Financial Services Regulatory Authority
Managing a stable and robust financial services sector

Supporting and facilitating all financial activities in ADGM

ADGM believes that a fair, efficient and transparent marketplace is fundamental in meeting the dynamic and growing needs of the Abu Dhabi economy and global markets. ADGM’s Financial Services Regulatory Authority was established to advocate a progressive financial services environment and uphold the integrity of the whole international financial centre by managing any potential risks exposure and undesirable impact.

FSRA's policies and the adherence to ADGM's rules and regulations, which are modelled on and consistent with internationally recognised standards, ensure that financial entities operate with certainty, market participants thrive in an equal level-playing environment, and the best interests of investors are safeguarded.

Offering the highest level of regulatory transparency and engagement, the FSRA practices an open and progressive approach in its regulatory operations, through public consultations, engagements on introduction and amendments of rules and policies.

"We are committed to developing a vibrant, dynamic and sound international financial services centre. ADGM is underpinned by best-in-class regulatory framework that is benchmarked against international standards and practices and a regulatory agency that is recognised for its professionalism and engagement with domestic and international stakeholders."

Richard Teng
CEO, Financial Services Regulatory Authority
Globally recognised financial services regulator
ADGM's FSRA continues to build bridges with fellow regulators and leading industry bodies, foster collaboration and effective cross-border co-operation.
Memoranda of Understanding

The FSRA is a signatory to 88 bilateral MoUs with foreign regulators and international financial centres. FSRA became signatory to the IOSCO MoU in May 2017 and to the IAIS MMoU in December 2018. Its funds regime and its confidentiality regime are fully recognised by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and the European Banking Authority (EBA) respectively.

Memberships and Associations

The FSRA is a member of 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); and Sustainable Banking Network (led by IFC-Global Bank).

FSRA Public Register
The public can access vital information about a financial services entity or related individuals including contact details and the types of financial services activities an entity can carry out in ADGM.
Registration Authority
Providing an efficient business-friendly registration process and government-related services
ADGM Courts
Transforming the engagement and delivery of judicial and dispute resolution services