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    SS&C Expands Fund Administration Business in UAE with the launch of an office in Abu Dhabi

    ADGM 29/03/2024
    Disclaimer This is an external communication and is not an official statement or announcement from ADGM.

    World’s leading fund administrator obtains regulatory approval and strengthens its presence in the Middle East.

    SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: SSNC) today announced an expansion of its global footprint with the opening of a new office in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) has granted SS&C full approval to deliver fund administration services within the prestigious Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM).

    The newly established office in the Al Maqam Tower within the heart of the ADGM will enable SS&C to offer end-to-end hands-on fund administration services to clients, further solidifying its financial technology and services leader position.

    The fund administration offering in ADGM complements SS&C's full range of services SS&C offers to alternative fund managers in the Middle East. SS&C has a robust track record of serving nearly 850 financial institutions and corporate clients in the region, with 140 clients leveraging its cutting-edge fund administration technology. With the regulatory license to operate in ADGM, SS&C is poised to enhance its offerings with dedicated local experts who will benefit from the full scope of the firm's global expertise.

    Katarzyna Lupa-Nowicka (Head of Private Markets Operations, Middle East) and David Forrester (Head of Hedge Operations, Middle East) will lead the new office in Abu Dhabi.

    “We are excited to cement our presence in the growing Abu Dhabi Global Market with the new operating license and on-the-ground presence,” said Bill Stone, Chairman and CEO. “With more than $2 trillion in assets under administration, SS&C GlobeOp is the leading fund administrator in the world. We pride ourselves on upholding world-class standards in our technology and service offerings, paired with deep knowledge of local markets and regulations. We look forward to bringing local and global managers looking to invest in Abu Dhabi’s falcon economy flexible, tailored solutions to support their growth.”

    Arvind Ramamurthy, Chief of Market Development at ADGM said, “We congratulate SS&C Technologies on the inauguration of their office within ADGM, showcasing their steadfast dedication to Abu Dhabi. SS&C's establishment underscores the burgeoning prospects for financial entities, fund managers, and alternative investment firms in the region, affirming Abu Dhabi's appeal as the preferred hub for such companies. With ADGM's robust regulatory framework and an abundance of opportunities within its international financial centre, Abu Dhabi stands resolute as the destination of choice for distinguished companies seeking growth and excellence."

    According to the ADGM FSRA, fund managers based in Abu Dhabi have seen more than 52% growth in assets under management at the end of Q3 2023 compared to the same period the year before, with more than 100 managers operating 128 leading funds. SS&C already services some of the leading funds in the United Arab Emirates.