About ADGM
Creating a world that inspires human connection

"One of our key commitments is working with the relevant authorities in China and Abu Dhabi to support the RMB internationalisation strategy and build up a robust RMB centre serving the MENA region via ADGM. We look forward to bolstering the long-term financial and investment needs and interests of the UAE and China." Ahmed Al Sayegh, Minister of State (UAE) & Chairman of ADGM

The Belt and Road initiative

The Belt and Road initiative is part of a major development strategy launched by the Chinese government to promote economic co-operation among countries along the Belt and Road routes connecting Asia, Europe and Africa. The initiative focuses on: financial integration, trade and investment, policy coordination, cultural exchange and facilities connectivity.

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ADGM China Office
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ADGM established its first international representative office in Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China in May 2018.

As an International Financial Centre and Financial Services Regulator, ADGM recognises the importance of fostering greater regulatory collaboration, bolstering connectivity and creating new opportunities among like-minded economies. At the launch of its China office, ADGM entered into new collaborations with the UAE-China Industrial Co-operation Demonstration Zone, Shanghai Stock Exchange, Asian Financial Co-operation Association, and Guo-Tai Jun-An Securities. 
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Fast-track your China potential

If you are a financial or non-financial entity interested in entering the China market, the ADGM China office can assist you in identifying the opportunities and connecting you with the relevant parties in China.

 

If you are a Chinese firm interested in expanding your footprint into the UAE, we will support you in connecting with the relevant potential partners in Abu Dhabi and the wider UAE. We also work with you to set up efficiently and with ease in ADGM.

ADGM has established close cooperation with nearly 100 Chinese financial institutions and enterprises and is in advanced discussions with 10 institutions in banking, asset management, investment banking, insurance and FinTech. In the next few months, a group of Chinese entities will emerge from these institutions to expand their global footprint in Abu Dhabi. We will also see a number of local and international entities leveraging our advantage to support the Belt and Road Initiative.

Calvin Fu
Chief Representative, ADGM China Office
ADGM China milestones and achievements
March 2019
ADGM and the Hainan Provincial Government agree to boost financial collaboration via Hainan Free TradeZone, the first such agreement with the Middle East.
July 2018
Jiangsu government establishes state-owned financial services firm in ADGM to support Belt and Road initiative.
June 2018
ADGM and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority advance FinTech cooperation for cross-border growth opportunities.
May 2018
ADGM establishes its first representative office in Beijing.
April 2018
ADGM and the Shanghai Stock Exchange collaborate on the establishment of an international Belt and Road Exchange in ADGM.
July 2017
Qianhai Authority and Abu Dhabi Global Market partner to promote investment and FinTech cooperation.
August 2016
ADGM to meet Chinese investment professionals at China Investment Conference 2016.
July 2016
ADGM and Shanghai Free Trade Zone Authority agree on bilateral cooperation.
July 2016
ADGM and China Securities Regulatory Commission sign agreement on market and regulatory collaboration.
May 2016
ADGM’s FSRA and the China Banking Regulatory Commission sign MoU.
February 2016
ADGM and ADX’s hold successful meetings with key financial stakeholders in China.

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