Public Consultations

ADGM informs public and marketplace plans, unveils comments on proposed initiatives and rules ammendments through public consultations.

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Consultation Paper No. 5 of 2022 - Proposals for Dealing in OTC Leveraged Products in Relation to Retail Clients

Consultation Closing Date: 28 October 2022

Status: closed

Updated on: 26 September 2022

Discussion Paper No. 1 of 2022 - Policy Considerations for Decentralised Finance

Consultation Closing Date: 30 June 2022

Status: closed

Updated on: 13 April 2022

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (“FSRA“) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM“) is issuing this discussion paper to seek comments on policy considerations for Decentralized Finance (“DeFi”).

Consultation Paper No. 2 of 2022 - Proposals for Revised Fees for Late Regulatory Filings

Consultation Closing Date: 18 April 2022

Status: closed

Updated on: 23 March 2022

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (“FSRA“) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM“) has issued this consultation paper to seek views on proposed amendments to the FEES Rules for Authorised Persons, Recognised Bodies, and Designated Non-Financial Businesses or Professions.

Consultation Paper No. 1 of 2022 - Proposals for Enhancements to Capital Markets and Virtual Assets in ADGM

Consultation Closing Date: 20 May 2022

Status: closed

Updated on: 21 March 2022

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (“FSRA”) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM“) has issued this Consultation Paper to seek views on significant proposed enhancements to its Capital Markets and the Virtual Asset regulatory framework.

Consultation Paper No. 5 of 2021 - Proposed regulatory framework to broaden participation in “private capital markets”

Consultation Closing Date: 06 January 2022

Status: closed

Updated on: 22 November 2021

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has published a consultation paper to seek views on a proposed regulatory framework enabling limited Retail Client participation in “private capital markets”, that refer to investments by retail and professional investors who wish to invest and trade in securities issued by smaller, privately owned companies.

This Consultation Paper should be of particular interest to operators of Private Financing Platforms and Multilateral Trading Facilities as well as investors, individuals and organisations active in the investment sector, private ventures and issuers, and their respective professional advisors.

Consultation Paper No. 4 of 2021 - Proposed merger of FSRA Regulatory Committee and Appeals Panel

Consultation Closing Date: 05 December 2021

Status: closed

Updated on: 03 November 2021

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has published a consultation paper proposing a merger of its two independent administrative bodies, the Regulatory Committee and the Appeals Panel, into one amalgamated body.

Consultation Paper No. 3 of 2021 - Proposals on Digital Verification of Identity (eKYC)

Consultation Closing Date: 29 July 2021

Status: closed

Updated on: 23 June 2021

Consultation No. 2 of 2021 - Guidelines for Financial Institutions adopting Enabling Technologies

Consultation Closing Date: 30 June 2021

Status: closed

Updated on: 01 June 2021

The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE), together with the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA), the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) of the Dubai International Financial Centre and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of the Abu Dhabi Global Market, collectively referred to as “Supervisory Authorities”, have issued the Guidelines for Financial Institutions adopting Enabling Technologies (“the Guidelines”). The Guidelines are not to be considered as Regulations or Standards being issued by the Supervisory Authorities.

Consultation Paper No. 7 of 2020 - Proposed regulatory framework for providing third party financial technology services in ADGM

Consultation Closing Date: 07 January 2021

Status: closed

Updated on: 25 November 2020

Consultation Paper No. 1 of 2020 – Proposals for revision of the regulatory framework for Providing Money Services in ADGM

Consultation Closing Date: 03 August 2020

Status: closed

Updated on: 03 August 2020

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority has published this consultation paper including a number of proposed amendments to the regulatory framework for Authorised Persons undertaking the Regulated Activity of Providing Money Services.

The proposed amendments reflect the growing importance of money services in ADGM and the region and include amendments to the FSRA’s Financial Services Markets Regulations 2015 (“FSMR”), Conduct of Business Rules (“COBS”), the Prudential – Investment, Insurance Intermediation and Banking Rules (“PRU”), the Anti‐Money Laundering and Sanctions Rules and Guidance (“AML”) and others.

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