• ABU DHABI GLOBAL MARKET AND AL ANSARI EXCHANGE COLLABORATE TO FOSTER THE DEVELOPMENT OF FINTECH

    19 October 2017

    19 October 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, and Al Ansari Exchange, the leading foreign exchange and worldwide money transfer company in the UAE, have established a new partnership to promote and support the growth of FinTech industry in Abu...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market’s Financial Services Regulatory Authority and the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers Link Up to Advance Financial Innovations and Efforts

    19 October 2017

    19 October 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The French Autorité des Marchés Financiers and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, have signed a cooperation agreement to promote innovation in financial services in France and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).  The...

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  • MASTERCARD AND ABU DHABI GLOBAL MARKET COLLABORATE TO ACCELERATE DEVELOPMENT OF FINTECH ECOSYSTEM

    18 October 2017

    18 October 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, and Mastercard Asia/Pacific Pte Ltd (Mastercard), a leading technology company in the global payments industry, are pleased to collaborate on initiatives and foster more opportunities that support the development and growth of FinTech...

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  • FINANCIAL AND FINTECH INDUSTRY GETS READY AS INAUGURAL FINTECH ABU DHABI EVENT KICKS OFF IN 10 DAYS

    11 October 2017

    11 October 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, is gearing up for its inaugural global FinTech Abu Dhabi event which will be taking place in just ten more days on 22 to 23 October 2017.   The FinTech Abu Dhabi Summit is...

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  • ABU DHABI GLOBAL MARKET AND YES BANK COLLABORATE TO FURTHER ADVANCE FINTECH OPPORTUITIES

    11 October 2017

    11 October 2017, UAE/India : Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, and YES BANK have signed an MOU to further foster cross-border exchange between the FinTech ecosystems of the UAE and India.  The collaboration will enable FinTech innovators from the Middle East region and India...

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  • ABU DHABI GLOBAL MARKET SETS OUT GUIDANCE ON INITIAL COIN OFFERINGS AND VIRTUAL CURRENCIES

    09 October 2017

    09 October 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has set out in Guidance its approach to Initial Coin/Token Offerings (ICOs) and virtual currencies under the Financial Services and Markets Regulations (FSMR).  ...

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  • His Royal Highness, The Duke of York Visits Abu Dhabi Global Market

    03 October 2017

    3 October 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, was honoured to host the exclusive visit of His Royal Highness The Duke of York on Al Maryah Island today.  His Royal Highness was welcomed by H.E. Ahmed Al Sayegh, Chairman and the...

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  • ADGM Recognised as an Attractive and Tax Efficient Aircraft Financing and Leasing Hub for the Region

    30 September 2017

    Based on PwC’s latest Aviation Comparative Jurisdiction Report, Focusing on the wide UAE Double Tax Treaty Network 30 September 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The strength and role of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) as a strategic hub for aircraft financing and leasing has been endorsed and corroborated by PwC in the...

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  • FinTech Abu Dhabi Presents Two-Day Stimulating FinTech Programme Focused on Industry Issues and Developments in MENA

    26 September 2017

    Agenda to include seven panels and more than thirty speakers to discuss innovations that will shape the future of the industry 26 September 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, announced today the line-up for the much anticipated inaugural FinTech Abu Dhabi...

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  • ADGM Partners with ADIB to Enhance Abu Dhabi’s FinTech Ecosystem

    25 September 2017

    Abu Dhabi, September 25, 2017: Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, today marked a new partnership with Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), a leading financial institution, to seek opportunities to collaborate and consult on initiatives to promote the growth and development of the FinTech ecosystem...

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  • ADGM is now an ISDA recognised netting jurisdiction

    24 September 2017

    24 September 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE : Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, is pleased to announce that the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) has recognised ADGM as an effective netting regime and published a positive legal opinion to its members.   This further...

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  • Global FinTech Leaders, Entrepreneurs and Financial Regulators Take Centre-stage at FinTech Abu Dhabi

    23 September 2017

    23 September 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, has brought together a dynamic line-up of global FinTech leaders, innovators, financial regulators and trend-setters at the upcoming FinTech Abu Dhabi in October 2017.  This will also be the first appearance in the Middle...

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  • Financial regulators of Japan and Abu Dhabi Global Market cooperate on FinTech

    21 September 2017

    21 September 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE/Tokyo, Japan : The Financial Services Agency of Japan (‘FSA’) and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (‘FSRA’) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (‘ADGM’) today announced the completion of a framework for co-operation to promote innovation in financial services in Japan and ADGM....

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market launches a world-class electronic prudential reporting structure and system with solution from CoreFiling

    20 September 2017

    20 September 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, has engaged CoreFiling, one of the world’s most influential suppliers of financial reporting and XBRL compliance technologies, to implement its electronic prudential reporting system with effect on 17 September 2017. The e-prudential reporting...

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  • 11 Global FinTech Firms Triumph as Finalists for FinTech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge

    18 September 2017

    Game-changing solutions will be showcased at FinTech Abu Dhabi in October where ultimate winners will be announced 18 September2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with KPMG, announced that 11 outstanding global FinTech firms have been shortlisted for the inaugural...

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  • CFA Institute to Open New Regional Office in Abu Dhabi to serve Middle East and North Africa region

    13 September 2017

    13 September 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE: CFA Institute, the global association of investment management professionals, today announces its intention to open a CFA Institute office in the Middle East in 2018. CFA Institute will work in close partnership with Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi,...

