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 interests that support the growth and development in both financial ecosystems in France and Abu Dhabi.
The agreement was signed in Paris by Mr Arnaud de Bresson, Chief Executive Officer of Paris EUROPLACE, and Mr Philippe Richard, Director, International Affairs, Financial Services Regulatory Authority of ADGM, at the occasion of the Paris EUROPLACE International Financial Forum.
The MOU establishes a strategic platform for Paris EUROPLACE and FSRA to better understand and share pertinent information on banking, financial services, securities legislation and regulations in each market. As part of the MOU, ADGM and Paris EUROPLACE will explore mutually beneficial projects and discussions to facilitate long term investment opportunities, infrastructure financing, new innovations in areas of Fintech and green finance. Both Authorities are also prepared to develop relevant activities and events that foster financial innovation and closer regulatory cooperation in both jurisdictions.
Mr Arnaud de Bresson, Chief Executive Officer of Paris EUROPLACE, declared: “We are honored to reinforce the cooperation and business opportunities between Abu Dhabi and Paris financial marketplaces through this joint agreement. As the first financial marketplace of the Eurozone Paris has strong strengths to share with Abu Dhabi. This agreement paves the way for concrete joint initiatives in the respective fields of expertise of each country.”
Mr Philippe Richard, Director, International Affairs, Financial Services Regulatory Authority of ADGM, said: “We are pleased to establish a new partnership with Paris EUROPLACE and look forward to working closely with the team to enhance the Fintech development, innovation and explore possible cross-border investment activities in both financial centres. Together, we can play our part in advocating a well-regulated environment and promoting high regulatory standards and practice among our business communities in the UAE and Europe.”