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    ADGM introduces remote membership to its capital market regime

    ADGM FSRA 06/03/2018

     

    The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) is pleased to announce the implementation of enhancements to its Capital Market regime by introducing a Remote Membership framework as well as various other amendments. This follows the successful completion of a public consultation on the proposals on 2 January 2018.
    By enabling brokers located outside of the ADGM to access exchanges and clearing houses located within ADGM, the ADGM Remote Membership framework will expand the pool of international investor participation, facilitate cross-border flows and increase liquidity for ADGM's capital market.

    With regards to other key amendments, these include simplifying transaction reporting requirements for ADGM firms and clarifying the availability and constraints of the price stabilisation regime permitted by the Markets Rules. In addition, amendments have been made to naming conventions in order to clarify distinction between ADGM-based exchanges and clearing houses compared to remote exchanges and clearing houses.

    To access the updated FSRA's Regulations and Rules please click on the following link: FSRA Regulation & Rules

    About Abu Dhabi Global Market

    Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), an international financial centre (IFC) located in the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, opened for business on 21 October 2015. Established by UAE Federal Decree as a broad-based financial centre, ADGM augments Abu Dhabi's position as a global centre for business and finance and serves as a strategic link between the growing economies of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia and the rest of the world.

    ADGM's strategy is anchored by Abu Dhabi's key strengths including private banking, wealth management, asset management and financial innovation. Comprising three independent authorities: ADGM Courts, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority and the Registration Authority, ADGM as IFC governs the Al Maryah Island which is a designated financial free zone. It enables registered financial institutions, companies and entities to operate, innovate and success within an international regulatory framework based on Common Law. Since its inception, ADGM has been awarded the "Financial Centre of the Year (MENA)" for two consecutive years for its initiatives and contributions to the financial and capital markets industry in the region.* 

    For more details of ADGM, please visit www.adgm.com or follow us on Twitter: @adglobalmarket and Linkedin: ADGM

    * Source: The Global Investor Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Awards

    For further enquiries, please contact:

    Joan Lew, Senior Manager, Communications
    Email: joan.lew@adgm.com, Tel: +971 2 333 8858
    Online: www.adgm.com