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  • ABU DHABI GLOBAL MARKET AND LET’S TALK PAYMENTS LEAD FINTECH CONNECTIVITY WITH NEW PARTNERSHIP

    12 September 2017

    ENHANCHING LINKS TO GLOBAL FINTECH COMMUNITY VIA THE MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA (MEA) REGION 12 September 2017, UAE/USA : Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, and Let’s Talk Payments LLC (LTP) have formed an alliance to enhance the  FinTech ecosystem, and the growth and deployment...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market hosts launch of the Global Financial Centres Index 22 in the capital as Abu Dhabi is recognised as top financial centre

    11 September 2017

    Abu Dhabi’s effort to enhance its strength as a financial centre is recognised on the global stage Announcement comes as Abu Dhabi is ranked within the top 25 cities in the world in terms of its attractiveness as an international financial centre 22nd edition of the GFCI is hosted at Abu Dhabi...

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  • FinTech-Hub Abu Dhabi Global Market attracts 166 global startup applications for its FinTech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge

    07 September 2017

    07 September 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Earlier today, Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, announced that it had received 166 applications from over 39 countries for its inaugural FinTech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge. ...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market Celebrates the Achievements of Emirati Women Lawyers on 28 August

    28 August 2017

    28 August 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE: In honour of Emirati Women’s Day on 28 August, Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, held a special celebration in recognition and appreciation of all women and particularly those who have launched careers in law and in the...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market Launches 1st Foundations Regime in the UAE

    16 August 2017

    16 August 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE :  Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, is pleased to launch the first of its kind Foundations regime in support of more effective structures for wealth preservation and wealth management.  The ADGM Foundations regime provides a strategic platform...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market Successfully Closed 2nd Batch of FinTech RegLab Applications

    14 August 2017

    14 August 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, has successfully closed the application for its second cohort of the ADGM FinTech Regulatory Laboratory (RegLab) programme on 31 July 2017....

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market Participates in Global Conversation on Data Protection and Privacy

    13 August 2017

    13 August 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) Registration Authority is honoured to be granted Observer status of the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC). ADGM is the only International Financial Centre (IFC) and data protection regulator to be accredited with such status...

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  • ABU DHABI GLOBAL MARKET & UAE EXCHANGE JOIN FORCES TO DEVELOP & ENHANCE FINTECH ECOSYSTEM

    12 August 2017

    Partnership enables knowledge transfer, joint FinTech development and real-world testing. 12 August 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi and UAE Exchange, the leading global remittance, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand, have entered into partnership, to support, develop and promote the FinTech...

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  • ABU DHABI GLOBAL MARKET & RFI FOUNDATION COLLABORATE TO FOSTER ETHICAL, RESPONSIBLE & ISLAMIC FINTECH

    07 August 2017

    7 August 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, and the Responsible Finance & Investment Foundation (RFI) are pleased to enter into a partnership to bolster the growth and sustainability of the FinTech ecosystem through financial inclusion and ethical and responsible finance...

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  • ADGM and KPMG launch ‘FinTech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge’ to identify game-changing innovations for the region’s financial services industry

    06 August 2017

    • Mature start-ups from across the globe invited to demonstrate solutions to real business challenges • Applicants stand the chance to compete for the chance to receive global recognition and prize money 06 August 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and KPMG have come together to launch the first...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market and Swiss Finance + Technology Association Join Forces to Advance FinTech Activities and Global Ecosystem

    06 August 2017

    6 August 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE/Zurich, Switzerland: Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, and the Swiss Finance + Technology Association (SFTA) have formed a new alliance to strengthen each other’s FinTech ecosystem and foster mutually-beneficial opportunities that support the growth and deployment of innovations...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market and Capital Markets Authority Kenya Affirm FinTech Collaboration (First FinTech Bridge between the UAE and an African Financial Regulatory Authority)

    01 August 2017

    1 August 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE/Kenya: Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, and the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) Kenya signed a Cooperation Agreement which provides a framework for cooperation to support financial innovation in each jurisdiction. The Agreement was signed by Mr Paul Muthaura,...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market Inks New Partnerships with Labuan International Business and Financial Centre & Labuan Financial Services Authority fostering a mutually beneficial relationship, spurring innovation

    27 July 2017

    27 Jul 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE/ Malaysia : Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre of Abu Dhabi, Labuan International Business and Financial Centre (Labuan IBFC) and Labuan Financial Services Authority (Labuan FSA) have entered new partnerships to foster greater collaboration on joint financial activities and regulatory practice...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market announces the establishment of the ADGM Arbitration Centre / World-leading arbitral institution, ICC International Court of Arbitration, sets up MENA Representative Office at ADGM

    26 July 2017

    26 July 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE/Paris, France: Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) is pleased to announce the establishment of an arbitration hearing centre on Al Maryah Island by early 2018. This significant milestone augments the recent development and agreement with world-leading arbitral institution, the International Court of Arbitration of the...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market Inks Strategic FinTech Bridge with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Reinforcing Global FinTech Partnerships & Cross-Border Activities

    26 July 2017

    26 July 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE/Sydney, Australia: Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) have strengthened their FinTech collaboration with an official strategic partnership to further advance developments and initiatives that nurture Fintech entrepreneurship and support innovation...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market Enhances its International Commitment with the Implementation of Common Reporting Standard Regulations

    18 July 2017

    18 July 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) is pleased to implement the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) Regulations in support of the United Arab Emirates’ international obligation in implementing the standards of joint disclosures and the exchange of information for tax purposes set out by the G20...

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  • Signing of Memorandum of Understanding between the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of ADGM

    18 July 2017

    18 July 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (‘ADGM’), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, has signed a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation (‘MoU’) with the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (‘CySEC’). The MoU was signed by Mr Richard...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market Establishes Employment Affairs Office to Support a Conducive & Robust Business Ecosystem

    05 July 2017

    5 July 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE :  Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has established a dedicated Employment Affairs office (EAO) to support employees and employers of ADGM registered entities in its financial free zone on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi. The ADGM EAO is designed to promote stronger stakeholder liaison,...

