Abu Dhabi has a robust and successful heritage in finance. Its well-diversified portfolio across asset classes, geographies, and sectors all share the same deliberate and long-term view of investment. Within this context, the vision of an International Financial Centre and the establishment of Abu Dhabi Global Market was a natural step in the evolution of Abu Dhabi and the wider UAE.
Over four decades, Abu Dhabi-based institutions, such as the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, International Petroleum Investment Company, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank and Mubadala, have earned their position as major players in the global financial services arena, managing substantial assets and pursuing international growth strategies.
Currently, Abu Dhabi accounts for two-thirds of the approximately $400 billion UAE economy and owns 9% of the world’s proven oil reserves and 5% of the gas ones. Abu Dhabi also accounts for 60% of the UAE’s investible wealth and 75% of the UAE’s total assets under management.
To be one of the leading
international financial centres
To promote economic and financial sector growth through a world-class innovative financial centre
Strategic objective 1
To position ADGM as a leading internationally recognised financial centre with a trusted regulatory, judicial and dispute resolution system
Strategic objective 2
To become a major contributor to the diversification of Abu Dhabi’s GDP by the year 2030
Strategic objective 3
To become a regional leader in business efficiency, professionalism and knowledge development
Our core values
To drive and encourage a culture of innovation and competitiveness.
To develop and sustain an effective business and financial ecosystem with internationally recognised market regulations, supported by an independent judicial system.
To advance and foster collaboration with ADGM's partners and stakeholders for the benefit of the UAE.
To be the leading International Financial Centre supporting business formulation, innovation and financial intermediation to advance the growth of economies of the UAE and MENA region.
Safeguarding your data
The ADGM Office of Data Protection is the independent data protection regulator, based within the Registration Authority, committed to promoting data protection within ADGM, and maintaining the register of Data Controllers, enforcing the obligations upon Data Controllers and upholding the rights of individuals.Find out more
Fostering employment best-practice
The Office of Employment Affairs is committed to promoting a fair balance of rights and obligations between employees and employers working within its jurisdiction.Find out more
Providing certainty with rules and regulations
AGM's progressive legal framework in the direct application of English common law provides entities and investors certainty and peace of mind.Find out more
The ADGM Regulatory Committee and the Appeals Panel promote proper observance of due process and provide procedural fairness to secure consistent, transparent and proportionate use of the FSRA’spowers.Find out more