FinTech Circle and Abu Dhabi Global Market introduce New FinTech education courses for the UAE

ADGM Academy 25/03/2018


Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi and FINTECH Circle, the leading global community of FinTech entrepreneurs, angel and VC investors, financial services professionals and FinTech thought-leaders and its FINTECH Circle Institute, are collaborating to launch a new and comprehensive range of FinTech Education Courses for the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
FINTECH Circle's repertoire of FinTech innovation courses will be exclusively provided via ADGM Academy, the newest training and development centre for the financial services industry in MENA, for the first time in the region. This new commitment by FINTECH Circle augments FINTECH Circle Institute's mission to upskill finance services professionals by providing courses across all areas of financial technology innovation, such as FinTech foundation, InsurTech, WealthTech, RegTech, enterprise innovation, entrepreneurship, blockchain and Crypto Finance.

FINTECH Circle and ADGM will work closely together to deliver best-in-class FinTech educational courses, via their FINTECH Circle Institute and ADGM Academy, in addition to exploring new initiatives which strengthen the capabilities, proficiency and experience of financial professionals in Abu Dhabi and across the wider MENA region. This unique partnership underscores the mutual commitment of FINTECH Circle and ADGM to develop an international centre of excellence for knowledge in the UAE and beyond.

The ADGM Knowledge Hub, established in May 2017, has been meeting the evolving educational requirements of the financial community in Abu Dhabi through its strategic partnerships and inclusive programmes. It provides an open platform for ADGM to collaborate with its stakeholders and partners to attract and maintain a sustainable stream of talent which is vital to the long-term success of Abu Dhabi. As part of the Knowledge Hub, the ADGM Academy provides a comprehensive curriculum of training and courses for the financial services industry.

Susanne Chishti, CEO of FINTECH Circle and the FINTECH Circle Institute, commented: "FINTECH Circle knows the power of knowledge to drive digital transformation in finance. Countries with a strong FinTech hub have a competitive edge. We have chosen ADGM as strategic partner to launch our FinTech Curriculum having been impressed by the vision of the ADGM Academy."

Khalid Al Suwaidi, Board Member, ADGM Academy, said: "We are pleased to further our relationship with FINTECH Circle and warmly welcome them to the ADGM family. The financial sector has been a vital enabler of sustainable economic growth, innovation and business opportunities for Abu Dhabi and the wider MENA region. We look forward to working closely with FINTECH Circle and key Abu Dhabi entities to bolster a dynamic and robust financial ecosystem and address the evolving needs of the industry. The new partnership dovetails well with ADGM"s commitment to support Abu Dhabi's plans in advancing an innovative and knowledge-based economy."

For further information please contact:

FINTECH Circle & FINTECH Circle Institute:
Noel Peatfield, Marketing/Press

Abu Dhabi Global Market:
Joan Lew, Communications,

About FINTECH Circle & the FINTECH Circle Institute

FINTECH Circle is a global community of 100,000+ fintech entrepreneurs, angel and VC investors, financial services professionals and fintech thought-leaders, focusing on FinTech seed investing, education and enterprise innovation. FINTECH Circle's CEO, Susanne Chishti, co-edited The FINTECH Book published by WILEY in 2016 which became the 1st globally crowd-sourced book on financial technology and a global bestseller across 107 countries in 5 languages. In May 2018, two new books will be launched: The WealthTECH Book focused on the disruptive changes in the global investment/wealth management & private banking sector and The InsurTECH Book focused on digital disruption and transformation across insurance, both published by Wiley.

The FINTECH Circle Institute is a fintech learning platform, designed to empower finance professionals with the necessary digital skills to adapt to the rapidly changing industry. With board members ranging from traditional banks and FinTech experts, through to academics from leading universities, we offer courses on topics including WealthTECH/Robo-banking, InsurTECH, RegTECH, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Enterprise Innovation and Startup methodologies. Every quarter new bite-size classes are released to ensure that members will have access to the latest FinTech insights and industry experts working on the most cutting-edge fintech innovations globally.      

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.* 

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