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  • Qianhai Authority and Abu Dhabi Global Market Partner to Promote Investment and FinTech Cooperation

    03 July 2017

    3 July 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE:  The Authority of Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone (Qianhai Authority) and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) entered into a new partnership to further develop and promote closer investment and financial innovation opportunities and collaborations...

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  • TECHPRENEUR AFRICA SIGNS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH ABU DHABI GLOBAL MARKET TO ACCELERATE THE DEVELOPMENT OF FINTECH ECOSYSTEM

    19 June 2017

    TechPreneur Africa, a social impact firm focused on harnessing innovation and entrepreneurship to achieve real economic impact across Africa has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), an international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, to foster and support the growth and activities of FinTech in the Middle...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market Implements Approved Changes & Enhancements to Funds Structure & Offerings

    19 June 2017

    In response to Consultation Paper No. 1 of 2017, Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) received supportive feedback from the public and industry participants during the consultation period to the proposed enhancements of the ADGM’s legislative framework, including the regulations and rules in relation to funds.  The Board of Directors of...

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  • ADGM Proposes New Foundations Regime to Address Regional and Global Needs

    31 May 2017

    Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has issued a public consultation paper inviting public feedback on its proposal to establish a legislative and regulatory framework for foundations within ADGM. ADGM Foundations Regulations follow international best practice, including international regulatory obligations, and cater to the unique requirements of families and asset owners...

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  • ADGM PARTNERS IBPG ON INDIA-UAE START UP INVESTOR DAY

    24 May 2017

    The Indian Business & Professional Group (IBPG) and Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, under the patronage and support of the Embassy of India in Abu Dhabi, have successfully collaborated and completed the “India-UAE StartUp Investor Day” series with the finale event in Abu Dhabi on...

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  • Northern Trust Establishes Branch Office in Abu Dhabi

    24 May 2017

    Northern Trust (Nasdaq: NTRS) today announces the continued focus on  its business in the United Arab Emirates with the establishment of its branch office in Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi. ...

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  • Abu Dhabi Education Council, Abu Dhabi Global Market and INSEAD Ink Partnership on Boosting Financial Knowledge

    23 May 2017

    The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC), Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), and INSEAD are pleased to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 23 May 2017 in support of building up financial services knowledge and competence in Abu Dhabi. The MOU was signed by H.E. Dr Ali Al Nuaimi, Director...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market Joins R3 Consortium on Distributed Ledger Technology

    18 May 2017

    Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, is pleased to join R3 as a new member of its international consortium. ADGM is the first regulatory body in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to be part of the R3 consortium, comprising over 80...

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  • ABU DHABI GLOBAL MARKET ADMITS FIRST 5 REGIONAL & INTERNATIONAL REGLAB APPLICANTS

    16 May 2017

    Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, is pleased to approve its first batch of FinTech Regulatory Laboratory (Reglab) participants comprising 5 local and international FinTech startups with various innovation offerings.The ADGM Reglab is the first of such FinTech regulatory sandbox and framework in the...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market Introduces First Calibrated Venture Capital Managers Framework in MENA Region

    15 May 2017

    The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has introduced a risk-proportionate regulatory framework for managers of venture capital (VC) funds, the first of such framework in the MENA region. With immediate effect on 15 May 2017, VC managers will not be subject to any base...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market Kicks Start 2017 Global Citi® Tech for Integrity Challenge in Abu Dhabi

    08 May 2017

    Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, is poised to kick-off the 2017 Citi® Tech for Integrity Challenge (T4I) Demo Day series with the first group of finalists in Abu Dhabi next week on May 15th, 2017....

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market to Create a Financial Services Knowledge Hub in Abu Dhabi

    06 May 2017

    Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial Centre (IFC) in Abu Dhabi, is pleased to announce the establishment of a new Knowledge Hub in Abu Dhabi for financial services. This initiative is aligned with ADGM’s strategy as an IFC and reinforces its commitment to position Abu Dhabi as a...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market Seeks Public Consultation on Miscellaneous Amendments in relation to data protection

    04 May 2017

    The Registration Authority (RA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) today issued a public consultation paper inviting public feedback and comments on miscellaneous amendments to the Data Protection Regulations 2015 under ADGM Commercial Legislation. ...

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  • CNBC launches market update from the Middle East

    24 April 2017

    CNBC, the world’s number one business and financial news network, today unveiled plans to launch a new, Middle East business update live from the UAE capital’s International Financial Centre, Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), starting this month. The segment will be hosted by CNBC’s Middle East Anchor, Hadley Gamble. ...

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  • Abu Dhabi Ranks as the Top FinTech Hub for MENA Region

    17 April 2017

    Abu Dhabi, with Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) representing its Fintech Hub in advancing Fintech developments, has been ranked as the top FinTech Hub for the MENA region in the latest Global FinTech Hubs Review, “A Tale of 44 Cities”, by Deloitte in partnership with the Global FinTech Hubs Federation...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market Revises Capital Requirements of Managers of Collective Investment Funds

    10 April 2017

    The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has revised the capital requirements applicable to managers of collective investment funds (CIF) with immediate effect on 10 April 2017.  The revisions are introduced to more keenly address the needs of the market participants, as well as to...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market Seeks Public Consultation on Enhancements to its Legislative Framework in relations to Funds and other Miscellaneous Amendments

    03 April 2017

    The Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), together with the ADGM Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) and the ADGM Registration Authority (RA), today issued a public consultation paper inviting public feedback and comments for enhancements of its legislative framework, including the regulations and rules in relation to funds....

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  • ABU DHABI GLOBAL MARKET AND PWC COLLABORATE ON FINTECH ABU DHABI SUMMIT

    29 March 2017

    Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, is pleased to partner with PwC to launch the inaugural FinTech Abu Dhabi Summit in October 2017. The FinTech Abu Dhabi Summit, to be organised alongside with key Abu Dhabi institutions and industry partners, is part of ADGM’s...

