Brokerage

Discover a diverse range of product offerings with world markets connectivity

ADGM's best in class regulatory framework, diverse range of product offerings, and connectivity with world markets makes it the destination for brokerage in the MENA region. Our capital market benefits from a world class listing authority, a framework that places investor protection at the forefront, and a wide range of market infrastructures that include Recognised Investment Exchanges, Multilateral Trading Facilities and Organised Trading Facilities.

Within its capital markets, ADGM also allows Remote Bodies (exchanges and/or clearing houses) and Remote Members (broker/members) from non-ADGM jurisdictions, to connect into ADGM-based brokers and Exchanges/Clearing houses respectively. Members, brokers, clients, whether based in Abu Dhabi, UAE or elsewhere, have access to a range of investment and trading opportunities across primary and secondary markets, multiple asset classes and product lines.

An investment exchange or clearing house located and recognised in a jurisdiction other than ADGM requires FSRA recognition as a Remote Body, under section 127 of Financial Services and Markets Regulations 2015 (FSMR), to connect with ADGM based brokers and/or dealers.

Chapter 7 of the FSRA’s Market Infrastructure Rulebook (MIR), sets out the Rules applicable to Remote Bodies. Applications can be submitted to the FSRA via email at MIP@adgm.com.

Financial services entities are required to meet specific resource requirements, either designated as Controlled Functions, which require approval by the FSRA, or as Recognised Functions, which are appointed by the entity itself and notified to the FSRA. For more information refer to Chapters 5.3 and 5.4 in the ADGM General Rulebook (GEN).

Entities that are either required or that want to have a physical presence, will find a wide range of Grade A office space on Al Maryah Island to choose from. ADGM team will advise regarding office requirements on a case by case basis.

Brokerage is one of three areas focused on Capital Markets at ADGM. The other areas include Debt & Equity Capital Markets and Market Infrastructure.

Why set up your Brokerage business in ADGM

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Risk-based regulator

ADGM's business-friendly and risk-based regulator welcomes engagement and helps support ideas for growing your business.
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Supportive ecosystem

ADGM supports the development and expansion of financial services business models.
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Progressive ecosystem

ADGM prides itself on being a progressive regulator open to the use of new technologies and innovation.
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Tax efficient

ADGM is a tax friendly environment, with 0% direct tax and access to the UAE's extensive double tax treaties.
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Rule of law

A strong rule of law through the direct application of English common law, strong judiciary, speed of judgment facilitated by the world's first e-Courts, seat of arbitration, and a strong system of enforceability of judgments.

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Market Infrastructure

Reflecting a flexible, world-class regulatory framework and strong investment environment, Market Infrastructures are a vital part of the capital markets within ADGM, coming in the form of Recognised Investment Exchanges, Recognised Clearing Houses, Multilateral Trading Facilities (MTFs) and Organised Trading Facilities (OTFs).

Reflecting a flexible, world-class regulatory framework and strong investment environment, Market Infrastructures are a vital part of the capital markets within ADGM, coming in the form of Recognised Investment Exchanges, Recognised Clearing Houses, Multilateral Trading Facilities (MTFs) and Organised Trading Facilities (OTFs).

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