Abu Dhabi Global Market Named “Financial Centre of the Year (MENA)” for 2’nd Consecutive Year
Nov15

Abu Dhabi Global Market Named “Financial Centre of the Year (MENA)” for 2’nd Consecutive Year

An Innovative IFC that Launched Several Initiatives that Boost the Position and Growth of the Region Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, is awarded “The Financial Centre of the Year (MENA)” for 2nd consecutive year by the Global Investor/ISF publication at the annual MENA Capital Markets Summit & Awards in Dubai. This accolade, presided by a prestigious independent panel of industry...

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Abu Dhabi Global Market and Al Ansari Exchange Collaborate
Oct20

Abu Dhabi Global Market and Al Ansari Exchange Collaborate

Abu Dhabi Global Market and Al Ansari Exchange have established a new partnership to promote and support the growth of FinTech industry in Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates. The collaboration is set out in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that was signed on Thursday 19 October by Mr. Rashed Ali Al Ansari, General Manager of Al Ansari Exchange and Mr. Richard Teng, Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Services Regulatory...

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The Duke of York Visits Abu Dhabi Global Market
Oct04

The Duke of York Visits Abu Dhabi Global Market

Abu Dhabi Global Market 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 CEOs of the ADGM Authorities. The Duke of York is currently visiting Abu Dhabi to host events related to Pitch@Palace UAE, a global initiative which helps and connects entrepreneurs and early stage business with potential supporters....

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Qianhai Authority and Abu Dhabi Global Market
Jul04

Qianhai Authority and Abu Dhabi Global Market

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 for enterprises in Qianhai, Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi. In support of China’s One Belt One Road economic...

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Northern Trust Establishes Branch Office in Abu Dhabi
May25

Northern Trust Establishes Branch Office in Abu Dhabi

New License Underscores Commitment to Middle East Northern Trust 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. Northern Trust, which first opened a representative office in Abu Dhabi in 2008, will under the terms of its branch license, offer its range of asset servicing and asset...

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ADGM Market Admits First 5 Regional & International Reglab Applicants
May17

ADGM Market Admits First 5 Regional & International Reglab Applicants

Abu Dhabi Global Market 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 MENA region.  The successful 5 participants, which were selected from a pool of 11 applications, are now registered with the ADGM Reglab programme...

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ADGM Introduces First Calibrated Venture Capital Managers Framework in MENA Region
May15

ADGM Introduces First Calibrated Venture Capital Managers Framework in MENA Region

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 capital requirement or expenditure based capital. In close consultation with industry players, the tailored regulatory...

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Abu Dhabi Global Market Kicks start 2017 Global Citi Tech
May08

Abu Dhabi Global Market Kicks start 2017 Global Citi Tech

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) 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. T4I is a landmark effort to encourage technology innovators from around the world to create cutting-edge solutions to promote integrity, accountability and transparency in the public sector and beyond. The initiative, led by Citi in...

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IFGS: Richard Teng, Abu Dhabi Global Market
May04

IFGS: Richard Teng, Abu Dhabi Global Market

Richard Teng from Abu Dhabi Global Market speaks to us at IFGS.

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Abu Dhabi Ranks as the Top FinTech Hub for MENA Region
Apr18

Abu Dhabi Ranks as the Top FinTech Hub for MENA Region

UAE: 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 (the Federation). This special FinTech Hubs review was released at the 2017 Innovate Finance Global Summit (IFGS 2017) held in...

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ADGM and PWC Collaborate on Fintech Abu Dhabi Summit
Mar29

ADGM and PWC Collaborate on Fintech Abu Dhabi Summit

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) 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 FinTech initiatives and line-up of local and international activities which kicked off in November 2016 and to continue for the rest of 2017. The FinTech Abu Dhabi series of events...

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ADGM and Citi Choose Abu Dhabi to Host Global Citi Tech for Integrity Challenge
Feb28

ADGM and Citi Choose Abu Dhabi to Host Global Citi Tech for Integrity Challenge

ADGM is pleased to be one of six global cities to host international FinTech Demo Day Abu Dhabi Global Market  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, Dublin, Hyderabad, Mexico City and Singapore, to hold a Demo Day for this world-class FinTech challenge. T4I...

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Abu Dhabi Global Market Colloborate with Gujarat International Financial Tec-City
Feb27

Abu Dhabi Global Market Colloborate with Gujarat International Financial Tec-City

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and Gujarat International Financial 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 (MoU) by Mr. Ajay Pandey, Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of GIFT...

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Keynote Address by HE Ahmed Al Sayegh, Chairman of ADGM
Feb23

Keynote Address by HE Ahmed Al Sayegh, Chairman of ADGM

Middle East Investment Conference 2017 on 23 Feb 2017 ADGM Auditorium 1. (Your Excellences) Ladies and gentlemen! Good morning. To our overseas guests, a warm welcome to Abu Dhabi and everyone, welcome to Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi’s international financial centre. We are proud to host you today in ADGM Authorities building and to support the 2017 Middle East Investment Conference. I hope this is the beginning of many more of such...

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Abu Dhabi Global Market Joins EquiChain’s Market Infrastructure Group
Feb14

Abu Dhabi Global Market Joins EquiChain’s Market Infrastructure Group

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) 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 and application of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and related solutions that will drive market efficiency and enhance risk management...

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Abu Dhabi Global Market Partners with Temenos
Jan30

Abu Dhabi Global Market Partners with Temenos

Following on from last year’s success, Temenos will be holding five innovation jam events in 2017, with the Middle East and African heat being held in Abu Dhabi and hosted by Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, at its financial free zone. The unique set up of this event series, driven by innovation, is what continues to attract the FinTech companies and financial sector visionaries to...

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Abu Dhabi Global Market Aims to be Aviation Financial Hub
Dec07

Abu Dhabi Global Market Aims to be Aviation Financial Hub

Abu Dhabi Global Market 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 UAE and the MENA region. The new set of regulations further augments ADGM’s strengths as an international jurisdiction for aviation financing and global financial services. The ADGM Board of directors has...

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Aberdeen Asset Management Opens Office in Abu Dhabi Global Market
Nov17

Aberdeen Asset Management Opens Office in Abu Dhabi Global Market

Regional hub and first presence in Middle East 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), the international finance centre of Abu Dhabi, on Al Maryah Island. Aberdeen is also the first international asset manager...

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ADGM Launches its Fintech RegLab
Nov02

ADGM Launches its Fintech RegLab

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 the MENA region, and after an extensive consultation and engagement with local and global FinTech industry...

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