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  • Winners of ‘Get In The Ring’ Abu Dhabi to represent UAE at the Singapore Global Final

    15 March 2017

    Flat6Labs Abu Dhabi organized the 2017 global ‘Get in The Ring’ competition in partnership with Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre of Abu Dhabi, on 28 February in Abu Dhabi at ADGM’s premise.  The competition saw a multitude of start-ups including FinTech players coming together to showcase...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market and the Monetary Authority of Singapore Collaborate to Foster FinTech Innovation and Cross-Border Activities

    08 March 2017

    The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) today signed a Cooperation Agreement (CA) to foster closer cooperation on developments and initiatives that nurture FinTech entrepreneurship and support innovation in financial services in both Singapore and Abu Dhabi.  This new partnership was the result of meaningful...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market and Comissão do Mercado de Valores Mobiliários Collaborate on Regulatory Practice

    06 March 2017

    Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, and the Comissão do Mercado de Valores Mobiliários (CMVM) of Portugal entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to reinforce regulatory cooperation for the supervision of financial institutions facilitate joint collaboration and exchange of information as well as...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market and National Bank of Serbia Form Partnership to Enhance Cross-Border Cooperation

    05 March 2017

    Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, and the National Bank of Serbia (NBS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen regulatory cooperation for the supervision of financial institutions, facilitate collaboration and exchange of information as well as support cross border activities. ...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market and Citi Choose Abu Dhabi to Host 2017 Global Citi® Tech for Integrity Challenge in the MEA region

    28 February 2017

    Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, is pleased to partner with Citi for the Citi® Tech for Integrity Challenge (T4I) to take place in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.  Abu Dhabi is one of six chosen cities, including Buenos Aires,...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market & Gujarat International Finance Tec-City Special Economic Zone for Finance take Bilateral Cooperation to next level

    27 February 2017

    Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and Gujarat International Finance Tec-City Special Economic Zone (GIFT SEZ IFSC) are pleased to further their partnership through closer collaboration on efforts and initiatives that foster the developments of each respective financial markets.  This new partnership was established in the signing of Memorandum of Understanding...

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  • Central Bank of Jordan and ADGM Sign MOU to Enhance Banking & Financial Supervision

    16 February 2017

    Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, and the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to formalise a framework to facilitate ongoing cooperation on the supervision of banks and other financial institutions in both jurisdictions as well as the exchange information...

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  • ADGM and Malta Financial Services Authority sign MOU to strengthen cross-border cooperation

    15 February 2017

    Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, and the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to reinforce regulatory cooperation for the supervision of financial institutions, to facilitate joint collaboration and exchange of information as well as support cross border...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market and Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Agree on Bilateral Cooperation

    15 February 2017

    Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, and Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), the National prudential regulator of Australia, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate enable further collaboration on joint initiatives and bolster the growth of the financial markets in Abu Dhabi and...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market Joins FinTech-Leader Equichain’s Market Infrastructure Group

    14 February 2017

    Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, is pleased to be a member partner of the industry working group (the Market Infrastructure Group) established by Equichain, a London-based FinTech company. This Group, comprising global industry & financial leaders, will jointly discuss and further the development...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market and Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier Strengthen Cross-Border Cooperation

    14 February 2017

    Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, and the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to reinforce regulatory cooperation for the supervision of financial institutions, to facilitate joint collaboration and exchange of information as well as support...

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  • International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Recognises ADGM as Fully Compliant with International Standards of Cooperation and Enforcement

    13 February 2017

    The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has become a full signatory of the IOSCO Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MMoU) after the IOSCO team of international experts assessed ADGM as fully compliant with the international benchmark for effective cross-border cooperation....

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market and Central Bank of Bahrain Form Partnership to Enhance Cross-Border Cooperation

    12 February 2017

    Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, and the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding in December 2016 to strengthen regulatory cooperation for the supervision of financial institutions, to facilitate joint collaboration and exchange of information as well as support cross...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market Partners with Temenos on FinTech Innovation Jam, Abu Dhabi 2017

    30 January 2017

    Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, continues to develop the regional FinTech ecosystem by bringing in and supporting initiatives such as the Temenos Innovation Jam event series; taking place in Abu Dhabi at ADGM on March 7th, 2017. Temenos increases its focus on Fintech Innovation....

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  • ADGM Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) Regime Wins Strong Industry Endorsement from Business Community

    29 January 2017

    29 January 2017, Abu Dhabi (UAE): Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, has welcomed and successfully registered more than 50 Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) todate with continuous strong interests from local and international business communities. The innovative ADGM SPV regime , benchmarked against leading...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market and Mauritius Financial Services Commission sign MOU to bolster cross-border cooperation

    29 January 2017

    January 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, and the Mauritius Financial Services Commission (Mauritius FSC) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen regulatory cooperation for the supervision of financial institutions, to facilitate joint collaboration and exchange of information...

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  • Etihad Airways and Natixis close the first Aircraft Leasing Transactions in Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)

    17 January 2017

    17 January 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Etihad Airways and Natixis have completed a Sale and Leaseback for two 2016 vintage Airbus A380 aircraft. Both aircraft are owned by special purpose companies based in Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the world’s newest international financial centre (IFC), and are leased to Etihad for...

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  • President of Kazakhstan visits Abu Dhabi’s International Financial Centre

    16 January 2017

    16 January 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre in the capital of the UAE, today received the President Nursultan Nazarbayev of the Republic of Kazakhstan during his official visit to the country....

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  • ADGM TO ORGANISE ITS INAUGURAL FINTECH ABU DHABI EVENT IN 2017

    07 December 2016

    Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, today announced its plans to host and organise an inaugural FinTech event in Abu Dhabi in early 2017. This ADGM FinTech initiative is to create a platform for financial institutions, FinTech start-ups and participants, investors, regulatory agencies and the...

