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Abu Dhabi boasts first-class infrastructure and unparalleled global connectivity, making it a premier international destination. Its exceptional qualities make it an ideal location to live, work, and conduct business.

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Latest initiatives ADGM Announces Incentive Initiative for Existing Al Reem Island Businesses Transitioning to ADGM ADGM Marks Its Presence on Al Reem by Hosting its First Community Event on the Island
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A financial centre that provides transparency, efficiency, and integrity, through its progressive frameworks, future focused infrastructure, all within a familiar independent legal jurisdiction – ADGM is the perfect platform for success.

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Latest news 24 French Asset Management Firms With $1.6 Trillion AUM Convene for Second UAE – France Investor Meetup ADGM's Financial Regulator fines Sarwa Digital Wealth (Capital) Limited USD 122,500 for making an Offer of Securities in ADGM without Approved Prospectus
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Highlights ADGM, the Region's Leading Climate Finance Hub, Announces its Role as Principal Partner at COP28 ADGM Implements its Sustainable Finance Regulatory Framework
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  • Wealth and Asset Management

    Discover the premier destination with access to over a trillion dollars of institutional assets and private wealth.

    Abu Dhabi, the capital of capital that is home to some of the largest sovereign wealth funds in the world, is perfectly placed to take advantage of local and regional investment and asset management opportunities. With a geographic location at the heart of the MENA region and the East/West corridor, ADGM is the ideal gateway to serve the markets of GCC, South Asia and Africa. This greater regional representation in Emerging Markets Indices and Abu Dhabi’s rise in prominence as a hub for financial technological innovation, ESG finance, and government debt issuance, have led to international, regional and local asset managers increasing their focus on the region.

    Whether you are in the business of Investment Management or Asset Servicing, enhance your client offerings in ADGM recognised for its progressive well-regulated environment, to offer a comprehensive selection of investment strategies.

    Financial services entities that wish to carry on financial services activities in ADGM must apply for a Financial Services Permission from the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) under the applicable financial services regulations.

    Entities will find a wide range of Grade A office space on Al Maryah & Al Reem Island to choose from. The ADGM team will advise regarding office requirements on a case-by-case basis.

    Why set up your Wealth and Asset Management business in ADGM

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    Supportive and progressive ecosystem

    ADGM supports the development and expansion of financial services business models, offering a vibrant financial market and supporting ecosystem of legal, accounting and asset management servicing firms.
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    Tax-efficient legal structures

    ADGM offers a tax-efficient environment supported by a comprehensive suite of legal structures such as trusts and foundations, special purpose investment vehicles and restricted scope reporting companies, which gives you the comfort that long term planning for wealth management can be undertaken with certainty.
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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 world's first e-Courts, seat of arbitration, and a strong system of enforceability of judgments.

    Wealth and Asset Management activities supported in ADGM

    Investment Management

    The ADGM funds framework balances a business-friendly environment for industry practitioners whilst retaining appropriate levels of investor protection, allowing investment managers to establish a comprehensive selection of funds, including Sharia-compliant and green / climate transition products.

    Managers and investors can benefit from a wide range of investment structures including fund vehicles, asset holding vehicles (SPVs) and trust vehicles, that allow for the management of sophisticated portfolios. ADGM funds may be distributed across the UAE, which has led to a thriving environment for established local and international firms.

    ADGM’s beneficial tax environment and the UAE's strong network of Double Taxation Treaties has made ADGM an ideal location for management of both regional and international portfolios.

    ADGM also recognises that the ease for new players to enter the market is key to developing a robust and diversified funds industry. As such, ADGM has tailored frameworks that cater to start-up and boutique fund managers, as well as venture capital fund managers.

    Asset Servicing

    ADGM is home to a vibrant ecosystem supporting the growth of its funds management, institutional asset management and private wealth management industries. The English common law environment and sophisticated regulatory regime has provided the ideal platform for the growth of Asset Servicing Providers (ASPs), providing a home at ADGM for the full lifecycle of asset servicing. Increasingly clients require, and entities are providing:

    • Funds Accounting Administration
    • Trustee Services
    • Custody of Traditional and Digital Assets
    • Asset Financing
    • Depositary Services
    • Risk Management
    • Outsourcing Services

    With the increasingly sophisticated needs of institutional and private asset managers across traditional asset classes, alternatives and digital assets, the demand for effective and efficient asset services continues to grow. ADGM provides an effective platform for these services in a tax efficient location and with access to skilled resources and technology innovators.

    The ADGM funds framework balances a business-friendly environment for industry practitioners whilst retaining appropriate levels of investor protection, allowing investment managers to establish a comprehensive selection of funds, including Sharia-compliant and green / climate transition products.

    Managers and investors can benefit from a wide range of investment structures including fund vehicles, asset holding vehicles (SPVs) and trust vehicles, that allow for the management of sophisticated portfolios. ADGM funds may be distributed across the UAE, which has led to a thriving environment for established local and international firms.

    ADGM’s beneficial tax environment and the UAE's strong network of Double Taxation Treaties has made ADGM an ideal location for management of both regional and international portfolios.

    ADGM also recognises that the ease for new players to enter the market is key to developing a robust and diversified funds industry. As such, ADGM has tailored frameworks that cater to start-up and boutique fund managers, as well as venture capital fund managers.

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