An International Financial Centre
Where for the first time common law is directly applied in the Middle East
Regional and Global Business Gateway
Home to Corporate Headquarters and Treasuries
Innovation-Driven Centre
Sector agnostic tech start-up licence and entrepreneurial programme
Global Seat of Arbitration
Progressive arbitration framework and a unique arbitration centre
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ADGM - More than just a financial centre

We are an ideal hub for businesses operating across all sectors to access the substantial growth opportunities emanating from Abu Dhabi, UAE and the wider Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region. Driving a culture of innovation, ADGM sustains an effective financial ecosystem and provides a favourable business environment that fosters collaboration and competition. 

 

Whether professional services, corporates, SMEs, financial or technology, ADGM is a home to partners who continue to listen, engage and respond to your business needs.

World-class Financial Centre
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Banking and Insurance

ADCB - ADCORP - ANGLO-GULF TRADE BANK - AON - BANQUE RICHELIEU - BNP PARIBAS - CITIBANK - HSBC - LOMBARD ODIER - MARSH - NORTHERN TRUST - STATE STREET - UNICREDIT - WORLDWIDE CASH EXPRESS - XPRESS MONEY SERVICES

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Corporate HQs and Treasuries

ABU DHABI FINANCIAL GROUP - ARABIAN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY - GE - INTERNATIONAL AIR FRANCE CORPORATION - LACHRAIM - LIGNEX1 - PLUG&PLAY - RAYTHEON - SAAB - SIEMENS

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Capital Markets

ABERDEEN ASSET MIDDLE EAST - ABU DHABI CATALYST PARTNERS - AD INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT - ADS INVESTMENT SOLUTIONS - APEX FUND SERVICES - BLACKSTONE -
DIGITAL SPRING VENTURES - INVESTAD BROOKFIELD MANAGERS - MCKINLEY CAPITAL MIDDLE EAST - MUBADALA - SOFTBANK - SHUAA GMC - SHUROOQ PARTNERS

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Professional Service Providers

ACCENTURE - AL TAMIMI & CO - BAKER MCKENZIE - BIRD & BIRD - BOOZ ALLEN - BRYAN CAVE LEIGHTON PAISNER - CLIFFORD CHANCE - DELOITTE - EY - ICC - INSEAD - INTERTRUST - KPMG LINKLATERS - MAPLES FIDUCIARY - PKF - PWC - SOFTBANK - TMF GROUP - WALKERS

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Family Businesses

ALLIANZ - EL ALI GROUP OF COMPANIES - HMZ HOLDINGS - LULU GROUP INTERNATIONAL - LULU INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE - STUMPF ENERGY

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Establishing many firsts regionally and internationally

ADGM is an innovative, progressive and responsive financial centre transforming the business and finance landscape.

First time in MENA

First Private REIT Regime

First Aviation Financing Regime

First Crypto Asset Regulatory Framework in the World

First FinTech Sandbox

First Fully Digital e-Courts Platform in the World

First Trust and Foundation Regulatory Framework

First VC Fund Manager

Global recognition Global recognition
Global recognition as an International Financial Centre
ADGM’s MoUs, memberships and associations are a testament to its position as a leading International Financial Centre and to its role in promoting financial stability, robust business and finance regulations and an independent, first class judicial system in Abu Dhabi and the region.
Memberships and Associations

ADGM's memberships across its three independent Authorities include: the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO); Basel Committee Consultative Group (BCG); International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS); Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB); World Alliance of International Financial Centres (WAIFC); International Network of Financial Centres for Sustainability (FC4S); Sustainable Banking Network (led by IFC-Global Bank); Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN); and International Conference of Data Protection & Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC).

Memoranda of Understanding

ADGM across its three independent authorities is signatory to a substantial number of bilateral MoUs with local, regional and global government bodies including regulators, judiciary and International Financial Centres. The ADGM Financial Services Regulatory Authority is signatory to 88 MoUs, the ADGM Registration Authority is signatory to 22 MoUs and the ADGM Courts is signatory to MoUs.

Recognition Recognition
Industry recognition

Financial Centre of the Year Award 2018

2018 FINANCIAL CENTRE OF THE YEAR AWARD
Global Investor Magazine

Financial Regulator of the Year Award 2018

2018 FINTECH REGULATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
Seamless Middle East Awards

Financial Centre of the Year Award 2017

2017 FINANCIAL CENTRE OF THE YEAR AWARD
Global Investor Magazine

Financial Centre of the Year Award 2016

2016 FINANCIAL CENTRE OF THE YEAR AWARD
Global Investor Magazine

China gateway China gateway
ADGM - Your China gateway
阿布扎比国际金融中心

ADGM is uniquely positioned as a gateway into the multi-billion dollar Belt and Road initiative. This is due to the partnership agreements it has signed with state-owned Chinese entities and the opening of its first international representative office in Bejing. Entities interested in entering the China market or servicing Chinese entities within the UAE and the wider region can fast track their potential by leveraging the advantages that ADGM offers.

The China Gateway
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Sustainable finance
Creating a sustainable finance ecosystem in ADGM
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THINK: Emirati Women in Medicine
22 Jul
Building Privacy Programmes in an Evolving Regulatory Landscape
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THINK: Emirati Women in Medicine
28 Aug
THINK: Emirati Women in Medicine
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IBA Annual Conference 2019
22 Sep - 27 Sep
IBA Annual Conference 2019
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