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  • ADGM AIMS TO BE AVIATION FINANCIAL HUB

    07 December 2016

    7 December 2016 - Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, is pleased to confirm the application of the Cape Town Convention and Aircraft Protocol 2001 in its regulatory framework to support its ambition to be an aviation financing and asset management hub in the...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market and Egyptian Securities Commission Collaborate to Enhance Regulations

    30 November 2016

    The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance regulatory cooperation and foster cross-border activities. The agreement was signed by Mr. Sherif Samy, Chairman of the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority and...

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  • ADGM and INSEAD Enhance Partnership with Joint Initiatives

    27 November 2016

    Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre of Abu Dhabi, was pleased to host the delegation from INSEAD Business School, led by Professor Ilian Mihov, DEAN of INSEAD, in a recent visit at ADGM Authorities Building on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi’s financial free zone....

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market and FinanceMalta sign MoU on Bilateral Cooperation

    24 November 2016

    Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, and FinanceMalta (FM), the organisation responsible for the development of Malta’s financial centre,  signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enable further collaboration on joint initiatives and efforts to bolster the growth of the financial markets in both...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market Participates in Singapore FinTech Festival 2016

    17 November 2016

    Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, is in Singapore for the Singapore FinTech Festival from 14 to 18 November 2016. The ADGM team, comprising Mr Richard Teng, Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) and senior management from the Capital Markets,...

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  • ABERDEEN ASSET MANAGEMENT OPENS OFFICE IN ABU DHABI GLOBAL MARKET

    16 November 2016

    16 November 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Aberdeen Asset Management (Aberdeen) today announces the opening of a new office in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Aberdeen has chosen to establish its regional hub and first presence in the Middle East region in Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM),...

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  • ADGM further strengthens its Commercial Courts with new Judges

    14 November 2016

    Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, is pleased to announce the appointment of the Hon. Sir Michael Burton and the Hon. Sir Andrew Smith as Judges to Abu Dhabi Global Market Courts (ADGM Courts). The new Judges bring to a total of eight the...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market and Confederation of Indian Industry sign MOU to bolster cross-border collaboration and activities

    09 November 2016

    The Registration Authority of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly collaborate on initiatives and efforts that further bolster the business developments and opportunities between India and the UAE....

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  • ADGM meeting Key Business Leaders & Senior Advisors in India for cross-border opportunities

    08 November 2016

    Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the new international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, is pleased to continue its close engagement with the leading business community and decision-makers in a 10-days business trip to India covering cities including New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Trivandrum....

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  • ADGM launches its FinTech RegLab

    02 November 2016

    Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, is pleased to launch its Regulatory Laboratory (RegLab) with the implementation of its FinTech legislative framework with effect from 2 November 2016. This follows ADGM’s announcement in March 2016 to develop Abu Dhabi as the FinTech hub in...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market Named as “Financial Centre of the Year”

    26 October 2016

    Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, has been named “The Financial Centre of the Year (MENA)” by the prominent Global Investor/ISF publication.  This award, presided by a prestigious independent panel of industry judges, has been presented at the 2016 MENA Capital Markets Summit &...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market Congratulates Abu Dhabi Financial Group on the launch of Goldilocks Fund

    25 October 2016

    Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, is pleased to congratulate Abu Dhabi Financial Group (“ADFG”) for launching the first fund, the Goldilocks Investment Company Limited (“Goldilocks”), on the ADGM jurisdiction and platform. ...

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  • 160 COMPANIES CHOSE ABU DHABI GLOBAL MARKET AS THEIR PREFERRED FINANCIAL CENTRE

    20 October 2016

    Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, is pleased to register and license close to 160 companies from a broad range of industries and sectors in its first year of operations....

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market Collaborates with Jordan Securities Commission

    27 September 2016

    26 September 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and Jordan Securities Commission (JSC) today signed an agreement (MoU) to enhance regulatory cooperation and foster cross-border activities. The MoU establishes a framework for both Authorities to co-operate on supervisory matters...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market Advances FinTech Strategy with GlassQube Business Centre

    25 September 2016

    25 September 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has formed a new partnership with GlassQube Business Centre Services (GQC) today to further enhance the Financial Technology (“FinTech”) eco-system in Abu Dhabi. This agreement provides a framework for collaboration, co-operation and...

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  • ADGM FSRA Issues Scam Alert about Rothschild Gulf Investment Bank

    14 September 2016

    14 Sept 2016, Abu Dhabi: The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of ADGM wishes to alert the financial services community and members of the public on certain claims made by a Rothschild Gulf Investment Bank (RGIB)....

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  • ADGM and Guernsey Financial Services Commission sign MOU to bolster cross-border cooperation

    06 September 2016

    The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (Guernsey FSC) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to co-operate on supervisory matters, exchange of information, as well as to foster high regulatory practice in both jurisdictions....

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  • ADGM Launches New Members-Networking Initiative

    05 September 2016

    5 September 2016, Abu Dhabi: The Registration Authority of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) launched its inaugural Business Breakfast networking series, part of the LinkADGM initiative, which brings together key business partners and stakeholders to foster a closer and more collaborative environment as an international financial centre under ADGM....

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market Issues Public Consultation on its FinTech Legislative Framework

    31 August 2016

    31 August 2016, Abu Dhabi: The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) today issued a public consultation paper inviting public feedback and comments for its proposed legislative framework to  implement and govern the FRSA Regulatory Laboratory (“FSRA RegLab”).   This follows closely from our policy consultation of...

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  • ADGM Adds Lord McGhie as New Judge to ADGM Courts

    30 August 2016

    30 August 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, today announced the appointment of The Honourable Lord McGhie as a Judge to Abu Dhabi Global Market Courts (ADGM Courts)....

