and institutions that are drawn to our customer-oriented approach, English Common Law principles, arbitration and dispute resolution framework, and comprehensive portfolio of digitally innovative financial and regulatory services.
H.E. Ahmed Al Sayegh
Minister of State (UAE)
Chairman of ADGM
ADGM Registration Authority (RA) has been playing an instrumental role in fostering a vibrant and sustainable business community which attracts international, regional, and local entities.
Dhaher Al Mheiri
CEO of ADGM
ADGM’s foundation was built upon a fully independent legal framework, based on the direct application of English common law. The framework is complemented by ADGM Courts’ bench of senior commercial judges, drawn from the world’s leading common law jurisdictions.
CEO of ADGM Courts
ADGM Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) is an industry leader that has created many “firsts” in terms of new regulatory regimes from a calibrated venture capital manager framework, private financing platform to digital asset exchange regime in the region.