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A platform that offers limitless opportunities and paves the way for a brighter future

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 Announces Incentive Initiative for Existing Al Reem Island Businesses Transitioning to ADGM ADGM Marks Its Presence on Al Reem by Hosting its First Community Event on the Island
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 Wins 'Most Trusted Financial Centre Brand, Middle East' at Global Brand Awards 2024 The Registration Authority of ADGM Publishes Consultation Paper on Legislative Framework for a Register of Certain Trust Information
Preserve our economies and environment for future generations

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 The Settlement of International Energy Disputes in the Middle East LINK Networking Series Economy Middle East Summit 2024
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    Join the region’s fastest growing international financial centre

    With a choice of legal structures, a reliable partner network, straight forward set-up processes, it’s easy to see why ADGM is the fastest growing international financial centre in the region.

    Financial Businesses Non-Financial Businesses Special Purpose Vehicles Retail
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    Financial Businesses

    ADGM is home to a number of international and regional banks, asset management firms, wealth management, fintech and capital market participants, who benefit from the centre's future led approach to regulation and familiar English common law.

    Banking and Money Services

    The IFC has the ideal infrastructure for banking firms. Benefitting from ADGM’s strategic location, its progressive regulatory frameworks, direct application English common law, and diverse community.

    Capital Markets

    ADGM attracts many capital markets participants who benefit from its enhanced framework which includes virtual assets and sustainable finance. By being part of an environment that offers the transparency, governance, and oversight, firms can leverage the credibility to unlock new growth opportunities.

    Wealth and Asset Management

    Abu Dhabi has one of the highest levels of personal and family wealth in the region, making ADGM the ideal location for Private Banking and Wealth Management entities, who can leverage ADGM’s special purpose vehicles, including holding entities, trusts and foundations.

    FinTech

    FinTechs in ADGM benefit from the ADGM Reg Lab which provides a controlled sandbox environment to develop and test solutions, and ADGM Digital Lab, a virtual environment to connect and collaborate with different financial participants.

    Digital Assets

    Abu Dhabi is fast becoming a destination of choice for global players leading the development of digital assets who have established themselves within ADGM in order to benefit from its supportive ecosystem, globally recognised regulatory standards and English common-law jurisdiction.
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    Non-Financial Businesses

    Whether you are looking to set up a new business or establish a regional entity, corporations and non-financial firms based in ADGM benefit from its extensive corporate service provider network, a wealth of business services, and the assurance of its legal framework structured on international standards and application of English common law.

    Corporate

    Providing stability and advantageous tax environment, corporations and corporate treasury entities can access ADGM’s diverse ecosystem, including banks and professional advisors to support their operations. Corporate Headquarters Corporate Treasury

    Other Non-Financial

    ADGM offers a stable platform for family offices and foundations through a broad range of structures. Family Offices and Foundations Professional Service Providers Tech Start-up
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    Special Purpose Vehicles

    Highly flexible solutions for structuring asset holdings and investments

    Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) are passive holding companies established for the purpose of isolating financial and legal risk by ring-fencing certain assets and liabilities.

    The SPV regime at ADGM is designed to be flexible, robust, simple, and efficient, benchmarked against leading alternatives around the world. We offer a quick, easy to use and fully digital registration process, with straightforward reporting requirements and transparent pricing.

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    Retail

    A vibrant retail, dining and lifestyle destination

    ADGM is a vibrant business and lifestyle destination offering luxury retail and dining options, premium hospitality, and world-class healthcare. With its selection of luxury boutiques, contemporary international brands, and a wide array of dining options, from Michelin restaurants to family-friendly eateries, the IFC provides a wide selection of venues to suit every occasion.

    Establishing a retail presence within the centre is quick and easy via the ADGM Registration Authority, an independent body with the power to license and register all ADGM entities.

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