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  • ADGM Celebrates Emirati Women’s Day

    29 August 2016

    About 9% of Emirati Women Holds Senior Positions at ADGM. Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) commemorated its first Emirati Women’s Day through a surprise celebrations for all its female employees, Emirati and other nationalities, on 28 August 2016....

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market Signs Agreement with the Securities and Exchange Board of India

    24 August 2016

    The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance regulatory cooperation and facilitate cross-border activities.  ...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market establishes regulatory collaboration to enhance financial framework and practice in the UAE

    23 August 2016

    23 August 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen mutual cooperation and collaboration. The MoU enables the framework to provide assistance, exchange regulatory information and...

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  • ADGM to Meet Chinese Investment Professionals at 2016 China Investment Conference

    17 August 2016

    Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the new international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, is pleased to support and speak at the 2016 China Investment Conference in Shanghai on 20 August 2016. Mr Richard Teng, CEO of the ADGM’s Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA), together with Mr Rashed Al Balooshi, CEO of...

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  • Financial Services Board (South Africa) and Abu Dhabi Global Market Form New Partnership

    09 August 2016

    9 August 2016: The Financial Services Board (the FSB) of the Republic of South Africa and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) signed a landmark Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) to enable greater collaboration on regulatory matters and facilitate the exchange of information to promote...

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  • Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange and Abu Dhabi Global Market Sign MOU on Bilateral Cooperation

    24 July 2016

    Abu Dhabi, July 24, 2016: Abu Dhabi Securities Market (ADX) and Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) have entered into an agreement to foster bilateral cooperation. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed at ADGM Office on 24 July 2016 by His Excellency Hamad Abdullah Al Shamsi, Chairman of ADX, and His...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market and China Securities Regulatory Commission sign agreement on market and regulatory collaboration

    14 July 2016

    14 July 2016, Beijing and Abu Dhabi : The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate cross-border activities and enhance regulatory collaboration between the two jurisdictions....

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market and Shanghai Free Trade Zone Authority Agree on Bilateral Cooperation

    13 July 2016

    13 July 2016, Abu Dhabi/Shanghai: Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and Shanghai Free Trade Zone Authority (SHFTZA) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Shanghai to foster collaboration and facilitate business developments in their respective markets....

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  • Ministry of Finance and Abu Dhabi Global Market sign MoU on the Automatic Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes

    12 July 2016

    Abu Dhabi, July 12, 2016: The Ministry of Finance (MoF) and Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a framework for Automatic Exchange of Information (AEoI ) on tax purpose and part of their commitment to uphold the Tax information Exchange and International Double Taxation...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market and Paris EUROPLACE announce a new partnership to foster joint financial activities and innovation

    05 July 2016

    Abu Dhabi and Paris, July 5th 2016 - The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and Paris EUROPLACE, the organisation in charge of developing the Paris financial marketplace, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enable closer collaboration on possible joint financial activities and common...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market And Etihad Airways Become Global Strategic Partners

    27 June 2016

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 27 June 2016: Etihad Airways and Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) have signed a landmark agreement that sees the airline become the Official Airline Partner of ADGM. The agreement harnesses the roles of both entities as ambassadors of Abu Dhabi and key players in delivering on Abu...

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  • ADGM and the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency of Turkey sign MOU to bolster cross-border cooperation

    22 June 2016

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 22 June 2016: The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency of Turkey (BRSA) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to co-operate and exchange supervisory and enforcement information, as well as foster the implementation of high...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market and Cayman Islands Monetary Authority sign MoU on Bilateral Cooperation

    14 June 2016

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 14 June 2016: The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) putting in place a framework for mutual assistance and exchange of information to foster high standards of regulatory practice and...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market Signs MoU with NYU Abu Dhabi to advance FinTech plan

    06 June 2016

    6 June 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 6th June 2016 to develop the Financial Technology (“FinTech”) eco-system in Abu Dhabi. This MoU follows closely on...

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  • ADGM COURTS’ FEES, COURT PROCEDURE RULES AND PRACTICE DIRECTIONS

    31 May 2016

    31 May 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, today announced that its Board of Directors has approved the fees of ADGM Courts, following completion of public consultation on 9 May 2016....

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market Signs FinTech MOU with Flat6Labs

    30 May 2016

    30 May 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and Flat6Labs U.A.E. FZ-LLC (Flat6Labs), on 25 May 2016, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on technology development and innovation in financial services to develop the financial technology (FinTech) eco-system in Abu Dhabi....

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  • UAE Ministry of Justice and Abu Dhabi Global Market agree to cooperate on the reciprocal enforcement of judgments and arbitral awards

    16 May 2016

    16 May 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Justice and Abu Dhabi Global Market Courts (ADGM Courts) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) concerning a wide range of legal and judicial matters. In particular, they have agreed to take all necessary measures to ensure the...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market Sets Out Proposal for FinTech Regulatory Framework in the UAE

    10 May 2016

    10 May 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) today published a public consultation paper setting out its proposal for a “Regulatory Laboratory” (“RegLab”), a tailored framework that allows firms deploying innovative technology in the financial services sector (“FinTech participants”) to...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)’s Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) and the China Banking Regulatory Commission

    03 May 2016

    3 May 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)’s Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) and the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate co-operation and the exchange of information that supports the exchange of regulatory information as well as the development...

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  • The Anti-Money Laundering and Suspicious Cases Unit (AMLSCU) at the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (Central Bank) and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) sign MOU regarding cooperation on AML/CFT

    02 May 2016

    2 May 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Anti-Money Laundering and Suspicious Cases Unit (AMLSCU) at the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (Central Bank) and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cooperate on Anti-Money Laundering...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market Establishes Appeals Panel

    27 April 2016

    27 April 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the establishment of the Appeals Panel in accordance with ADGM Financial Services & Markets Regulations 2015....

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and Bloomberg L.P Collaborate on Expanded Media Offering in Abu Dhabi and the Middle East

    20 April 2016

    20 April 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Bloomberg Media and Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the world’s newest international financial centre have signed an exclusive launch partnership leveraging Bloomberg's new regionalised editorial platforms....

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  • Abu Dhabi Judicial Department And ADGM Courts Sign MOU On Cooperation In Legal And Judicial Matters

    19 April 2016

    19 April 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Judicial Department and Abu Dhabi Global Market Courts (ADGM Courts) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a framework to enable facilitation of the judicial cooperation procedures by both parties, specifically with respect to the procedures of reciprocal recognition and enforcement...

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  • ADGM Courts Issues Public Consult On Its Courts Fees

    19 April 2016

    19 April 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Board of Directors of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has approved the issuance of a Consultation Paper to invite public comment on the proposed fees for the services provided by ADGM Courts....

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  • ADGM successfully kicked-off and hosted the annual Alternative Investment Management (AIM) Summit 2016 in Abu Dhabi

    04 April 2016

    4 April 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre of in Abu Dhabi, was pleased to host more than 250 global CEOs, leading institutional investors and investment professionals at the Alternative Investment Management (AIM) Summit 2016, held in Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island on...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market and Luxembourg for Finance sign MoU on Bilateral Cooperation

    10 March 2016

    10 March 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and Luxembourg for Finance (LFF) have entered into an agreement to collaborate on efforts to foster the developments of their respective financial markets. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed on 10 March 2016 by Mr. Nicolas Mackel, Chief Executive...

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  • ADGM Making Headlines at NBAD’s GFMF 2016

    06 March 2016

    6 March 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE: ADGM had a successful 1st week of March with its participation and support at the NBAD’s Global Financial Markets Forum (GFMF) 2016....

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  • ADGM and ADX’s Successful Meetings with Key Financial Stakeholders in China

    01 March 2016

    28 February 2016 - Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and the Abu Dhabi Exchange completed a successful week of visits and rounds of meetings with key financial authorities and institutions in Shanghai, China.  Invited to China for the second time, ADGM had the opportunity to meet with key Chinese government...

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  • ADGM hosts US-UAE Business Council Financial Services Policy Group Meeting in Abu Dhabi

    25 February 2016

    25 February 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE: On Monday, February 22nd, Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) hosted the U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council’s latest Financial Services Policy Group Meeting. As one of the Business Council’s newest members, ADGM welcomed the Policy Group’s members and featured guest speaker, Dr. Peter M. Werner, Senior Director...

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  • FSRA of ADGM Joins the International Organization of Securities Commissions

    22 February 2016

    22 February 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, is pleased to announce that its Financial Services Regulatory Authority (“FSRA”) is now a recognised member of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (“IOSCO") as of February 2016. As an associate member,...

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  • Jersey Financial Services Commission and Abu Dhabi Global Market sign MOU

    17 February 2016

    17 February 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) signed a landmark Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) on 17 February 2016, which puts in place a formal mechanism to enable the regulatory authorities to co-operate...

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  • Central Bank of the UAE and ADGM Sign MOU To Enhance Banking & Financial Supervision

    06 February 2016

    6 February 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Central Bank of the UAE and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 4 February 2016 to formalise a framework to enable ongoing cooperation on the supervision of banks and other financial institutions...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market establishes its Regulatory Committee

    26 January 2016

    26 January 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) Board of Directors is pleased to establish the Regulatory Committee (the Committee) to support the independence, integrity and procedural fairness of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority in exercising its powers. This is established in accordance with ADGM Financial...

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  • ADGM FSRA Joins International Regulatory Organisations and Financial Forums

    25 January 2016

    25 January 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, is pleased that its Financial Services Regulatory Authority (“FSRA”) has been accepted as members of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) and the Basel Consultative Group (“BCG”) of the Basel Committee on...

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  • ADGM Board approves and enacts ADGM Courts Regulations and Rules and Arbitration Regulations

    30 December 2015

    Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, today announced that the Board of Directors of ADGM has enacted the ADGM Courts Civil Evidence, Judgments, Enforcement and Judicial Appointments Regulations, supporting Rules and ADGM’s Arbitration Regulations. The Chief Justice, Lord David Hope of Craighead, has also...

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  • ADGM and the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority sign Memorandum of Understanding

    28 December 2015

    Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, and the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (“ADFCA”) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) that enables both institutions to cooperate and share information on a range of matters relating to food safety. The MOU was signed between...

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  • Insurance Authority of Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi Global Market sign a Memorandum of Cooperation to reinforce insurance business supervision

    23 November 2015

    The Insurance Authority (IA) and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) have today (Monday, 23 November 2015) jointly signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enhance mutual cooperation on areas including supervision of insurance business and the exchange of relevant regulatory information and oversight....

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  • Four senior Judges appointed to Abu Dhabi Global Market Courts

    09 November 2015

    The Right Honourable the Lord Mark Saville of Newdigate PC, The Honourable Kenneth Hayne AC, The Right Honourable Sir Peter Blanchard KNZM and William Stone SBS QC bring global status to ADGM Courts (photographed from left to right below)....

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  • Additional Draft ADGM Courts’ Rules Undergo Open Market Consultation

    27 October 2015

    Abu Dhabi Global Market Courts (“ADGM Courts”), today announced that it has published further draft ADGM Courts Rules for open market consultation. The draft Rules cover judicial conduct and complaints made against judicial officers, as well as draft Rules concerning offers to settle in civil and commercial proceedings....

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market, World’s Newest Financial Centre, Officially Open for Business

    21 October 2015

    ADGM’s Financial Services Regulatory Authority is ready to receive applications from financial institutions. 21 October 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, is pleased to announce that its Financial Services Regulatory Authority (“FSRA”) will commence operations with the acceptance and approval of financial...

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  • ABU DHABI GLOBAL MARKET CONSULTS OPEN MARKET ON ITS DRAFT ADGM COURTS REGULATIONS, RULES AND ARBITRATION REGULATIONS

    14 October 2015

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 14 October 2015: Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, today announced that it has published its draft ADGM Courts legislation that will establish the framework and environment of ADGM Courts and judicial system for open market consolation.  The draft legislation covers...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market Appoints Registrar and Chief Executive of ADGM Courts

    12 October 2015

    Abu Dhabi, UAE 12 October 2015: Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, today announced that Linda Fitz-Alan has been appointed as Registrar and Chief Executive of ADGM Courts. Linda, who reports directly to ADMG Courts’ Chief Justice Lord David Hope, will lead the development...

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  • Key Senior Appointments within Financial Services Regulatory Authority as ADGM Gears Up to be fully operational by 4Q 2015

    07 October 2015

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 7 October 2015: Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, today announced the appointments of Thomas Hirschi as Executive Director of Banking and Insurance and Philippe Richard as the Director of International Affairs under the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (“FSRA”)....

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market Appoints Chief Justice Lord David Hope of Craighead to head ADGM Courts

    05 October 2015

    Significant Milestone in ADGM’s Preparation to Becoming Fully Operational in Q4 2015. Abu Dhabi, UAE 5 October 2015: Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, today announced the appointment of The Right Honourable Lord David Hope of Craighead as Chief Justice of Abu Dhabi Global...

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  • ADGM and the Department of Municipal Affairs sign Memorandum of Understanding

    30 September 2015

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 30 September 2015: Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, and the Department of Municipal Affairs (“DMA”) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) that will see the two entities cooperate and share information on a range of municipal matters including real...

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  • Securities and Commodities Authority signs MOU with Abu Dhabi Global Market’s Financial Services Regulatory Authority

    03 August 2015

    H.E. Abdulla Al Turifi: The MOU strengthens SCA’s efforts to empower UAE financial markets in compliance with the highest standards of global competitiveness. The Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) have today jointly signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market Consults Open Market on Additional Financial Services Regulations and Rules

    13 July 2015

    ADGM on Track for First Financial Services Licence Applications by Q4 2015. Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, today published additional draft consultation papers and draft legislation on Insurance, Takeovers and Data Protection for open market feedback and comments. These consultation papers and draft legislation...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market Consults Open Market on its Draft Financial Services Regulations

    30 June 2015

    ADGM on Track for First Financial Services Licence Applications by Q4 2015. Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, today announced that it has published its draft financial services legislation, which includes the Financial Services and Markets Regulations and its accompanying rules, in addition to the...

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  • In Preparation for Launch in Second Half of 2015 Abu Dhabi Global Market Starts First Series of Licencing

    14 June 2015

    First phase focused on existing non-financial tenants of Al Maryah Island with either Private Ltd or Branch Office legal structures...

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  • ADGM and Abu Dhabi DED Sign MOU for Cooperation on Licencing, Registering and Information Sharing

    31 May 2015

    ADGM, the new international financial centre on Al Maryah Island, and the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (“DED”) today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) that provides the framework for cooperation and collaboration between ADGM and DED, particularly regarding respective policies, company registration, licensing and regulatory...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market Announces Successful Completion of Jan Bladen’s Mandate

    12 February 2015

    Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, today announced that Jan Bladen has successfully completed his mandate. Mr Bladen, who had been serving ADGM as Programme Lead and Executive Advisor, will remain with ADGM until the end of March 2015 to ensure a smooth transition...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market Announces Headquarters Building on Al Maryah Island

    25 January 2015

    Sowwah Square renamed Abu Dhabi Global Market Square. Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, today announced that it has signed a 50-year lease with Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala) to make the Financial Building, owned by Mubadala subsidiary AlSowah Square Properties LLC, on Al Maryah Island...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market Appoints Dhaher Mohammed Bin Dhaher Almheiri as Head of its Registration Bureau

    19 January 2015

    Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, today announced the appointment of Dhaher Mohammed Bin Dhaher Almheiri to head its Registration Bureau....

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market Begins Open Market Consultation

    07 January 2015

    Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, today announced that it has published its first set of draft legislation for open market consultation.ADGM is seeking comment from the public on its draft legislation related to a number of diverse areas such Companies, Insolvency, Employment, Operating...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market Appoints Sir Hector Sants as Chief Advisor

    16 December 2014

    Team of Global Financial Heavyweights Handpicked for Advisory  and Senior Management Roles by ADGM. Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, today announced the appointment of Sir Hector Sants as Chief Advisor effective immediately. Sir Hector will be advising the Chairman of ADGM, the CEO of...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market Forms Expert Panel

    10 December 2014

    Abu Dhabi Global Market Forms Expert Panel of 16 International Financial Institutions to Support the Development of New Regulatory Framework Pre-Open Market Consultation Phase Underway ADGM is being developed in collaboration and consultation with Abu Dhabi’s international financial institutions...

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market Welcomes Financial Secretary of HongKong and Delegation

    10 December 2014

    Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, yesterday welcomed a high-profile delegation headed by the Honourable John C Tsang, GBM, JP, the Financial Secretary of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region....

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market Appoints Richard Teng as Head of its Regulator

    29 October 2014

    Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, today announced the appointment of Richard Teng as Chief Executive Officer of its Regulator. Richard Teng will be responsible for overseeing the development and administration of the regulatory framework to govern ADGM and its member institutions....

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market Signs Agreement with UAE Central Bank

    28 April 2014

    The Board of Directors of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) the international financial centre being developed by Abu Dhabi, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (“Central Bank”) covering areas of co-operation between the two institutions including regulatory and...

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